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Howard Veit, a very fast TA reader on ICE

There is a cool spunkster who reads Trike Asylum, and often you will find him on his ICE Vortex speed trike, out piling on the miles (last year alone, he logged 10,300 miles, about 8,000 of which were on the trike you see him riding below). This guy can do a century ride easier than most folks can get out of bed in the morning. His three wheels are about the lowest height out there in trikedom, and the ICE Vortex is about the most difficult trike around when it comes to settling into, or getting out of, not because of its low height, but due to the distance between the front of the seat and the mainframe cross-member.

Howard Veit is a “no meat athlete”, meaning he does not eat animals to power his fast and light long distance mega rides. He is a retired health care consultant from Sandy Springs, Georgia, and knows a thing or two about living long and finishing strong. Howard has reached an age most of us consider an old man who should be suffering from many “age-related” maladies, yet at 72, he is stronger than ever, and can smoke by riders a fraction of his age! He is an inspiration for those seeking a fitter way.

Howard Veit on ICEHoward Veit – so fast, the cannonball missed him completely

If all this captures your interest, you may wish to visit Howard’s website to find out just how he goes about remaining powerful and vital despite what American beliefs say to the contrary. Improvement is within reach for those wishing to redesign the organic engine! The good new is that achieving fitness with trikes is a lot of fun.



There is a new TA page devoted to some of Howard’s ideological musings regarding trike riding. He compares it to recumbent bike riding, and then goes on to discuss pros and cons of riding a recumbent tadpole tricycle. You will find his thoughts quite interesting!

Click HERE to visit his new page now!


2 responses

  1. Just curious, any other videos available? I would like to see some of the adventures that he’s been on. Talking about the amazing achievements is the first thing. But, to view the various types of amazing pictures taken, or people met would be great.

    October 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

  2. Howard Veit

    Steve, thanks for the nice post. That picture of me riding by the cannon was taken while I rode Bike Ride Across Georgia a couple of years ago. I was one of maybe three trikes out of several hundred riders. I was definitely the oldest triker. Glad the cannon didn’t fire as I passed. Zach, sorry I am not into videos, but I am thinking of getting a GoPro camera to mount on my helmet. I have some big plans for riding some long distance endurance events in 2015. If I follow through, I’ll take some pictures. My plan is to ride long distance endurance events when I am 100 — Maximum Functional Longevity.

    October 21, 2014 at 8:43 am