Finally got my recumbent trike!
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:43 pm
I've been posting in D or S and finally realize that getting my wheels qualifies as a success story, so I'm going to put my two posts here, by date.
FYI, my Sun EZ3 is probably the least cost prohibitive trike, around $900 sans extras. This particular model is sort of standard for disabled riders, although many people without special needs use it. Maybe some of you aren't comfortable riding a two wheeler and didn't know about this option--well, now you do! Best, daniMon Feb 25, 2008 1:45 2 I've wanted an adult trike for nearly twenty years, and it looks as if I may be finally able to purchase one with, believe it or not, either of two different sources! This issue started in the 80s when I wanted a bicycle, but realized my balance problems were becoming prohibitive. So, I began to check on adult trikes. The standard ones, however, were awkward and not at all sporty. I must have stumbled upon recumbent tricycles when I was just searching online. They looked great, but were very cost prohibitiveâ€”as in the thousand$. Now, this spring, I managed to snag a good enough work contract to afford the trike; simultaneously, a service provider materialized which will also cover the cost! Honestly, I can hardly stand the wait for Spring and $$! There's a bike and walking path along the creek behind my building, which takes two blocks to get to (another obnoxious issue) and drives me fairly crazy. All I can think about is finally getting on the wheels and really enjoying myself! For those who need more info: http://www.answers.com/recumbent?cat=health&gwp=13 Now then, how many of you here have â€œbents?â€ Please tell me what you think of them. dani Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:20 It's here Actually, I've had it for a couple of weeks, but procrastinated on posting here. I tried to get an image up, but apparently that has to show up on a full page with a URL. So, here's the link: http://www.bicycleman.com/recumbents/trikes/sun/sun-recumbent-trikes.htm. FYI, it's a delta trike; tadpoles are set too low for most people of a certain age. I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying it. For me, it's freedom, except that I have to work my way up to getting to the groovier places around. I'm about halfway to my particular lake goal. One pleasant thing I've noticed is that I don't get any muscle aches and pains afterwards, as with other types of exercise. I'm just trying to pace myself so that I don't end up somewhere I can't get back from. What's unpleasant is how much I sweat! Anyhow, coming home is a hasty peel-off-as-fast-as-I-can on a dead run to the shower! I had a fairing installed primarily to keep wind off of my face because I get "wind-headaches." Aren't I weird? It sort of helps with that, but best of all, it cuts down on wind-drag, which adds to the fun. There's a great forum,http://www.bikeforums.net/ that has boards for every kind of human-powered cycler there is. There's even one for "Clydesdales and Athenas, 200 lb. plus," where people have really accomplished some remarkable weight drops. Even if you're not in that category, it's still great for all of us who want to lose weight (who doesn't, these days?) My particular faves are the recumbent and Great Lakes boards. Hope some of you might be interested.