Although my dad never rode my homemade recumbent bike he did pose on it for a picture. He was in his late 80s then. He remained active into his early 80s but didn’t do much after that. Truthfully I think he wore himself out physically caring for my mother. He lived another 9 years past her passing at 84. He was 93 when he died. I would have loved to see him on a tadpole trike but alas it never happened. It would have been great riding together.


I have a brother in law who is now about 88. A few years ago after my sister died he talked to me about getting a tadpole trike and riding with me. That would have been neat but it never happened. He has some physical issues preventing him from pursuing it.

I am 74  1/2 now. I hope to be riding in my 80s if I am still kicking. That being said, I have noticed some significant changes as to my physical body over the last few years. Oh, I am still riding nearly everyday and I am still riding 30 to 50 miles or so each time I am out. However, it comes harder than it used to. So I am rather certain that I will be riding less distance and maybe not everyday But I do hope to … KEEP ON TRIKIN’.

Here is a video on the subject of riding in the 80s:


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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 (

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