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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

How about this for a voluminous velocipede? An American super-mum has hung up her car keys and now does the school run on a modified bicycle that carries not just her, but SIX children as well.

Inventive Emily Finch, 34, of Portland, Oregon, cycles up to 20 miles a day around town with her three youngest (plus a friend) in a bucket on the front, one in a child seat and another towed behind on a bike. Her eldest, Nathan, keeps up the rear!

And there's not a murmur of 'are we there yet?' from the young Finches Mary, Lucy, Ben, Olivia and two-year-old Maya.

http://www.dailymail...X-children.html

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

It's a cool Idea and will probably keep her in great shape. I can't help think of the safety risks though. It's carrying quite a bit of weight.


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

Wow! Now THAT is what I call a work out!! I can't imagine wearing a dress like that while bike riding, though.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:34 PM

When you are in a car and are trying to pass a cyclist on a busy road it can be very frustrating.


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:21 AM

No big deal , I have seen more Asians on a small motorbike :o

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:05 AM

Only in Portland. Really. LOL.

Although, I have to say I admire her... like Seattle, Portland isn' t exactly the great American flatlands... the area is made up of a lot of HUGE hills. She's gettin' quite the work out! LOL.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:37 AM

Something isn't right it would be incredibly difficult to pedal that weight in that position, 20 miles a day i don't think so and steering it would be a nightmare, i wonder if all those children are really hers they all look different?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:07 AM

If those were my kids.. they wouldn't be going anywhere near a busy road in that contraption.  Looks like a tragedy just waiting to happen.  In my opinion.


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

Dangerous, especially the girl on the back. Silly woman :rolleyes:


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

View Postbones101proof, on 14 September 2012 - 08:26 PM, said:

Lol! she asks her kids when she brings a new man home, "Now kids, what do we say to a nice man mommy just met?" Kids, all at once ask, "Are you my daddy?"

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:15 AM

Some of those kids should be on their own bikes and taking themselves off to school.. The little ones with the mother are grand...

In my day, we just walked back and forth.. Kept us all fit..I loved to walk to school in those days..

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:24 PM

View PostEldorado, on 14 September 2012 - 08:45 PM, said:

"She's a nice girl but her children look like M&Ms.  All different colours." -- My mother telling me about a new neighbour.

lol
If she got the six dads to pedal they'd do 20 mile a day easy.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 12 September 2012 - 06:37 PM, said:

How about this for a voluminous velocipede? An American super-mum has hung up her car keys and now does the school run on a modified bicycle that carries not just her, but SIX children as well.

Inventive Emily Finch, 34, of Portland, Oregon, cycles up to 20 miles a day around town with her three youngest (plus a friend) in a bucket on the front, one in a child seat and another towed behind on a bike. Her eldest, Nathan, keeps up the rear!

And there's not a murmur of 'are we there yet?' from the young Finches Mary, Lucy, Ben, Olivia and two-year-old Maya.

http://www.dailymail...X-children.html

hope they dont get a thunder storm.. or heavy wind storm

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