Have you noticed the increase in FAT trike riders over the last several years? Yeah, I am messin’ with ya again. I am not talking about people being overweight. I am talking about people riding FAT tire trikes. What brought this up you ask? Well, it all started on the Facebook Recumbent Trikes Group. One of the administrators posted a picture of several trikes all riding together and everyone of them was a FAT tire tadpole trike. If I were a rich man I no doubt would own a FAT tire tadpole trike. I don’t know why. I don’t have much use for one … just like I don’t have much use for a Jeep or pick up truck all jacked up with large wheels and tires on it. I really don’t have any desire for the Jeep or truck, but I think I would ride a FAT tire trike some if I had one. They not only look neat but I am sure they would be fun to ride some places … particularly off road.

Of course, some people live where off road riding is more available and prevalent. In fact, for some that is all that is about all that is available to them. I guess it is all a matter of perspective. I am sure some consider themselves blessed to have the off road scenario while others might very well consider it more of a curse. I have to admit I much prefer riding on nice smooth paved trails with lots of green trees and what I consider beautiful scenery. Most of the western United States has absolutely no appeal to me. I am not even interested in visiting there much less living there. To me it is just barren wasteland … ugly and just of no appeal. That’s me. I am sure there are those who like it … even love it … wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Anyway, as the saying goes … different strokes for different folks. And again as they say … it is what makes the world go around. I mean … some people even like eating oysters (and many other foods I and many others find repulsive). Regardless of one’s position on these various things one thing is for sure … FAT seems to be here to stay … both when it comes to body weight and recumbent trikes. Regardless of what we ride may we always …


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BTW, even though I don’t have a FAT tire tadpole trike I am definitely a FAT trike rider … but I really don’t want to talk about it. 😉


Author: Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)

3 thoughts on “FAT TRIKE RIDERS”

  1. No, I have no misconceptions about the western U.S. I have seen it firsthand as well as seen lots of pictures and video of it. Like I said, I know it appeals to some. I read comments in forums about how beautiful people think pictures and videos look. To me it is ugly looking … I simply don’t share their opinion of it. It is interesting that I think the southern U.S. is much prettier than the northern U.S. I have heard people from the south come up here in the north and say that they think the north is prettier than the south. I think countries such as the Philippines are much prettier than the U.S. yet my Filipino wife says she thinks the U.S. is much prettier than the Philippines. Yep, different strokes for different folks!

  2. Hi Steve, I just wanted to clear up a possible mis-conception you have about the West. While it is true there is a large barren desert area that extends through Idaho, Oregon, California & Washington States, as you get closer to the coast the amount of greenery, beautiful mountains, wine growing valleys, coastal highways & of course the Redwood Forests would compare to anything Indiana has to offer. It’s not all Death Valley out here. So the appeal of the Fat Trikes in these environments makes a lot of sense. What else can you ride in the sand, snow, mud, at the beach, on a gravel trail or logging road & have a blast doing it? What has really surprised me though is just who are buying Fat Trikes. They are not guys from the Mud Truck crowd but Seniors in their 60’s 70’s & 80’s and they are having so much fun it’s borderline illegal! 🙂

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