Well fellow trikers and travelers, have we got news for you! If you ever wanted to visit Italy for an extended period of time, today is your lucky day. David Gerstel has an apartment for rent in Italy, and when folks rent it, they also have use of three great trikes to get them around the region. I will post a short note that David sent Trike Asylum (followed by some photos and two movies), and if you are interested, he has supplied contact information. So, get on it and have a great 2018 pedaling trikes around Italy! This place seems really quaint and peaceful. Oh, by the way, farther on in this posting today David compares and contrasts the Catrike 700 and Greenspeed Aero, so read on!
Hello Trike Asylum Readers,
I have been receiving your posts for some time. I own an apartment in Sarnano, Italy in the province of LE Marche. I also have three trikes there: a Catrike 700, an ICE 26x, and a Greenspeed Aero. The apartment is for rent through the year, as are the trikes. It is a great place. I just got back after two months – rode 40-50 kilometers a day in the flats and mountains. The drivers are great. I have had as many as 15 cars, buses, and trucks lined up behind me and no one was impatient (happy laid-back people).
Any riders who may wish to visit a wonderful part of Italy can contact me for all the details. I am flexible on the price as well. You won’t forget this experience.
David Gerstel / 514 484 5543 / Montreal, Canada. (email@example.com) / 411 info
And a couple of short movie presentations … if you need more convincing:
You only live once … so what are you waiting for?!?!
David Gerstel’s opinion of the Catrike 700 versus the Greenspeed Aero:
“Where I live, I take the same road on a regular basis. I am able to compare the 700 and the Aero. The clear winner is the Aero. It’s about 20-25 percent faster. I start from a dead stop. The 700 is fast, but you have to start pedaling to get it moving. The Aero, no. The Aero goes so fast I have to brake on the slightly curving gradual descent, whereas with the 700, I do not have to brake. The Aero slightly scares me when over 60 KPH, and you have to remind yourself to stay cool. And I love both trikes. The 700 I took on a ten day trip to Urbino, and then west. I did about 600 kilometers through the mountains and hills. I would not do that with the Aero because it’s too low, and I don’t want to pull a trailer. For me, it’s all about keeping up with the diamond frame roadies. I also love the ICE Sprint 26x. It is the most comfortable of the three trikes. I also think the Aero Scorcher tires are faster and more comfortable than the tires on the 700. I feel that the Aero seems less likely to come apart at the rear on hard curves. I have never had a problem on any of the trikes, but I feel the smaller rear tire on Aero is more stable.”