For many years as a young adult tradesman I rode a Worksman Industrial Tricycle (see link) in a General Motors assembly plant. I carried a Kennedy cantilever tool box (see link) on the back platform. I loved that tricycle and due to the fact they had solid rubber tires it never got flats. They would call me when one of the assembly lines would break and I'd race over on my trike and save the day - great fun and it paid well.
Well now I live in Florida and work at a big powerplant, the distance from the parking lot to the control room is about a 1/2 mile and I'm always got alot of stuff I'm carrying and I'm getting older as well. Well, I just bought myself a Schwinn Meridian Trike from Walmart on-line for $249 (see link) to keep at work for my in-plant commute. Its a good tricycle and I recommend it to those on a budget and can't find a good used one for sale. On Walmart's site they have 609 customer reviews and currently it scores 4.5 stars out of 5 - not to shabby.
I'm now also scanning Ebay and Craigslist considering buying a vintage old cruiser style bike to ride outside of work also. I'd actually like to ride it as well as keep it perfect but the thought of only one speed is making me think carefully as I would probably need to by another bike with multi-speeds to really enjoy riding to the fullest. Well thats what makes bikes such a great hobby you can actually affordto have more than one..........
Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
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Originally Posted by mjdart
Well now I live in Florida and work at a big powerplant, the distance from the parking lot to the control room is about a 1/2 mile and I'm always got alot of stuff I'm carrying and I'm getting older as well.
Getting older??? You're not even 55 years old. You're still a kid. (I'm 64).
The links didn't work. Got any pictures of your bikes?
Thanks for the welcome. Sorry about the links try the ones below. I wish I had some old photos of my old Worksman trike GM didn't allow cameras in the plant although I did sneak one in once for some photos of myself and others at work. We had chrome wheels on the trike and would polish them up for cruising by the assembly lines trying to get the attention of some of the young ladies working - great "cycling memories"!