We are just a couple of middle-aged recreational cyclists who decided to try something different for pedal-powered transportation.
We live in the South Keys area of Ottawa and bike a lot on the local roads in this part of town and also on the NCC parkways on Alcatel Sunday Bikedays.
Since March 2007 we have been living car-free and instead have quite a few types of cycles. Aside from our four-wheeled Rhoades Car, we each have conventional two-wheeled mountain bikes and we each have three-wheeled Catrikes, too. We have also written a diary about our Catriking experiences.
People ask us how we get around in the winter in Ottawa without a car. We don't ride our bikes as the tons of salt the city dumps on the roads would corrode them to dust in a short time. Instead we walk or take the bus. Ottawa is easy to live car-free in.
Not at all - just as a quadracycle won't do everything a car can do, it also isn't a complete substitute for a bicycle either. So the bikes will stay, when we are able to ride them.
A number of accounts we have read indicate that many quadracycle owners don't put a lot of miles on their bikes after starting on four wheels. In our first year on four wheels we found that is very true, quadracycling is so much fun that the bikes do tend to get dusty!
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