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    austropithicus
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    Trikke

    Anyone ever ride one of these? Very intriguing.

    http://www.trikke.com/


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    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by austropithicus View Post
    Have you ridden one?
    Nope.
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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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