I picked up X-man in the bike trailer yesterday. Yes, he's really too big for it. So today, I broke down and ordered him a Schwinn bike component that attaches to mine. (I was too cheap to purchase the Trail-a-bike. I figured I have a Schwinn from Target, it'll do fine until he's big enough to keep up on his own bike.)
Anyway, on our way to the Savoy Rec Center's Wild and Wacky Wednesday (which is strangely only one Wednesday a month rather than every Wednesday), we passed a Twike.
The two people in it were pedaling and they had their hands up like they were in a roller coaster having a blast. They were followed by two other cyclists. I smiled at them and the dude yelled, "You need to get one of these!"
I laughed because I had been investigating something a little less modern (i.e. without any kind of electric engine). I'd been wondering about those multi-person bike cars that you see when you're on vacation. We used to see them all the time from the bike rental place in Rondeau when I was a kid.
And I thought, I could just throw my kid in and take it up to Schnuck's or the back roads to Meijer. No gas, lots of exercise... and X-man and MacTroll could get in on it, too. But I don't think I'd ever have the guts to take it up Prospect or Mattis or any other busy street... because let's face it, getting crashed into would not be fun, and we don't have double wide bike trails.
Plus, wouldn't you pay money to see me dropping off MacTroll at the airport in it rather than his blue sports car? He'd be all red-faced and embarrassed like some teenage son getting dropped off in the family minivan at the mall in front of his peeps.
If only they didn't cost thousands of dollars...