I am the owner of two recumbent rides, a Burley Koosah and an EZ3 AL(uminum) delta trike. I love both of them but wish I had ridden more 'Bents before I spent the (approximate) $2500 for these fun bikes.
I am interested in a few recumbent tadpole trikes models, the GreenSpeed GT1/3/5, Trice QNT/TNT and TerraTrike Path8/Cruiser/Zoomer. I am looking at buying one in the near future, but plan on extensive research and test rides before I decide.
There is a large bike dealer about 168 miles from me and one day I went there and rode an TRICE QNT and a GreenSpeed G1 (8 speed). Loved them both, but I wanted to ride a TT Path 8 and the only one the dealer had was the 3 speed, bummer.
The guy wanted me to buy then and there, but as I just said (and told him) I want to ride as many of the trikes on my list BEFORE I throw my favorite dollars down on another recumbent purchase. When I got home I sent an e-mail thanking the guy for his time and reiterating my desire to ride as many as I could BEFORE I buy. I included the complete list of the trikes on my wish list and asked him to contact me when he can arrange a test ride for me on any of those I have not ridden yet. Sadly I have not heard a word from him since and it has been almost a month.
He is one of the best dealers around and very involved in the community and arranges lots of rides and events. His customers love him and speak highly of him, but for some reason he must have thought I drove 336 miles to kick tires and waste his time and mine. I am reluctant to ask him again about how I might ride the other trikes on my list, since he has not responded to my original (very polite and grateful) e-mail.
I really would like to ride a TT Path 8, Cruiser and Zoomer. The bikes seem to be well made (with quality components), the company very responsive and price-wise, an absolute bargain for what one gets with each trike. I wonder where any other dealers or satisfied owners are within a reasonable (200 miles) radius of me where I might get to test rides these TT trikes. I live in the greater New Orleans LA region (50 miles north of the city).
I appreciate any assistance I might receive from any members of this forum and look forward to many responses.
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