Workshop is now useable again.....just. New shelves put up and now straining with boxes and wheels hanging from every spare bit of wall space. Lawnmowers now have to be unburied before I can get them out of the garden sheds. But everything is now sorted roughly and has a place to live.
My wife decided she really liked the look of the trike so I spent a couple of days going over it. A few problems like a misaligned main sprocket due to the need for space behind it for the PAS sender. Only two gears were actually useable or the chain fell off. I removed the sendor and replaced the sprocket and now better. Electrics not yet sorted but ready to ride so I took it up the lane. Jeez it was horrible. I ended up on the verge three times before I worked out how to ride it.
I know the science bit of bike riding is still a bit of a mystery. Apparently we should not be able to ride a two wheeler as easily as we do without a lot of wobbling as we correct and re-correct for steering and stability. There's something the scientists can't theorise using their equations, vector diagrams and the like. The human brain has some sort of 'instinct' which allows us to balance and ride without realising what adjustments we are making to stay upright. Whatever- we do it.
An upright trike is a whole different ball game for me at least. It just seems to take so much effort to keep it heading in the direction you want. It starts to veer off course and I immediately reacted by veering even further off course??? After a bit I managed to force myself to correct in the right direction but it felt like I was going to topple over- really strange.
So I warned Joan she would struggle and she did indeed mount the verge twice in the first 50yds but then seemed to get the hang and just rode off down the lane. Her verdict- 'I love it' So now I have to sort out chainguard, rear basket and electrics etc.
Hopefully I can get back to building soon if the weather stays mild enough for me to spend time in the 'shop'. Leg feels good, I feel fine, lots of bike bits to fettle, life is great.