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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 23-10-2019, 00:27 Thread Starter
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A bloody three wheeler

It goes wherever it wants

Never in a straight line

Always to the left in circles

And I need a big area to continually go left in circles

And I panic and try to put my feet down and Iím run over by the back wheels

But Iím hoping Iíll go in ever decreasing circles and eventually disappear

And it doesnít help that Albert gets on and rides it in a straight line

Iím jinxed I know it

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Oh no! I wonder if you are pushing too hard with your right arm or pulling with your left? I remember being told that when cycling we should sit up straight and just use finger tips to steer. Are you able to do that?

We need a video
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I wouldnít dare switch on the electric motor

Can you imagine wizzing around in circles ?

And no you canít have a video

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Oh well it was worth a try
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Definitely no electric motor for a while Sandra!

It's good that you've got on it. Now, as Pat says, you need to work out why it is you're pulling to the left, then act against that.

I imagine you'll very quickly get to the stage where you won't need to put your feet down.

Practice, practice, practice!
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I would pay good money to see that! 😁
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If we could see a video it might give us some ideas about why it is doing that thing - it sounds like you may be pushing too hard with your right arm.

That's a good reason and you know that you can trust your friends on here to watch it with a totally sober expression and we will never even show the teeniest hint of a smile or the beginnings of the rictus of laughter.... (and I am sure that you DO believe in Father Christmas and the Tooth Fair as well as every claim made by any politician....)

My suggestion actually is serious - it sounds like you are pushing too hard with your dominant arm. It may sound radical but actually using the electric motor MIGHT allow you to push evenly without having to think about pedalling but only think about steering - obviously only at very slow speed.
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What about using the "walking pace" mode and then just put your finger tips on the handle bars?
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On hold at the moment , I read somewhere that their is always a tendency for a three wheeler to pull to the side

Anyone passing this way is more than welcome to try it out ,but go steady on the electric

The guy who overhauled it said itís very fast , donít go above 1

I think it might launch at a higher level

ET s going home!!
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Iíve found a local site

Cycling for the disabled

She didnít laugh when I told her I couldnít ride my three wheeler

Well she did, but in a positive way

But told me they have tricycles , and they can certainly teach me to ride one

Bicycles for all

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