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Ultimate Touring Trike

From TA reader James Alaggio in Hawaii comes this update of his riding experience yesterday on the island of Oahu (sure would like to have ridden with him on this beautiful Hawaiian route – I think I am envious):

I went out for a ride today on my new trike which was intended to be a nice leisurely 80 mile round-trip along the North Shore. I felt so good on the Catrike 700 that I decided to circumnavigate our island of Oahu! I was averaging over 20mph at 185 watts until I got into the city which slowed my average speed considerably. However I was able to cycle with kids at a bicycle event in town, say hello to my paragliding friends and enjoy a great lunch!

The “Green Machine” Catrike 700 performed flawlessly. It was fast, stable and comfortable. My body is now relaxed and PAIN-FREE. In my opinion this is the ULTIMATE touring trike! I couldn’t be happier.

James Alaggio Oahu Ride 700The 112 mile round trip James made in one day on his Green Machine

James Alaggio Green MachineOkay, who wouldn’t want to be triking here?

4 responses

  1. Down Wind Dan

    Average over twenty miles per hour ! Must have been a down hill trip all the way.

    June 22, 2014 at 1:34 pm

  2. Well, if it was a downhill trip all the way, then there must have also been some incredible geological events occurring during that particular day, because it was a loop ride, which would have necessitated that his starting point was lower in elevation when he returned in the afternoon compared to when he left in the morning. Seriously though, on a 700 over relatively flat ground, this is indeed quite possible, as these are very fast machines!

    June 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm

  3. daytriker

    One of my goals is to ride down the Kalekuk…, Hell! One of the volcanos on Maui & I don’t care if it is a Tadpole or Delta!

    June 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm

  4. Well, if the volcano is beginning to ooze its red hot goo, you’ll be wanting a tadpole so you can eek out a few more miles per hour as you see that lava catching up with you in your rearview mirror! On a delta, once you flip and the lava hardens around you and the trike, we can place a memorial sign at the site, forever commemorating the Canadian and his mythical delta!

    June 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm