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Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 2,050,860
Posted By Trikin'

Hi Jedi....I find the fairing especially...

Hi Jedi....I find the fairing especially effective in heavy headwinds, with the trike, pedaling is in front of the rider, not below the rider as on regular bikes. The fairing shields the feet and any...
07-22-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,520
Posted By Trikin'

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Last tour... 2014
Sorry to hear your complaints.....my experience was the...
06-27-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 487,154
Posted By Trikin'

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Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 2,050,860
Posted By Trikin'

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Touring Catrike Expedition and BOB trailer, summer 2017
Forum: Recumbent
06-26-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,139
Posted By Trikin'

I wanted to be able to climb hills more...

I wanted to be able to climb hills more efficiently, there's lots of steep and really steep hills in my area. I changed out the 30 tooth granny gear for a 26 tooth (26-42-52) on my Catrike Expedition...
Forum: Recumbent
06-26-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,229
Posted By Trikin'

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2013 Catrike Expedition...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,846
Posted By Trikin'

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On tour in 2017
I've been riding tadpole trikes for 15 years, started out with a...
Forum: Recumbent
12-11-15, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By Trikin'

I've been using the Windwrap GX fairing on my...

I've been using the Windwrap GX fairing on my trikes, excellent for cutting through heavy headwinds, good weather protection and cuts down on icy cold weather especially on your feet. Also when a big...
06-06-15, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By Trikin'

Ya... when they found out my trailer had an...

Ya... when they found out my trailer had an electric motor, they called it a cheater. I ride a recumbent trike, I decided that if I was to continue touring I needed some assist. So the E-BOB was...
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-15, 09:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,890
Posted By Trikin'

Makes an excellent touring machine

Makes an excellent touring machine
Forum: Recumbent
05-11-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,311
Posted By Trikin'

Rydabent....another consideration, while riding...

Rydabent....another consideration, while riding on the hiway have you ever felt the sucking sensation, drawing you in toward the wheels from a big truck barreling past? I remember feeling fear of...
Forum: Recumbent
05-11-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,413
Posted By Trikin'

+1 for Catrike...I have a 2013 Expedition

+1 for Catrike...I have a 2013 Expedition
Forum: Recumbent
05-11-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By Trikin'

Nice trike Bullman, you know that red makes your...

Nice trike Bullman, you know that red makes your trike faster.
Forum: Recumbent
05-11-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,192
Posted By Trikin'

+1 rydabent....I've been riding and touring on my...

+1 rydabent....I've been riding and touring on my trikes for 10yrs.
Forum: Touring
02-09-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,578
Posted By Trikin'

Just starting out in the morning on a bright...

Just starting out in the morning on a bright sunny day I stopped to change out my glasses and placed them on my lap for my sun glasses, however I forgot to put them in the case and rode off not...
Forum: Recumbent
01-28-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,813
Posted By Trikin'

Hope it was a trike.....

Hope it was a trike.....
Forum: Recumbent
01-28-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,311
Posted By Trikin'

Nice "bike" blazingpedals

Nice "bike" blazingpedals
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By Trikin'

+1 for Catrike....when I was looking into trikes...

+1 for Catrike....when I was looking into trikes the 1st time I rode a '06 Cat Road, thought it couldn't get much better than that. Couldn't afford the Road at that time so bought a used older trike....
Forum: Recumbent
01-17-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,311
Posted By Trikin'

Nice looking trike RobertC. Your not going to...

Nice looking trike RobertC. Your not going to need studded tires with your Performer. You could install BigApples and run at a lower inflation (30-40psi) and no worries of hitting the ice if your...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,898
Posted By Trikin'

Hmmmm....no, trailer, yes.

Hmmmm....no, trailer, yes.
01-15-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,515
Posted By Trikin'

I'm using a 500W Crystaylte front hub in the 16"...

I'm using a 500W Crystaylte front hub in the 16" wheel on my BOB trailer. Used mainly for touring as a hill assist. The battery is mounted to the trailer deck with enough cargo space to carry my...
Forum: Touring
01-13-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,312
Posted By Trikin'

428277428274428275428276 I've been using a BOB...

428277428274428275428276 I've been using a BOB trailer when I tour since 2010. I'm riding a tadpole trike so I want to keep the center of gravity lower. I've loaded for touring just with panniers...
Forum: Recumbent
01-13-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,467
Posted By Trikin'

How about Steve Sussman @ thefinerrecliner.com he...

How about Steve Sussman @ thefinerrecliner.com he custom builds all kinds of recumbent bits and pieces. I have a headrest and a side mount for a handle bar bag he designed, might have something for...
Forum: Recumbent
01-12-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,311
Posted By Trikin'

BLAZINGPEDALS, If your Avatar is your 'bent,...

BLAZINGPEDALS,
If your Avatar is your 'bent, I'm thinking 6" of slush is going to be a soggy ass ride. I've ridden through a couple of puddles where the spray has soaked my rear (thankful of a mesh...
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By Trikin'

426768426769426770426771I've been riding trikes...

426768426769426770426771I've been riding trikes since '06, I'm on my 2nd Catrike, 3 trikes in all. I started with a larger recumbent trike (Rotator Comfort3) still seemed low to the road to me. After...
Forum: Recumbent
12-26-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,548
Posted By Trikin'

ROTATOR trike WITH MID DRIVE

My 1st trike I think was called a Rotator Comfort3. With the mid drive(6) and rear Derailluer(8)and the crank had a single gear(34T), it was a great tour machine. I rode the Icefield Parkway Alt.,...
Forum: Recumbent
12-25-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,311
Posted By Trikin'

Steamer Thankyou for the private...

Steamer Thankyou for the private message........ You're right..there's no denying the "straw man"

Here's a couple pic's....I'll ride with 2wheelers too, I don't discriminate
Forum: Recumbent
12-25-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,311
Posted By Trikin'

Thankyou Steamer.... there's no denying you think...

Thankyou Steamer.... there's no denying you think your right.
Forum: Recumbent
12-25-14, 07:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,311
Posted By Trikin'

BlazingPedals..........Another advantage to...

BlazingPedals..........Another advantage to having 3wheels Thankyou

Steamer....try riding a trike on a highway with cars and trucks racing by at 120K, see how easy that is
Forum: Touring
12-23-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,449
Posted By Trikin'

We were able to get out for 2tours last summer...

We were able to get out for 2tours last summer 5days each on Vancouver Island and Denman/Hornby islands
While on Denman we met the builder of the Nimbus kayaks and velomobiles
Forum: Recumbent
12-23-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,311
Posted By Trikin'

You got that right....BlazingPedals ...

You got that right....BlazingPedals

You've seen our light....... and it's bright!!
Forum: Recumbent
12-22-14, 10:51 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 356,545
Posted By Trikin'

Looked for any recent pic's, found my 1st trike...

Looked for any recent pic's, found my 1st trike so here's pic's of my current trikes, '09 Cat Trail and '13 Cat Expedition
Forum: Recumbent
12-19-14, 10:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,311
Posted By Trikin'

Why not? Best seat in the campsite, set your...

Why not? Best seat in the campsite, set your brakes and pause on a hill, no need to drop in the dirt if there's no where to lean it, able to walk normally after a long ride. Then there's the...
Forum: Recumbent
12-09-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,265
Posted By Trikin'

I'm riding a '13 Catrike Expedition now but...

I'm riding a '13 Catrike Expedition now but started out with an '09 Catrike Trail, I've toured with both these trikes. The Trail had 20"tires but I wanted a higher ground clearance at the rear...
Forum: Recumbent
12-09-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By Trikin'

Catrikes........! Of course you have to be into...

Catrikes........! Of course you have to be into elite trikes. I've been riding Cat's since '09, started with the '09Trail and a '13 EXP. I tour with these machines.....gotta love the class of these...
Forum: Recumbent
10-27-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,513
Posted By Trikin'

I use a flag on my trike and 2 on my trailer when...

I use a flag on my trike and 2 on my trailer when touring
10-22-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,914
Posted By Trikin'

I put a 500W Crystalyte front hub motor into the...

I put a 500W Crystalyte front hub motor into the 16"wheel on my BOB trailer. The 36V lit-ion battery is mounted to the trailer deck. I've used my E-BOB since 2010 mainly for camping and have never...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,474
Posted By Trikin'

There's a tool to check for chain wear....always...

There's a tool to check for chain wear....always change out the rear sprokets with a new chain
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,136
Posted By Trikin'

I ride the Catrike Expedition and use a Windwrap...

I ride the Catrike Expedition and use a Windwrap fairing. The fairing works well in heavy headwinds as well as keeping my feet dry in heavy downpours. A couple years back our winter was bitterly...
Forum: Recumbent
07-27-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,512
Posted By Trikin'

It's about the journey, not how fast you got...

It's about the journey, not how fast you got there. I ride a trike for the comfort, not interested in high speeds anymore.
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,630
Posted By Trikin'

I experianced wheel wobble after the 1st ride on...

I experianced wheel wobble after the 1st ride on my new Catrike Expedition. Bought my Expe from UtahTrikes in 2012 fully assembled. I contacted them to see if there was a solution. They suggested...
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,945
Posted By Trikin'

I use a Windwrap fairing, the benefits are...

I use a Windwrap fairing, the benefits are obvious. Less wind resistence while in forward motion and an added benefit as a sail when the wind blows from the rear , also when a large truck passes...
04-17-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,386
Posted By Trikin'

I use my pusher trailer just for touring. Loaded...

I use my pusher trailer just for touring. Loaded with sleeping bag, tent and most of the other essential's on the trailer, I've been able to continue cycle touring with relative ease.
The 500W...
04-12-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,449
Posted By Trikin'

i'm using a 500W Crystalyte front hub motor in...

i'm using a 500W Crystalyte front hub motor in the 16"wheel on my BOB trailer. The 36V Lit-Ion battery is mounted to the trailer deck and still provides me with plenty of cargo space for all my tour...
Forum: Recumbent
03-25-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,476
Posted By Trikin'

I ride a Catrike Expedition with the 26"wheel,...

I ride a Catrike Expedition with the 26"wheel, the rear derailleur at it's lowest position is about 4". That's alot compared to the single inch with the 20" wheel on my Catrike Trail, I bought the...
Forum: Recumbent
01-26-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By Trikin'

I bought a LavaRed Expedition through Utahtrikes...

I bought a LavaRed Expedition through Utahtrikes in Dec 2012. The 1st ride out I experianced a shimmy in the front wheels, found the right headset loose, tightened it down as well as the left one....
Forum: Recumbent
01-04-13, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By Trikin'

+1 for Utahtrikes. However I built a pusher...

+1 for Utahtrikes. However I built a pusher trailer from a single wheel BOB trailer. I had a 500W hub motor laced into the 16"wheel on the BOB. The 36VLit-Ion battery is mounted to the trailer deck...
Forum: Touring
10-24-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By Trikin'

Images of a short tour August 2012

The last short tour (Aug) of our season took me back to Sooke, B.C. We rode in from Swartz Bay off a ferry from the mainland. Hooked up with the Lochside Trail to the Galloping Goose trail, with the...
10-24-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By Trikin'

The group I joined were a "no drop" and "no one...

The group I joined were a "no drop" and "no one left behind" bunch. When I arrived for the 1st (to me) ride my pusher trailer got alot of attention. There was 1 fellow who just couldn't get over the...
Forum: Touring
09-17-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,115
Posted By Trikin'

This pic of early morning mist in the Rockies on...

This pic of early morning mist in the Rockies on the Icefield Parkway
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