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Old 08-07-08, 11:42 PM   #1
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Trikke

Anyone ever ride one of these? Very intriguing.

http://www.trikke.com/

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Old 08-08-08, 07:10 AM   #2
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Wasn't Lance on one of those for one of the mountain stages in his final TDF win? What a guy! Unbelievable!
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To me it looks incredibly bad for one reason.

With the side to side motion it takes up too much real estate.

On a road it would take a whole lane. On a MUP it would be almost impossible to safely pass someone riding one of them.

I think someone riding one of them effectively would have to have an SUV mindset of "Hell yes I own the road!!!!"
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To me it looks incredibly bad for one reason.

With the side to side motion it takes up too much real estate.

On a road it would take a whole lane. On a MUP it would be almost impossible to safely pass someone riding one of them.

I think someone riding one of them effectively would have to have an SUV mindset of "Hell yes I own the road!!!!"
Have you ridden one?
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Have you ridden one?
Nope.
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Old 08-08-08, 10:40 AM   #6
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Yep.

Can be done on an MUP with care, it does go wide when starting and accelerating, but it's not as wide a path once you get going. I do agree passing is difficult, but I can't see me ever passing anyone except a ped.

One big benefit of a bike is you are not using calories to hold yourself up, you are sitting. This thing is a lot more work. Walking seems more efficient. ??

I only rode it mostly on a flat with very slight incline and declines. I'd rather pedal the the trike with the dog in it up hill, all 120 lbs. It seems like less work?
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Always struck me as an expensive, "be seen" kind of thing. Not that it costs more than a decent bike, it's just that you get no utility for your money. Also, almost as annoying as rollerblades on the path.
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