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Old 07-17-10, 06:06 PM   #1
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NY Times article on cargo bikes

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...car-necessary/
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Old 07-17-10, 07:12 PM   #2
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Nice trike. I just bought a Madsen-- not as glamorous, but it'll go faster.
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Nice looking trike but it appears to be heavy. Madsen seems like a better buy for the bucket.
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I just rode the madsen home- it's definitely not light-- but I bet it's a little lighter than the trikes in the article.

I'll throw a computer on it to keep track of mileage, but i'm interested to know what kind of speeds I'll be making dropping off the kids at day camp and such.
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I just rode the madsen home- it's definitely not light-- but I bet it's a little lighter than the trikes in the article.

I'll throw a computer on it to keep track of mileage, but i'm interested to know what kind of speeds I'll be making dropping off the kids at day camp and such.
+1 I have a Cateye Enduro 8 on my Schwinn Town & Country. Not necessarily to track my speed, but to keep track of mileage for maintenance and to see how far I've gone/
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cool article. i made the mistake of reading the comments on it though and now i'm a bit depressed at how irresponsible it seems my cargo biking addiction is :-( ;-)
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cool article. i made the mistake of reading the comments on it though and now i'm a bit depressed at how irresponsible it seems my cargo biking addiction is :-( ;-)
I didn't get past this one on the first page:
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I couldn’t care less if people want to use rickshaws to schlep their groceries home. More power to them.
But I think parents who transport their children in these contraptions on New York City streets ought to be arrested for child endangerment.
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Interesting article ... and the comments, such scolds!
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