The Low-Down In Cullercoats
Yesterday was a fine spring day - bright sunshine, not a cloud in the sky and only a light breeze:
While I was out taking Huge Dalmatian for a walk along the sea front, I was surprised to see this coming along:
Recumbents aren’t the sort of thing you see every day here, and the rider was nice enough to stop to talk about his steed. I’ve always liked the look of a ‘bent, ever since reading an article in Scientific American about them in about 1987. At the time, a recumbent tricicle had set the world record for one hour, covering something over 50 miles, and a tandem version had done over 55 miles.
As we were talking, this guy rode past:
. . . and he stopped to chat too. That’s an ICE Trike - seriously cool!
The only thing that’s put me off buying one just like that is the price tag - somewhere between £1,500 & £2,000 depending on the specification. So I have plans for a similar vehicle that I can build myself for about £350 - it uses a pair of BMX bikes as donors for the front half, and a 26″ wheeled mountain bike for the rear:
More on this if I ever get around to learning to weld . . . .