Da-da has an old
Since Da-da lives in a fairly flat place (well, he used to), and his travel requirements are mostly home to school to home to grocery store to trusses-R-us, etc., he's thinking of parking/planting the SUX, and getting this:
Ok, not this exactly, but a human-powered, kid-delivery vehicle, nonetheless. Something more like this:
Wheeee! Sure, Da-da will have to get a wig and Jackie-O sunglasses and an Anthropologie wardrobe to make it work, but behold his soon-to-be-new-means of transport: the "Bakfiets," Dutch-to-English translation = bak (tray, box) + fiets (bicycle). Note: “Bakfiets” is singular. Originally designed as a three-wheel cargo bike for delivering hordes of danishes (mmmm, danish hordes), this updated, urbane version holds three kids and groceries, and even has a rainfly canopy for bad weather (though not for the pilot, alas). It's a tad pricey at $3000, but when you think about how overpriced mountain bikes are, AND add up the savings vs. driving the stupid SUX...
Let's do a quick cost comparison:
- $400 annual registration/tags
- $1000/yr. insurance
- $1500/yr. maintenance
- $3000/yr. fuel, etc.
- $120 smog certificate
- $3000 one-time sticker price
- $0 insurance
- $100/yr. maintenance
- $0 fuel (save for carne asada burritos for dada)
- ZERO pollution, save for the carne asada miasma coming from pilot sweat.
Those muscles are soon-to-be Da-da's, baby... after he's dead.