No wheels good...
As a pedant and a cyclist with a child trailer, I get irritated by the
logo "two wheels good, four wheels bad". So this is intended as something
of an antidote.
Unfortunately I don't have nifty little pictures for each category - any
sumbissions gratefully received!
- No wheels good
- No wheels, just feet.
- One wheel good
- A unicycle.
- Two wheels good
- A bicycle (whether standard, safety or recumbent).
- Three wheels good
- A bicycle and a one-wheel trailer (e.g., a Bob). Or a tricycle.
- Four wheels good
- A bicycle and a two-wheel trailer (child optional). Or a four wheel
HPV (Brox, etc.). Or a wheelchair. Or a pedestrian with a pushchair (so
I guess "Three wheels good" should include a pedestrian with a
three-wheeled buggy. And don't some racing wheelchairs have three
I'm told, however, that a tricycle with a one-wheel trailer is Not a
And there, of course, sense tells us to stop. So I'll carry on.
- Five wheels good
- A tricycle with a two-wheel trailer. Someone learning to unicyle,
using a shopping trolley as a support (or so says a colleague who has
seen it done).
- Six wheels good
- Can a Brox take a trailer?
- Seven wheels good
- Any suggestions?
- Eight wheels good
- Roller skates or roller blades. And someone pointed out that
Michael's buggy actually has eight wheels. Damn.
The various intermediate numbers stump me, I'm afraid, until we get
- Twelve wheels good
- Learning to roller blade by using a shopping trolley as support
(by analogy with the unicycle).
And a partridge in a pear tree. (No, no, that's back to "No wheels good"
Last modified: Thu Apr 26 16:27:43 GMT Daylight Time 2001