Xtracycle to the Rescue!


I’ve had my Xtracycle for a few months now and have found it very handy for a lot of purposes:  Shopping, taking my wife and our dogs for a Sunday ride, E-recyclables to E-Waste, etc. I’ve read on other blogs about other owners finding things along the road. Furniture,  knickknacks, etc., but that hasn’t happened with me. At least, not yet…

Last night, I went on my weekly pizza run  Papa John’s with my pizza warming system ready. I wrote about this recently here. While on the way, I saw one of my coworkers from work walking down the street. To protect her identity, We’ll call her Lily L.

Anyway, I don’t usually see her walking in this area, thought nothing of it, waved hi to her. I was about to ride on when she looked up, recognized me and said, “Ty! Ty!” and seemed a bit distressed. I pulled my bike on over and she said she had parked her car near the train station that morning, but couldn’t find it now. She asked me if I could look for it for her. I pointed to the rear deck of my bike and showed her the foot rests and stoker bar (passenger handlebars, which you can see below if you look closely,

Ty's Xtracycle with Doggyride mini

and said “You can hop on and come with me.” She looked at it and said ok and got on. I checked to make sure she was ready and off we went

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Lily looked for her car, and then within a minute  exclaimed “Oh my gosh! I parked at the other train station in Belmont! My car is nowhere near here!” I told her no problem as Belmont was only two miles away. We set off down the road.

Lily thanked me profusely as she would have had to call a cab otherwise, as nobody was home to pick her up. She seemed to really enjoy the ride and kept commenting on how fun it was and kept asking if I was ok, as I was doing all the work. I said no problem as it was good training for me and her light weight was no burden at all. Image

We got to train station and I let her off saying, “That will be $20.”

Just kidding…

But maybe I do have a future career in pedal cabbing?

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  1. Ty to the rescue!

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  2. Jenni

     /  June 16, 2014

    Yay! I once ran across a guy walking his bike along the path. He had a flat and I think had about 5 miles to go until he got home! I told him to hop on my Xtracycle and we towed his bike to the nearest shop. I think he was quite unsure about the whole thing until we got going, then he thought it was pretty sweet!

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    • Thanks for reading!

      Funny you mentioned the person you “rescued” was unsure at the beginning , but Lily told me the same thing a couple days later at work, that she was unsure and nervous at first but then enjoyed it as we got doing.

      She apologized again for the inconvenience, and I said “Apologize?! No, I thought it was fun!”

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