Sunday, 15 January 2012

Swing low, sweet chariot



This is a contribution to the Weekend in Black and White.

20 comments:

Emma Dalloway said...

But IS he comfortable? It just doesnt say 'ergonomic' at all.

Jim said...

Looks fast.

hamilton said...

This position looks too uncomfortably close to the exhaust pipes of the cars sharing the road. But, cool shot.

freefalling said...

You wouldn't want to have a fat bum, would you?
It might hang over the edges and get gravel rash.
(Oh - that's disgusting.)
(But it didn't stop me deleting it!)

Julie said...

Ergonomic - It doesn' look it at all, does it, just awkward. And yes, I agree about the exahust pipes. Slipstream, and all that. for those who can picture it, this was around Grand Parade at Centennial Park. I got two shots of this bloke, and in both his feet are TOGETHER on that front wheel. Now how is THAT supposed to work, but he sure was working as hard as the other cyclists, and there were lots of them!

Dragonstar said...

That just doesn't look comfortable! I've heard it's good for people with bad backs who can't cycle normally, but I'm not rushing out to try it!!!

Thanks for your appreciation.

FigMince said...

Yike. Even without a fat bum, I'd be worrying about speed bumps.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

I believe they're very good on the back; you have that support; would love to try one. Wouldn't feel so safe on a roadside, even though they'll have a tall flag attached. Like your caption very much; well done!

Mark said...

i saw an OAP riding one of these inside a shopping mall on the Gold Coast, looked very weird.

Julie said...

INSIDE a shopping mall! How very rude of him! I hope he was chastised. I do not mind a motorised wheel chair, but this is something else yet again. The old and the disabled have this sense of entitlement.

And before anyone yells ... I am both!

Ann said...

At first I thought this was one of those handpedal ones that you sometimes see disabled people using (especially in third world countries) but its not. Is it engine driven?

David said...

Very cool...you were at the place at the right time. Or is that your son going by as planned? LOL
David/:0)

Julie said...

*grin* ... no no ... I sat on a lot on the edge and judged when they would be in the sun. Then I kept snapping til I was happy. Would have been happier if I had it in focus, but panning is such a skill.

Joe said...

Does it come with a chauffeur?

brattcat said...

perfect title.

Breathtaking said...

This is such an unusual contraption
and it does look arkward both in appearance, and mechanism,but if
it's being used by senier citizens
I guess it's easier to steer than it looks!!

diane b said...

He should have a tall orange flag so motorists can see him before he is even flatter on the road.

Alan said...

How anybody feels safe in a recumbent is beyond me. Completely invisible to the average driver... hope you're well Julie.

Steffe said...

There are some unusual bikes out there and this is one of them.

Julie said...

Ooo ... hello Alan. Are you back posting again. I will go over and check. Yes, I am well thank you.

Steffe - could not agree more. I am already a short-arse and see no reason to emphasise the fact!