NEWBIE’S TRIKE TESTIMONY

A new tadpole rider posted this awesome testimony which I want to share here for others who are considering getting a recumbent trike.

“I’m new to triking, just got mine in March and I’ve only got 39 miles on it. I wanted to share some thoughts for any other newbies or people considering getting a trike.

I was worried about hills before I got my trike. I’d heard that it was harder, slower, etc. to go uphill on a trike. I can say that my first time out, I was able to get up one hill in particular that I could never get up on my regular bike. I always had to stop, get off and walk, but not on the trike. I went slower and used the low gears, but I was able to make it up without any real problems. So pleased by that. I haven’t walked up any hills!

I was also able to stop on a hill, not tip over, and get going again. Impossible for me on a regular bike.

Nothing hurt. Not my bum, hands, wrists, shoulders, etc. I can tell Im out of shape, but no pain from sitting on the trike. It’s wonderful!

I was also worried about being too slow overall, since hubby still rides a bike. Thought it wouldn’t be fun for him to ride together. But even being out of practice for a couple of years, I’m only about 2 mph slower, on average, than what I used to ride on a bike. Not a big difference.

Finally, I never realized how tense I was on a regular bike, especially riding along the road, until I was able to relax on my recumbent trike today. Bumps and rocks, dirt, sticks, traffic passing me, going downhill too fast, they all used to cause me tension when riding on two wheels. No worries at all on three! I could look around and really enjoy the scenery instead of staring at the road and watching for trouble. (Yes, I watched for traffic and made sure to be over to the side, but it wasn’t stressful.)

I’m really happy I bought a trike. It’s made cycling fun again, actually more fun now that I’m not so anxious or in pain. Sorry for the rambling post – I must be in the honeymoon phase with my trike 😊 looking forward to the summer!”

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I could not agree more. I can readily identify with everything they said. As for me …13 plus years later …. I am still on my honeymoon.

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 May 6, 2020, in misc., rider comfort, tadpole riders, tadpole trikes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Walter F Travers

    Thx Steve. Good post for those contemplating. I suggest you consider positing to some of the other FB blogs as well as your Tadpole Rider for benefit of potential newbies not reading your blog.

  2. John Nicholson

    This comment follows the course of wisdom that I subscribed to 1.5 years ago. I prefer to ride alone too since my trike is my zero gravity recliner on wheels. The one in my living room was a couple thousand and the one I ride outdoors was not much more. And I bought both with comfort and posture in mind. Therefore, My top speed on level ground is 18 MPH. Ask me if I care, go on and ask. There’s a Heavy Metal Headbanger tune from the 70’s entitled: “Built for comfort not speed”. That’s me. I’ve gone back to my LSD days and examine all that surrounds me which allows me to enjoy life to the full. I don’t need a Hayabusa motorcycle to top 200 MPH anymore. I feel breakable these days and why does a human need to go that fast anyway?

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