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MrIdaho
04-22-2018, 09:13 AM
Been some good weather here in Washington state and my Street Fox needs to be ridden so out we go.
Been riding about 2 miles but using pedal assist and my legs ache slightly but getting in shape is not a free ride.
Been meeting lots of new and old residents of the town along with their dogs. Very friendly people.
Yesterday I finally ran the battery down to almost zero so now to keep track of actual mileage on one charge. NOTE I configured the rear derailer for second gear only so the trike can't exceed 20mph.
Need to get the 20mm axled wheels built and installed along with the disc brakes as my next project.
BUT THE WEATHER IS SO NICE!!

Radical Brad
04-22-2018, 12:14 PM
Long indeed!
Snow is just melting finally today, and I feel like a sloth!

Soon I will be cutting and stacking wood to get back into shape.
I sure miss being able to ride, but that life is over where I live.
It's farm work to keep my legs healthy now.

Brad

WFcycle
04-22-2018, 08:48 PM
Long indeed!
Snow is just melting finally today, and I feel like a sloth!

Soon I will be cutting and stacking wood to get back into shape.
I sure miss being able to ride, but that life is over where I live.
It's farm work to keep my legs healthy now.

Brad

Is it the road quality that keeps you from riding? Distance to work and shops? Something else?

Glad your snow is melting! Ours is gone for about 2 or 3 weeks, now, and I've been pedaling a good bit more (on my 20 year old homebuilt Toureasy Clone).

bkentr
04-22-2018, 11:49 PM
I sure know what it's like to feel like a slug or a sloth after winter, even with no snow.
Today was the first full sunny day since September. Sure was nice.

Why is riding over Brad? No roads, trails, or open spaces, or just no time. Or is it just winter ?

With all of the other wild rides you have made, there must be something to be built that can be ridden or at least pedaled.

What about a small pedal powered tractor? Just to pull around feed or tools. Doesn't need to go fast, just have good traction.
And pull a small trailer.

I've had one of those in mind for several years, long before ever finding AZ, just haven't got to it yet.
Also wanted to equip it with a flywheel after the pedals but before the needed gear down for slow speeds with pulling power.

That idea came from the friction wind up toys that we had as kids. Wind em up by pushing them on the floor, and then let em go.

Kinetic energy, to help move over the bumps and soft spots.