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  • Yep, Captainbob, I haven't had her out running for at least a month, won't do so again until it cools down--or in early morning. Rest/water stops every mile or so are in order, also.
  • I've had my Path for several years, have added mirrors, speedometer, rear fender, smaller front sprocket (for better hill climbing) and a Dog Powered Scooter rig so that my Golden Retriever can run along with me. She usually does a fast walk at abou…
  • Unless TT is getting significant pushback from its other dealers, it seems to me that cutting off Utah Trikes is not a great idea. While my wife & I bought our trikes directly from Grand Rapids, the Utah Trikes site was a significant resource th…
  • Wilkie, when we were picking up our TerraTrikes in Grand Rapids a couple of years ago the techs were working to set up and adjust a trike for a young man with a withered arm. From what I have heard they have a lot of experience at this sort of thing…
  • Neat machine, and I like the idea of the Honda engine boost. Now if we could just get TerraTrike to build one that'll go up to 80 mph on the highway . . . .
  • The more experienced with trikes you are, the less you are likely to experience this, by the way, or at least that has been my experience. At least a lot of this seems to be operator induced.
  • You're welcome. I was looking at much more complicated/expensive options, but so far this one is working well for me.
  • Kev, repeating the gist of a post I made back in October, I changed to a 32 tooth front sprocket on my Path 8, replacing the standard 46 tooth. According to TerraTrike's chart this dropped me to a range of 24-80 gear inches from 35-109. This is g…
  • C'mon, they clearly told you, even placing the "MAY" in all caps, that it was a possibility but not guaranteed. This is not a failure of them to tell the truth, but your failure to read accurately. Also, have you followed up with a formal request to…
  • I don't know the content of your email, but as a medium it tends toward short and to the point. I have dealt extensively with TT in person, on phone and via email while researching and visiting several times before buying a couple of trikes and some…
  • So what is this new place, the Secret Lair of Solitude, or are you just worried that people will show up to watch the move and get in the way?
  • I'm in Lansing and would like to take a look, Blueflame. Send me your phone number, if you would. fsvoboda@umich.edu
  • jfdavis58 wrote: Well, that's interesting. But I'm something of a skeptic. Calculating the rate of Burning calories is, at best an approximation. So whose burn rate are they using? Currently I'm using an older Garmin Forerunner 305 with both…
  • Linda L wrote: Anyone here using this setup who can give me a review? We are working toward having three Rovers in the family, and I need a way to transport them. I drive an older Prius sedan, and while I have no problem with disassembling the R…
  • Captainbob wrote: fsvoboda wrote: It looks like you can get a functionally equivalent trike via the 8 speed option on the Cruiser, if I am reading the web site correctly, so don't worry too much. Cruiser has been discontinued according to t…
  • For what it is worth I have Marathons on my Path and no appreciable wear at about 1000 miles. They will go up to 100 psi, which makes noticeably less rolling resistance than lower pressures.
  • Captainbob wrote: fsvoboda wrote: fsvoboda wrote: My local bike shop has got the 32 tooth sprockets on order, expected in about a week. I'll let you know how they work out. OK, I now have the 32 tooth sprocket on my Path 8, replacing the s…
  • Captainbob wrote: fsvoboda wrote: fsvoboda wrote: My local bike shop has got the 32 tooth sprockets on order, expected in about a week. I'll let you know how they work out. OK, I now have the 32 tooth sprocket on my Path 8, replacing the s…
  • fsvoboda wrote: My local bike shop has got the 32 tooth sprockets on order, expected in about a week. I'll let you know how they work out. OK, I now have the 32 tooth sprocket on my Path 8, replacing the standard 46 tooth. According to TerraT…
  • bentcrazy wrote: :? WHY IN THE HECK DIDN'T THEY TELL US THAT THEY WERE GOING TO DISCONTINUE THE PATH model for the rambler. That looks like a Rover. I am very very sad and confused on why they would just discontinue the model without letting peop…
  • Nice photos. How about a shot with you on board so that we can see how the sightlines work out? It looks nice. I have considered one of these for winter riding but am not sure I want to drop the big bucks it requires.
  • Oh, I run my Golden Retriever beside my Path 8 using a rig made by "Dog Powered Scooter" in Oregon. Mark, the owner, custom makes the rigs to fit your dog and Trike.
  • By all means go see the TerraTrike guys in Grand Rapids if you can. I've been there several times, and it happened that each time they were working with people who had different sorts of disabilities to make sure that they got the machines and sort…
  • You know, I would suspect that any trike is a depreciating asset. It will never be worth as much as you paid for it new once you have ridden it off the lot, just like with a car. Just add the stuff that YOU think adds value for your use of it, and …
  • Simple solution: Call TerraTrike and ask for the bracket. They will send at minimal cost. (Also, look on left steering linkage and see if it already is there, a black "L" shaped bracket, 1 1/2 inches on each arm. My two Paths both came with it inst…
  • My local bike shop has got the 32 tooth sprockets on order, expected in about a week. I'll let you know how they work out.
  • Captainbob wrote: drmweaver2 wrote: Hey, it's not MY trike/idea. It's the Old Mans's. I'm trying to talk him out of it, but he's 80-years old and and a retired engineer. Guess who's going to win this battle? Otoh, we live in the "mountainous…
  • By the way, Cabelas has a long sleeve hunter orange polyester tee shirt available on line that is working out well for me as a fall triking shirt. It is sort of like terrycloth so fairly warm and loose enough that I could easily wear another tee und…
  • Blaze orange (hunter orange) or bright yellow would be nice. I'm usually wearing some similar color tee when I am out on my Trike.
  • I sometimes ride my Path in the snow. It's a blast if you like to slip and slide without having to worry much about flipping over, but pretty much guarantees a very wet bottom. The Rover might be a bit better since you're higher off the ground, bu…