Wednesday, December 4, 2019

First ride on the "single" TT Rover Trike!

After a couple of rides, we found out the "bike and trike combo" wasn't working well! The bike is lighter than the trike and I'm a "stronger, faster rider" than JoLynn. Either I was "running over her" or she was lagging behind as we rode together. The solution was to put ME back on a TRIKE, which we did as of November 30th.

The Terra Trike Rover Trike is about 10 lbs. heavier than the Trident Stow Away 1 that JoLynn rides so that actually helped by slowing me down a bit to push the extra weight. The other major help was that now I can ride at HER PACE without worrying about "the bicycle" falling over at really slow uphill speeds!!!! It's surprising how much "energy" is used just trying to "keep your balance" on a recumbent bicycle when your having to go SLOW on uphill grades!! Infact this works so well we are at least for the near future going to not add a E-assist system to JoLynn's trike, we just won't be able to ride in any group rides or IF we are leading a group ride, I will put JoLynn in the lead and let her set the pace, I'll take up the end otherwise known as the "SWEEP" rider!

The group will just have to go "our speed" or they can just head out and meet us at stopping points along the ride! :) As we are both 60+ there will come a day we we HAVE to have E-assist added but hopefully the EXPENSIVE PRICES for those systems will come down and be much more affordable by the time we really NEED it just to be able to RIDE! It was a sunny day but the breeze was VERY CHILLY so our ride was a short 13 mile RT ride down to the pond at the Fountain Regional Park in Fountain, CO. We took a couple of photos by the pond and had a little picnic brown bag lunch on a table in the sunshine! Then we headed back to the storage unit and tucked the "trikes" away. I've already SOLD my Bike E to a rider in AZ. so we've got a bit more room in the storage unit. I'm really jazzed to be back on a TRIKE, the recumbent bicycle was FUN but the trike is so much easier to handle and that makes the ride more enjoyable! :)

BJ's Terra Trike Rover in a "single serving" size now!! :)

JoLynn's Trident Stow Away 1, "this is the first time in many years of riding that we have the same color machines!! :)

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