Bikes About Town: Allez, Allez, Go-One!

Sighting a rare bike is like sighting an illusive wild bird, and just like with rare birds, it’s not always easy to capture them on pixels, but sometimes you get lucky.
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by Tamia Nelson | April 13, 2018

Sighting a rare bike is like sighting an illusive wild bird, and just like with rare birds, it’s not always easy to capture them on pixels. Some time ago I caught a sighting of a velomobile, the first I’d ever seen in person. But it was a fleeting glimpse, with only enough time to grab my camera and shoot a snap.

Go-One in the Wild - (c) Tamia Nelson - Verloren Hoop - Tamiasoutside.com

Then a few weeks later, as snowbanks melted in the strong April sun, I was surprised again by the velomobile man. This time I was quicker off the mark, and caught a shot of him from astern. Since the last time I saw it, the Go-One3 has been modified with what looks like battery packs for an electric assist. No wonder, as this is a hilly part of the world, and the Go-One3 is a heavy beast. Here is is:

Go-One in the Wild with Power Assist - (c) Tamia Nelson - Verloren Hoop - Tamiasoutside.com

I’m not sure I’m ready for this kind of bike, but I’m glad to see it on the road. With luck I’ll cross paths with the owner. What cyclist doesn’t like talking about bikes, right?

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About

For half a century, Tamia Nelson has been ranging far and wide by bike, boat, and on foot. A geologist by training, an artist since she could hold a pencil, a photographer since her uncle gave her a twin-lens reflex camera when she was 10, she's made her living as a writer and novelist for two decades. Avocationally her interests span natural history, social history, cooking, art, and self-powered outdoor pursuits, and she has broad experience in mountaineering, canoeing, kayaking, cycling, snowshoeing and skiing.