Check out http://www.trikkepro.com/ - this website belongs to a friend of mine, and I tried one out this weekend. I couldnt quite get the hang of it, but people seem to REALLY enjoy them and a friend of mine with mobility issues uses one to get around camping and it really helps.
Do you guys ride on the road or on sidewalks?
Not my trike, but the same make and model. (Except I have mirrors and an old school bell)
Clever? Not so much.
Funny? Again. Not so much.
I coulda said that my grandma could kick his grandma's ass.
Meh. I just flipped him off, without looking back.
Trike going downhill+ you walking diagonally across the street between me & the light (which was green, BTW)= could have gotten messy if I hadn't been able to slow & stop soon enough.
...On the other hand... that would make it even harder to find a convenient place to lock up.
Edit: We also need more readable bike maps.
There are lots of photos and articles online. Photo of the trike here and photo of the insides. There's also a video here: My spying mission for Google. If it doesn't work then hit reload a few times - The Times' web site is unreliable like that.
Street riding for the first time in a new city... how could I not be?.. and there's no Streetcar or Max in Huntington Beach... and what would I do if I got stuck? All my fears just melted away as I rode towards the Waterfront.
I'd love to be able to write something witty & funny here *sigh* but it's just not going to happen.
Just trying to find out what my options are. Thanks,
Now I really miss my trike, though. I am looking to get another upright trike, since that's what I'm used to. I test drove a Worksman Portotrike today. The three speeds are a plus, and so is the small size (I live in a studio and have limited space), but the trike does have a steel frame. I am not so sure that's a good thing... especially in Portland. Do you think the Worksman would be good, ior should I look around for something without a steel frame?
The Trail runs along old rail lines so is like a ride in the country, beautiful plants and I have seen a huge Gopher Tortoise ,Sandhill cranes and Peacock. The only bad street crossing in now a tunnel, so we have something new to enjoy as well. We will probably make the usual stop at Panera bread balcony to eat, bring your own or buy there.
The total length is about 13 miles each way but we are planning 4-5 hours for the ride including a stop at Panera and then continue north perhaps to the end. The top speeds will probably be 8-10 miles per hour but as is the custom of our group we will be going no faster than the slowest rider. or further than their enough meter.
here I was riding and just happened into the peacock
See More at the Meetup website sign up and come join us
any suggestions or adaptations possible or can you suggest a model he could use?
A few pictures of my Trike:
At a Critical Mass ride
This from when I first got it
someone got ahold of me with a Miami Sun, one speed, hand brake, for over 100 less than I would have paid in the store. Including delivery, $265. YAY!
So 2 questions... do you use the flag thingy on the bike?
do you use a helmet?
So, is there anywhere I can look for the consumer reports equivalent on trikes?
I rode a Miami Sun and liked it. A Trailmate and it was ok but expensive. How are the folding ones? How are the Walmart Schwinn ones?
What are your odds, buying online. I'm afraid I'll get one I don't like.
And how long into the Fall do you ride yours. I mean. it's October. Should I wait till spring or get one now?
I really want one.
What's with the "safety flags". I mean, one bike shop said I had to have one. Nobody else mentioned them. But they seem silly. I mean, regular bikes don't need them....do they?
Also, do I need a helmet?
yay, a trike community!
Hi! I'm considering a trike for myself (x3 greenspeed or a much cheaper terratrike tour) but that's not why I post.
I want to get my father on a trike.
On December 27th, my father had a stroke. Thanks to the excellent care at Adventist Hospital in Portland, he suffered no permanent damage, but he did give us quite the scare. Since then, he's fought pretty hard to decrease his sodium intake, improve his diet, and cut back on his alcohol consumption. He still needs to lose 30lbs. I do believe the only way he can do that is with activity.
He's talked about getting a trike (something with a nice big basket for groceries and trips to the hardware store) for years, with no movement (you know how dads can be). But I think after the stroke something more profound happened. He has felt betrayed by his body, weakened, and I don't think he believes it can get him where he wants to go.
I don't believe that. I believe my dad is still as strong as he was before the stroke. I want to help him believe that, too.
Now, I think he ought to just stop hemming and hawing and purchase (maybe a Sun?) a trike. I don't think he'll do it, though, unless he has the chance to go out and ride one for awhile. Prove to himself that he won't hate it, that it won't wipe him out and that his arthritic knees will be ok.
That's why I'm posting here.
Do any of you live in the Portland area and own a trike that's adjustable enough that my dad could borrow it for about 24 hours? We'd be happy to pay you, work out some kind of barter or something else. Heck, if you're that much into human-power that you've got a trike and you live in my town, maybe we should just be friends!
Long shot, but I think it's worth it.
In other news, hi!
The parking lot security guard was in his little covered cart, watching me.
Him: "We have a bike rack right back there."
I think he must have a problem with spatial dynamics, or something.
Me:"I know. I can't get to it, and I can't use it."
If other people can be assholes, so can I. I went to lock my trike to the shopping cart return. The girl returning carts told me not to.
Her: You can't park your bike here. It will get hit by carts.
Me: You try parking a tricycle!
Her:I haven't myself, but we have a bike rack right back there.
Yes I was hungry and cranky. I was on the verge of telling her to try and park it herself, if she thought she could do better.
Me: I can't get to it!
Her: I didn't realize there wasn't a cutout.
"blahh blah blah"
She left and I locked up. No one else said anything. When I came back, what do you know! My trike hadn't been hit by carts. Of course. It hadn't been last time either. There are other small racks around the parking lot, but I had never seen them. Not until my mom and I drove back later that night. They all require walking farther, and if I'm on my trike, I don't have my walker.
The Greenspeed Anura is the first delta (ie two wheels back) trike from Greenspeed. As with my previous review of the WizWheels TerraTrike Cruiser most of the comparisons will be made to my tadpole (ie two wheels front) Greenspeed GT5 because that is what I spend most of my time on.
I really should make one disclaimer: I'm not the target market for the Anura as I'm too much of a go-karting hoon so bear that in mind as you read on.
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For a first version the Anura is an impressive debut from Greenspeed and would make an ideal touring/cruising trike. The biggest criticisms I have are the lack of accessories (largely as a result of it being a V1.0 release) and the fact that it isn't really for me. But don't let that stop YOU!
Second gear on mine feels like first should feel to me. It feels pretty good, but if I get going a little too fast you can't pedal because the chain won't catch... So I kick up to third. Better... but when I get going just a tiny bit too fast for third, it's really scary. First is kinda like being dead in the water- I pedal & pedal, yet don't go very far. Here I thought my chain was just loose.
They put flat pedals on it for me, before we headed out.
It's way cool.
After not riding my bike (Yes, I do call it my bike, even though it's a tricycle. Minor detail.) in...oh, I don't know, six months?- I went out to check the tires the other day. The front & back left tires weren't too low, but thee right rear tire was practically flat, so I attempted to pump it. Hissing noise. Shit. So I left it.... turned out it wasn't the tire, it was the pump. After I got the tires pumped up I managed to ride it a couple blocks. It was good to be out again, if only a tiny bit. Baby steps.
Baby is growing.
So I've bought a child seat for the back carrier. If this goes on we'll never be tempted to get a car.
Some news on my bicycle experiment: Last month I got a pair of wheels like this. They're in pretty good condition, aside from being a little flat. Hardly even used. Someday I will actually get them onto a bike.
Why are recumbent trikes so popular when standard trikes aren't (here in CA anyway) because many people don't like the size or handling? Do recumbents corner better or something?
My trike is big & heavy. I know very few people who actually could transporrt it if they had to. Sometimes I get an irrattional fear that something will happen to me or my trike while I'm out riding, so that I won't be able to get me or my trike home. It's not like I could just put it on a bus or something. Sometimes this fear keeps me from riding, no matter how unlikely it is that something will happen. Does anyone else have that fear?
My bike lock key broke inside the lock on Friday. The lock was still on my tricycle. I had to find someone with a saw to cut it off.
Luckily I was on Main street in Huntington Beach. Which brings up another issue: If you are a disabled woman riding a tricycle, downtown HB- Main Street especially: numerous bars)at 5:00 on Cinco de Mayo is probably not the best place for you to be. Tricycle + large pickup trucks= splat
While waiting for the person with the saw, I couldn't help noticing that my helmet was cracking along the bottom, where the outer shell joins tthe padding. So on Saturday I had to go buy a new lock & a new helmet.
After all, I am on a tricycle & wearing a helmet...um...yeah
The pirate flag's certainly more unique. It gets people's attention. So this brings me to my point- is it better (safer) to use a flag that attracts attention, or one that doesn't? (assume riding in traffic)
In other news: Still wondering how to keep dirt & wind out of my eyes. Cycling glasses that fit over regular Rx glasses, or what?
This conversion kit is from a company in the UK(of course)
This one looks awesome. It's from a co. in Redding, CA- at that price it doesn't seem very cost effective though.
If anyone finds more, let me know.
found myself looking closely & wondering again. If I got stuck & needed
too get my trike somwhere what would I do?
So anyway, I finally just got a screwdriver & took off the fucking chainguard. Then I threw it in my basket. Rode over to Jax & ordered a new one.
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