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20 September 2017 - 8:56pm
 
 

How to get out of a recumbent trike if you can't get out of a recumbent trike

 

Catrike Speed rider, Miles, has worked out a great system for getting in and out of his very low and laidback recumbent trike using a strap attached to his roof-rack.

The Catrike Speed is no longer in production, but is most closely related to the current Catrike 700. It is a sport trike with a very low seat and very reclined seat. Another trike in this sport or racing class is the ICE VTX.

Miles has ALS, but this technique would work well for a lot of other situations. His trike is equipped with a Bionx electric-assist.

It's all in the positioning of the trike and the foresight in lashing the strap to the roof rack, and then, when he comes in for a landing, he just grabs the strap off the ground and pulls himself up.

Thanks for demonstrating this clever trick, Miles.

Find Miles at the Walk to Cure ALS or back an ALS walker.

 

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Information

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