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Old 04-04-16, 05:32 AM
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Another over the hill rider

Traded in my MTB for this. I injured my back in Iraq and was no longer able to ride it. Donated it to a veteran org. and got this. Very comfortable and can ride for hours. Hoping to do a few day ride this year.
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Old 04-04-16, 05:48 AM
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I ride with a guy that did the same as you.

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Old 04-04-16, 05:54 AM
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I have the only one that I know of in my county. I wish there were more. I'm to slow to ride with the uprights
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Old 04-04-16, 06:11 AM
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I don't even have the only one in my house - my wife saw how much fun I was having with mine, so now she's got one too. No more searching for someone to ride with for me - now all I have to do is up my game to be as fast as she is.
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Old 04-04-16, 06:26 AM
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I definitely enjoy my Catrike. I plan to use it for this year's "Hotter n' Hell Hundred."
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Old 04-04-16, 06:29 AM
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Whenever you think you are over the hill, it's time to find another hill.
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Old 04-04-16, 06:43 AM
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I hate hills
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Old 04-04-16, 09:10 AM
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Ah---------------------but remember once you are over the hill, you pick up speed!!!!

Even at 77 I am a tiger going down hill with the wind!!!!!!!
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Old 04-04-16, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by SMartin View Post
I hate hills
When I first started doing longer rides I mentally cursed the tough hills. Then I encountered some stiff headwinds. Argghh. Pedaling all day long on an open flat plain into a 25+ mph headwind is way worse than climbing hills. Riding a low recumbent probably changes that dynamic a bit, but I'll climb hills all day long if I never have to battle a nasty headwind again.

I hate headwinds.
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Old 04-05-16, 05:51 AM
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Pedaling all day long on an open flat plain into a 25+ mph headwind is way worse than climbing hills. Riding a low recumbent probably changes that dynamic a bit...
Yes, it does. It changes the dynamic a lot, actually. Imagine if you could clone yourself three times, then draft off all three, all day. That's what it's like riding a lowracer.
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Old 04-05-16, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by SMartin View Post
Traded in my MTB for this. I injured my back in Iraq and was no longer able to ride it. Donated it to a veteran org. and got this. Very comfortable and can ride for hours. Hoping to do a few day ride this year.
Great to have you here with us, Semper Fi, brother. Good on you for making your old mtb available to someone else, through the organization. BTW, which one did you donate to?.

The trike looks sweet, you'll get the hills conquered, many of the trike riders around here have gotten pretty quick in their climbing.

Take care of yourself, keep riding, its the best therapy you can imagine, it helped me get through some tough times and a bad disability period. You'll find this forum to be supportive and friendly as well as encouraging, stick around.

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Old 04-05-16, 02:05 PM
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I bought the MTB back in 2006 and maybe put 50 or so road miles on it before I was deployed in 2008. Team R4V gave me the grant for the trike but did not want it so I sent I to Team Semper Fi who will make sure it goes to another vet. since I got my SPD peddles and shoes, hill are much easier. Thanks Bill
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Old 04-05-16, 06:45 PM
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Sorry to hear you hurt your back, and a little jealous of your new ride. I've still never tried a regular recumbent, but I'm thinking about it a little.
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You won't regret it.
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Old 04-09-16, 05:25 AM
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