Re: [CR]Racing Trikes

Example: Framebuilders

Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 03:11:58 -0700
From: Brian Baylis <>
To: paul patzkowsky <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Racing Trikes
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Wow, aero bars on a trike. I would never of thought of that one. Although I wouldn't think of riding 100 miles on one either; but only because if I rode 100 miles on anything right now I would surely DIE! I can imagine what kind of looks you get on the road from people. A trike is odd enough; but aero bars have got to be unusual for a trike. On second thought, I suppose the trike time trialing Brits have been all over that for years. Funny thing (in a good way) about aero bars these days is here Insane Diego I don't see too many of them on the road any more. SD used to be the hotbed of tri-guys but I think the trend has subsided quite a bit. I am not exactly heartbroken about that!

Anyone ever seen a fixed gear trike? Something tells me that if someone has tried that they were probably pitched over a cliff somewhere never to be seen again. That one would qualify for the "Darwin Awards" if you ask me. We could introduce a new sport; trike rodeo. All you have to do is ride a fixed gear trike with no hands! No fair using velcro on your shorts and saddle. Besides, that's a recipe for a naked bike rider lying on the ground in no time flat!

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA It's 3am and still so warm that my California king snake (permit #0058) is sleeping in the water dish!
> Brian,
> I learned my lesson about keeping my hands on the bars at about 20
> mph. No crash but a very good scare as I was near the centerline with on
> coming city traffic. Also, I have found that using aero bars at speeds
> in excess of 45 mph is risky. My trike began to shimmy badly during a
> descent on the Hardscrabble Century ride while I was using the aero bars.
> As soon as I moved my hands to the drops the shimmy went away.
> Paul Patzkowsky Longmont, Colorado