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  • Florida-Bound  Sounds like you are look for places / excuses to ride more. Are you familiar with Google Maps that can be set for bicycling, that do work on smart phones and cellular equipped pads, like the iPad, and the Garmin GPS line for bikes? Ol…
  • Florida-bound You know there is a non road trike route from the Alexandria area on the DC Metro bike trail system to Lorton, but it is like finding the fabled "Northwest Passage." On that route, there are even spots in the county parks system where …
  • Where I park my trike, depends on who I am visiting that day / week.   I'm a senior cloud architect, with almost two decades of cloud experience, and my clients are a mix of private sector and agencies of the Federal Government and are all over the …
  • Florida_bound  There is  way west that roughly, and I mean roughly parallels Route 50, in Eastern VA. The 45 mile long, Washington & Old Dominion Rail trail starts from a trail (Four Mile Run Trail, named after a creek, because "run" is what the…
  • Agreed that a solar panel works, but we were concerned about the drag, the solar panel affecting the ability to carry gear, theft of the panel in a city environment at DuPont Circle,  and the just holding up in daily hard use of rolling along on DC …
  • Here is our report on SunEco rear wheel, spoke mounted alternators and how we got there. I'm part of a two person team from the Washington, DC Metro, that has been working diligently for the last year and a half, toward solving the Terra Trike on bo…
  • If you dig though the Terra Cycle Idler pages, including the FAQs, you will eventually figure out that the toothed idlers they sell are for the Power side and that they sell a special covered smooth idler surface for the return side. And I never tho…
  • There is another internal gear hub to consider, but it is pricey. Rohloff Speedhub a 14 speed multiple planetary gear wonder that comes in various configuration, that will set you back $1200-1400 and beyond, depending on configuration..
  • Dear Paul, NM Yes they are expensive. But if you make your brackets, you may still want to consider their high end idlers. I ride my TerraTrike daily and to the extreme, so I found out that I actually wore the teeth off of the Delrin /  Plastic stoc…
  • Here is the solution...... Go to TerraCycle, they make all manner of recumbent idler kits for many manufacturers.  Including TerraTrike Search on Terra Cycle + Idlers  
  • Please look at the discussion on dynamos, posted on March 29, 2017
  • Two of us, who are consultants  / Industrial Designers and Business Process / Manufacturing Engineers and who own Sportsters, are now on our second pair of prototype onboard dynamo kits in development for TerraTrike Sportsters,  model year 2013 onwa…