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14May/074

MiniMoto Fun

Shannon on a minimotoSo if you can't tell I'm catching up on posting news that has happened over the past week and a half. Last weekend Shannon and I attended a "driveway party", which is basically a gathering of parents from the neighborhood who drink and relax after all the kids have gone to bed.

Two of our neighbors had these "minimotos", which can go about 30 mph. That doesn't sound very fast, but believe me - when you are just inches away from the ground these suckers can give you quite a thrill. Shannon and I had a blast driving them around our block.

I've got to admit they will be very tempting to buy once all of our children are older than 12... they're under $200, and dad can ride them too!

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  • Pete

    You should get real bikes…it’s a thrill when you are providing the power that makes you go 30 mph. I topped out at 37 on my ride this morning…of course real bikes means wearing spandex and real bikers shave their legs, so it’s understandable if fossil fuel propelled vehicles are more appealing…

  • Pete

    You should get real bikes…it’s a thrill when you are providing the power that makes you go 30 mph. I topped out at 37 on my ride this morning…of course real bikes means wearing spandex and real bikers shave their legs, so it’s understandable if fossil fuel propelled vehicles are more appealing…

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Yeah, but technically speaking these bikes are electric so no direct pollution from them (though still not a good impact on the environment).

    I agree about using “real” bikes instead of motorized travel. There is a kid in our neighborhood who rides around on a motorized scooter and guess what: he’s the only kid in our neighborhood who is overweight. Go figure!

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Yeah, but technically speaking these bikes are electric so no direct pollution from them (though still not a good impact on the environment).

    I agree about using “real” bikes instead of motorized travel. There is a kid in our neighborhood who rides around on a motorized scooter and guess what: he’s the only kid in our neighborhood who is overweight. Go figure!