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A Rhoades Car

elaine, mark and alex from Jackson, MO on 3/26/2005 1:45:04 AM:
I just recently saw an advertisement for a Rhoades Car it was a 4 seater with the front 2 seats able to peddle. It's 55 inches across. Would this be too large on a bike trail? Have any of you ever used one or seen one on the katy trail? I'm trying to find a dealer somewhere around that carries them to give it a test drive. My husband and I aren't in the best of health and thought it might be the way to go for us. Thanks for any feedback

 
savage24 from KCMO on 3/29/2005 7:19:24 PM:
At 55 inches wide, I don't think it would fit through the 'squeeze gates' (the locked gates that keep yahoos from driving unauthorized motor vehicles on the trail) that are at most road crossings.

 
Steve from Kansas City on 7/18/2005 2:21:24 AM:
You would be a menace on the trail.

 
Mark of the Dalton Boys from Austin TX/Columbia MO on 7/19/2005 8:48:33 AM:
....yes, at 55 inches getting through the gates would be difficult, maybe not undoable, but a manace might be a bit strong. As with anyone on the trail follow the rules and anyone should be good to go.

 
Dennis M. on 7/20/2005 8:39:56 AM:

Unfortunately there are people on the trail who are a menace.....it's usually those who think everyone else is a menace. Why not show some grace and compassion to fellow man? Someone did with the vision of the trail for you to ride.

 
Et from Columbia, MO on 7/20/2005 8:12:38 PM:
I don't know if it's the same thing, but there are side-by-side 2 person bikes rented at the Trailside Cafe in Rocheport. they are big, but they certainly don't menace other trail users. You might call them to find out what they have, or even go and try one out to see how it works for you before buying something like that.