Well we picked up the trike this morning I spent some time with the salesman who gave me advice on basic controls and of course the infotainment set up / nav/radio/mobile phone link up and a lot of other info that really went over my head .
I also spent some time practising riding / driving a TRIKE oh my god I nearly pooped my paints when I first took it out onto the road.
I took it to a road that leads to no where except a small round about at the far end for some much needed practise
Remember I have never ridden a trike before or even been on the back of one , to say its different than a solo bike ain't the word You have got to forget about riding a solo whilst steering and even stopping for a good ten mins whilst slowing down I kept putting my feet on the ground and steering it oh f****me !! its a whole new world .
I also had to ride it to another store than the one I bought it from because I was after another safety device (a disc lock ) which was at their sister store another 20 odd miles away but nearer to my home it meant riding it into a major city Nottingham I used the Navigation device to get there but riding down the M1 at 1.30in the afternoon getting used to steering it was nerve racking .
Any how all safe and sound back home now & the trike is all safe and secure and now wrapped up in a cover in my garage , I wanted to pop out again this early evening but weather is crap here and already I had to give it a clean because it got covered in M1 road crap due to rain on the route home .
This weekend the weather is supposed to get better but unfortunately I am working in the garden centre I do have Monday off so fingers crossed we will be able to get out for a ride somewhere nice it also being my wife's Birthday
As promised here are a few photos I took at the dealership you may have to right click and open up in another window
If you have never been on a trike before all I can say is it's blooming different and takes some getting used to thats for sure but the grin on my face after the initial fears was pure magic , oh the sound system is superb we didn't have the communication system going only having the sound out of the four speakers
all I can say is WOW !!!!! clear as crystal no distortion whatsoever I am so looking forward to a real long trip when the time ad weather allows .
Honestly guy's the comfort of riding position and my wife said the comfort as a passenger was fantastic .
From riding a solo to now riding a trike I cant recommend it enough .
Hope Mr Mad Mike organises one of his get together's for this summer and if it ties up with my working every other weekend I will deffo attend as the pub where Mike holds it is only about 9 miles from me