Trike Hobo cruising neighborhood on Bigfoot
Fatrikes are awesomely comfortable on pavement! Plus, they really show up well …
An easy local residential cruise on the exceptionally mega-comfy mega-trike is a great way to spend a lazy summer afternoon in August. Fatrikes are always a blast to ride!
Near a quiet intersection in the rural neighborhood, a local pedestrian is aghast at this gigantic human-powered contraption I am pedaling! How do you steer, she wonders. Where is the motor, she asks. It looks more comfortable than a bicycle, she comments. I sit and just smile, sharing the triking lifestyle with all interested people I meet who express curiosity about my mode of humble transport. Every time I get on this trike, regardless of where I am going, the comfort factor just pops out in my consciousness every time, and it’s wonderful to be looking at sedan drivers eye to eye, rather than being hidden below their passenger window. Drivers simply cannot miss seeing a fatrike cruising the roads. This trike may be slower than my former speed trikes, and it may not accelerate in lightning fast seconds like the Catrike 700 I once enjoyed, but in all other arenas, I am content with the purchase. Yep, just riding this fatrike brings a smile to my face! Photos by John Gardner (who rides a mountain bike with front suspension).