...and loving it so far.
This is my first tadpole trike experience, FWIW. (I rode a Rover 8, this Path 8, and a Cruiser at the dealer on Thursday, decided I didn't want the Rover's height, and I wanted the internal hub, so Path it was, and I bought it yesterday.)
Took it for its first ride this morning, a short ride of a couple miles or so. (The street parts were a bit scary without a flag (I've gotta send off for that and the bag) or any mirrors (couldn't find my Third Eye mirror, and I'll be buying a Mirrycle or two).)
Had to tension the chain some more than the dealer did - 1st-gear mashing to try to get up a hill was causing the chain to jump. (I'm way out of shape, so mashing it in 1st was expected, and this is a little better than my old 1985 Schwinn World's 1-1 for climbing hills...) I think I've got it all taken care of now, though, and the wheel aligned properly.
Definitely want to get better tires, at least eventually - the 40 PSI CST tires are weaksauce.
Need to accumulate accessories for it - my employer actually will pay me for that, though, which is great. (I do plan on commuting with it, potentially even in inclement weather that I wouldn't ride a bike in - it's about 6 miles on a cycling-friendly route, IIRC.)
Handling took a little getting used to - more skittish than I expected, actually, but not too bad once I knew what it was going to do. I was thinking about getting the steering upgrade, but now that I've actually ridden it for more than just in the dealer's showroom, I think that's completely unnecessary.
Just thought I'd go ahead and post up my first real ride experiences.
2011 TerraTrike Path 8 | bone stock for now...