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Old 08-28-03, 04:47 AM   #26
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Just ordered a pair of Lake MXZ-300 winter shoes
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Old 10-10-03, 09:41 AM   #27
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I will commuting in the below. This will be warmer due to protection from the elements, less maintance due to a full enclosed drive train, and generally more safety due to three wheels instead of two.
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Old 10-10-03, 10:22 AM   #28
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Hey TC, I've got three wheels for winter too (tadpole, 2 wheels front) but no fairing. I did get the oportunity this summer to ride a Cab-Bike (a friend here in Minneapolis has three of them) and a Alleweder (David from Texas brought it up for a weekend). That was a hoot! It would really be nice to have something like that for our winters up here.
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Old 10-16-03, 10:06 AM   #30
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Oh, I forgot to mention, someone here in Minneapolis is suppose to be taking delivery of a Leitra this fall.
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What is that fairing around the 'bent made out of? aluminum, fiber glass, CF? Do they use a standard off-the-shelf trike for the innards? Looks cool..

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I have conversed with Mary about the Cab-Bikes and David E. from Texas. My friend Ethan Davis has an AW and travels down to Texas from time to time to help David get up and running to make the AWs here in the US.
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"What is that fairing around the 'bent made out of? aluminum, fiber glass, CF? Do they use a standard off-the-shelf trike for the innards? Looks cool.."

The body is a glass fiber/epoxy with aluminum sub frame. It uses a standard drive train. You can read all about it by going to the web page shown in my signature.
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I'm going to have another bike ready with studded tires, get some better (warmer) footwear, get some better lighting and ENJOY the summer!!! (Actually it was winter thoughts that kept me riding last week in the heat and humidity - I rode all winter, just thinking of how nice it would be to ride in the warm, so now that the warm is here, no wimpy "It's too hot to ride" excuses are allowed!!)
I don't think I would do much differently this winter than I did last - I worked out most of the "bugs" last winter. I don't have studded tires and I'm not 100% sure whether I'll get them or not but I think that would really be the only change I might make.
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