♦ Mercedes-Benz is launching three new rides. Upside: each has leather seating and offers great views. Downside: they're bicycles, and they start at $2400 a pop. [MotorAuthority]
♦ Only slightly less vexing than those Mercedes bikes: something called "The Hauler" from Lorax Motor Works (named for the Dr. Seuss book, we presume). ..