Rover 8 on layaway

edited November 2011 in Rover
Hi Rover Owners,

I looked at a rover 8 earlier this week and have read the forum every since. Today I went to test ride it. I left with a helmet in my hands and a rover in layaway.

I am like a litle kid waiting for Christmas.

My sister and her family are very athletic and rode in a charity ride last weekend. They went 35 miles. Next year they intend to go 50. I asked if there was a hundred yard push your bike class but she said no but there was a ten mile ride with no time limt. I have a year to work up to ten miles to go with them next year for ten miles.

I have chronic fatigue syndrome and have lost 45 pounds this year but need to lose about 65 more. I started riding a recumbent exercise bike for 5 minutes last December and now can ride for 55 minutes.

Thanks for all your enthusiasm. I caught it, and when I test rode the bike, I could even start going up hill. I was amazed. I went to get it today because I heard how much you all loved yours and this was the only one they had in stock.

I can't wait to join you all.

Marian

PS I live in Saint Louis and saw someone was from Missouri. Are you near here?
Marian

Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
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  • Hi Marian!

    I'm in St Louis County, in West County. (Well, it be fair, 40% of the state's population is in St Louis Metro, 30% in Kansas City and we just kinda spread the other 30% around the state...)

    Did you get your Rover at Bike Center?

    Most of my riding is at Creve Coeur Park, which is all paved, but St Louis has ALOT of trails considering we're such an auto town. The Post-Dispatch has a list at this link:

    http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/heal ... 78c22.html

    If you're South, then the Grant's Farm Trail/Des Peres River trail sounds great, far West County has the Monarch Levee trail (both are fully paved), St Charles County has both the Katy (crushed gravel) and several other paved trails. Heck fire, there's even a bike bridge over the Missouri River between StLC and StCC at 364. You can start at Creve Coeur, do all the trails there, glide out on the flood plains, cross the river, and take the Centennial Greenway into StCC-about 20miles round trip.

    I think you'll love your Rover. There's at least one other Rover (Rover driver? Rover pilot?) out at Creve Coeur, three or four trikes and 8 or 9 recumbent bikes. Tons of diamond frames. Most of the road bikers are wound too tight. Watched one of them come unglued today because a walker got in his way (here's a hint, Neon Spandex-Man: if you want to cruise at 25 mph, DON'T use a walking path filled full of walkers. Oh, and your mother dresses you funny.)

    I've really enjoyed every ride I've had on my Rover....even on those 100 degree days we've had this summer. I've seen so many kinds of new birds out in the floodplain I had to go get a book on birds during the Borders funeral. My head is up and looking around...it's such an amazing experience compared to my last biking experiences ten years ago. My wife and I rode quite a bit in Creve Coeur and on Katy...and I remember watching alot of pavement and alot of crushed gravel flashing by because I was looking down so much. And those seats just were too uncomfortable. We finally stopped riding just because of butt pain and the monotonous view ("Hey! Look at that! The pavement crack got bigger!" "What size gravel do you think is under the DGA?" "Whoever thought geese pooped this much...")

    About the only thing I would warn a new owner about is to check your tire pressure before every ride. During the hot summer days I lost about 2 PSI per day very evenly from each of the tires. I bought a tire pump but was less than happy with the pump, so I went to Harbor Freight, bought a three gallon pancake compressor and air chuck for under fifty dollars and just keep it in the minivan. I charged the compressor once and still haven't had to recharge it. Now that the weather is cooler, I'm losing less than a PSI a day. Checking the tires and popping a shot of air into each one takes less than three minutes total. To clarify, I don't think this is a Rover-specific problem. It just seems bike tubes leak more air than I remember, especially on hot days. CaptainBob can probably address this question since he's been biking since the PaleoCrustic Era.
  • My rover is on layaway at the Bike Center. I should be able to get it out within a few weeks. The Bike Center said that if I keep the tires properly inflated I shouldn't have to worry about flat tires but I did get a tube and will take the repair class they offer.

    I need to get a trailer hitch first so the Bike Center can add the trike rack to my car. I live in St Ann so thought I would start riding around here first and then come over to Creve Coeur Park. I have seen really serious bike riders out on Clayton Road. I didn't notice them the few times I have driven around Creve Coeur Lake lately.

    I have been looking at the neon green flags, streamers, and circles on purpleflag. I haven't picked out the bag to go on my rack yet and was thinking perhaps I would get a lock with a key since I will need to have my house key with me but haven't decided.

    Do you wear bike shorts? My friends who ride bikes recommended them but the Bike Center said I probably don't need them.

    I hope to see you around the lake in the not too distant future.
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • No bike shorts for me. I wear a long sleeve cotton shirt and twill pants, even in 100 degrees.Protects the skin.

    Went riding today at 63 degrees and still worked up a good sweat even with the breeze.

    I posted a question about winter clothing and got some good answers for the upcoming cold spells.

    For a bike bag, that is strictly personal preference. The Terra Trike rack is good about holding just about any kind of bag.

    I started out using some freebie gym tote I got with a magazine subscription. I chuck in my wallet, car keys, cell phone, digital camera, 2 to 4 bottles of water, 1 to 2 UHT chocolate milks, a sweat rag or two, fast food napkins (runny nose), and strap it down (the rack comes with a bungee cord). Worked fine, except I had to unbungee to get to anything. I'm futzing with making some DIY panniers (Google DYI bike Panniers....I'm using the "Kitty Litter Pail" idea as a basis and modifying various storage containers, coolers, laptop case, even a suitcase to fit on the rack). I just tried a cooler version today. It's an Ozark Trail 6 -can soft cooler with a hard liner. Worked really well. Cost less than six dollars. Assorted bits and pieces added about another $10, but they can all be re-used on another bag or I bought more than I needed just to have extras for future projects.

    Today the 6pack held 2 bottles of water, one UHT milk, camera, wallet, phone,keys, neoprene gloves, windbreaker, sweat rag, sunglasses, and extra bungees. I actually took some photos of the trike to post and you'll be able to see the bag.

    Why don't I just go buy some bags? Well, I certainly could. In fact, someplace we should have four really nice panniers from 10 years ago but I can't find 'em...yet. But really, this is my version of Rover bling. I don't have a flag or cool clothes, but I am going to have the coolest set of interchangeable trike bags this side of Blackhawk Tactical (they make all that superspecialized webgear).

    I have an old minivan that I use to both store and transport the trike. (How old? It was made when Reagan was President. We renamed it "RatMobile" a few years back. Looks awful. Runs good). It works out really well. I keep everything in there, including some tools and my cycling shoes. I'm all set to go riding around the neighborhood or take a drive to another trail.
  • Hello, welcome, and congrats to you~! I expect you will love your Rover as much as I love mine!!

    I thought I'd jump in to say that even if your first ride is 100 yards (like mine was), it is a beginning, and neither distance, nor speed is important, when compared to 'time'. Granted, I have no knowledge of your condition, other than it sounds tough, but simply riding every day, or as often as you can, you should improve.

    I first started riding again back 03-10 after I had my left knee replaced, it had been 30+ years since I have ridden last. I bought my Rover 12-10, and sold my upright last July since I no longer rode it. The Rover is everything I love about riding, with none of the bad points - won't even bother to discuss the seat pain issue.

    What I do, or someone else can do has no bearing on your new beginning. Enjoy your new ride, and baby steps shall set you free :) Well, if not 'free', at least free-er - LOL

    Since my hip replacement last June, I can ride easier than I can walk - have I mentioned how much I love my Rover?
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • Besides a couple of inner tubes, some basic tools, and a pump, clipless pedals or powergrips are a must on a trike. In my experience, most people that start with powergrips, eventually switch to clipless pedals, so might be something to think about.

    viewtopic.php?f=26&t=615

    By the way, if your gauge is built into the pump, it requires a bit of air to make the gauge work, which usually reads a pound or two every time you hook the pump up.
  • Wow!! Thanks for all the responses.

    I am getting the powergrips. I will look into clipless to see if I can find some shoes that are wide enough for me. The Bike Center showed me a pump with a gauge on it but I didn't really look at it. I was so excited that I will have to really look at everything again. I got a list of safety things from my bike riding friends and also from reading the forum here. Another reason to start riding at home so I can tweak things here.

    I did bring home my helmet. I suppose if I were doing a total kid impersonation I'd be sleeping in it but I haven't gotten that far yet. :)
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • mahlai wrote:
    Wow!! Thanks for all the responses.

    I am getting the powergrips. I will look into clipless to see if I can find some that are wide enough for me. The Bike Center showed me a pump with a gauge on it but I didn't really look at it. I was so excited that I will have to really look at everything again. I got a list of safety things from my bike riding friends and also from reading the forum here. Another reason to start riding at home so I can tweak things here.

    I did bring home my helmet. I suppose if I were doing a total kid impersonation I'd be sleeping in it but I haven't gotten that far yet. :)
    e really wide feet and love my Ragster 2 sandals from Bike Nashbar. Most comfortable cycling footwear I have ever had. http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10 ... 000_202362
  • Captainbob beat me again~

    I was going to say that in "New Balance" shoes, I need a 12EEEE size (very wide). And it;'s been hard to find a comfortable shoe. The Nashbar Ragster II shoe is wonderful~! The only concern I have is being a sandal, it is not as warm as a normal shoe. On last night's 'night ride' it dropped to 51 degrees, and even with two pair of socks on (one wool) my toes got cold.

    Other than that, I love them completely and would buy them again!!

    Here is a photo of my feet in them, etc

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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • Hi Marian,

    If you're looking for a place to ride your new Rover and happed to get out to St. Charles County, give Ridge Run Park a try. The park has some nice paved trails that cover a lot of ground, passes a nice pond, but does have a couple of hills. If you get adventerous, the park also has a set of trails that take you off the paved path and lets you explore nature. While alot of that "rough" trail is flat, there are some portions you would want to avoid, at least for now. My sons and I have ridden the trails with our mountain bike and had a great time.

    I don't have a TT trike, not yet, but I'm looking for a used Path 8 speed. I bought a home-built tadpole trike a few weeks ago, but the wife staked her claim to that one.
    Oh yeah, I live in O'Fallon, right next to Lake St. Louis.

    Gary
  • I pick her up tomorrow. I haven't named her yet.

    If it works out, I might ride over at Creve Coeur Park in the afternoon.

    Marian
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • Got it. Went to the park and couldn't undo the lock. Came home. Went out a few minutes ago and the lock opened. Tomorrow I'll ride.

    I'll figure out my phone camera so I can take pics.
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • What a bummer! My brother used to call it "IPOIO" ..."Innate Perversity Of Inanimate Objects".
  • Went to meet a friend at a church this afternoon and took my trike so I could ride around while waiting for her. Tomorrow I am going to a trike repair class so I will stop at Creve Coeur Park on the way and ride more. I have to rearrange my car so there isn't so much stuff in the car in sight. There have been weird break-ins there where the burglars copy credit card numbers but don't take the cards so it is not obvious that anything is amiss.

    I put spoke reflectors on when I got home, and I am getting better at putting the trike on and off the car rack. Now to make arrangements with my cousin to have the hanger installed so I can put my car in the garage as well. My landlady laughed at me about putting the trike in the garage and leaving the car out.

    Marian
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • Today I rode around Creve Coeur Lake. It is about 4 miles. I had wobbly legs when I finished and was hot and sweaty but felt good. I'm not a good shifter yet but I did get all the way around. I'm getting good at "on your left". I went clockwise today. Next I think I will go counterclockwise. I took a lesson in tire changing tonight at the LBS and got tire tools and a pump and a can of flat repair for the rear tire. I also bought some more shorts since I am doing wash every night. This is expensive. Oh, I bought a helmet light, too. I don't plan to ride at night but I want to be prepared. If they had goofy streamers for the hand grips in green I would have bought them, too.

    I had one hill that was hard for me. The path goes up and crosses a service road. I was going very slowly by the time I got to the top. It is supposed to rain tomorrow so if it does, I will ride at the Y with my friend. If it is nice, I will see if she will walk while I ride. I have a few friends who want to walk with us. My sister-in-law mentioned getting out her bike and riding with me, too. She commutes out of town for work three days week but we could go on the other days.

    I have a plan for Saturday since I am slow, I will have the people call me when they turn around so I can turn around wherever I am and meet them at the starting point about the time they get there. We are doing an out and back ride. I don't want to slow them down and be a hindrance but want to meet other trikers in the area.

    This is so much fun. I am glad I like to learn and am not embarassed about being a beginner and looking silly. My forties and fifties have been my best years.


    Thanks for sharing so much here,
    Marian
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • Either I missed it, or we're all still waiting for photos??
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • Oops, I forgot without photos it doesn't exist.
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • Hehe - well? We all like our trike-porn~! Even though you have your trike, I bet you'll still stop and look at new trikes if you happen to pass by a shop that has new trikes sitting out...
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • The forecast today was for thunderstorms so I went to the Y to ride inside then it didn't rain. My indoor riding friend was so excited that I rode around the lake yesterday. She wants to join me next time I go.

    No pictures today but I will have the pulley installed tomorrow to hang my trike in the garage. I will be able to put my trike and car in the garage.

    Perhaps pictures tomorrow. I might be able to get them onto my phone but not sure how to get them to the computer after that.
    Marian
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • I have ridden a total of 17.52 miles. I found where the connector to the Katy Trail is. I rode halfway up it and came back down. It is steep but I figure I will keep trying until I get to the top. I also found where the unpaved trail is.

    When I got home, some people came and looked at my trike before I was even out of the car. They were just walking by and came up the driveway to see it. It was still on the car rack, and I was looking at my phone. I forgot to take pictures again, and I even had my phone in my hand.

    Marian
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • I rode again today. I forgot my water bottle in the fridge but got a bottle from a friend. A friend got a Rover 8 this week so I rode with her. I checked on her to make sure she was doing okay. She liked it and had fun. We went about 6 miles. I am up to 27 miles on my trike. I got up to 12mph at one point and several times over 10 without too much work.

    I went one day last week that was really cold (okay maybe in the 40's or 50's but windy) I made it up the ramp that was my goal. I discovered that gaps between socks and pants and gloves and sleeves need to be addressed. Today was fabulous in the 70's and sunny. I have noticed on Sunday people who pass are not good at calling "On your left" but during the week they are more consistent.

    It is such a pleasure to have a trike and be able to go out and ride. I might ride out to the Katy Trail this week since I got up the ramp to the connector this week and hills are feeling a bit less daunting now.

    I think I stretched my gear cable when I put my trike on the car rack this afternoon but I rode around a bit when I got home and things felt okay.

    Have fun riding.
    Marian
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • Have to remember that everyone was a beginner at one time. You will become very knowledge of trikes shortly. A lot of info on the net. And yes hills will become a lot easier, just go attack every hill you see. I took a what I call a putz ride yesterday, just out to enjoy the weather and ride slow. Today I will ride a litte harder do some hills and sprints. Creve Couer Lake out to the Katy is a great ride. I noticed in one post that there is a eat place in St. Charles called the Bike Stop or something like that, just where is it located? When we ride that route we like to get something to eat, before we turn back. When we go to MCT, we start at the park headquarters in Collinsville and head over to Glen Carbon to the Donut Palace to get an apple fritter, now that is a treat. Just 16 miles to the Palace. Everyone get out today if able, perfect weather here in the midwest.
    We shop ebay a lot for biking clothes, some good deals there.
    Bill
  • mahlai wrote:
    I rode again today. I forgot my water bottle in the fridge but got a bottle from a friend. A friend got a Rover 8 this week so I rode with her. I checked on her to make sure she was doing okay. She liked it and had fun. We went about 6 miles. I am up to 27 miles on my trike. I got up to 12mph at one point and several times over 10 without too much work.

    I went one day last week that was really cold (okay maybe in the 40's or 50's but windy) I made it up the ramp that was my goal. I discovered that gaps between socks and pants and gloves and sleeves need to be addressed. Today was fabulous in the 70's and sunny. I have noticed on Sunday people who pass are not good at calling "On your left" but during the week they are more consistent.

    It is such a pleasure to have a trike and be able to go out and ride. I might ride out to the Katy Trail this week since I got up the ramp to the connector this week and hills are feeling a bit less daunting now.

    I think I stretched my gear cable when I put my trike on the car rack this afternoon but I rode around a bit when I got home and things felt okay.

    Have fun riding.
    Marian

    Looks like you are beginning to hit your stride :) Yesterday was the first time I forgot my flag, and I do love my flag! It is looking like I may have just done my last ride of the season, with 509 miles for 2011 - my goal was 1K, but I console myself with the fact that I had my right hip replaced in June, so lost a lot of good riding time. My concern however, seems that my knees (both the new and the used one) seem to always be over-stressed after every ride. They just do not seem to be improving at all, too much damage I guess.
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • Hi Peter,

    I have seen posts about knees hurting and moving closer or farther away from the pedals. Have you tried that? I think I saw it on BROL.

    Marian
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • Oh yes! That is the first thing to try in my book. For me, getting just shy of full leg extension seems to work best. That, combined with 152mm cranks (stock is 170mm) is the best for me. Add to that being quick to downshift, and slow to upshift is the ticket for me. Sadly, I am one of those that due to prior damage, my replaced knee reduced my pain level about 80% and I am thrilled. Some folks become pain-free, but I am not one of them. It has been almost 2yrs since the replacement, so it's about as good as it's gonna get.
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • Woodworker, Bill,

    http://2ndstreetbikestopcafe.webs.com/

    This is the website for the 2nd street bike stop cafe in St Charles - it is a block off the Katy Trail.

    Marian
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rode 30 miles today with Rick and Bill (Woodworker). We met on the Schoolhouse Trail in Madison county next to the Culver's. We rode up to Glen Carbon to the Donut Palace and back around a different way. They said I could join them again since I didn't whine. It was windy on the way back - the last 5 miles were hard. Since I am fairly new, I kept switching gears trying to figure out how to ride in it.

    I am amazed. My previous longest was 15 miles but on hilly terrain.

    Marian
    Rover 8
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
  • mahlai wrote:
    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rode 30 miles today with Rick and Bill (Woodworker). We met on the Schoolhouse Trail in Madison county next to the Culver's. We rode up to Glen Carbon to the Donut Palace and back around a different way. They said I could join them again since I didn't whine. It was windy on the way back - the last 5 miles were hard. Since I am fairly new, I kept switching gears trying to figure out how to ride in it.

    I am amazed. My previous longest was 15 miles but on hilly terrain.

    Marian
    Rover 8

    That is a great ride. Congratulations!!!!! :)
  • Very sweet - congrats on not whining :)

    If you and trike ever come to Ohio we can ride the towpath together :) Then, you can feel really fast~!
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    Peter_C
    TerraTrike Rover W/N360 by NuVinci
    http://s1103.photobucket.com/albums/g475/Peter_CC/Peter_C Trike Album/
    
    (copy and paste into your browser) to see ---> My Trike Photos
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  • I'd like to see a "trike grin" picture. Have a great time with your new Rover!

    One of our friends saw some pictures of our Rovers and called to ask if she could take a ride. Even at night I could see that "trike grin". I think we'll have 2 more "Roverites" this Spring, which would be great since there doesn't seem to be any in our area. (Northern California, Bay Area).

    Muriel
  • A friend took pictures and sent them to me but I couldn't post them since I do not have one of those picture accounts. We did run into a swarm of little bugs yesterday. Luckily I had sunglasses on and closed my mouth in a hurry, then laughed and groaned about it later.

    Marian
    Marian

    Rover 8 with 24T chain ring and shorter crankset
    Walky Dog - Checkers - whippet mix
    Bike Tow Leash - Cleo - boxer/English bulldog mix
    Puprunner http://www.puprunners.com/index.html

    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
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