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Trikes and Triking

This gallery is mostly about what I see when riding my recumbent trike in Western Washington and Maricopa, Arizona. The Washington rides take place on the Green River Trail, Interurban trail, Snoqualmie Valley Trail, and business parks in the Kent Valley. At least half of the rides are done late at night (after 10 p.m.), when most streets are deserted.

Why buy a recumbent trike? I wanted to get back into cycling but had no desire to suffer the disadvantages of riding a bicycle: sore neck, sore shoulders, sore hands, sore crotch, and the annoyance of having to bend my head upward to see the road ahead. The trike eliminated all those problems. However, trikes come with their own disadvantages, mainly related to their size, weight, and cost. Everything is a compromise.

In 2013 I bought a full-suspension Adventure trike from Coventry Cycle Works (now called "RecumbentPDX") in Portland, Oregon. The Adventure has two wheels up front, so it’s called a “tadpole” trike. Trikes having two wheels in back are called “delta” trikes. The Adventure is made by Inspired Cycle Engineering, a company in England. I love the trike.

Triking: Arizona
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Triking: Green River Trail
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Triking: Interurban Trail
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Triking: Miscellaneous
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Triking: Portland, Oregon
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Triking: Ramp
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Triking: Snoqualmie Valley Trail
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