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I think we would CC.  I will keep researching too.  It's just hard because while there are tons of bike shops out here in CO, not many have knowledge or info on these types of bikes because it's not what they sell.  Maybe I will just get her a used big wheel.  Those were fun to ride back in the day. :)

 

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Well boys as some of you may remember I am an avid bike rider. Today I hit quite a milestone. 10,000 miles total since I started. It took me 5 years, 1 month, 1 week, and 6 days. Next up? Going for 11

Yep, the weather here is warming up.  Great riding weather for the next couple of months. Looking forward to hitting some 25-30 mile rides.

I went over the 11,000 mile mark on today's ride!

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4 minutes ago, Homebrewcock said:

I think we would CC.  I will keep researching too.  It's just hard because while there are tons of bike shops out here in CO, not many have knowledge or info on these types of bikes because it's not what they sell.  Maybe I will just get her a used big wheel.  Those were fun to ride back in the day. :)

 

Might be fun going down hill, not so sure about up them. 

 

I used to love trying to do the spin skid stop on those things.

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54 minutes ago, Homebrewcock said:

I have been looking for a bike for the wife.  She has a Ataxia - progressive neurological condition affects balance, coordinate and the like.  I am looking for a some type of trike - some I have found are really big and heavy looking and I am looking for something more lightweight and portable.  I don't expect many people or any for that matter to have any advice, but since this was a bike thread, thought I would check.  I just started looking online to find info, so I am at the beginning stages.  We just want to find some outdoor activity she can do.  We do go outside and use her wheelchair and often take our huskies, but she wants to do more than sit on her ass while I push and the huskies pull. :)

Example of what I have found.

https://www.rehabmart.com/product/amtryke-recumbent-foot-cycle-jt2000-41108.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw38-DBhDpARIsADJ3kjnK8t7sTuf91BJiNJ5GcKVPjRKzmRfLhvNhyMwZsNzTgmlXII8A3BQaAgv8EALw_wcB

Any suggestions or knowledge is welcome.  Totally understand if no one has any info as this is a strange request.

Brew: An ebike might be a great fit for her because of its ability to assist her effort:

https://electricbikereview.com/bunch-bikes/the-coupe/

 

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23 hours ago, Homebrewcock said:

I have been looking for a bike for the wife.  She has a Ataxia - progressive neurological condition affects balance, coordinate and the like.  I am looking for a some type of trike - some I have found are really big and heavy looking and I am looking for something more lightweight and portable.  I don't expect many people or any for that matter to have any advice, but since this was a bike thread, thought I would check.  I just started looking online to find info, so I am at the beginning stages.  We just want to find some outdoor activity she can do.  We do go outside and use her wheelchair and often take our huskies, but she wants to do more than sit on her ass while I push and the huskies pull. :)

Example of what I have found.

https://www.rehabmart.com/product/amtryke-recumbent-foot-cycle-jt2000-41108.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw38-DBhDpARIsADJ3kjnK8t7sTuf91BJiNJ5GcKVPjRKzmRfLhvNhyMwZsNzTgmlXII8A3BQaAgv8EALw_wcB

Any suggestions or knowledge is welcome.  Totally understand if no one has any info as this is a strange request.

Homebrewcock, there is a small company in Fletcher, NC (South Asheville) that builds and designs trikes for people with physical disabilities (foot pedal, hand pedal, electric and various combinations.  Might be worth talking to them to design one around her capabilities. https://outriderusa.com/

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One more from yesterday. That's Mount Baker looming over the ridge, elev. 10,500 or so. Farthest north of the Cascade volcanoes; next one to the south is Glacier Peak, then Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, Hood and on into southern Oregon. Also note bear spray in panniers!

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4 hours ago, STS said:

1000 foot climb on a mountain bike is no joke...great ride!

No doubt. When I get to that bench I am sitting on in those pix, I really feel the pain of getting there, but also the "internal attaboy" of just making it there to begin with. I'm also tracking my rides on Strava so I can push myself to get better times to the top.

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13 hours ago, Swayin said:

No doubt. When I get to that bench I am sitting on in those pix, I really feel the pain of getting there, but also the "internal attaboy" of just making it there to begin with. I'm also tracking my rides on Strava so I can push myself to get better times to the top.

Nice job, Swayin...just sayin.

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3 hours ago, STS said:

there is no better feeling than arriving at the top on a bike and knowing that you were the engine!  It also makes the coast down thrilling as well

 

It's a really good flow trail down from there, too - there might even be a ride vlog of it on YouTube. If I can find one I will post it!

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