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    A Trek? Really? A real president should have a Rivendale. Also, can someone talk to him about his seat height?

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    maybe an adult tricycle
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Schwinn makes one with a cupholder. Trikeforce one.
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    Don't let him or his staff fly anywhere near those Osprey death traps . .

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    Can you imagine the former guy on a bicycle? He can barely walk.

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    ED28CAC3-BBF7-44AD-AACD-531D19956573.jpeg
    Check the head badge.

    Also, OCLV changed the carbon game. Periodt.

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    Oh Christ!
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    Time to take the toe clips and straps off. If you can’t take a tumble don’t ride. He had stopped then took a tumble and was fine. So he’s ok. But yeah low seat height and toe clips is contradictory and it’s time to rectify that. I’m sure he’ll sift through the thousands of expert opinions and change for the better. Just like the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    ED28CAC3-BBF7-44AD-AACD-531D19956573.jpeg
    Check the head badge.

    Also, OCLV changed the carbon game. Periodt.
    I love my OCLV trek. I have had mine almost 20 years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    I love my OCLV trek. I have had mine almost 20 years now.
    Thatís an OCLV frame in the picture.

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    Speak for yourself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    maybe an adult tricycle

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    I'm Canadian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    I'm Canadian.
    And doing a damn fine job of it so far.

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    I'm all in on adult tricycles. I own two of them and they kick some pretty serious butt. Joe should get one.


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    I would love to own an adult tricycle but you rarely see them here in NZ.
    I don't even know where to start looking.
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    ICE Trike dealers

    a.jpg

    2.jpg

    ICE website:
    https://www.icetrikes.co/

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    Oh yeah.

    I'm not leaving.

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    Ok, latest commentary from Lanterne Rouge.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1maDFJ2DGc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Bradshaw View Post
    I'm all in on adult tricycles. I own two of them and they kick some pretty serious butt. Joe should get one.

    I would take a catrike in a heartbeat.

    catrike.jpg
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    I'm not going to do any touring, but would still like to own a mid 1980s Trek 720.

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    Y'all may have forgotten that W took a dive on a Segway at the family compound in Kennedy port back in 2003.

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    Quote Originally Posted by switters View Post
    A Trek? Really? A real president should have a Rivendale. Also, can someone talk to him about his seat height?

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    Thanks for that Todd.
    I will look into it when I can.
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    The bike is too tall for him. So, he fell.

    But, as President, if he rides a bike that fits, he would have been seen as feeble for riding a small bike.

    PR drives so much of a public figures life.


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    Todd in #14- That looks like some fast moving, especially for that pedal rate. I have not ridden one (I have a nice BMW fold-up mountain bike that fits in the trunk or airplane) I am 77 and been riding since 1948). On the trikes, though, when going up a grade you only have leg power, no gravity assist on the down pedal: how's that go? Cheers/ Bw

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    The only thing Joe was doing terrible was running toe clips. They ainít helping, and theyíre not needed. I donít mind his bike size or saddle height for a casual ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    I would take a catrike in a heartbeat.

    catrike.jpg
    I had a Catrike Expedition identical to the one above, when neck problems kept me of normal bikes. It was much slower uphill, a bit slower on the flats, and faster downhill. It took up too much width for city or narrow-shoulder riding, was too low to see or be seen (flag & blinkies notwithstanding), and was cumbersome to store. I learned how much the upper body contributes to powering an upright bike, because the torso is inert on a trike and the legs work harder. The soles of my bike shoes were deformed by pushing so hard on the pedals. The lawn chair was extremely comfortable though.

    Maybe after a year or two my legs would grow new muscles and I would get faster, but for myself, I'm very happy to be off the trike and back on an upright bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    I'm not going to do any touring, but would still like to own a mid 1980s Trek 720.

    I’d like a modern day equivalent of Cannondale’s first touring bike but w room for 2.4” tires. That was a solid comfy ride w 35 mm tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    The only thing Joe was doing terrible was running toe clips. They ain’t helping, and they’re not needed. I don’t mind his bike size or saddle height for a casual ride.
    big clips w totally loose straps just not helping. I toppled off a 20” wheel Bike Friday a few times at a stop w/o clips or straps when I got indecisive about swinging leg over or stepping through. Total goofball maneuver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    big clips w totally loose straps just not helping. I toppled off a 20” wheel Bike Friday a few times at a stop w/o clips or straps when I got indecisive about swinging leg over or stepping through. Total goofball maneuver.
    Oh, Dude… I remember too vividly the first race I did with clipless pedals off road. I rolled up the start line of a large field and promptly forgot to twist the heel. I did the frantic-outwardly-bending-knee-routine, and the yank-straight-backward-desperately-maneuver, but eventually I simply toppled over, still firmly clipped in, and knocked over the whole starting field like dominoes.
    This was after years of racing with clips, and I’d had clipless pedals for about 6 hours, when the race started.

    Thankfully mountain biking was still a chill enough sport that most people laughed and only one guy tried to crash me, but it was pretty embarrassing.

    Maybe better was the time I was coming in to T2 on my bike at an Ironman event (I’ve only ever done Iron distance triathlons) and coasting to the line with my legs crossed to dismount cyclocross style; but on my triathlon bike with aero bars and all that jazz. I un-clipped my foot and took my first step at the line, and I went skittering in the cleat (I ran speedplays) like I had stepped on ice. It turns out I had stepped on some bunting and it just skidded like nothing. Oh, I went down like James Brown, man. Like Bambi. Hahaha.
    More than a few people saw that one. Oof.

    And, speaking of cyclocross, my mom went to exactly ONE cyclocross race, and I was already old and post injury. On a tricky hike a bike section with stairs, I hopped the top barrier, rode the stairs, and was dismounting for the bottom barrier and tripped; I fell flat on my face, spread eagle, and my bike rolled away like ghost rider.
    That’s the picture my mom took and had blown up. It’s on her wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    Y'all may have forgotten that W took a dive on a Segway at the family compound in Kennedy port back in 2003.

    You could get yr self killed in one of those.

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    James, yes steep hills can be a bear on a trike as you can't stand on the pedals, so you shift way down and whatever you do, you don't stop mid-hill. There is one about 90 seconds into this video, which is in our favorite section of this trail. Once past that spot, the rest of the trail is pretty easy and though there are some uphills, they tend to follow downhills, so you reach them with good momentum. Coming back, it is normal to roll down this steep spot at about 28 mph without doing anything but steering. During the winter we ride the trikes on rollers in our living room and watch the videos of riding through the woods. It beats staring at the walls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    Oh, Dude… I remember too vividly the first race I did with clipless pedals off road. I rolled up the start line of a large field and promptly forgot to twist the heel. I did the frantic-outwardly-bending-knee-routine, and the yank-straight-backward-desperately-maneuver, but eventually I simply toppled over, still firmly clipped in, and knocked over the whole starting field like dominoes.
    This was after years of racing with clips, and I’d had clipless pedals for about 6 hours, when the race started.

    Thankfully mountain biking was still a chill enough sport that most people laughed and only one guy tried to crash me, but it was pretty embarrassing.

    .
    that reminds me of my friend who moved to Mendocino and was attending a meditation group for thefirst time. He’s 6’4”. They’re all sitting and he fell asleep then falls over and they all went with him like dominoes.

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    Carter had a Rivendell. I'll be sure to add a bunch of smiley emoticons the next time I try some humor in the bilge.
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    Well, I sure as hell used one on my post.

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