For those who don’t know or remember the history of and the TadpoleRider Facebook Group I will share it here. I got into tadpole trikes back in 2007. At the time I first started looking online concerning tadpole trikes all I found was Steve Greene’s Trike Asylum blog. He had not had it all that long at that time. I started commenting on his blog and before long he contacted me asking me if I would be interested in being a contrubuting editor on Trike Asylum. I accepted and started writing articles weekly which he published. I think only about 2 or 3 months passed when I decided to step down from that position. Shortly afterwards I started up If my memory serves me correctly this was in 2009. I wrote articles and published them for about 9 months when I was having some serious vision problems in my life and I made the decision to discontinue I had put a whole lot of hard work and time into creating it. I did a very foolish and regretful thing. I also decided to delete the entire  blog losing everything I had put into it. Of course, now I wish I had never deleted it but it is too late. It is gone forever. Later my eyesight improved and I made the decision to restart

I had been a member of various Facebook Groups which were about recumbent trikes. I made the decision to start my own FB Group which I called TadpoleRider. It grew very quickly becoming the 2nd largest FB group about recumbent trikes. I was sort of wore out and made the decision to dismantle the FB group and close it down entirely. In October 2019 I decided to start a FB group back up using the same name. It has been an altogether different story this time around as growth has been very slow. in 3 and 1/2 years it finally has gone over 1000 in membership … 1022 as I type this. The first time around the group had over 2600 members within just a few months so you can see there is considerable difference. Anyway, I am 76 years old now and still going strong. I don’t have any plans of shutting or TadpoleRider FB group down even though I readily admit sometimes I feel sort of tapped out writing new articles on Writing is just something in my blood so I don’t expect to stop unless I am forced to.

I would like to see the FB group grow significantly more and much faster, but it is what it is and I have to accept that.

For what it is worth I have to say that I am beholding to Steve Greene for helping me get started in this.

I invite you to join the TadpoleRider Facebook Group. Just so you will know in order to be approved into membership those requesting membership must first answer the three membership vetting questions Facebook will present to you. No one will be approved without answering these questions.



You are invited to come join the Tadpole Rider Facebook Group. Please note that in order to join you must first answer the three membership vetting questions.

“NORMAL” is not coming back … JESUS IS!

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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