ARE YOU PHONY?

Now I ask you … are you phony? I am talking about while riding your trike. I must confess, I am … at least some of the time. Not many have probably heard of the term “faux pedaling”. Faux is a French word which means “fake”. Faux pedaling has recently become part of cycling vocabulary as a result of equipping bikes (and trikes) with motors. Now riding a bike or trike which is strictly “pedal assist”  one can’t be guilty of faking it as in order for the cycle to move the rider must be pedaling supplying some degree of human power applied to the pedals. But for those who have a hand throttle they certainly can get away with faking it if they choose to. I am talking about simply pedaling without actually pushing on the pedals adding anything which helps move the cycle along. They are simply turning the crankset and it can’t be detected whether or not they are actually helping propel the cycle along. Yes, sometimes I am just turning the crankset … faking it. But for what it is worth … sometimes I am pedaling and not using the motor at all … providing 100 % of the propulsion. So please don’t be too hard on me. I am out there nearly everyday riding approximately 50 miles a day. I may be faking it or I may not be. I am not telling. I assure you that I am getting quite a lot of exercise … more with a motor than I got without one. And with the motor I am truly …

ENJOYING THE RIDE!

FREE GIFT awaits you!

About Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)

Posted on August 31, 2019, in e-trikes, electric motorized trikes, pedal assist, riding, tadpole trikes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I purchased an e-assist trike a year ago. I absolutely love it. Ride longer distances and ride more often. I had another trike prior to the e-assist. I liked that one too but I couldn’t go fast enough to keep up with my riding buddies. I’ve had multiple sclerosis for 40+ years and the e-assist has kept me moving. Expensive purchase but it was my retirement gift to myself. Worth every penny!

  2. Interesting post, especially as I have been thinking about this subject. My HP fs26 with pedal assist arrives in 6 weeks. My current Viper has no assist. I lack motivation to ride sometimes – thinking about the hill I have to overcome, etc. I believe and hope I will be using the pedal assist trike more often – thus working out more often as well. Will see.

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