Side-by-side tandem recumbent tadpole couch trike!

My sister recently emailed me an interesting photograph of what she wants for her next trike, something a wee bit more comfy, something that our 89 year old mom could also enjoy right along with her daughter. She would be upgrading from her TerraTrike Rover if she were to actually pursue this unique side-by-side tandem couch tricycle, however, this may be a one-off unit, so may be unavailable for purchase by the general public. Also, I suspect the weight of this recumbent trike might be significant, thus it would require two people simply to get around on flat smooth paved streets. Looks like the benefit of the comfort would be outweighed by the extreme effort to keep it moving. Although, if there is a downhill section of road, watch out … this thing might really get moving!

Couch Trike

The side-by-side recumbent couch tadpole tricycle

Note: This trike reminds me of a similarly designed side-by-side made by ICE a number of years ago, but their trike was more practical for most folks:



About Wild Steve

Steve Greene is a naturalist, free thinker, and seeker of truth. He pursues absolute truth in all things, modifying his existence as supported by legitimate evidence. His ideological foundation rests on the respect of life, as he follows a path of health, serenity, and maximum functional longevity. He has authored eleven books, and is a noted authority on Death Valley National Park, human powered recumbent tricycle touring, health and fitness, and professional law enforcement. Steve has not owned a petroleum powered automobile since 2008, as part of his environmental preservation paradigm. He thrives on a whole food plant-based diet, exercises regularly (bodybuilding, hiking, cycling), and enjoys exploring the wilderness, beyond the bounds of human dominance. Harmony with nature tops his priorities.
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4 Responses to Side-by-side tandem recumbent tadpole couch trike!

  1. Kevin Baughman says:

    adjective: tandem

    1. 1.
    having two things arranged one in front of the other.


  2. Jerry Forster says:

    Looks cool, but I’m not sure where could ride the thing.

  3. trike hobo says:

    Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary
    tandem: noun tan·dem \ˈtan-dəm\ : a group of two people or things that work together or are associated with each other : in partnership or conjunction

    Source: Wikipedia
    : side-by-side seating – An alternative configuration is side-by-side seating, which is common in civil aircraft of all sizes, trainers and large military aircraft, but less so in high performance jets and gliders where drag reduction is paramount.

    Operators of trikes are trike pilots, thus the apropos association with the Wikipedia aircraft discussion. Drag reduction is not a factor with this tandem couch trike, so in-line configurations are not necessary as with fighter jets ;-)

  4. armadillozack says:

    What would Trump think about this trike…! LoL…! I mean just look at what he thinks of normal trikes,as is , nonetheless a side by side version which increases the width in size by one … Not a popular topic for him as he would like to see them already outlawed in regular size…! But the guy is a _ _ _ _ _ anyway…! LoL…!
    Armadillo Zack

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