We rode in the Tour de Palm Springs last weekend. Hubby completed his first century (in high winds!), I rode the 25-mile route.
Anyway my comrades and I arrived at the starting line a little late and ended up starting with the 10-mile group. Starting out, there was every manner of bike, trike, and rider. And then there were several people "riding" an upright thingamajig on which the rider stands and propels the "bike" in back-and-forth motions with the arms, causing it to serpentine about 4 feet to the side in each direction. I was concentrating on just staying upright -- in the wind, clipped in, surrounded by very slow riders -- and hoping and praying one wouldn't hit me and knock me over. One of my group heard a cyclist go down and thinks he was hit by one of these "bikes".
They presented an unnecessary hazard and I'd like to contact the organizers about my concern. Can anyone identify it so I can call it by name?