|Elliptical bike from ElliptiGo|
Yesterday a pair of bikers passed me on the trail today. Neither bike had a seat; both "riders" were standing up. How do you bike standing up? If you have $1800 to $3500 to spare, you can get an elliptical bike of your own and give it a try.
Ought to cut back on saddle sores. Not sure it can provide an elliptical machine's additional upper-body workout, however.
|One explanation for the bike-eating tree|
In other news of bikes and culture, I see a pictures of Vashon Island's famous bike-eating tree has been circulating... this time as "a haunting reminder of the sacrifices soldiers make and the love that follows them even after they are gone."
I lived on Vashon for a big chunk of my childhood. Had to go poking around to see if there might be anything to it.
The sweet story didn't ring true, and not just because I'd never heard it before. Building a patriotic memorial? That doesn't sound like the way a Vashon Islander would behave, not to me. Leaving old junk lying around in the woods and forgetting about it, now that sounds like the Vashon way!
If this story from the local paper, the Beachcomer, can be trusted, that's just what happened.