[CR]trike riding

(Example: Production Builders:LeJeune)

From: <WTrikerider@cs.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 19:29:19 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]trike riding

Brian, I really enjoyed reading your description riding a trike! As a trike owner/rider I must say that there are elements of truth in alll of it but.... Don't worry about the flexing in the rear wheels on corners. The wheels on my Ken Rogers are almost 30 yrs old and still true As for taking your hands off the bars----well, you'll never do that again will you? Once was enough for me. I have tried aero bars and the shaking on descents REALLY gets bad. Don't do that. Two trikes in a pace line gets interesting. There is a very nice pocket between the rear wheels that gives a fantastic draft but make sure that you aren't there when the trike turns. It is real hard to miss that rear wheel. Another thing that you won't do twice. If you guys want to see more English trikes, try http://www.tricycle-association.org.uk. I usually ride my trike in the winter when everybody is willing to play around a bit. And as awkward as it can be at times I always end up glad that I have kept the bloody thing all of these years. You always have something to talk about when new people show up.

Paul patzkowsky "the trikerider"