They are not for us. Governments don’t do anything for trikers because we don’t provide them any money to make it worthwhile. Rumble strips are pressed down into the pavement to wake up sleeping drivers of petroleum powered behemoths. Most of the time these strips present little issue, but on occasion, they can turn mischievous. The first photo shows that my left front tire must ride over the depressions if I am to remain on the shoulder. This is not comfortable at all, as the trike vibrates unacceptably with no front suspension. The second photo shows a situation where I tried straddling the depressions, which believe it or not, was actually kind of fun because the rear elastomer suspension on my ICE soaked it all up pretty darn well – felt like a vibrating massage machine like the kind on old motel beds in days of yore. The good news is that these situations are rare on overland journeys, and I only photographed them to make a point. Usually in this type of scenario, I just ride out in the lane until a motorized vehicle comes along behind me.
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