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IdahoTrailLizard

Tern rack came in, and with the help from YamiYuki I should be able to get it installed this coming week. TerraTrike's Adventure Panniers arrived on Saturday. I see that there is no more embroidered "TerraTrike" lettering on these panniers now. Would of been good to had the lettering on there for advertisement purposes.

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  • Just under 12 minutes, sped up four times normal speed.
  • Had removed the OEM Road Cruisers with nylon & plastic tire removers. Then installed the Marathon Plus using same tools, with tire liners between the Slime tubes and tires. Used a standard floor pump as well. No issues other than wrestling with …
  • @Lilypad is always the star, as always, since his Path is a lot lower to the ground. He can pick up candies off the road and hand them back to the children along the curb-side. Worst part about parades, other than the wait, is the road apples!
  • Agree on the Marathon Plus. Did a lot of research for several months on finding the best tire for both gravel and goat head resistance, and Marathon Plus kept coming up time and time again. And they are heavier, obviously. Had one flat recently …
  • @Lilypad & I attended the Caldwell 4th of July Parade and Celebration earlier today. This one was one of the longest parades I had been in, and even used up all the air in the AirZounds before we were half way done. Never seen so many people …
  • Oh, and a good place to attach a
  • One must realize that most states/cities have confinement, lease laws on dogs - especially aggressive dogs. It is the owner's responsibility to keep their dogs under control. If a dog is on the loose & giving chasing/assault - you are now the…
  • Wasp spray also works, has a fairly decent range. Problem with any spray is the blow-back; wind change, breeze, or if the dog is hell-bent and attacks you anyhow with whatever substance is covered on it. Note on ammonia: 1 part ammonia & …
  • Someone told me of an obscure item to use on dogs, Silly String. Supposedly breaks up their visual cues as something is attacking them, and is sticky. Of course there is the other thing that I totally forgot to add: get a squirt gun, fill with 25…
  • Also a good lashing point (safety strap) if towing a trailer.
  • Rarely does one see a cyclist on the road in Ontario, Oregon lately. Drivers from other countries are on the loose & a lot do not care to drive respectfully. In fact they try to run anything smaller (than their rigs) off the road, use bully tact…
  • Ordered one directly from the Tern site. Other retailers wanted too much for shipping, and the company was only $8 shipping. Strangely Amazon did not list one for sale. Will see about getting some TT panniers in the next few days after juggling t…
  • Not everyone agrees on the same thing, likes, or ideas. Some people profusely live the antagonistic lifestyle.
  • One has to decide about getting External or Internal gearing on a Rover. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Least with external gearing one could add extra chain-rings to the front for more top end or better hill climbing later on in t…
  • Seen a much more lit up recumbent trike in Boise. He rides to and from work at the Boise Airport, and that one intersection has 6 way traffic with double turning lanes. Mine is nothing compared with what he had. Local LBS suggested the Bontrager …
  • What a lot of you fail to realize is there is a rider in the front. The large rider displaces more air around him. Seat is angled, with the air flow I have no issues. Average and maximum speed recordings have not changed, nor has the handling. Rov…
  • Amazing the things PVC tubes can be used for: light bars, lashing points, cover with pool noodles for looks/comfort, pinwheel mounts, camera mounting point, bar end lights, stash/small storage areas. Added pool noodle to give shoulder cushioning …
  • Seat wedge issues are common to sellers of TerraTrikes. Since they lack the expertise they often are installed upside down. The correct way takes more initiative. squirrelpie0 wrote: » Found the main seat bolt wear developed enough wobb…
  • Depends on how fit you are, the terrain, weather conditions, and may other factors. I average about 6 to 8 MPH on most days with a Rover i8 (Sturmey-Archer). Would of liked to gone a different IGH that TerraTrike is offering now, as the SA IGH i…
  • What is the widest tire one can get on the back of a Rover i8? @chonk ??
  • Used to ride an MTB in North Sacramento, through gang areas, and there was one strip that had a bike trail. Rest was backroads before hitting the main road to Morse Avenue. Worked security at Kaiser. Those back roads were menaced by large dogs th…
  • Any spray or liquid can come back at you.
  • Check with your local authorities to see what comments they can offer, and to what extent you can protect yourself. Open range you can drop an attacking animal. You, as the victim, do not know if the animal has rabies, distemper, or if it is a wi…
  • It is fairly light weight, charges anything USB, can charge two devices at the same time. Battery packs for recharging devices/lights at night (when needed). No drag at all, nor did I feel it in the wind. Thinking of going with small panniers, di…
  • Moved the cleats back some on the left foot. and that felt really good. Then the right foot got jealous. At dinner grabbed the Y wrench and moved the right shoe cleats back. My God, what a difference!! No foot/pedal issues after, and the knees wer…
  • Knob smaller size is available but does not really work out the best in the long run. The wider Knobs are not for sale, unsure why. Had contacted the company and never got a reply. I use Bontrager Flair R's in the back and Trek makes some adjust…
  • Recharges phones when stationary, and battery packs in the automatic retry mode when riding. Was testing the idea to see how well it worked out.
  • Thorny Devil mascot all the way from Sri Lanka, then to the UK, and across the pond and in Idaho.
  • Yeah, alignment. That got me on year. Was going down a cement walk as not all areas out here have bicycle lanes. Was hot and I hit the brakes hard cause of some stupid driver not wanting to wait. That left a sizable scar on the tires. 1st stoppie.