People always stop to ask me how I steer this bike.
“Jedi mind powers”, I tell them.
They look at me quizzically, mumble something like “that's cool”, and move on more confused than when they originally saw me pedaling this monster of a bike.
Yes, I did say monster- make no mistake about it! This is a big heavy bike, but when you're a big heavy guy that seems to make sense.
Weight aside, the bike is very comfortable and fun to ride- just be prepared for people to look at you like you're mentally disabled and/or handicapped. There's just something about three wheels and a helmet on a grown adult...
People will stop where there are no stop signs to wave you through, and they will more than get out of your way when they see you coming! I think it might be the lack of any visible steering wheel and the big dumb grin on your face because you're having so much fun riding a stable, comfortable, recumbent bike.
I opted for the trike because of the stability issue. I had heard people say that stopping and starting on a recumbent was a little hard to get used to. With three wheels that's not an issue, and I can stop without putting my feet down, so I got that going for me too!
The bike itself is built like a tank- very heavy and very strong- unfortunately, there's no large gun mounted on it to destroy people and society while riding, but I'm working on that.
Be prepared to tighten all bolts and screws regularly- they come loose easily. I'm not sure why- perhaps the roughness of the ride shakes them loose.
“Roughness of ride” you say? Yes, don’t be fooled by the fancy shock that is on this behemoth. It does little to cushion the ride.
Generally a fun, well built, stable ride. If you are thinking of trying a recumbent bicycle this would not be a bad choice, just be prepared to answer a lot of stupid questions.