Louise Young
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Maurice Wells replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"Yes, certainly planning to let them know what we think and ask them to take a second look. Just need to find some time to pen the letter! I get motivation every time I ride home and pass a dozen signs with bicycles and red crosses through them!"
Sep 22, 2011
Beardfear replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"Maurice: I definitely recommend writing to the council and getting it on the record."
Sep 22, 2011
Louise Young commented on Mark Lambert's group Cargo Bikes
"my kids sing too, often different songs!  They also spot shopping trolley's and green cars, competing with each other to shout it out first upon seeing one."
Sep 1, 2011
Louise Young commented on Mark Lambert's group Cargo Bikes
"My 5 yr old threw a big tantrum a few months ago because nobody made a fuss about his bike and he was sick of all the attention my xtracycle got!  The boys tell me all the time while we're riding that someone just pointed/waved/exclaimed…"
Sep 1, 2011
Louise Young's discussion was featured

I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles?

My kids and I get around on my Trek/Xtracycle and we get a lot of comments and questions and generally a really positive response from cyclists and pedestrians everywhere we go.  It's the most awesome set up, took barely 20 mins of riding to get used to and only a few weeks to build up some extra muscle power!  What I don't understand is why I don't see more Xtracycles hauling kids around? I don't get it.  It makes a fantastic alternative to a double stroller and I've pushed one of those around…See More
Aug 29, 2011
Louise Young replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"Oh no, how stupid.  I shall look out for them!"
Aug 27, 2011
Louise Young replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"Yep, I was cycling in Canberra a few weeks back and was green w cycle-path envy the whole time.  Saw tonnes of kids in bike trailers.  The latest move there is to instal cycle path lights for night riders.  Imagine!  It seems…"
Aug 27, 2011
Maurice Wells replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"thanks! I'm looking at that street corner right now. Marrickville council put up 'no cycling on footpath' signs all over Addison Road last week, entirely missing the point of the issue. The signs are hideous, pictures of bikes with…"
Aug 27, 2011
Maurice Wells replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"I saw many more kid-carrying bikes of all sorts, box bikes, follow bikes, long bikes, trailers etc in Melbourne last week than I did here and for a predictable reason - I was riding on actual bike paths that went for 10s of km in urban areas. I…"
Aug 27, 2011
Louise Young replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"Thanks for the other names/brands out there Maurice.   I probably should have used the term 'long wheel base people-hauling' or something instead of Xtracycle in my title, but I didn't really know what to call that family of…"
Aug 27, 2011
Louise Young replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"great photo!"
Aug 27, 2011
Maurice Wells replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
Aug 27, 2011
Maurice Wells replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"I don't think cost enters the equation as much as people think, definitely number 1 is that we're in a city where a dismal percentage of trips are made with bicycles (i'm excluding recreational/fitness rides) so the number who would…"
Aug 27, 2011
Maurice Wells replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"Hi Louise,   I tend to agree. The long wheel base family of bikes is one of the most suited to Sydney conditions but you don't see a huge number of them. I was displaying the Yuba Mundo electric at Ausbike in Melbourne last week. Riding it…"
Aug 27, 2011
Sir robflyte replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"Lazy, don't know the option exists, scared, car centric attitudes. I ride my big dummy and have had smiles and also people shaking their heads at me, apparently using a bike to haul stuff is just short of straight jacket idiocy. I went recently…"
Aug 27, 2011
Louise Young replied to Louise Young's discussion I don't get it! Why no Xtracycles? in the group Cargo Bikes
"Recently I overtook (after a polite ring of my bell) a couple of police officers on the footpath on King St and they moved aside and didn't raise an eyelid when I passed.  I shall continue to ignore the law for now!   I can hear the…"
Aug 27, 2011

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Recreational
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Alexandria
Tell us about your bikes
I have a hybrid Trek converted to an Xtracycle with the FreeRadical which I haul my 2 kids around on.

I just bought a Linus Dover 5 for those beautiful rare occasions when I can cycle without a human cargo.
About Me:
I love cycling, duh! More so since I set up my Xtracycle making it possible for me to haul my kids around. We cycle to our homeschool activities, do the shopping, visit friends, basically all our normal life stuff happens on wheels whenever possible.
Website:
http://youngwebe.blogspot.com/

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