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Sometimes Manfred would like to rest on a couch and lay his legs high.
Therefore, Santa Claus had brought a parcel from the Dutch carbon ligfietsen producer M5. In the parcel was a frame rack, with which Manfred built a couch :-)
In the meantime Manfred pedaled some thousands kilometres recumbently. His experiences in riding the couch you find here: https://manfred-tinebor.fotki.com/journals/couch-surfing/
To get a little impression of riding the couch speedy, please watch the video recorded on a country road in Lower Saxony between Polle and Bad Pyrmont: https://manfred-tinebor.fotki.com/journals/manfreds-videos/entry/wqtfrbtwwtqqq/

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Uploaded: December 31, 2009
  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    14 years 1 month ago
    My dear, dear Manfred and Lovely Olga--I'm from the U.S. originally and speak English. I can't begin to tell the two of you how much I enjoy reading your remarks when you kid each other. I so love the way you each express yourselves on whatever the subject may be. I especially love, however, the remarks regarding the riding couch. Had I not read a previous note or seen the YouTube movie, I would have thought both of you had been smoking some "waky tabky"--or something stronger. You both have made my evening! You're far better than anything I could possibly find on T-V. Thank you so much, you two very lovely people for brightening my day.
    And dearest Manfred, I'm so happy I looked at every photo of your marathon to St. Petersburg recently so I, at least, had a clue as to what you were speaking about. This adventure sounds just as exciting as the marathon; and who would have ever thought I would have gotten so excited over a bike race by someone I'd never met and/or heard of before.
  • Okinew (Private)
    14 years 7 months ago
    OOO! It turns out couch is not a joke, Manfred - creator.
    Work in full swing. I slightly was late for most important event of the year - "Manfred reinvents the wheel". :-)
    Now I am concerned about one thought. In an era of shortages of energy the planet's population will change the car on the couch. I hope that witnesses the birth of this miracle of technology will be a priority position - Manfred provide them in the first place. I discovered another advantage. Can to lie on the couch with a thick heavy book.
    Now I will suffer from impatience waiting for completion of work and trial operation. :-)
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      14 years 7 months ago
      Hi dear Olga, thanks for the comment.
      You should know: I am serious always terribly. Have I already done one day a joke? :-)))
      In my job it is my task to develop energy-saving industrial motion controls with new methods and technologies. Naturally I also try to move privately so energy-efficient as possible!

      Pay attention to the handlebar of the couch. It is wide enough to insert portable computer in between. Then horizontally on the couch I can read your nice remarks! :-D
      • Okinew (Private)
        14 years 7 months ago
        As I got into your theme of energy-saving ! But you just ignored my hopes for a brighter future when I can lie on the couch, comment terribly serious Manfred and reading paper books (which I love still). :-(((
        • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
          14 years 7 months ago
          Dear Olga, I also love paper books.
          But paper books are badly suitable for the couch and they are not trendsetting!!!
          Paper books
          - are not water resistantly and resolve in the rain!
          - exist of wood. Trees must die, because of books!
          A lot of energy costs
          - transporting the wood to the papermills
          - producing the paper,
          - transporting the paper to the printing company,
          - printing the sides,
          - bandaging of the sheets,
          - transporting the book from the printing company to the bookstore.
          If one think about, the fun in the reading can leave one! :-))
          • Okinew (Private)
            14 years 7 months ago
            I knew nothing about a rain and dampness.
            The wise paper book denies nothing unlike others. Let it will be the greatest ecological harm.
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