Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rickshaws and Dogs

So I'm minding my own business, building a 11' long, 6' tall paper mache fish on a 3 wheel bike when this guy walks up and ask something like, dude what's going on here?
So after he inspects my float and the bike it is constructed on I told him what I was doing. I told him I was building a Mardi Gras float. On a 3 wheel bike, he ask and proceeded to tell me he was riding a "trike" around America. He said he had rode 2000 miles so far. He had started in New York and we were standing in my backyard in Mobile, Alabama. He gives me his card. RICKSHAW USA 10,000 miles in 1 year. He has a Facebook page and a Blog at

The next day same thing, minding my own business building huge fish when along comes Sean, Rickshaw driver. This time he is on his Rickshaw and Coop his dog is running beside him. As Sean swings a left hand turn into my yard he tells Coop "left" and Coop turns left. His Rickshaw is quite the beast. It's big and new with disc brakes and a differential, which makes it possible for one to pedal such a huge machine. Sean tells me he carries 750 lb's of gear and Coop usually rides in the cargo bed. Right away I have Trike envy. I want one.
So of course I ask why and Sean tells me everyone needs adventure and to see as much of the world as possible, or something philosophical like that. I didn't need to tell him I agreed, hell I was building a 11' long 6' tall paper mache fish and now I plan on riding it around the world.

Check out the sites above and send Sean some encouragement, a candy bar and maybe a few dollars.

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