E-Z Roll Regal Trike on playa? Any good?

Bikes, trikes, personal mobility and getting to/from the event - this is the place to discuss general transportation issues.
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Postby Tiahaar » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:29 pm

Elorrum wrote:I like looking at atomic zombie for ideas or just day dreaming.

http://www.atomiczombie.com/
yeah, great idea site! this one has playa dust on it:

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Postby Token » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:34 pm

Lucid, if you are anywhere near Vegas as your name suggests, find any one of the many dry lakes and take it for a spin, once the heat sets in.

Prim lake is almost a perfect match for the BM playa.

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Postby Lucidvegas » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:19 pm

Hmmmm is it the same? In my mind playa is worse from all I read. But wouldn't hurt to try ;) maybe I'll plan a trip to ride the coaster, lunch, and ride the local playa. Yes I am in Vegas btw heh.

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Postby Bob » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:35 am

Why stop at three? Wouldn't sixteen wheels be five times as easy to ride?
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Postby Sic Pup » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:05 am

Bob wrote:Why stop at three? Wouldn't sixteen wheels be five times as easy to ride?


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Postby Bob » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:41 am

Keep it simple, we have young readers here. And I don't think you're justified in using more than one sig fig.
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Postby Elorrum » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:20 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I must really have been thinking of one of the great huge ones, because I envisioned my chair being cargo, so I can get off the damn thing.

What if I had to go to the jots?

Something like chariot with a ramp off the back, larger platform, wider wheelbase,.... interesting, doable.
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Postby Elorrum » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:16 am

o.k. here's an idea for the back part. then front fork, powered hub motor front wheel, and handlebars. roll on, roll off... may need a kickstand on the back to keep it from tipping backwards when getting on and off.
still thinking.
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Postby TomServo » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:15 pm

Elorrum wrote:o.k. here's an idea for the back part. then front fork, powered hub motor front wheel, and handlebars. roll on, roll off... may need a kickstand on the back to keep it from tipping backwards when getting on and off.
still thinking.
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how about welding a single swiveling pneumatic caster to the end.

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Postby Elorrum » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:00 pm

the caster is a good idea. I think if it had a flip down ramp, that could also have some structural element on the bottom/outside that would make a good firm base too. All the cargo trikes I'm looking at aren't designed to driven from the cargo side. lol.


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