Enter the sport utility bicycle, a long bike nearly as dexterous as a conventional bike but with a remarkable capacity for cargo, whether that means lots of stuff or people. I recently turned my mountain bike (a Specialized Rock Hopper) into an SUB with a frame extension called the FreeRadical ($490), made by Xtracycle, a small, quirky and ingenious company based in Oakland, Calif.
—Mark Benjamin, "My family car is an SUB and I love it," Salon.com, July 24, 2008
His assumption leads him to ask "how new is your car?" I don't own one. How many points do I get? Then because of his same assumption, he asks, "What is your car's gas mileage?" He left me no room to boast about my bike's mileage and no room for me to get points.
I own two bikes, a SUB (sport utility bike) and one I call my Ferrari. Any points for owning and riding two bikes?
—Jim Geraghty, "Quiz wasn't green enough" (letter), Marin Independent Journal, January 3, 2008
—Patrick M. Reilly, "Mountain Bikes Try for the Top, Again," The Wall Street Journal, August 23, 1996