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Since I was here last we have had a bit of sadness -- our son died unexpectedly on Nov 14, 2011. He was 53.
But the silly trike still goes on and on. I blew a seal on one of the air shocks that came with the Danson, I had to replace the offending one with a fresh one. Unfortunately they only come in pairs, so now I have a perfectly good takeoff and a leaker. I haven't taken the time to see which is which.
The winter has been so mild that I have had no excuse to
I just realized that another year has gone by.
The trike has provided a lot of interaction in parking lots, etc. The typical is "I've never seen one of those close up" or words to that effect.
I showed it at a Classic Car / Hot Rod show on Labor Day. The organizers didn't get the turnout they hoped for with real things, so they let the billboard become an entrant. Cost twenty bucks, but the swag bag and door prizes totaled about $25 or so. I had a lot of fun, answered
First day of September. We have been having daily high temps of near 90F -- it is about 75F today, my wife really likes the mid 70's, I'm happiest with late 80's, early 90's. She is going to be happier than me for the next few months.
I thought that the Honda and caught some strange BSA or AMF Harley ailment. Every time I brought it home, a dime sized puddle of red oil appeared under the front brake caliper.
I finally realized that the steadiness offered by
Here it is the middle of July, it's about 93F and partly cloudy. Looks like we might have a bit of a thunderstorm this afternoon. I had the trike out for about 100 miles this morning -- didn't scare myself at all.
A couple of observations:
Lots of people in passing cars do a double take when they realize it isn't JUST A SCOOTER.
People in parking lots ask questions.
I haven't had this much fun answering them since the Swing was new.
The years came and went. The ankles and feet got less predictable. The hips told me that as low and stable as the Swing is, I was going to need some help.
After some research, I found out that the primary dealer for Danson Trikes was a mere 15 miles away. After several chats with them, I bought one of their kits, put it in the back of my Toy pickup and brought it home.
The install was pretty straight forward:
1. Take off every thing that looked like a