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Old 12-26-13, 08:14 AM   #1
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What is your bike or trike

What is your bike or trike, a tool, a toy, an exercise machine, a convenience, transportation, a gas saver, or what? In my case, most of those and maybe more.

Any you?
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Old 12-26-13, 08:20 AM   #2
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You refer to "bike or trike" in the singular.

So I have a question for you ... which bike or trike should we talk about?
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Toy because I'm in it for the fun. All that other stuff that happens is gravy.
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Either---what ever you ride.
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It started off as commuting for me and morphed into utility cycling.
Eventually I started working from home full time and had several more kids. Finally I started racing.
Racing, group rides, riding with my kids, and training for me. AKA sport.
I do not enjoy utility cycling any longer and would rather use my van for errands.
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I ride mostly to get to work. Sometimes I would do club rides, go to the store
on my bike, take it with me when I go on vacations and also go on charity rides -
New York City Century, Bike MS NYC, etc.

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Already said so on many prior posts..


NB: the number to the left.
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What is your bike , a tool, a toy, an exercise machine, a convenience, transportation, a gas saver, or what?
All of the above.
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Speaking of trikes... A few years ago, as I was commuting on an icy, snowy day in January or February I met a person who became a dear bike friend. Initially I named him "bearded recumbent trike guy" (brtg), though his real name is Peter. Anyhoo, I rode up to brtg as he was waiting at a stoplight. I was looking closely at his three-wheeled rig, and remembering all of the times I had dabbed and/or crashed because of ice and slush. "That thing must be awesome for icy winter commutes!" I told him, and we conversed until the light changed. brtg humored me and told me about where he got the trike, how much it was, and how much his 3 20" studded tires cost him. Many years later, I am still riding regular old diamond frame bikes in the winter, but I gained a lot of respect for the wisdom of recumbent dudes. I always give them a tip of the ol' helmet.
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