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Triker Steve (Catrike Trail)

Steve Newbauer

Steve Newbauer, Age 66

Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A.

TRIKE: green 2009 Catrike Trail (new frame – prior was silver)

I started riding recumbent bicycles as a result of wanting comfort and painless cycling. I got into riding a trike as a result of wanting to be able to keep riding during the winter time. Once I rode a tadpole trike I enjoyed it so much more than a bike that I prefer it now over a 2 wheeled bike. They are just so much fun to ride and far safer than 2 wheels. It is like driving a sports car or go cart as they handle great.

Steve Newbauer Catrike

I thought I would mention further that most of my riding is on our local paved trail system. I first started riding on these trails on a mountain bike back in 2005 I think. In 2007 I made my first 2 wheeled recumbent bike and rode it on the trails followed by my factory made 2 wheeled recumbent bike and then my homemade tadpole trike in Nov. 2007. In late May 2009 I bought my Catrike Trail. From the start of it all in 2005 until now in Jan. 2011 I have ridden a total of about 11,500 miles … mostly on the local trail system. I became a volunteer Greenway Ranger in Oct. 2010 for our trail system. I thought I might as well make it official since I was already heavily involved doing the job of a ranger.

The website for our local trail system is HERE:

We have excellant trails and they are hard at work expanding and connecting them together in a master plan which is excellant. Of course, with the current economy and forced government cutbacks things are challenging.

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