I thought my road, touring and mountain bikes covered all my needs for riding but....... On recent rides we've been joined by a few people on recumbent trikes and I'm beginning to see the fun in owning one
The two brands they bring to the rides are Catrike and Trice. I've set on the Trice and was surprised how easy it was to get in-and-out of it. The owner has offered to let me borrow it but I haven't taken her up on the offer....yet. She owns the same bike hauler I have and is able to fit it inside so hauling one wouldn't be a problem for me.
My LBS doesn't sell recumbents but I want to talk to them about providing maintenance and other services if I purchase one at another location. The dealer who carries this brand is about 60 miles down the road and I don't want to drive that far for minor repairs or routine maintenance.
I'm not looking for speed in a recumbent. I'm not looking to give up the other bikes. I plan to use it for "social rides" on the miles of paved trails in my area. I also saw several of the recumbent trikes on GOBA this year and was surprised to see them climbing those hills.....slow but steady It would be nice to stop on a hill to rest my left leg and not have to worry about falling over or restarting on the hill.
Anyone have information on these two brands or maybe another one you can recommend? I'm not looking for a two-wheeler, just a light-weight trike.