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TrikesterHal

Jeff, you can email me at cqcqhal@gmail.com with your phone number and I'll give you a call. Also let me know when it would be a good time to call.  I live in Springdale and am retired so my schedule is pretty flexible.   I've only had a brief peak at Ben's new store in SS and I'd like to go over there again.  When I chose the Rambler GT I had only ridden a few models and had no experience with trikes.  I'm a lot more knowledgeable now than back in August.  I'd like to test ride some of his other models and I think I could point out some things that maybe Ben might not think of.  Would that work for you? I just discovered your note. I wasn't aware that you could send private messages and I was hesitant to put too much info out on the forums in general....learn something new every day!

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  • Florida_bound, good luck to your son. He'll be fine.
  • Glad to hear your knees are doing well.
  • Florida_bound wrote: » TrikesterHal wrote: » I seldom ride less than 12 miles. A few times the "legs" just weren't into it or it was getting too hot too fast. I guess I'm conditioned to doing longer rides. When I get home from a longer ride I…
  • Late Thursday and on into Friday it looks like Hurricane Sergio is going to plow through the Baja then up through AZ and NM bringing us more rain. What is it with these Pacific hurricanes anyway?
  • I seldom ride less than 12 miles. A few times the "legs" just weren't into it or it was getting too hot too fast. I guess I'm conditioned to doing longer rides. When I get home from a longer ride I'm usually pretty tired and just want to shower a…
  • jimnad wrote: » Congratulations on the big ride, Tim. Do you use a cycling computer or 1 of those apps for your smart phone? I recently downloaded map my ride. Used it on Friday for a long ride to Dried Meat Lake . Paused the workout on the app…
  • TimC, it feels good to have pushed oneself farther than you imagined you could. You do it in increments and as you get conditioned you'll find it easier to ride farther. Listen to your legs. Pro cyclists use the term LEGS to describe just how the…
  • TrikesterHal wrote: » Harking back to my law enforcement days there was only one whistle to be carried. It was called the "Acme Thunderer" and it made me ears ring! I just checked Amazon and they carry the Acme Thunderer for $8 and change. …
  • Harking back to my law enforcement days there was only one whistle to be carried. It was called the "Acme Thunderer" and it made me ears ring!
  • IdahoTrailLizard, ever try singing to yourself? On long uphill climbs I tend to sing "Northwest Passage" by Stan Rogers. I can carry a tune, but I may fracture it a bit.
  • SteveR wrote: » We're called not to help EVERYONE, but to help those we CAN. Everything helps. I'm sure they're thankful for every cent. You are so correct. "Everything helps." That's one of things I do to help. I've been a ham radio operato…
  • Florida_bound wrote: » I took a ride this morning and an older man stopped to talk to me about my trike. He said he used to see a lot of them in NW Arkansas. I told that I knew someone who used to live there and said the riding trails were great…
  • I already see various hawk species terrorizing birds along the trails...I just couldn't do it. Now a dragon? That would be interesting.
  • TrikeBirder wrote: » Hal, good on you for helping out folks affected by Hurricane Florence. Nancy and I have also helped out. We will donate to those affected by the recent tsunami in indonesia too. The devastation there seems beyond compare. Ther…
  • The answer to your question is no I don't need to carry extra tools/equipment. County crews do a wonderful job of maintaining the trails and trail head facilities. They have large sweeper machines and towed blowers (I call them leaf blowers on ste…
  • I think when I was young I really enjoyed shifting a manual transmission. (Remember when shifting back into low gear was not synchronized?) On a motorcycle I couldn't imagine anything else. Over the years I somehow unconsciously made the transiti…
  • Huh, what was that you said? Oh, I forgot to add in driving with the car window down for umpteen years to include years with the blue lights on and the siren screaming... Some of those weapons were pistols, shotguns and rifles. Don't forget those …
  • Florida_bound wrote: » They will blame others for their hearing loss in few years also! Folks don't realize they may be damaging their hearing. I have loss for high pitch sounds from weapons fire and I've had tinnitus for as long as I remember…
  • TCEd wrote: » Rider cadence is the same as engine rpm. Both have a sweet spot. Trouble is most people don't drive vehicles with manual transmissions and forget what happens when you under or over rev. the engine. Same happens the the human engine.…
  • Boy howdy! On the Tucson Loop Trail system you're bound to encounter anything. ...and many/most are wearing earbuds or even "sound cancelling" headphones. The vast majority of walkers and runners have something and some are even carrying on …
  • I liken riding to driving a semi, keeping a constant speed by shifting up or down to maintain an ideal cadence. Some days if the "legs" are in good form I'll push it a bit harder for the conditioning, some days I'll back off and just enjoy the ride…
  • When I come in hot and sweaty from a ride in the AZ heat I reach into the fridge for a Busch non-alcoholic beer, then into the freezer for one of those freeze-able mugs. What a combination.
  • When I rode in Arkansas I started near the middle of the Razorback Greenway. I'd turn into the wind going out as my legs were fresh and strong while taking advantage of the wind to my back on the return. It was a good strategy. Either way there w…
  • I just remembered an old blog post about helmet buckles. A lot of helmet buckles seem to be made for strong, nimble fingers and that can be a problem if your hands are hampered by arthritis. This helmet had an ingenious magnetic snap that was stro…
  • SteveR wrote: » Florida_bound wrote: » They don't want to admit it, but they really like the trikes! I know if I could get my son to even sit on it once, he would fall in love. It's so much easier than going to the gym. And the scenery chan…
  • Florida_bound, yes that's the shifter for the rear cassette. Trying to reverse positions would mean major modifications to the trike and to my neural pathways and I'm too old to change. What I have done is focus on relaxing my arm, but keeping t…
  • There comes a time when you become more conditioned to riding and you find yourself shifting at exactly the right moment. Shifting becomes an unconscious act. You're now focused on the ride and the enjoyment of the scenery. It's then you have bec…
  • Florida_bound wrote: » That I would wear! You need to have a helmet for riding in organized rides. They think it will protect you. Next they will have you wearing long sleeves, pants, elbow pads, wrist pads, knee pads, etc. Where will it end…
  • I'm going to join this "topic from h@ll" by reiterating my experience of May 2016. My biggest gripe was finding a helmet with a brim that would pull down low enough to shade my eyes from the sun. I did a blog post: http://trikesterhal.blogspot.c…
  • Florida_bound wrote: » When they arrive I will! Headlines read, "...in a new twist to the story." Yes, in the time I've been riding I've discovered and made several modifications to my trike. Many of the ideas have been found right here on…