One area near home has a curved road that goes under a railroad pass, though this road is bermed I have no real fear in letting the Rover go past 18 MPH, though I don't dare try to pedal when approaching 20 MPH. It's when the trike slows down to 16 that i can start pedaling in 8th and having some control.
At times this makes me pucker in my seat going that fast, which is probably due to me not being used to riding the Rover.
Yesterday doing down-across the Snake River bridge I was starting to accelerate past 14, but the road surface was wobbly, so started breaking. Perhaps it's the fear that right at the base of the grade is a right-hand turning lane for vehicles turning into Walmart and I had a close call on the Rockhopper once, or that there is far more traffic here, but I lightly brakes to keep myself at 12 MPH.
Other grades, like coming down a freeway overpass, was clipping along at 15 MPH was rather fun. Think I'm clinching up when I'm in more traffic and going down hills?
Am having a lot of fun on the Rover, though am thinking perhaps I should adjust the handlebars to give them more of an angle rather than being so forward and horizontal. Are there any tips others can share about adjusting handlebars from their own personal/professional experience?
At low speeds am okay though. Have noticed after riding that my shoulders seems to get slightly sore, probably from using the muscles in different ways or that I'm clinching. Going up hills I find myself gripping the bars and tugging as I'm pedaling, like what I did with the Rockhopper. Wondering of this is a bad habit that I need to break?
An older photo with old pedals, though the handlebars haven't been changed