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Old 03-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by perterra View Post
That seems to be the word on the street.

There must be something to this cause I read it somewhere.......

I better not get fat, will never be young again, am to short to be cool, & as far as being queer, heck, maybe I am, seeing how my best riding bud is a guy. We are always trying to sneak away to chase each other around in the woods.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #47
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I find it interesting that there seems to be some strong opinions against trikes but not so much with sidecars. I thought most folks would lump them together as one type of vehicle.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by NC Scott View Post
Trikes are for fat old people.

Reverse trikes are for young scared people.

Leaning trikes are for cool people.

Miatas are for gay people. should have known.

Hey, don't knock the free drinks in the Hillcrest district... just sayin. :ymca
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by windmill View Post
My Ural is my only vehicle, and it earns it's keep.

Last big snow storm my wife asked to go for a ride, to look at the "pretty snow".

Now you're rubbing it in.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #50
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Great Ural pix

That pix of your Patrol w/ the yellow train car in the back ground is a real cover shot.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #51
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Kenny "Fucking" Powers rides a Spyder!!!

And you should too!
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #52
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Originally Posted by frontiercat View Post
That right there sounds like some hate to me...

Oh and FO, I was commenting on the OP
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:58 PM   #53
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I had a Rewaco trike for a couple years and it was a great ride!
It rode handled and was more comfortable than any bike.
It got more looks than any custom car/bike etc...
Its nothing like a Goldwing with 3 wheels.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by slide View Post
Riding into work today, I noted an old guy on a huge trike which seemed to me to be built on a Goldwing at great expense. I understand these things can cost $50k or even more if you include the hapless donor bike.

I've heard that many men who get what they consider too old for riding conventional bikes turn to trikes. As far as I can see, the only difference or advantage of a trike is that you don't need to foot down at a stop.

Is that really all there is? How decrepit a rider must be to not be able to put a foot down especially considering that many of these older guys like cruisers which have seats as low as 26" (65 cm). I have a hard time believing that anybody who has the endurance to ride (and isn't missing a leg, etc.) would find spending the money for a trike not to say the loss of enjoyment worth the bother yet these things abound.

Do these things exist really and solely so one doesn't need to foot down at a stop?
so i have to ask whats your age?
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by cardoctor1 View Post
so i have to ask whats your age?

He doesnt want to discuss that.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #56
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No trike yet, but....

I could completely see the draw of the trike. It's a little bit safer, easier on the body, and you get to keep riding! Thanks what's really important.

It's not like I'm gonna go out and grab one up but when I'm older I may think about it if I don't feel comfortable riding anymore.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:48 PM   #57
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always wanted one of those '70s VW trikes...
So it's like a disease, like liberalism then?

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Old 03-26-2012, 07:09 PM   #58
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My Win/Fail Summary:

Banged up or missing body parts and still want to ride but it has to be a trike= WIN

Want to look motorcyclish cool and be part of the culture, but can't be bothered with learning to ride a motorcycle and have absolutely no physical disability so decide to trike it= FAIL

On the actual trikes, I think they are all cool in their own way except the converted motorcycle ones, they seem like a waste of a perfectly good motorcycle. I rode the new Harley produced trike and the touring Spyder back to back and there is no comparison, the Spyder handles better, weighs less, has more power and cost much less. None of them are good off road though, I'll take an old Honda ATC any day

Ride what you like, if someone else doesn't like it, tell them they can buy you what they want.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by gmiguy View Post
Is it even possible to drive them at anything approximating a sporting pace on a winding road?
Not from what I've seen in NC.

Even when they use both sides of the road.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:35 PM   #60
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85. Why do you care?
Said the guy who cares what someone else ride.

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