>> Here we go again with the scare tactics.
> With a trike its hardly "scare tactics".
> Test it out one day. And get ready convert your trike to a wheelcahir.
> John B
I wonder if this difference in perception stems from differences in riding "style". To "ME" a ride
isn't a ride without at least one round of "burn outs", a sprint, where I go as hard and as fast as
I can until I can't go anymore, then slow and recover and continue on. A few of those each ride
really ups the fitness level quickly. If I'm pushing as hard and as fast as I can, spinning 110+
with max push effort and I hit a bump, one of my feet is going flying, no matter HOW concentrated I
am and anticipating the impact, not so much the bump, but more the centrifigal force I think, the
bump causes your foot to disengage the pedal and momentum does the rest, throwing your foot up
and/or out. At that point your leg starts to fall to the ground, your muscles are stilling saying
"PUSH" and take that fateful millisecond to stop pushing and try to control leg. If going slow you
have some time to catch it. If going fast enough, it happens VERY quickly. I've caught it JUST in
time two different times on two different bikes. Very close to a nasty accident each time, and I
got that sour feeling in my throat from realizing I just had a REAL close call. This would happen
to me on a lot of rides in a year if I wasn't clipped in. If you never push that hard, ride at a
relaxed or even moderately brisk pace, then it is possible to never have that situation pop up. I
guess. Higher BB height seems to make this more dangerous/likely to me also. And of course the
faster you're going the faster everything happens,including the bike running over your leg, much
easier to catch it at 13mph and easy peddling than it is at 20mph and accelerating. JMO