Dan bought an ELF, an electric-assisted enclosed tricycle in 2013. They are made in Durham NC (about 5 block’s from Dan’s law office) by Organic Transit (http://organictransit.com/). Dan was one of the first three owners and is the unoffical “durability tester” for the ELF as he commutes to and from work over the rugged streets of the Bull City. The solar panel on top charges up the battery (the ELF weighs 130 pounds so the cyclist needs help getting up hills). The “gas mileage” is still in debate, but current estimates by OT are about 3000 mpg. Crusing range is 12 to 15 miles and it can go about 25-30 mph on level city streets.
Dan Read ’70