The year is ending with some bitter cold which is not great for riding a bike, but due to Jim Britt consistently leading good ride events, I have been able to work on my recumbent riding. Most of the rides have been in the 30 mile range with varying terrain.
Today, December 30, 2017, we rode a loop from Mayflower which included climbing Round Mountain. Scott Stafford and Janice Peters joined Jim and I on this cold grey day. We had a nice stop at the new Conway airport about half way through the ride. Personally, I was happy with my ascent of Round Mountain. The descent is getting better as I am learning to handle my Catrike 700 trike. This Catrike is my road trike. The Scorpion FX-20 is my touring and all purpose trike. Both have their good points.
I have been told it takes 6 weeks to get "trike legs". This is not true. It will take me more like 6 months, or longer to get "trike legs." Even little things, like avoiding pot holes is taking a while to learn. With three wheels it is more difficult to steer away from road or trail hazards.
Even with set-backs and difficulties, I am really enjoying riding and learning this new way of pedaling for me. It is different in many ways, including the sights. With the position on the trike there is a much better view of your surroundings than on a bike and more of a chance to take them in. Also, the sounds of the road are much different which is a little odd to me. Only a few feet lower to the ground and many events sound differently. I am sure there are even more changes coming.