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Presidential candidate threatens recumbent street trikes!

Donald Trump

Today is April First. Have a fun day!

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12 responses

  1. Happy April Fools day…. but it would have been a lot more realistic if you claimed Obama did that. Make April Fool’s jokes about liberal socialists and not a good guy. Some people may actually blame Trump and and vote Democrat Hildabeast instead.

    April 1, 2016 at 5:33 am

  2. Glen A.

    I’ll hold up 2 fingers for the Chump but in the Italian style which means UP YOURS!

    April 1, 2016 at 7:49 am

  3. David Blakeman

    This is proof that the brain should be engaged before putting mouth in gear.

    April 1, 2016 at 9:22 am

  4. Actually, I have no political affiliations or loyalties at all. I walked away from the insanity long ago. Interestingly, regardless of which candidate was used for this silly joke, flak is sure to follow. We’ve already lost one TA subscriber since this post – wonder if it had anything to do with so many folks’ seriousness of the dysfunctional political system? I must say however that this year’s presidential run is providing unparalleled amusement whenever I tune into it on NPR. If candidate Trump is successful in his bid, it will indeed be fascinating to see if he is able to break the lobby/special interest/big money strangle-holds keeping all previous presidents hostage. Maybe The Donald can do it? I have come to not put much faith in anything that comes out of the mouths of those seeking high offices, regardless of political party affiliations. Money runs the ship, whether red or blue. The nice thing about using Mr. Trump in today’s slapstick presentation is that he’s the one tough enough to take the heat. Seriously though, don’t take me seriously at all here, because I certainly don’t. Life is a crazy ride, and I intend on laughing all the way. The first sign of impending mental breakdown is taking life too seriously – that’s one reason I ride a trike! Trikes are for kids, and I am nothin’ but one big kid. BTW, if trikes were to actually be banned from pavement, I’m covered with Bigfoot … yee haa! See ya’ …

    April 1, 2016 at 9:35 am

  5. armytroll

    I get it, and also wonder if he will try to ban us trikers because all that exercise annoys people like him that can’t under stand someone who would pay the kind of money for a bike that we do when it doesn’t even come equipped with a throttle.

    April 1, 2016 at 10:38 am

  6. There are other good reasons for outlawing trikes: 1) trikes use too much valuable rubber (or synthetic rubber) and metal by having three wheels rather than two; 2) trikes are the cause of about 95% of accidents (drivers get distracted by those silly flags); 3) having fewer absent-minded senior trike riders on the streets would improve the motoring environment for drivers who are more capable; 4) most trikes are not made in the USA! Trump is the only candidate with the business experience needed to understand the problem. His ability to make deals will enable him to get Congress to enact anti-trike legislation with a minimum of “watering down.” It will be wonderful. Everyone will love it. Really. Remember—“three wheels is one too many.” Let’s make America great again.

    April 1, 2016 at 11:02 am

  7. armadillozack

    As I have just made inquires as to the width of bike lanes as federally prescribed, because every state gets federal grants when bike lanes are added to public roadways, it is 48″ in., Which my quad is only 32″ in. in width, and has the maximum size tires available besides, and still I have more than enough room on both sides of my ride as I travel down the bike lane..! I made the inquiry about bike lanes because I am constructing a travel trailer to tow behind my quad, when I make my trek to the Florida, Key’s…! So what is this ashole talking about, because I can’t believe he even drives his own vehicle, and is more than likely chauffeured by a personal driver, and maybe if The Don puts up his partition window up so the driver wouldn’t be sneaking peeks at Don’s wife he would be weaving around on the roadways, and won’t have to blame it on the recumbent trikes…! Lmao….! No really…! He won’t even be driving when he becomes President either…This Guy is scary, and he wants to be president… I don’t like any of them, and believe I won’t even use my right to vote this coming election … But this thing with recumbent trikes is for the birds…! What next children’s tricycles …?
    Armadillo Zack

    April 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

  8. Stevie G.

    Okay Dave, you get the trophy for that response! I am laughing my head off. I had better find myself a fatrike made fully in the US prior to the legislation – perhaps he’ll allow trikes manufactured in the US to keep on trikin’ around on pavement. This could be a blessing in disguise: all those parts that are made overseas that all the trike companies use (derailleurs and such) would now be produced solely in the US, and the trike industry could then put thousands of jobless workers back to work. I think the recumbent tricycle industry has the potential to get this country out of debt once and for all – we’ll be in the black before you know it. Yep, sure enough, trikers will do their part to make America great again. The new campaign slogan for any candidate serious about attaining the office: A TRIKE IN EVERY GARAGE!

    April 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm

  9. Stevie G.

    Hey Zack, this post is just my goofy way of commemorating “April Fools” day. Nothing in the post is true. Heck, I can’t even claim credit for the nutty idea behind this post, because the idea was emailed to me by a Trike Asylum reader from another country who thought it would be hilarious. I told that reader I have been known to get into trouble when I joke around on this website because some folks don’t realize I was only kidding, and I emailed him back that I was not going to post anything weird. Well, my mischievous child-like mind got the better of me at the last moment yesterday, and I put this fabricated post together. I’ll say one thing, bringing up politics sure enough gets people to come out of the woodwork! They say talking about religion is even more volatile, but I think I’ll pass on that one ‘cuz I don’t wanna’ get struck by lightning. Okay, cool your jets my friend – it’s all fraudulent. See ya’ …

    PS: Keep your quad trailer light. Pulling trailers with trikes is hard work! (and that’s the truth).

    April 1, 2016 at 1:53 pm

  10. Oddly enough, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Trump had actually said this. More absurd things have come out of his mouth already.

    April 1, 2016 at 2:56 pm

  11. steve greene

    Gee, Trike Asylum subscribers are dropping like flies ever since this April Fools joke post went live this morning. Well, actually, only two have cancelled their subscriptions, but that’s quite a bit for a matter of hours in one day. Okay, I’ve learned my lesson. No more monkey business (yeah, right ;-)

    April 1, 2016 at 3:58 pm

  12. Alonzo Savage

    OK folks get off your high horses and blame two Brit’s for the APRIL FIRST joke. Me and Kevin, always the joker, came up with the idea. Please note the date that Steve posted it; he’s really not to blame. Maybe our dry sense of the ridiculous should be watered down for publication in the USA. Keep on riding those trikes and to hell with politicians, yours and ours.

    April 2, 2016 at 1:42 am