The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa

Catrike, Greenspeed, HP Velotechnik, ICE and TerraTrike riders

Looking forward to RAGBRAI number three on my Catrike Road

2015, my first, was brutal, many significant hills the first day. I definitely was not fully prepared and after the first day I had extreme pain in both feet, middle three toes on both feet were numb for weeks after. Got that issue resolved by moving my SPD cleats to mid-sole. Many thanks to my cousin who invited me to join their group.

2017 was absolutely fantastic!!! Rode over 1,000 miles ahead of time, equipment and body were both in the best shape ever, zero issues with my feet. Several times during the week I was able to tag along with a group of bikes. I was right behind one group when several of the bikers in front went down hard, I took the ditch, near miss. Learned an important lesson to NOT draft too closely in the future. Picked up countless items off the road (one of the advantages of being so low to the ground). I was astonished at the wonderful job the Air Force team did every day helping so many riders. I sure hope they consider my suggestion and add at least one trike rider to there team this year…

2018 will be better than ever! My brother and his wife bought new Catrikes and are signed up to ride with me. We have rented a full sized RV. I’m sure we will learn more lessons this time, but I’m confident it will be an amazing experience once again!

Wanted to start this thread for all the trikers who are planning to ride again this summer. We organized a meet last year but with the rain it did not get the participation we had hoped. So, if others are interested, I hope we can arrange a meet again. I very much enjoy meeting all the other trikers along the route…

This topic was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by  Andy.

34 Replies

Terrill Campbell, April 16, 2018 at 4:21 pm

It has the rear suspension but the indirect steering is so much smoother and less choppy on the hands so I didn’t feel I needed the front suspension it’s a amazing bike I have had a sun, terra trike rambler, catrike 559 and a HP Velotechnik scorpion and this one is just unbelievable and fits me well being 6.4

#1284736

Joyce Boone, April 19, 2018 at 4:45 am

Seen that some people are getting their jerseys and other people are looking to buy wristbands. When do I find out if I was picked in the lottery?

#1284792

Kit Wennersten, April 19, 2018 at 6:33 am

Joyce, if I understand correctly the lottery drawing is May 1st. Jerseys can be purchased through RAGBRAI store. There is more info in the FAQ section of RAGBRAI homepage about purchasing a wristband from someone who was selected for the ride but are not going.

#1284793

Jason Stoller, April 19, 2018 at 6:36 pm

[quote quote=1284736]It has the rear suspension but the indirect steering is so much smoother and less choppy on the hands so I didn’t feel I needed the front suspension it’s a amazing bike I have had a sun, terra trike rambler, catrike 559 and a HP Velotechnik scorpion and this one is just unbelievable and fits me well being 6.4[/quote]

Glad you like it. I personally will not give up my front suspension on my Scorpion Fs26 but I am not as tall as you. Azub builds a great Trike. Every Recumbent Cycle Con I photograph, it’s always interesting to see what Azub and the others bring.

Jason

#1284813

Viewing 4 replies - 31 through 34 (of 34 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Categories

RAGBRAI XLVI – 2018

Gatherings & Meetings

Lost and Found

Miscellaneous

Training

RAGBRAI XLV – 2017

RAGBRAI XLIV – 2016

RAGBRAI XLIII – 2015

RAGBRAI XLII – 2014

RAGBRAI XLI – 2013

RAGBRAI XL – 2012

RAGBRAI XXXIX – 2011

Clubs, Teams & Charters