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Old 05-20-09, 09:55 PM   #1
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Old 05-21-09, 11:37 AM   #2
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I think a laptop and a portable solar unit in a backpack would be a whole lot easier.
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Looks like a way to bring the internet to hungry people...
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Old 05-21-09, 12:20 PM   #4
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I would guess it would be too wide and clumsy to use on some of the narrow track roads. An Xtracycle with some folding tables would probably work better. Good idea in general.
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A solution in search of a problem.. I second the solar panel and laptop option as it's lighter weight and you wouldn't need to pedal that monstrosity down the road.
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Seems like one would need rather long arms to both pedal and steer. Silly, inappropriate techinologogical answer often favored by the ill-informed. Sorta like the digital divide in the US. Hmmm, maybe if children weren't subject to constant violence, they might learn more.
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Seems like one would need rather long arms to both pedal and steer. Silly, inappropriate techinologogical answer often favored by the ill-informed. Sorta like the digital divide in the US. Hmmm, maybe if children weren't subject to constant violence, they might learn more.
To be fair, I don't think that the operator's seat is where the driver would sit. I think that the seat for the person peddling is in the picture hidden by the display box.
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To be fair, I don't think that the operator's seat is where the driver would sit. I think that the seat for the person peddling is in the picture hidden by the display box.
No matter where the captian sits, it's still a monstrosity.
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Wow! Now I can ride my bike while looking at porn just like all the people in cars passing me. Equality achieved!
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No matter where the captian sits, it's still a monstrosity.
You're probably right.
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