I love my Worksman Port-o Trike (single speed) and have used it every day at the past five burns. It is comfy, relaxing, and can carry five large bags of ice if you lean the stack towards your lower back (ahhhhhh
). My main problem is any time the playa isn't hard packed... it can be impossible to pedal, and it is really difficult to get any sort of "kick" into the motion to propell yourself along. Honestly, I almost busted out my front teeth in 2008 (or 9? the really sucky year when the city was huge and the playa was loose) when I tried to pedal hard through a berm standing up... I hadn't tightened down the handlebars enough for such pressure, and they folded straight forward, FAST.
I bumped my lip on the gooseneck but no broken teeth. It was just sheer luck. Oh how much that would have sucked shit...first day of the Burn. Certainly having three speeds would help.
I have since learned to use a wrench on the nut-end of the quick-release levers to tighten the hell out of the frame connection, seat, and handlebars especially. As well, I suggest getting a set of Hello Kitty 20" tires so you can leave kawaii/cuteness everywhere you ride.
Seriously, they are thicker than the stock whitewalls so they ride better. Be sure to clean the rear hub thoroughly after the burn/before storage or u'll be sorry!
May you all have an epic burn!!!
Mosin (from Mashad, Iran: Oh the places you'll go...when you didn't get a ticket!
Come down with fire - Lift my spirit higher -Someone's screaming my name - Come and make me holy again....