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Honing my maneuvering skills on a Worksman frontloader trike

Old 11-29-10, 12:16 PM
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Honing my maneuvering skills on a Worksman frontloader trike

I have a somewhat modified Worksman front-loader trike, which I love, but which is, obviously, not great for maneuverability: It tends to tip on sharp turns. Given that I can rarely get it moving very fast anyway, I don't mind this flaw too much.

That said, I went to the playground with my 6-year-old the other day so he could practice riding his 2-wheeler. Since he isn't quite comfortable on the street, I carted him and his bike in my cargo bike, and then we rode around together. It was the first time I had goofed around or gotten to experiment with the Worksman in an open space without cars, and I discovered that if I leaned way forward and toward the inside of turns, I could keep the trike from tipping. I also figured out how to do some controlled tips, where I took it up on two wheels while maintaining control.

I was just wondering if anyone else has been perfecting their cargo bike-handling skills. Bunny hops, anyone?
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Old 11-29-10, 12:47 PM
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I remember somebody mentioning once that some of the guys that rode these things in factories and whatnot got pretty good at cornering and riding on two wheels.

And yes, leaning to the inside does help. If you're not braking at the time, then it also helps to have the inside pedal down and put your weight on it.

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