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(Tampa Bay Times)   Teenage thieves are stealing adult tricycles. It's the perfect crime because no adult will admit to owning one   (blogs.tampabay.com) divider line
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2009-07-25 8:47:38 AM  
They're almost as embarrassing as these things:

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I've seen them driven around my area quite a bit recently.
 
2009-07-25 9:16:37 AM  
My grandparents lived in a Century Village retirement community in Fla. in the 1970s and 80s. Those things were all over the place then. And, as my grandparents didn't have a car, whenever we visited we had to borrow a neighbor's trike to help my grandmother home from the store with the extra groceries. To be honest, it wasn't that bad driving those things though I felt flat on my face when I returned home and tried to ride my bike for the first time.

On the plus side, the exercise from the trike probably kept my grandmother going strong well into her 70s.
 
2009-07-25 9:37:59 AM  
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Doesn't look so bad to me.
 
2009-07-25 10:43:32 AM  
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Fo shizzle.
 
2009-07-25 11:44:59 AM  
It's a gateway crime. Next they'll be stealing the adult size sissy dresses and Goldilocks wigs and before they know it, they're knee deep in Depends.
 
2009-07-25 11:46:09 AM  
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When I was kid, someone stole my Big Wheel.
 
2009-07-25 11:48:51 AM  
They see me rollin...

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2009-07-25 11:55:15 AM  
A challenger appears:
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2009-07-25 11:58:49 AM  

snuff3r: They're almost as embarrassing as these things:

I've seen them driven around my area quite a bit recently.


I haven't seen those, I've seen these:

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2009-07-25 12:04:43 PM  
The third wheel gives you more stability when you're wreckin' shiat with critical mass!
 
2009-07-25 12:11:50 PM  
Well, not everybody who rides these things should be treated with disdain.

I know somebody who suffered from cerebral palsy and rode a tricycle at the age of 18. Good exercise, freedom, couldn't drive a car, etc. Not a good thing to steal.
 
2009-07-25 12:14:19 PM  

spudbeach: Well, not everybody who rides these things should be treated with disdain.

I know somebody who suffered from cerebral palsy and rode a tricycle at the age of 18. Good exercise, freedom, couldn't drive a car, etc. Not a good thing to steal.


They're also good for errands like groceries. I've seen a substantial rack set up over the wheels of one once and apparently you don't have to worry about the bags being balanced.
 
2009-07-25 12:15:25 PM  
As long as everyone follows the handlebar rules, it should be fine

If your Handlebars are taller than you (new window)
 
2009-07-25 12:19:29 PM  
From that Critical Mass link:

Obnoxious bicyclists really piss me off when I'm driving , so it's just nice to turn the tables and be the annoying bicyclist for a change!


She's a real smart one there. She sure turned the tables on those bicyclists.
 
2009-07-25 12:21:17 PM  
Did those two tards think it would help their street cred to steal giant tricycles ridden by the senior citizen scene?
 
2009-07-25 12:24:42 PM  

snuff3r: They're almost as embarrassing as these things:

I've seen them driven around my area quite a bit recently.


Is it bad that I like how that looks?

/paint it blue and you have a lightcycle
 
2009-07-25 12:27:04 PM  

Brown Sauce: The third wheel gives you more stability when you're wreckin' shiat with critical mass!


Wow, she even stole the bike she uses to annoy people with. If anyone see's that lady riding down the street please do us a favor and run her down.
 
2009-07-25 12:32:45 PM  
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2009-07-25 12:40:33 PM  

for good or for awesome: Brown Sauce: The third wheel gives you more stability when you're wreckin' shiat with critical mass!

Wow, she even stole the bike she uses to annoy people with. If anyone see's that lady riding down the street please do us a favor and run her down.


Uh, does Jocelyn Testes-Harder even sound like a real name to you?
Methinks she's a caricature.
 
2009-07-25 12:41:52 PM  
I wish a particular family member owned one. Her balance isn't what it used to be, but it would be great for getting out of the house and getting some exercise.
 
2009-07-25 12:43:31 PM  
Wait, no one had referenced the fat chick joke yet?

Riding a trike is like dating a fat chick, it's fun to ride until your friends find out.
 
2009-07-25 1:30:44 PM  
I have one.
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I admit it.
And that is the only time my daughter ever sat on it.
 
2009-07-25 1:52:18 PM  
Wanted for questioning
 
2009-07-25 2:53:46 PM  
There are a few in my Florida ghetto, one driven by a particularly interesting humanoid/zombie. This is also in addition to the dirt bikes, 4- and 3-wheeler rvs, and the occasional golf cart.

/mmm ghetto
 
2009-07-25 2:55:07 PM  
Only tards and cripples ride trikes. I can't fault a vet with no legs for riding a trike. But if you're normal and healthy then you're a douchenozzle for riding a trike and you deserve all the shame and ridicule us proper cyclist heap upon you.
 
2009-07-25 2:57:33 PM  

Shani: I have one.

I admit it.
And that is the only time my daughter ever sat on it.


You posted a photo of your teenage daughter on Fark? You're braver than I thought.
 
2009-07-25 3:38:03 PM  

snuff3r: They're almost as embarrassing as these things:

I've seen them driven around my area quite a bit recently.


Have you ridden on one of those? They may be faggy as all hell but they are a pretty nice ride. The electric ones are so quiet and smooth.
 
2009-07-25 3:40:27 PM  

Shani: I have one. I admit it.


You people, and the fat assholes with the electric bicycles, ruin my life in the bike lane.

//And the "bros" with the gas engine bicycles and go-peds can DIAF.
 
2009-07-25 4:28:13 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Only tards and cripples ride trikes. I can't fault a vet with no legs for riding a trike. But if you're normal and healthy then you're a douchenozzle for riding a trike and you deserve all the shame and ridicule us proper cyclist heap upon you.


I am legally blind and can't get a drivers license. Do I count as the allowed cripple demographic? That would rock!
 
2009-07-25 4:38:37 PM  
Yes you are but only wear skimpy outfits
 
2009-07-25 4:39:21 PM  
let's try that again with less hurr durr durr...

Yes you are but only if you wear skimpy outfits
 
2009-07-25 7:32:15 PM  

Splenda: There are a few in my Florida ghetto, one driven by a particularly interesting humanoid/zombie. This is also in addition to the dirt bikes, 4- and 3-wheeler rvs, and the occasional golf cart.

/mmm ghetto


Ditto. A few years back I lived in an area of Tampa called Palm River. My roommate and I represented 50% of the white population of our apartment complex. There was this one homeboy who rode around on one of those tricycles with a home stereo in the back basket. He would blast that slowed down rap as loud as it would go. It was quite hilarious.


If there was a good place to ride near my current house (too many loose dogs, speeding retards) I would rock one of those tricycles. custom paint the frame, swap the wire wheels for 3 spoke BMX bike rims...hell yeah.

/kinda wonder what it would be like with a go-kart motor...
 
2009-07-25 8:30:55 PM  

spyderqueen: spudbeach: Well, not everybody who rides these things should be treated with disdain.

I know somebody who suffered from cerebral palsy and rode a tricycle at the age of 18. Good exercise, freedom, couldn't drive a car, etc. Not a good thing to steal.

They're also good for errands like groceries. I've seen a substantial rack set up over the wheels of one once and apparently you don't have to worry about the bags being balanced.


You know what else is good for errands like groceries?
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2009-07-26 1:46:03 PM  
Had a friend with cerebal palsy who owned a fold-up trike (so it could go in a car trunk if he went out with friends while he was out). It was stolen twice in the year he lived with us. That was the only vehicle he could legally drive/ride, and the bus service in Orlando was an absolute joke.

It's really sad that kids are doing this to people who might have no other ride to rely on.
 
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