If you love riding bicycles, but for whatever reason, you can no longer do so, you have options for staying active and mobile. There is nothing like the feeling of cruising the open road with the wind pushing your hair back. Riding an adult tricycle is a great option for many riders that wish to stay on the road.
If you decided to make the transition to a three wheeled adult tricycle, there are certain things that you need to know first. Knowing about the difference between these two modes of transportation is the best way to ensure you stay safe while traveling.
One of the trickiest things to learn is how to get on and off the adult tricycle. On these vehicles, the seat is typically lower than on a bicycle. The third wheel gives the trike a solid base, which means you cannot lean the bike towards you when mounting or dismounting.
When getting off and on, you want to squeeze both breaks. Doing this keeps the adult trike in place when getting on and off.
Once comfortably seated or you are safely off the trike, you can let go of the breaks. Because a tricycle is lower to the ground and heavier than a bicycle, it requires more momentum to get moving. It is not a bad idea to push off with your foot on the floor because doing this reduces the strain on your knees.