January 3, 2012
I rode a bike like this once.
A couple years ago, a bike shop in my town began dealing these and they had a whoop-dee-doo party in the parking lot with beer and food to attract attention and offer test rides. I knew many of my friends would be there, so my wife and I attended to say hello and have fun.
We had a chance to test-ride one of these bikes. Cara climbed in the back while I held the bars and steadied the bike. When she was seated, I realized I had an unusual problem on my hands--the kickstand was WAY behind me. There was no easy way to retract it. Look at the picture above and see where the kickstand is. See what I mean? At that exact moment I began hating this contraption. We rode around the block and I made a quick retreat back to the party. This bike was so top-heavy and tippy I feared I'd fall over. Yuck.
That's all. I'm going to bed.
Also, look how obviously posed and phony this picture is. Nonsense.