A new recumbent from Terratrike, named as Gran Tourismo is available for trike riders at our LBC recumbent store in Sacramento. Gran Tourismo is designed with an alluring sophistication to deliver mind blowing performance as an ultimate touring machine.
Gran Tourismo is designed by incorporating the result of last 20 years Terratrike innovation and customers feedback over its original Tour trike. It is expected to be the most comfortable Terratrike launched till date to offer best handling on road experience.
Everywhere you look nowadays people are using their smartphones. It is so amazing to see how many different things you can do over your phone. Make a call, find the closest gas station, play a game, deposit money into your bank account, video chat with a friend around the world and so much more!
It is not a surprise that there are some really fantastic smartphone apps which are perfect for people who love to cycle! The below apps are just a handful of what is available to cyclists and trike riders to use for free!
Map My Ride to Track, Record and Analyze Ride Statistics
Map My Ride is a great smartphone app for cyclists and trike riders who are looking to get detailed information about their rides. The app keeps track of things like distance, speed, elevation and a detailed route.
All of this data can then be uploaded to the Map My Ride website for detailed analysis and sharing with other users.
This mobile app was one of the original route recorders and it continues to improve and evolve. The standard version of this app is free with an advanced version starting at just $2.99.
You can record your workout details. It includes speed, distance, elevation, duration, calories burned, pace and route traveled. You can save as well as upload your entire workout data to MapMyRide. Later, you can view the saved route workout data and also the workout history.
Map My Ride is available for iPhone and Android mobiles.
Limited support BlackBerry app is also available on BlackBerry World.
Good News – A Great New Recumbent Hitch Rack
The folks at Alpaca introduced a lightweight, easy to use recumbent rack for 2 tadpoles, or a tadpole and a regular bike. The rack also works with two deltas, two tadpoles, or one of each. It can do it all. These are some of the best recumbent trike racks I’ve seen. Come check them out at Laid Back Cycles in Fair Oaks, CA, near Sacramento.
Your Sacramento Valley and Bay Area recumbent trike adult tricycle dealer.
The Tour II steering linkage has been changed to improve the trike’s turning radius. It’s comes with a chromoly steel frame and has the same comfortable mesh seat that comes on all TerraTrike models. TerraTrike offers it with 3 boom choices with the most popular being medium and large. The new sliding seat mount makes sizing adjustments easier than previous models.
The Tour II comes in three different specs starting with a 8-speed model, 24 speed Base model and capping out with the Pro Model.
The Tour II Base Model 24-speed MicroShift drivetrain and Bengal disc brakes all worked impressively.
TerraTrike comes with 40 psi tires that provide a comfortable ride but some riders may want a faster higher pressure tire such as the Schwable Marathon’s as an option.
The Tour II comes in a bright yellow color which provide a nice sporty feel as well as good visibility.
Warm sea breezes tickling your face and tousling your hair as you cruise a meandering oceanside route in sunny Southern California. Soft, sandy shores stretch westward toward the crashing Pacific on one side of you; on the other side, lush grasses carpet the lawns in shades of fluorescent green … and in the distance, the gently sloping range of the Santa Ynez Mountains hovers almost mirage-like, hazy beneath the deep blue baby’s eye of a Southern California sky.
Excerpt from a dream vacation?
The kind of magical moment you might experience if you decided to rent a ’65 Fairlane convertible in San Diego and take it all the way up the Pacific Coast Highway, perhaps?
Try your daily commute to work. Or David Lawson’s daily commute to work, rather. For ten years, the 60-something-year-old resident of Santa Barbara blithely bypassed Southern California’s notoriously overcrowded highways in favor of a commute by recumbent trike.