I strongly disagree. All of the mechanical issues can be easily solved with a resource such as this forum. In arizona i belive that they are just as safe as a road bicycle. They go at the same speed brake about the same and drivers are fairly decent around us. plus 75 percent of phoenix has a bike lane.
I understand that he has his own opinion and i respect that i just wish he wasnt so jaded and would give it another go.
But thats just my opinion.
Im still keeping mine...