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Old 12-13-06, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by gpsblake
Has anyone actually seen this thing ridden for more than a few feet at a time? All the pictures I see are the unit standing still.

Exactly. I don't think he went far or fast. Not for a second.

A picture on the internet does not mean it works.
Except it is obvious that it will blow over in the wind.
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Old 12-13-06, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Thor29
After reading all the articles, I'd take any claims made by the rider/designer with a grain of salt. For one thing, what exactly would be the point in having 135 gears? That makes no logical sense at all. I like the idea though. I've dreamed of building a 3-wheeled velomobile RV contraption. Something that you could ride through bad weather that had a pop-up camper top. And maybe a solar powered water pump for a sink/shower. Maybe with 2 sets of cranks side by side so you could tour with a friend or significant other. Imagine all the possibilities.
Yes, take anything reported with a *big* grain of salt. The thing that made me laugh the most was that in one year he told someone that he'd ridded 40,000 miles since he'd been doing this. OK, no problem... Three years later in 2003 he's up to "over 100,000". This means he'd have to average over 55 miles a day for three straight years. Wow, this guy is simple incredible. His numbers lugging this 700 pound beast around eclipse my yearly mileage as a obsessed road bike racer. I was only putting an apparently paltry 15,000ish miles on my feather weight race bikes. Those rest days got me.
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Old 12-14-06, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by gpsblake
Has anyone actually seen this thing ridden for more than a few feet at a time? All the pictures I see are the unit standing still.
Sure, you can't take a sharp picture of anything that moves that quickly!

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Old 12-14-06, 01:56 PM
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yeah so what is the big deal about a little old trailer?

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Originally Posted by velonomad
yeah so what is the big deal about a little old trailer?


This is where the 135 gears start!
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