Re: [CR]re: Trike curiosity questions


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From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@ptd.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]re: Trike curiosity questions
References: <NBBBINPKPOCLMCKIKIIHKEPMCMAA.rena.cutrufelli@comcast.net> <a05100303b9ba1ae14874@[192.168.1.1]>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 09:22:52 -0700

Roy,

I'm going to join the English trike group. It will then become "Mad dogs and Californians".

I still wonder how many trikes are actually in the states. I suspect under 20; probably closer to 10. Some day we will have to have a Ben Hur style trike race.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA
>
> Brian Baylis and Paul Patzkowsky have fessed up to have
> trikes, there's likely a few more. Check out the Tricycle
> Association group in England,
> http://www.tricycle-association.org.uk/ who state, "Although it
> may seem strange, the Tricycle Association is the only association of
> its kind in the World. We have twelve overseas members, but in
> general tricycling as a sport is confined to the UK."
>
> Sounds like the "mad dogs and Englishmen" syndrome... ;^)
>
> Roy "mad dog category" Drinkwater
> Lititz "rain like England today", PA
>
> Mark Cutrufelli sez:
> >Thank you for pointing out these items.The trike is the thing that really got
> >me curious. I was wondering why they made racing trikes. Do other companies
> >make them? You would think that they would be much slower because of the
> >third wheel. I admit that a highwheel looks too scary for me.But slower or
> >faster, the racing trike looks interesting enough- I would certainly try one
> >if I got the chance. Do any listmembers own one or have any experiences
> >they could relate in trying or regularly riding one? Do they have separate
> >races for these trikes?I can see one advantage to people who have trouble
> >extricating their feet from clips-no fear of falling.