Ed Wade and his Azub pedal Arizona

My trikin’ buddy Ed Wade recently visited Arizona, and took his new Azub Ti-Fly along for the fun. The first photo below shows Ed’s new wheels. In the second photo, the Azub is hidden.


The fully suspended Azub is a joy to ride on bumpy and uneven surfaces.


I see Ed. Do you see his Azub?

Ed has two sets of tires, depending on what type of terrain he will be predominantly riding for a while. For rugged Arizona outback, his Schwalbe Black Jacks are perfect, with knobby treads and sizable footprint. For street riding, his Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires are smoother rolling, and do not make the typical whining noise associated with knobby tires on pavement at speed. Ed’s plan is to eventually have both sets of tires mounted on separate wheels, then he can change them out quickly and easily, without having to dismount the tires and remount the other set, using the same three wheels for both. This Azub has a Pinion drive up front, with only a single sprocket on the rear – no derailleurs anywhere to be found – nice! It’s hard for me to feel nostalgic for derailleurs.

BTW: any Arizona trike pilots recognize where Ed is?


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Steve Greene is a naturalist, philosopher, and teller of tales. 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 ten books, and is a noted authority on Death Valley National Park, human powered recumbent cycle touring, fitness and longevity, and professional law enforcement. Steve has not owned a petroleum powered automobile since 2008, as part of his environmental preservation paradigm. He eats a vegan diet, exercises regularly, and enjoys exploring the wilderness. Harmony with nature tops his priorities. To learn more about Steve, please visit: http://wildsteve.wordpress.com
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4 Responses to Ed Wade and his Azub pedal Arizona

  1. Robert says:

    With a Schlumpf on the front and a NuVinci on the back it’s hard for me to miss derailleurs as well. No lateral movement of the chain is a good thing.

  2. ED Wade says:

    Well that was an unexpected surprise this morning. Very cool of you to be so kind to people you meet, a very uncommon event these days. What a wonderful friend you are, that alone is a story of you in the good of man kind… Ed

  3. Alonzo Savage says:

    I swap the tyres on my ICE T in the same way as you Ed whenever I want to revert to a teenager and whizz down forest trails accompanied by my son who tends to make disparaging remarks about my sanity. Son:- That should be INSANITY dad.

  4. Bob Clark says:

    Not from Arizona, but Here is info RE the Pemberton Trail (NE of Phoenix):
    More about Pemberton Trail
    Moderate-difficulty Trail
    Pemberton Trail is a 14.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Scottsdale, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

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