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NY Times article on Trikes for Old People
09/14/12 at 05:10:49
 
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Reply #1 - 09/14/12 at 06:09:30
 
I hope I never get old.
I wouldn't be caught dead on one of those things.
6th one back in the picture looks more like a red convertible car than a trike.


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Reply #2 - 09/14/12 at 06:46:12
 
That's gotta annoy the hell out of the Brothers of the Third Wheel.
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Reply #3 - 09/14/12 at 08:24:29
 
Trikes cost a ton of $$$. The motorcycle effect is gone with the addition of the 3rd wheel on most of them. Mite as well just get on old convertible sports car. That way, if it rains or gets too cold, you can protect yourself. Save a wheel barrow load of $$$ & go the same places. If the wife just cant stand it, pull the seat & put her a bike seat in there to straddle.
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Reply #4 - 09/14/12 at 08:35:03
 
Oh look a bike for people who are too big to balance themselves Smiley
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Reply #5 - 09/14/12 at 08:53:08
 
Seriously. I actually read the article this time around and looked at the picture of that obese idiot with the bright yellow shirt. Maybe his leg wouldn't be bum if it didn't have to carry 150lbs of extra weight on it and I bet the "myriad" of other problems all stem from his obviously clogged arteries from his terrible diet.
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Reply #6 - 09/14/12 at 08:59:13
 
There but for the grace of god go you or I.

yeah, I'd go convertible too.  plenty fun, no helmet.
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Reply #7 - 09/14/12 at 11:48:41
 
How can you even call something like this...a motorcycle...in a previous life?  Undecided
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Reply #8 - 09/14/12 at 13:51:53
 
Then I guess I shouldn't speak of my plans to purchase another Savage for a trike conversion.  Sad   I think it would make a great winter/inclement weather vehicle. It would allow me to have the best of both worlds; a minimalistic bike for most of the year and a trike with a windshield and hard luggage for those really crappy days.
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Reply #9 - 09/14/12 at 16:48:31
 
Cavi Mike wrote on 09/14/12 at 08:53:08:
Seriously. I actually read the article this time around and looked at the picture of that obese idiot with the bright yellow shirt. Maybe his leg wouldn't be bum if it didn't have to carry 150lbs of extra weight on it and I bet the "myriad" of other problems all stem from his obviously clogged arteries from his terrible diet.


I feel the same way seeing people in Stop and Shop or Walmart on the Rascals.

verslagen1 wrote on 09/14/12 at 08:59:13:
There but for the grace of god go you or I.


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Reply #10 - 09/14/12 at 17:44:52
 
Why is weightism acceptable but racism, misogyny, sexism, speciesism, heterosexism, etc is not?
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Reply #11 - 09/14/12 at 17:56:13
 
Paraquat wrote on 09/14/12 at 16:48:31:
verslagen1 wrote on 09/14/12 at 08:59:13:
There but for the grace of god go you or I.

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now you know that's not what I meant  Angry
quite a few of these riders can't put their feet down.
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Reply #12 - 09/14/12 at 17:59:55
 
You do not have to be old or obese to be able to benefit from a trike. Consider many of our returning vets who have lost feet or legs. Consider diabetics who sometimes lose feet or legs from circulatory disorders. There are many illnesses affecting balance, from benign positional vertigo up through other more serious ones. Age takes a toll as well. Few at 60 or 70 are as strong or fit as they were at 20 or 30. Holding up a 900 lb Gold Wing with a 170 lb passenger might not be as easy as one would think.

I had the chance to demo a Can-Am Spyder a couple of years ago, and I am here to tell you it is a totally different experience from my convertible. Before you knock it, try it.
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Reply #13 - 09/14/12 at 18:29:53
 
Greg wrote on 09/14/12 at 17:44:52:
Why is weightism acceptable but racism, misogyny, sexism, speciesism, heterosexism, etc is not?


I call people out on those things in public.


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Reply #14 - 09/14/12 at 19:00:08
 
Paraquat wrote on 09/14/12 at 18:29:53:
Greg wrote on 09/14/12 at 17:44:52:
Why is weightism acceptable but racism, misogyny, sexism, speciesism, heterosexism, etc is not?


I call people out on those things in public.


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I don't think I understand what you mean by that.
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