spotted at the Edinburgh Tri

Discussion in 'Tandem and Other Bikes' started by laurence, 7 Jan 2008.

  1. i saw this zooming around Holyrood park on New Year's day and managed to get a snap of it

  2. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    That's terrible: Beards like that shouldn't be allowed!
  3. OP

    laurence Veteran

    yeah... and the shorts.

    i hadn't noticed the shorts (or beard) as i'd spotted the bike first. they had to do 3 laps of the park, so i got a chance to snap a snap of the bike... it was only when i looked at the picture afterwards... the horror!

    i was intrigued by the bike though.
  4. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Oddly enough, I saw my first trike today, heading out of Crewe at the ungodly hour I was walking the other way to the station. Its rider was dressed more modestly, however.

    Laurence, one of the interesting things about trikes (and recumbents, so far as I've seen) is the amount of room they are given by motorists - it's as though something so unfamiliar to the driver shocks them into remembering Highway Code Rule 163 :angry:
  5. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    He's wearing shorts! :angry:
  6. andygates

    andygates New Member

    He's probably only just got out of a swimming pool!
  7. OP

    laurence Veteran

    indeed, andy. think it was drier in the pool!
  8. andygates

    andygates New Member

    His aero tuck's as bad as mine! But kudos for racing with a probable hangover on such a filthy day!
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Upright trike racing is a sight to see - riders have to lean on the bends to avoid tipping over, and somehow it just looks more fast and furious than two wheelers...
  10. I once witnessed a tricyclist tandem stoker burn his bum cheek on the inside wheel in the first corner at Eastway. It also pulled his shorts down and meant that he couldn't get back in the saddle! :biggrin:
  11. Nope. I cannie ride tandem!
  12. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    I once saw someone doing the cycle leg of the London Tri on a Brompton.

    He didn't win.
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