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    Saw another recumbent trike today!

    I'd glimpsed this guy from a distance, but never to speak to. But today I had to take the cat to the vet this AM and so took the morning off from work. I was coming to work at about 11:30, and came around the corner and there it was, parked outside the ice cream shop. I got out of mine and looked in, and there he was getting a cup of coffee. He came out and we compared our machines. I have a Greenspeed GT-1, Series II; he had a Terra Trike, I'm not sure which model.

    His had bigger wheels, and disc brakes. I have small wheels and roller brakes. He had fenders, large panniers, a computer, and an elaborate lighting system. I have no fenders (yet) small panniers, no computer, and a bare-bones lighting system.

    But, as far as I know, we are the only two tricumbents in town!

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    There are so many two wheelers out there, it seems we almost never see another trike. But I've had some rides where I've seen a half dozen.

    Eventually, trikes will rule the world!

    Well, maybe they would if they were cheaper.
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    Most of the adult trikes one sees are like this:



    or this:

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    or this:



    All very well for the elderly or handicapped, but really. . . .


    I love my Greenspeed, but as a practical mode of transportation, it leaves a bit to be desired. Getting it inside is difficult, locking it up is a pain, and in inclement weather one is likely to get soaked.
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    It was a recumbent bike that gave me the idea to get my own 'bent to take up my cycling passion again in spite of my bad back. I chose a trike because I wasn't convinced I could manage the starting and stopping very well and even little falls can mess up my back. I've only seen one other trike since I bought my Trice QNT. It was up in the far north of Sweden as we stopped at a little hotel restaurant. I saw it in the distance as we came out after eating.

    I've seen about half a dozen bikes though. Four of them in one day that were particpating in a cycle race with the mass of DFs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound View Post
    Most of the adult trikes one sees are like this:




    All very well for the elderly or handicapped, but really. . . .


    I love my Greenspeed, but as a practical mode of transportation, it leaves a bit to be desired. Getting it inside is difficult, locking it up is a pain, and in inclement weather one is likely to get soaked.
    Around here at least 3 out of 4 are tadpoles.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    My wife, doing a Metric Century Ride, last year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    My wife, doing a Metric Century Ride, last year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway....
    They let bikes on there? But I suspect it could get hot out there sometimes.
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    My trikes the tadploe , 3yrs of freedom...............
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    I'm the other recumbent

    I almost never surf this forum, but I'm glad I did. Lets get together and trike some of our common routes. I'm usually at Ellen"s about three days a week at about 11:00. My 81 year old buddy is there almost every day at 11. He or Ellen can tell you how to get in touch with me. I ride almost every day.

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