it's been a few days.....Have lots to update.
I have spent the last few days in East TN at the Smoky Mountain Recumbent Rally. I met up with a fellow bentrideronline member and we did some riding around on the bike paths in Townsend TN. He was in awesome shape and had me feel like I was missing a lung. They had about 40 riders registered but a day and half of rain caused several to not show up. The rally was alot of fun and it was really cool to see all the different types/setups of recumbents there. I saw a Delta trike in person for the first time alot with Trident trikes, Terracycles, Rans LWB, ICE, some wild high racers and other things. I learned alot of tips/tricks for both riding and setting up recumbents. Bill(the host and his wife) went out of their way to help everyone have a good time. The routes were somewhat challenging but nowhere near as strenuous as I was worried about. I did miss the main "highlight" ride on Saturday. It was raining and I was just wiped out from riding a little over 50 miles on Friday.
I can see me with one of these trike tops when it gets summertime here. I'm very fairly skinned and sunburn very easily.
This was Larry Varney's ride.(I think it was called a vortex).....it was an awesome looking machine
This couple just amazed me with their ability to ride in conjunction with each other. Heck I can't hardly ride a high racer by myself and they are doing it in tandem.
I didn't really hold true to my diet this weekend but honestly just kind of let it go while I was gone. I'll get back on the wagon tomorrow. I ended up riding somewhere around 70 miles which I didn't think was too bad considering it rained for a day and a half.
On another note the cargomonster on the action bent just didn't work out.....particularly when my wife backed up the car and bent the bike frame.
So I removed the cargo monster and asked Teracycle to send me the parts I needed to put it on the yellow expedition. I was able to straighten the frame back enough to where it can be used but it's not quite right. I shortened the boom up to where my 12/13 year old boys will be able to use it. I also ordered another Catrike Expedition that I will ride when solo then when the wife goes along I'll take the cargo monster and she'll have the new Expedition to ride. Here is a pic of the cargomonster on the Yellow Expedition. The parts were home waiting for me when I got home from the rally so I went ahead and made the switch this afternoon.
It actually fits better on the Catrike than the Actionbent. We used a couple of universal brackets on the actionbent and I couldn't get the rear deck to be level with the ground. On the Catrike it's all lined up just perfect.
Last edited by leeinmemphis; 05-19-13 at 08:31 PM.