Wonder if the cushion on the headrest has gotten better since the reviews and comments all over the internet (interwebs as some people call it). Had ordered the Low Rider Rack last Friday but it hadn't shipped yet, so added the TT Headrest to the order. Guess will see how cushiony it is soon.
Was headed to church this last Saturday, running late and pressing hard to make up for time. Had the ukulele strapped in on the fiberglass rods (OEM Flag mounts) in front of the luggage rack. And am running Da Brim on the helmet too. This providing an unusual effect, as Da Brim's back brim was resting against the ukulele's base and my head was in a flexing rest position. THAT is where I realized that hey, this feels good!
So... decided that I'd spend the other half of my rent money on upgrading to the headrest. ... which also means I'll have to find another way of carrying the ukulele (unless i can trade it for a didjeribone).
On the ride in I was indeed pressing/pulling on the bars to help me compensate for these sidewalk ramp areas. Once getting to church my neck muscles were a tad sore, cause I was pressing hard to get to church on time. Even parked inside, no time to chain up.
On the ride back I rested my head more on the above method. Since was going more uphill it felt equally as good. So.... despite the big pinch in the budget, this is going to be a long term upgrade, and give me some comfort when wanted/needed.
Was looking online of the old Utah Trikes headrest that no one can get, TerraTrike's version, and Finer Recliner's adaptation. Went over a lot of mounting photos and write-ups and it seemed that TT still had the better idea. It also looks more rugged, while also minimizing the parts needed.
Finer Recliner has a better headrest cushion with two different densities, and an option to have a custom embroidered cover. As for the mount on TerraTrikes it is more costly of all their models cause of the various adapters to compensate in the design - which in turn would add more issues to adjustment, slippage, and weight.
So am prepared that I may have to come up with a different headrest cushion. Guess there are no third-party cushion replacements available, right? My fabrication skills are questionable, but I'll make something work.