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Old 10-07-13, 06:50 PM   #26
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Here in CA people still look at my trike as though it's an alien ship. When parked, a lot of people have gotten the front and rear mixed up... LOL
BTW, I use my trike as transportation. Walking is difficult and riding in motor vehicles (especially buses) is generally out because of a vestibular disorder (chronic imbalance and dizziness).
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Old 10-07-13, 10:00 PM   #27
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I have absolutely no problem with an upright or only slightly reclined tadpole trike. I've built a few and they are very stable and excellent machines better suited for some uses then a regular bicycle.

That said you will never catch me riding on the road where there is even the possibility of a car or two on the road at the same time in one of those "Big-Mack height between your butt and the road" low slung trike things. I have no intentions of being that low where I can't see or be seen and getting squashed like a bug by a car ~ thank you very much. On a paved trail out in the middle of know-where where I could actually crank it up to speed without worrying about getting squashed myself or not seeing someone else in time to avoid hitting them, sure I wouldn't hesitate and would probably be a cool ride.

I'm also not a huge fan of upright delta's, very unstable, the exact opposite of an upright tadpole in my experience.
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Old 10-08-13, 06:57 AM   #28
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