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Old 03-26-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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I've ordered an adult trike which will arrive this week. It's a Schwinn Meridian, 26".


So, let's start a thread about trike riding!


I'm planning on riding the rail trails, and through housing developments where it's fairly flat.


Tell me about your rides! I'll post more after it comes and I actually get riding.
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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When you mention trike, I'm thinking Harley three wheeler!
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:58 PM
 
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Bought one for my wife's Birthday many years ago. Grandson liked to fool with it when he was of that age. It sits in the shed gathering dust and has been there for several years.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Florida
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If you have never ridden one, you will find they are quite different from riding a two wheeler. I recommend starting on flat ground with no traffic around.

A two wheeler you lean it to turn. That doesn't work on a three wheeler. You have to steer it like you would a car.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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If you have never ridden one, you will find they are quite different from riding a two wheeler. I recommend starting on flat ground with no traffic around.

A two wheeler you lean it to turn. That doesn't work on a three wheeler. You have to steer it like you would a car.
I agree.


I think it is not as good a choice especially if OP is planning on using "rails to trails" bike/running paths. Usually they are not conveniently placed. Trikes are harder and bulkier to transport to those points. But you can get a great workout with putting a trailer on it to carry logs.

I think I am going to dust off my bike. The other day I found a "rail to trail" not too far from the house. We will see.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:18 AM
 
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I used a "WhizWheels" by TerraTrike for years on rail trails and rail-type trails in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Here is one of their more recent trikes. TerraTrike


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Old 03-28-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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What I want now is this one: Information | Organic Transit


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Old 03-28-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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What I want now is this one: Information | Organic Transit

Some guy rides one of those in town. Always in the right traffic lane. Rain or shine. Seems to do quite well.
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:07 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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What I want now is this one: Information | Organic Transit

This looks like a bike and golf cart rolled into one... sort of. I like the visibility and the idea of the one that has a back seat for passengers. With the sunshine in FL for the solar panel, flat roads and paved bike trails, this is intriguing to me.
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