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Old 05-15-07, 10:02 AM   #1
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My wife's xtracycle

Spring is here. Nice to ride to work with her in the sun

One of a few I took this am

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Old 05-15-07, 10:47 AM   #2
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Old 05-15-07, 10:47 AM   #3
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Sexy bike!!! And practical too.

A good combo in a bike (or wife )
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Old 05-15-07, 11:04 AM   #4
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Sexy bike!!! And practical too.

A good combo in a bike (or wife )

HA! Practical is good. I never understood why women would want to walk around all day on a tiny 2" high heel. Makes no sense. If a woman was doing that for me, I would tell her "Dont do it for me. Wear real shoes that are comfortable and touch the ground. THAT is hot."
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Old 05-15-07, 02:54 PM   #5
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Amen scottyk! I think high heels are modern-day footbinding... but anyway...

WOW! Sweet ride. And tassles... mother effing TASSLES. Now that is something to behold. Jungle theme, no less!
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HA! Practical is good. I never understood why women would want to walk around all day on a tiny 2" high heel. Makes no sense. If a woman was doing that for me, I would tell her "Dont do it for me. Wear real shoes that are comfortable and touch the ground. THAT is hot."
Practical is definitely good! I don't do the high-heel thing if I can possibly avoid it. I think all high heels should be defenestrated!
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Actually, I find it far easier to ride a bike in high heels than to walk in them.
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Actually, I find it far easier to ride a bike in high heels than to walk in them.
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You aren't alone in the riding part. I have seen pictures of a certain lady riding an entire weekend in high heels on a vintage 3 speed as part of the ABCE Tour
I also recall seeing on occasion the last time I was in Paris too.

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Old 05-27-07, 09:41 AM   #9
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more, please?
Lots more here


http://www.bikerubbish.com/


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The thing with your xtracycles is that they look brand new. No war scars. No stories.
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The thing with your xtracycles is that they look brand new. No war scars. No stories.
I have plenty of stories about time spent keeping them spiff

Truth be told though, they are more about a couple of grocery bags in nice weather than hauling grand pianos through ice and sleet


This one gets a little more action.

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Actually, I find it far easier to ride a bike in high heels than to walk in them.

Do you put cleats on your heels?

Oh nice bikes. How I long for an Xtracycle .

Lucky her!
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Do you put cleats on your heels?
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