Friday, December 18, 2009


OK - my replacement seat frame came in Wednesday as did the long awaited 26" rear wheel conversion kit. Terratrike honnored the life time warranty on my trike even thought they know that I am now at the weight limit of the trike and when I first got it I was 50 pounds over the weight limit. They did tell me they were sending em a ChroMolly seat frame instead of the aluminum like the Tour comes with. I did not even know they had a ChroMolly frame but since it should be stornger it was fine with me. The aluminum frame weights 1.98 pounds and the ChroMolly frame weights 4.64 pounds so I have a net gain of 2.66 pounds. Other wise the frame look the same. It took me two nights to remove the seat frame remove the Bionx battery mount from the original frame put the Bionx battery mount on the new ChroMolly frame, put it back on the trike with the original seat cover and to install the 26" rear wheel modification kit with a 26" Bionx wheel and a new chain. Nothing was real diffuclt it just took a good bit of time. I have included 4 image of the process and here is a LINK to all of the images. The aluminum adapter for the 26" wheel modification fit so tightly that I had to use the screws that attach them to pull them into place - they took some paint off while doing this - one may remove them and convert the trike back to a 20" wheel but there will be some missing paint - it am sure they need to be this tight to work. Well Turtle and I are ready to Ride Againif we can just get the December weather to coorperate - Snow and rain predicted today and tomorrow. I asked Turtle how she liked her new 26" rear wheel and she said if it helps us go faster it is OK but she is worried that it makes her look like her but is fat - lol.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Broken Seat Frame

Saturday it was very cold - but about 1:00 PM Bryan called me sugesting we go ride and it had warmed up some so his invite was enough to get me to get up - I was completely ready to ride to his home and when I sat on the trike the was a crack and this is what I found - see picture. Monday I called TerraTrike and the agreed to replace it free stating that it was covered under their warranty. It is already shipped and I should get it on the 16th. Also I was told that the rear wheel 26" mod kit is also being shipped and should be here on the 16th.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Riding a loop in Garner with Bryan

It rained all day Saturday but Sunday was not rainy just very cold - I did do a 22.2 miles ride from home with Bryan. I got cold - not sure why thought I was dressed OK guess not. We did a loop the Bryan does a good bit for training - I liked it. Peggy was planning to ride with me but she was not able to so so. I was still nice to get out and ride. No pictures - too cold I guess.

My GPS data is HERE.

Friday, December 4, 2009

First Friday Night Ride December 2009

We had a real good ride there were about 30 riders and we went to 5 different places the went to Raleigh Times for a bite to eat - the food was good but we got a little rained on but it was still fun. Peggy and I meet near Glenwood and North street and rode over to the tower where the ride starts. We meet Jon and Tim there. Execpt for the rain this was a fun ride.

My GPS data is HERE.

My pictures are HERE.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Turtle is ready to Ride Again

Got the parts in at 11:45 AM. I was home sick having problems with my blood sugar dropping. I worked on rebuilding the wheel but I had to take breaks and rest - I even took a couple of naps. The wheel is finished now but it is raining dark so I can not give it a test ride - maybe Thursday,