Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.
trilobyte wrote: (on a 2-wheeler you're constantly doing stop/starts, or you end up circling a lot as you take things in or wait for pokey campmates…. on a trike you just stop pedaling without fear of falling over). Plus of course, rough spots, strong gusts, and general clumsiness aren't likely to make you take a tumble. I wish I'd gotten one years ago.
Mrs.Damato wrote:Hey guys!
Back in December 2011 i was in a gnarly car accident where i broke my tibia and fibula. They are healing thankfully, but the type of break i have can take up to six months to fully heal. My doctor has advised me that due to my rate of healing that i should be perfectly fine to go to burning man this year. I am however concerned about getting around. I am worried about having a regular bike because if it tips over and i throw my leg out to stop from falling, it may make for a very uncomfortable few days, and no one wants a cranky Mallory. So i have been doing a lot of research about trikes and there are quite a few pros and cons to them. Does anyone have any advice on what kind of trike to get if i want something that will be easy enough to peddle without getting too worn out after day one of riding? Also keep in mind this is my first year on the playa and therefore i don't have the experience to determine what the conditions will be like. I have heard that this year they are expecting it to be pretty solid with some soft spots in the deeper playa regions, but it is months away and anything could happen to change that.
Does anyone else have any other ideas on transportation other than a trike that might suit my needs that is relatively cost effective? Any and all advice is welcomed!
Mrs.Damato wrote:Hey Elliot,
I looked at these when we first decided to go to BM, and i saw the price and went "ouch!" i looked all over for a 2nd hand one but to no avail in my local area. I would love to have one of these wonderful transportation devices, but it simply isn't in the budget. if you happen to hear of one near ventura county, CA for cheap, please let me know! Thanks a bunch!!!
AntiM wrote: You can also make your own four wheeler from PVC, I've seen a few out there.
Elliot wrote:"Training" wheels might cause trouble on a loose surface. I imagine getting stuck rather easily when the weight rests on the "training" wheels and the regular wheel digs a hole in the loose surface. And we can expect a very loose surface this year, because of the lack of rain.
Canoe wrote:Elliot wrote:Any issues with a bicycle side-car?
(three wheels: front & rear of bike, one for the sidecar)
Elliot wrote:It so happens you asked one of the comparatively few people on Earth who have experience riding a motorcycle with sidecar.
As a sporting proposition, good fun. As a practical solution to the question before us... I don't think so.
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