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  • In Florida, I go to http://www.caamevents.com/florida/ to find events. Unfortunately, there are few in the panhandle. If you are willing to travel further, here's one you might like. http://www.caamevents.com/event/florida-bicycle-safari/?instan…
  • I bought a cheap bag that fits on top of the rack at Walmart. It expands upward to hold a grocery bag. It has clip straps to hold it to the rack so it can quickly be removed. I carry my lock, extras parts, and emergency lights in there. I've had…
  • What kind of batteries does it use?
  • I can use the Patterson crank to go to lower gears. But, I'm still having issues getting it back up to the higher gear and it would make me go even slower. I wasn't having a problem peddling. I just wasn't going fast enough for them. The ride m…
  • The problem is the DoD does not care for veterans. If they did, they would take better care of individuals while they are serving. I worked for the DoD for 26 years, I was previously a military spouse, and my son is an Air Force pilot. For 30 y…
  • Turn them sideways so cars on side streets can see you.
  • AMEN! Wish I could get the local VA to buy more trikes for the many disabled vets living in my area. And, get the county to build more trails. Elrique64, I have no problems maintaining a speed without electric assist. My issues are starting ou…
  • I found these on a website. They would work also. https://morningsave.com/deals/2-pack-4id-personal-safety-led-lights-5
  • Took my dog to the vet and asked how far he could run while I trike. The vet said he needed to work up to great distances but, as muscular as he is, 5 miles or more was not too far. It's going to be cloudy and in the mid 60s so we are going to giv…
  • If you owned a house down here, they could all come visit you. However, they may not leave until spring! Next time you head south, stop at Gator Cycles in Gainesville. They just opened a new store and had the best selection of trikes I had seen…
  • They need to be very careful reusing oil products. I lived not far from Times Beach MO growing up. That's where they sprayed used oil on the rock roads to keep the dust down and created one of the worst hazardous sites in the country.
  • Go to http://www.trikegroups.com, create an account, then look at the member map. I see 4 in the Chattanooga area. You can contact them through this website.
  • Would polyurethane work also?
  • No, thank goodness! I looked at the Weather Channel mid-morning and the snow was about 20 miles north of here. We did have bitter cold. It was nasty from Tallahassee to the east. I-10 had to be shut down. The problem is southern states don't …
  • Don't you need some kind of metal frame to attach the plastic to the trike? What do you plan to use? How is that material rated against the wind? Don't spend a ton of money until you know for sure the materials will work in that configuration. …
  • I remember my dad repacking the bearings on his boat trailers. Don't remember ever having to do it on a bicycle.
  • Yes, it is winter in Michigan and someone is already bored! The problems with wood fenders are they will be heavier than other material and they are not something you want to get wet. The only good wood to use for wet surfaces is teak and it is qu…
  • I have a question on greasing the wheels. If you don't ride in rain, does the grease last longer? Also, how many miles can you go before the wheels need to be re-greased? Or do you need to measure it by years for less frequent riders?
  • No, the Weather Channel says you are having an extremely warm winter. We, on the other hand, will have highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s for the next week or so. Time to work on some of my indoor projects and let the trike rest!
  • Now I understand why it sticks out so far. I thought it was attached to the rear rack. That's a nice container but, if I wanted something reachable, I would have gone with the Smoky Mtn Saddle Bag. It might be too small for your needs.
  • You can push those temps east on I-10. I really wouldn't mind. I never thought those bags would be so wide. That's good to know. I too had problems getting through those barriers when I was in South Florida. But, they really protect the trail.
  • If you had an IPhone and an Apple watch, you could easily check your messages or reply while riding. I believe other brands of smart watches do the same now. Hope the bags work for you!
  • I grew up in St Louis but was not about to ever go back there. It's too cold in the winter. The only reason to stay in the DC area was for a job but I retired and don't need to work anymore. I was previously in the Florida panhandle for 17 so it'…
  • As a military spouse, we were always far from family. I tried moving near family after retirement and it didn't work out. Now I'm back to the area I love. If family wants to see me, they will have to travel here!
  • Nearest trike shop is 5 hours away. Sorry! But, there are some awesome riding trails both north of Tampa and between Tampa and the east coast of Florida. Just watch out for the sink holes!
  • Head on down to the Florida panhandle. No state income taxes. Reasonable sales taxes. Reasonable home prices. And, there's always access to the beach. Besides, about 75% of the people who live here are current or former DoD or federal employees…
  • If you have to go to work in it, why not go out and enjoy it?
  • Squirrelpie0, I think you brought that Canadian air down here. This is colder than I remember but I haven't spent a winter here since 2008. At least the roads aren't packed like South Florida. Only you northerners chose to come to this beautiful…
  • Thanks for letting me know. I don't have money to burn so I'll use it elsewhere.
  • Same here! I'm always learning and almost to the point where I can give advise. You guys up north stay warm and dry. This is going to be a nasty winter!