Things that can be carried on a bike (#592)…and a few words

A tandem bike. I was pulling this tandem on it’s way to sell to someone and one of the best comments I received was someone yelled out at a traffic signal, “Hey, are you the bike taxi?” The tandem has been in my teeny basement for at least the last five years. I used toContinue reading “Things that can be carried on a bike (#592)…and a few words”

More Interesting Bikes

I came across these bikes on east 10th Street last evening while looking for the former residence of Kahlil Gibran (more on that in a later post). For those of you reading this that happen to live in a large metropolis (or a small one that is “bicycle progressive”) seeing bikes like this parked curbsideContinue reading “More Interesting Bikes”

Too Close For Comfort

I came across the above photo at the Facebook page of Car-Free America. It is–as it’s description says–the Oriten, a ten-seat bike made by the Orient Bicycle company. I had never heard of such a thing, but after Googling it I was surprised to see that it was quite popular around the time it wasContinue reading “Too Close For Comfort”