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The Kid Stays in the Picture

first ride for me since three heart vessel stents were crammed into me on July 21. been too hot and humid for the heart patient to pedal until this morning.

10 miles at an average of 6.6 MPH was what I could muster.

Well, as Curly would say, "If at first you don't succeed, keep on suckin' 'til you do succeed."

I love to ride!
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I've been going through rehab and conditioning from my broken hip. As you love riding your trike, you'll find a pace that works for you. You're a smart guy and will be back to your old self, maybe even stronger.

Bill
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Any suggestions for water bottle cage mounts on the back of this ICE trike seat?

I can't remember what I tried before, but it SUCKED. And I don't use bladders.
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Right on Curtis,

I make a light canvas pouch in colors to match the bent. They're lined with 3/16" insulation foam and have a bubble wrap bag that the hydration pack fits into. The insulation foam hasn't been installed on the bent in this image.

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When the bag is in the pouch and filled, the pouch is smooth. The hose runs down the underside of the seat to the front hook & loop seat pad strap. It's out of the way and easy to access. The hydration pack is accessed through a pair of zippers on the top for easy filling.
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Trikes Gettin' Ready to Roll

trikes gettin' ready to roll!

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I was strung out on Bikes
And Upright was my thing
I dug Trek, I dug Brooks
Any traditional thing

But I ran into a friend
Who told me there was so much more
Find the void that you missed
There is plenty to explore

Trikes getting ready to roll
Trikes getting ready to roll
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+Oliver Brandmüller I read that when I looked it up on Wikipedia! It's quite a historical tower at that. 
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Nice to see Evil Grasshopper from Bug's Life working again
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Is it The Enigma who plays the part?
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Recumbent Trikes & Wheelchairs

as a 'bent rider I feel a kinship with people who use wheelchairs

Rolling along the Greenway today on my trike, I happened upon about a hundred school kids marching along from a playground back to their grade school. They were in a neat well-tended line. Kids dig the trike, so I got enthusiastic comments as I pedaled by.

At the front of the line, I saw a kid in a wheelchair leading the parade. I gave him a wave and a thumbs up as I passed and heard him cheer.

My recumbent grin got huger.
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Indeed. I ride with a double amputee hand trike rider about three times a year.

I look on these as mercy rides.

Meaning he slows down for me out of mercy so we can ride together.
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I love MC 900 Ft Jesus!
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Ta-Nehisi Coates's new book comes out tomorrow. Nobody discusses race in America with such clear understanding and insight. A must-read.
Coates writes about race and social issues for The Atlantic. His new book, Between the World and Me, brings to bear his fear that his life and the lives of his loved ones might end unnaturally.
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Pre-orders.
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Any suggestions for water bottle cage mounts on the back of this ICE trike seat?

I can't remember what I tried before, but it SUCKED. And I don't use bladders.
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Two Fish strap on bottle cage or a Camelbak Unbottle.
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Cop Confuser Rides Proud

"Is that thing registered?"
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+Curtis Wenzel I agree. Lot's of attitude on both sides. It seems he was prepared to teach but couldn't deal with the fact that the officer wasn't that interested in learning. Apparently not a "teachable moment"!
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Keep writing like this stuff here and I'll be with you.

It is wonderful to pedal through life's seventh decade.
     More than sixty years ago I learned how to ride a bicycle.  It seems like yesterday when my father removed the training wheels from my first bike.  I remember it vividly.  Over the years between children and family, ther...
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Next time I'm in Chicago (my MIL, who I avoid mostly, lives there) I'll bring my folder.
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Recumbent Trikes & Wheelchairs

as a 'bent rider I feel a kinship with people who use wheelchairs

Rolling along the Greenway today on my trike, I happened upon about a hundred school kids marching along from a playground back to their grade school. They were in a neat well-tended line. Kids dig the trike, so I got enthusiastic comments as I pedaled by.

At the front of the line, I saw a kid in a wheelchair leading the parade. I gave him a wave and a thumbs up as I passed and heard him cheer.

My recumbent grin got huger.
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Fairing's Off For Summer!

Off for summer
Off till fall
might not go back on at all

Fairing's off forever
Fairing's off for summer
Fairing's off with fever
Fairing's off completely
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No charge... No fare at all!
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