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  1. Thread: Why a Trike

    by Tractortom
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    I rode a trike exclusively for three seasons,...

    I rode a trike exclusively for three seasons, didn't have another bike. When I traded it for a Bacchetta Corsa, and later a Strada, I was amazed how tired I got riding the two wheelers! What I...
  2. Thread: Test Ride!

    by Tractortom
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    I agree, there are zippy trikes out there that...

    I agree, there are zippy trikes out there that are easy to get on and off. The Catrike Villager is one, with a higher seat and plenty of gearing to keep it 'zippy' but the new price is around $2500....
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    Poll: I do, and I don't. On my Bacchetta Bellandare...

    I do, and I don't. On my Bacchetta Bellandare commuter bike, I don't fly a flag. It seems to sit up enough that I can see into most cars, and I run BRIGHT lights on it during my daily commute. ...
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    First, let me say that I love the Bacchetta...

    First, let me say that I love the Bacchetta bikes, and ride one myself. As for going from a trike to a Giro 20, the first thing to deal with is starting and stopping, and getting comfortable with...
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    I'll be doing a 60 mile birthday ride next Friday...

    I'll be doing a 60 mile birthday ride next Friday the 26th. Did it last year on the following Saturday, but this year being a decade birthday I decided to take a personal holiday from work and ride...
  6. I have to add that I have ridden in what passes...

    I have to add that I have ridden in what passes for mountains on the EAST coast of the US on my recumbent and found that it did well enough. We did the Cycle North Carolina tour a few years ago,...
  7. As a fellow who has been riding recumbents for...

    As a fellow who has been riding recumbents for more than 20 years, I can tell you that MOST recumbents don't climb hills as well as a diamond frame does. They will climb, but it just takes a low...
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    I was at the Tour of Sebring cycling event over...

    I was at the Tour of Sebring cycling event over the Labor Day weekend, and on Saturday morning, before the first ride of the weekend a cyclist was hit the same way, by an idiot turning into a parking...
  9. I'd like to add, that you should consider a...

    I'd like to add, that you should consider a recumbent trike as well as the two wheelers. I have one of each, a Bacchetta long wheel base two wheeler, that I use for touring and commuting, but my...
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    Look at the ELF velomobile. Electrically powered...

    Look at the ELF velomobile. Electrically powered with solar array on the roof, comes in at 100 lbs fully loaded, will haul 5 bags of groceries, great commuter trike, all for right around $5000.00 ...
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    Sorry to hear about your accident and the...

    Sorry to hear about your accident and the stupidity of the fellow in the truck. If 'balance' is an issue, look at a fast trike. I would recommend looking at a Catrike 700. Fully kitted in go-fast...
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    Sticky: I have NOT been commuting for the last few weeks....

    I have NOT been commuting for the last few weeks. The normal 'summer weather pattern' is in full swing here in Okeechobee, FL and that means pouring rain beginning around 4 pm every afternoon. ...
  13. I had a similar experience last week. We are in...

    I had a similar experience last week. We are in the rainy season here in South Florida so I have been riding between 6 and 7am and then driving to work for the commute. At 6am, the sun isn't up...
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    I have been riding trikes for quite a spell now,...

    I have been riding trikes for quite a spell now, and you are correct on some points. When I go out to ride fast, I take my two wheeler, and ride. When I want to have fun, and relax, I ride my...
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    Don't think I have any on this computer, but when...

    Don't think I have any on this computer, but when I get home tonight I'll post a couple of photos I took when the fairing was first installed...

    Tractor Tom in Okeechobee, FL
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    Sticky: Been doing my riding in the early mornings now...

    Been doing my riding in the early mornings now that it's raining every afternoon at 5. Makes for an 'uncomfortable' commute home when the lightning is popping around your head. I have a 15.2 mile...
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    I ride a Bacchetta Belladare (long wheel base...

    I ride a Bacchetta Belladare (long wheel base 26x20) with a fairing. I have never been a guy who worries about the weight of a bike too much, as I weigh 240+ lbs. The fairing is VERY light,...
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    I ride the older brother of your bike, a...

    I ride the older brother of your bike, a Bacchetta Belladare. The Belladare is steel instead of aluminum like yours, and as such does not have the tube braces that run from under the seat to the...
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    I have a Long Wheel Base two wheeled recumbent,...

    I have a Long Wheel Base two wheeled recumbent, and a Catrike recumbent trike and ride them both nearly daily. Last Friday I rode my trike to work for a change (I usually ride the two wheeler) and...
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    I had a similar 'race' on the way home a week...

    I had a similar 'race' on the way home a week ago. There is a fellow who lives not too far from my office, rides a cheap diamond frame road bike, and tends to ride on the sidewalk as I'm headed home...
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    I purchased my first recumbent in 1990 or 1991 (I...

    I purchased my first recumbent in 1990 or 1991 (I really don't recall which year) after meeting Steve Roberts who was riding the country on a recumbent he called 'winnebiko'. It was a DeFelease...
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    Sticky: One word to describe this mornings commute to...

    One word to describe this mornings commute to work...FOGGY. Not too bad down near the lake where I live, could see more than a half mile, but the closer I got to work, the thicker it go. That last...
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    Sticky: I'm on a roll. It doesn't sound like much to you...

    I'm on a roll. It doesn't sound like much to you hard core commuters out there, but I have ridden my bike to work the last five work days, and intend to add one more day tomorrow. The weather here...
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    Sticky: I know the calender says that it's spring, but...

    I know the calender says that it's spring, but it's starting to feel like summer here in South Florida. Yesterday was pretty, rode the long wheelbase recumbent to/from work, and again today. ...
  25. A lot of people are really wound up too tightly...

    A lot of people are really wound up too tightly for their own good. Seems like some of the 'go faster' riders are the worst, and I have seen this kind of behavior as well, but not lately. I have...
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