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PapaSkisNTrikes

Thanks for your comment. We have made three trips from Michigan to Georgia in the last year and half to ride the Silver Comet. The Silver Comet ranks right close to the top of our list of favorite trails. Additionally, I have to say that we have been very impressed with the state of Georgia over all. It is a beautiful state. We make two to three "destination" trips each year. This year we went to GA in February, and then SE Minnesota in April. We are considering a trip to PA next spring to focus on the Great Allegheny Passage. In between these destination trips we make many day trips all over the state of Michigan. Michigan has over 3,600 miles of Rail Trails, so there are plenty of beautiful trials from which to choose. We are leaving tomorrow for an extended weekend in Northern Lower Michigan to ride two or three days. All told, during the summer we probably average about six days of riding each month. It is an activity that my wife and I can share and totally love.

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  • Ultimately, we went with the black and silver fenders that TT sells on the Accessories page and are very happy with the appearance and their effectiveness.
  • If you want to sew them to satisfy any concern you may have is fine, but, I have never had them loosen. Before my wife changed to clipped bike shoes we did cut off the excess on the straps because she is a size five foot.
  • I have found that the key to the success of the heel straps depends on what kind of shoes is worn. I use athletic shoes that have a substantially distinctive sole at the heel that prevent the strap from slipping down and off the shoe. Also, I neve…
  • To everyone attending Riderfest 2018, have an awesome time. The weather is shaping up to be perfect for your time together. I'm sorry that my wife and I will not be joining you. Maybe next year!?
  • So sorry to read about your experience. My wife had a very similar experience two years ago this month. It was on her (our) third ride on our new trikes. Traveling on a slight down grade on the White Pine Trail in Michigan at 15 mph, and whammo, …
  • I do remember seeing a group of bike riders with one recumbent trike. Must have been you? I think I recall that we passed in opposite directions both ways. We were there on Saturday, July 7th. We stopped at Joe's Friendly Tavern in Empire for lu…
  • Jump up and down, stomp my feet, throw my hands up, cry, then call our lbs to see what they suggest. :-)
  • Long Overdue Update. We had the Bionx D500 installed at our lbs on each of our Sportsters in January. Took a trip to Georgia in February for several days of riding the Silver Comet Trail. After 247 miles during that trip, we came home very sa…
  • Nice Video, Peanut. By the way, to what is your camera mounted?
  • Hello Minnesota riders. My wife and I plan to travel from Michigan to Rochester, MN on April 19th to ride on trails in southern Minnesota. We will be there for 9 days of riding. Hopefully, the weather will co-operate. :-) Some of the trails w…
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  • 73 this coming July.
  • I mentioned earlier my preference for an enclosed pickup topper as a means to transport both of our trikes, but I also understand that everyone's preferences and/or circumstances are different. As for an external carrier, it would appear that the A…
  • This it the reason I prefer a topper. My neighbor has a cap on his pickup and he constantly complains about not being to transport the items that I can with my topper. Both of our trikes fit very nicely and securely inside the bed of the truck cov…
  • @PapaSkisNTrikes how did you handle the wheel size issue with the Hammers? From what I see online, they are designed for 26" wheels? I'm not totally sure that I understand your question. First, our Sportsters have 26" rear wheels, but, in realit…
  • My wife and I each have a very similar set up to that of magicmikecat, with a few differences. We were down to a choice between the Kurt Kinetic smart trainer vs. the Cyclops Hammer smart trainer. The Kurt Kinetic is an excellent choice , but ultim…
  • To assist (pardon the pun) my wife on hills, we ordered, through our Local Bike Shop, the BIonx D 500. They just called me and it is all installed and ready for pick up. We will go over to pick it up Friday morning. After reading all of these c…
  • This reminds me of an expression my Dad used when I was young and was blocking his view, “You make a better door than you do a window.” Any lights attached to the heels of our shoes will not be visible to anyone following us. When following my w…
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  • E-assist for my wife's trike. She struggles on some hills. Iron Ore Heritage and Sleeping Bear Heritage trails for example. :-)
  • Of the TART Trails, we have only ridden The Leelenau Trial. It is a delight.
  • Strap skis to the front tires, chains on the rear and start peddling.
  • I'm not sure, but, will share what I recall of the meeting. I forget where this Zoomer rider was from, but, I do not recall that it was in the immediate Traverse City area. He was riding with a friend. I do not recall the brand of Trike the frien…
  • Interesting. I didn't realize the Sportster seat was, at one time, 9.5 inches. While we really do like our Sportsters, maybe love is too strong of word, I have wondered if we wouldn't have enjoyed a more performance related model of trike. I lo…
  • Not sure what high or low means as to your point of reference, but, the seat height of our Sportsters is 15", the same as the Gran Tourismo. The discontinued Tour ii was 12" and the Tandem Pro is 11". All other TT models have higher seat heights.
  • I would be very interested in a comparison, with specifics, between the Gran Tourismo and the Sportster. My wife and I each have 2016 Sortsters (x30), purchased in July 2016. We absolutely love our Sportsters, but, would be interested in the diffe…
  • With those periscopes, just think of the additional riding opportunities. On a hot summer day just find a lake and ride in three feet of water with just your head and mirrors above water. What an awesome cool down. :-)
  • This is a very interesting thread. All valid points of view, particularly when placed alongside each ones perspective. I agree that the more research one can put in prior to purchase, lessens the possibility of "buyers remorse." I would also agre…
  • On what trail is the photo that you posted on Nov 14th? We live in Michigan and get around to quite a few of the Michigan trails, but, am always looking for new adventures and/or recommendations.
  • Does your basement have heat vents and return air vents as a part of the HVAC System for proper air circulation throughout the basement. That along with a built in dehumidifier on the furnace will do wonders for preventing dampness. Dampness in a …