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TRIKE TIPS: Volume 1 Issue 6 July 2020, by Glen Aldridge

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The July 2020 issue of TRIKE TIPS is attached! (A website version is under construction for future issues.)  The newest Vancouver-Island-focused source for trike cycling, trike maintenance, and group event news  Locally designed and written specifically for Recumbent Tricycle Riders on the Island (and those farther away too).

If you have comments, kudos, queries, suggestions, for-sale-items (with details and photos), please send them directly to the Author / Editor:

:D Glen Aldridge, at (daytriker@gmail.com)

Mid-Island Trike Adventures https://mid-islandadventures.weebly.com/

Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

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For email address adjustments or to unsubscribe, please advise the Mailing List Coordinator.

Hope to see you on the Trails soon!

=])  Beth Mills-Butcher, Mailing List Coordinator

SunnyRiderBeth(at)gmail.com

Colwood (Victoria), on the West Shore, Vancouver Island, BC

TerraTrike RAT (Rambler All-Terrain) … GET LOST on a tricycle!

Are you the type of human who prefers dirt and wild places over asphalt and automobiles? Would you like to get to these secret spots pedaling a human-powered three-wheeled recumbent cycle? Do you like TerraTrike tricycles? Well then, you may enjoy TerraTrikes RAT offering! RAT is an acronym for Rambler All Terrain, so this RAT will get you where you want to go comfortably (except, of course, you have to work up a sweat pedaling if in sand or heading up hill ;-)

Here is what TerraTrike has to say about its all-terrain tricycle:

“Explore. Dream. Discover.
“The Rambler All Terrain is rugged enough to take you off the beaten path… WAY off the beaten path! You will no longer be limited to paved bicycle paths or roads, and a world of possibilities awaits where the pavement ends! Two track dirt roads, gravel paths and hiking trails are now accessible on the Rambler AT.

“The Rambler AT is a quality machine for casual and serious riders alike. With 24” wheels all around, and an aggressive tread pattern on the tires, the AT rolls over most obstacles with ease. Available with a traditional deraillure system and a robust, round tubed chro-moly steel frame, the Rambler provides a nimble, responsive ride. The breathable seat mesh is fitted across a lightweight aluminum seat frame, and features an orange embroidered seat logo. The frame comes in a stunning Sparkle Green with orange and white graphics. With standard disc brakes and full seat adjustability, the Rambler AT is ready for adventure!

“When you’re riding the All Terrain, very few destinations are off limits. The only decision you’ll have to make is where your next adventure will take you!”

And YOU can get one of these for yourself by paying $2499.00, and then the fun begins.

TO LEARN MORE, CLICK THESE TERRATRIKE WEBSITE LINKS:

https://www.terratrike.com/shop/rambler-all-terrain/

https://www.terratrike.com/product-category/trikes/rambler-all-terrain-2/

the RAT is ready for ACTION

 

Trike stealth camping, by Crazy Uncle Tim (huge trailer and dogs too)

Trike Tips Newsletter – June 2020 – from Glen Aldridge

Since in BC we seem to be coming out of isolation, I have put together this new Newsletter in the hopes of kick starting our riding season. We are also in the process of re-formatting the Newsetter & Email List to simplify the composing & distribution. This is being undertaken by Josh the Website Manager but unfortunately he is still under lock down so does not have access to his main computer just yet. I also wanted to get the word out about our new Rental Fat Trikes & Escorted Tours in the Mid-Island area so hang in there & we will re-cover as much of this years riding season as we can. For your guests that would like to experience triking for themselves or spend a half day having a scenic 4 hour tour with instruction & picnic lunch they would be hard pressed to find a better place to do it than Vancouver Island. (Glen, daytriker at gmail dot com)

Visit Glen’s Trike Touring and Adventures website here:

https://mid-islandadventures.weebly.com/

Out in the Country … on a full size fatrike – leave the pavement behind!

Solution for off-road, on-road touring: TrikExplor sport 4×4 recumbent quad 424E, and trikes

A quick video to show the features on 4×4 recumbent quad. Feel free contact us for more information.

Website: https://www.trikexplor.com/  Email: trikexplor@gmail.com

May 2020 Issue – Trike Tips – by Glen Aldridge

The May 2020 issue of TRIKE TIPS is here!  The newest Vancouver-Island-focused source for trike cycling, trike maintenance, and group event news  Locally designed and written specifically for Recumbent Tricycle Riders on the Island (and those farther away too).

If you have comments, kudos, queries, suggestions, for-sale-items (with details and photos), please send them directly to the Author / Editor:

:D Glen Aldridge, at (daytriker@gmail.com)

Mid-Island Trike Adventures

Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Glen’s Website: https://mid-islandadventures.weebly.com/

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For email address adjustments or to unsubscribe, please advise the Mailing List Coordinator.

Hope to see you on the Trails soon!

=])  Beth Mills-Butcher, Mailing List Coordinator

SunnyRiderBeth (at) gmail (dot) com

Colwood (Victoria), on the West Shore, Vancouver Island, BC

No Services! Prepare Well … This could take a while!

On a human powered recumbent tour, it is a good thing to carry plenty of water and food, because long stretches like this, which is nothing for an automobile, can take two full days or more using only pedal power! Pedals, not petroleum … but be ready!

Martin Schmid … HP Velotechnik triker from Germany

Martin’s HP Velotechnik Scorpion recumbent tadpole trike

If you like HP Velotechnik trikes, and who wouldn’t, and you enjoy seeing how other trikers use them, you may enjoy Martin Schmid and his rides and tours. Martin began touring in 2015, and continues through today, riding all over the countryside. On his website’s touring page, he has his rides categorized by year. He has a website and a YouTube channel, both of which are rich with recumbent tricycle material. Martin says on his website:

“One of my passions is day trips or tours with my recumbent trike for several days. What started as an experiment became my biggest hobby over time. A lucky coincidence in 2014 brought me into contact with a recumbent tricycle. I quickly began to love the relaxed ride with the panoramic view and went on to work with my own recumbent tricycle every day.”

He is clearly a man who is passionate about recumbent tadpole trike riding! When you visit his extensive website, wait until each page fully loads, and then your browser will pop up a dialog box asking if you wish to translate the page (the pages are in German). If you speak and read German, there is no need, but for me, since I have not studied the language since my three years of instruction in high school, I instruct my browser to translate into English, which it does quite well.

In Martin’s videos, he speaks German, but even if you do not speak or understand the words, you will still be able to see and appreciate the country and region through which he trikes. Here is an example from his YouTube page:

To visit Martin’s YouTube page, click HERE.

To visit Martin’s trike website, and his trike page, click HERE.

If you love to watch recumbent trike movie presentations, there are many videos on his YouTube channel, which will keep you engaged for hours.

Martin Schmid can be contacted through his website HERE.

Ukelele Triker Alonzo Savage deals with COVID -19 in his own backyard …

Here is how an ICE triker in England waits out the zoonotic menace of 2020:

Learn more about Alonzo on Trike Asylum at:

https://trikeasylum.wordpress.com/rider-stories/triker-alonzo-ice-t/

20 MPH Full Fat Trike Goes Anywhere … or so says Utah Trikes!

CATRIKE Factory Tour, by Gary Solomon of Laidback Bike Report

Recumbent Trike Shopping? Well, this may provide some insight …

The Proper Design for a Superior Human-Powered Cycling Glove

FOX cycling gloves … exposed stitching … major design flaw

Ray Taylor’s AZUB Ti-Fly recumbent tricycle!

(YouTube video below)

Ray Taylor recently purchased a new Azub Ti-Fly recumbent tricycle not long ago. Back in 2017, when I put my ICE Full Fat up for sale, Ray expressed interest in it, however, another potential buyer was ahead of him, so I told Ray that if the first buyer’s deal did not complete, then he (Ray) could buy my trike. Well, as it turned out, the first buyer (a fellow and his wife from Nevada), did end up getting my big fat tire trike, so Ray was out of luck.

But there was a silver lining in Ray’s trike search, and he decided upon this Azub, which he now absolutely loves! So, Ray is a very happy triker, even though he ended up with another triangular vehicle. This short presentation shows Ray’s Azub trike in a few still photos, and also includes a specs sheet (pause video to read it) and some video he shot, where he explains more about the recumbent tricycle. Ray’s Azub has some really cool additions you will want to see in the video!

By the way, the Full Fat trike I had for sale that Ray wanted was also this bright orange color.

If you have questions about this trike, please post them in the comments (on YouTube and Trike Asylum), and hopefully Ray will read them from time to time and provide answers. I am not qualified to speak about Ray’s trike, so there may be a delay in getting your comment answered depending on when Ray reads it. Thanks for your patience!

Trike Hobo

Trike Tips Newsletter, Volume 1 – Issue 1, Spring 2020

For joining the mailing list of this newly-launched newsletter, contact:

sunnyriderbeth@gmail.com

To submit text and photos for publication, contact:

daytriker@gmail.com

 

Do you seek sun protection for your cycling helmet? Try Da Brim!

Da Brim

I first learned about the Da Brim company several years ago from my friend Mark Waters, proprietor of Backcountry Recumbent Cycles near Bend, Oregon. These brims, which attach easily and quickly to any cycling helmet, go a long way to keeping the sun’s rays off your face and neck if the sun is high in the sky. If you are riding late in the day, or early in the morning, or are on a cycling tour that includes riding all day long, these brims may not be the best solution, but if you tip your head towards the sun, they would work when the sun is lower in the sky. In wind, they tend to flap a tad from what I hear, but they are pretty stiff, and hold their shape well. Below are two links, the first is to the cycling section of the Da Brim company website, and the second is a company video showing how this brim attaches to a cycling helmet.

http://www.dabrim.com/html/products/cycling.htm