A neat contraption

I pulled up behind this vehicle yesterday while running some errands and took a picture because I was so tickled by the design, not to mention jealous over how much easier that would be on my back. In an interesting bit of synchronicity I just came across this article in Wired about bikes that are not usable in the Tour de France… and there’s this model at #6.

Despite what seems like a more pleasant riding experience – and I’m just guessing here since I haven’t tried one – I don’t see a lot of recumbents around. Is that a reflection on their popularity in general, the nature of the riding areas around here, our average demographic or just my head in the sand?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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