Author Topic: Long barrow  (Read 4220 times)

Tim Hall

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Long barrow
« on: 11 December, 2021, 08:53:20 pm »
I've just won a Longstaff tandem trike on Ebay.

Rearrange these words into a well known phrase or saying

"Possibly what go wrong could"
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Kim

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Re: Long barrow
« Reply #1 on: 11 December, 2021, 09:32:48 pm »
 :thumbsup:

Re: Long barrow
« Reply #2 on: 11 December, 2021, 09:39:34 pm »
Congratulations, I'm sure will have plenty of fun (I don't suppose you will need piloting lessons)

Re: Long barrow
« Reply #3 on: 11 December, 2021, 09:45:08 pm »
I've just won a Longstaff tandem trike on Ebay.


Are postage costs reasonable? Or are you going to ride it home?    ;D

Tim Hall

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Re: Long barrow
« Reply #4 on: 11 December, 2021, 10:06:04 pm »
Congratulations, I'm sure will have plenty of fun (I don't suppose you will need piloting lessons)
I had one some years ago and only stuck that into the kerb a couple of times. A bit of practice will be needed.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Long barrow
« Reply #5 on: 11 December, 2021, 10:20:23 pm »
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...and only stuck that into the kerb a couple of times..

An odd bit of advice to newbie tricyclists is to start with your hands crossed on the bars. The logic is that the need to concentrate steering about face overides the inclination to steer down the camber, and if you do start steering down it will actually be up!. If you try it do please let us know the outcome.  :demon:

Re: Long barrow
« Reply #6 on: 11 December, 2021, 10:35:52 pm »
I've never ridden a long one, though I have consorted with a few owners.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Long barrow
« Reply #7 on: 11 December, 2021, 11:19:49 pm »
I found that riding with locked elbows helped me when first riding an upright solo trike, steering with my shoulders. It seemed to work but was tough on my arm muscles. That sort of advice is probably a waste of time for your tandem trike, given you have spent some time on a solo trike without too many dramas.

You will have to think about how much you need to lean out on faster corners though. The 'triangle of support' is quite narrow for the captain and much wider for the stoker. Tandem trikes have a slightly wider track than solos but captains can be restricted in how far they can lean out by the stoker's bars.
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Kim

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Re: Long barrow
« Reply #8 on: 11 December, 2021, 11:48:50 pm »
I found that riding with locked elbows helped me when first riding an upright solo trike, steering with my shoulders. it seemed to work but was tough on my arm muscles.

That fits with my experience of mucking about on Arabella's.  For some reason my brain decided that skiing was the metaphor it needed to make things go in the right direction (pushing down and out with the hand on the outside of the turn).  Presumably if tested further this would have worked until something happened to make me stop thinking about skiing, at which point the outcome would I expect be fairly similar to what happens when I actually try to ski.

Pedal Castro

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Re: Long barrow
« Reply #9 on: 12 December, 2021, 07:02:52 am »
Some useful tips here, I should make the effort to practice on mine again.

rogerzilla

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Re: Long barrow
« Reply #10 on: 12 December, 2021, 08:55:57 am »
I saw the title and thought this was about the burial mound on the A4.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

Re: Long barrow
« Reply #11 on: 12 December, 2021, 11:13:33 am »
I've heard two accounts of riders falling off inside the bend.

Re: Long barrow
« Reply #12 on: 12 December, 2021, 05:11:28 pm »
Some useful tips here, I should make the effort to practice on mine again.
Maybe we need a forum barrow ride.

Re: Long barrow
« Reply #13 on: 12 December, 2021, 05:19:06 pm »
York Rally ?   See you on Barrow Avenue , with my Surplus special . 
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Re: Long barrow
« Reply #14 on: 12 December, 2021, 05:24:35 pm »
I don't know about Barrow Avenue. Never quite made it to the Rally yet.

Kim

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Re: Long barrow
« Reply #15 on: 12 December, 2021, 05:30:50 pm »
Barrow Avenue is easily spotted towering over Recumbent Row. Or something.

Re: Long barrow
« Reply #16 on: 12 December, 2021, 05:42:43 pm »
Barrow Avenue is easily spotted towering over the Rowdy Recumbent's pitch .  ;D  ( Oh well that's me buggered for a days entry to the BHPC race next year )
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