Can-Am Spyder 3-wheeler Motorcycle

Saw this yesterday in Pt. Arena. To Tell the truth when I see these caravans of elaborate and custom 3-wheelers (they often stop off in Pt. Reyes Station), I think, why not get a car?

  The design here is pretty snappy though. They seem to run from 15-24k$.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Can-Am Spyder 3-wheeler Motorcycle

  1. I have been riding motorcycles for 45 years now. A few years ago when these first appeared they seemed so unique that I went to the dealer and took a test ride just for the heck of it. They are powerful but the sensation of riding is very odd, it feels like you are going to be thrown off from the centrifugal force around curves since neither the seat nor your body is leaning into the turns like on a motorcycle, you are inertially disconnected from the machine. Perhaps for some the idea of three wheels may seem safer but it felt insecure to me, it felt like I should have a seatbelt on.

  2. I rode motorcycles for about 48 years multiple sclerosis has taken that away from me now the spiders look like a godsend to me but kitted out the way I need a car is cheaper so for me it's a hot rod convertible that I can haul wife and grandkids a round in this software will not let me edit punctuation on my iPad please excuse the lack of punctuation

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