Triking on the Razorback Trails

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“This is how we roll” has been true for almost a year and half.  A lot has happened during this time related to triking and I have not written enough about what we have done. I have upgraded my trike with the Bionx electric assist.  This has made a 25 mile ride through the hilly countryside of Northwest Arkansas a piece of cake -for me. Louis gets a great work out and he doesn’t have to wait around anymore for me to catch up.  On the flats I ride with the Bionx set at the highest level to keep up with Louis’ 81 geared modified CatTrike. When we reach a hill I catch up and pass Louis – like a rocket!  He says I am haughty as I wave at him while passing. Penny the Doxie does not like it one bit since she likes being the “lead dog”, too bad girl…lol.

On our last Meet Up, Phil and William joined us for a ride from Lake to Lake and Back Again. This was a 7.5 mile ride from Lake Fayetteville to Lake Springdale and back to Lake Fayetteville for a total of 15 miles.  This was a welcome change from our normal rides along the southern loop below lake Fayetteville which connects the many gorgeous parks of Fayetteville. Louis and I rounded this ride out with the 5.6 mile ride from our home to Lake Fayetteville to Meet Up with Phil and William and back home from Lake Fayetteville after the main ride was finished.

Riding on the Razorback Trail southern loop.

Riding on the Razorback Trail southern loop.

On one of our rides on the Southern Loop the photo below was taken of  Louis in front of Baum Baseball Stadium, the home of the Razorback Baseball team. Take note of the red pig in the background.

Thumbs Up!" says the Pig (Pig Art all across the Fayetteviile town) and this one is across from the Ball Park.

Thumbs Up!” says the Pig (Pig Art all across the Fayetteviile town) and this one is across from the Ball Park.

There are over 30 of these pigs all over Fayetteville of every color scheme and genre celebrating the Razorback Pig of the University of Arkansas.

Penny’s favorite ride is to the Agriculture Park about 5 miles from our home. She is let out to run free, chase squirrels, sniff to her hearts content, and race us on our trikes. We have literally clocked her at 14 to 19 miles an hour. Those short legs can move when she is motivated.

One of the HUGE benefits of triking is community. Louis and I have the privilege of becoming close friends with Ben, the owner of Dogwood Junction and his lovely family (pictured below). On occasion, we ride with them and have so much fun together. Our next Meet Up is at Pea Ridge on Saturday July 9.

Ben and his daughter who just graduated from Vet school at the 0 marker on the trail.

  Ben and his daughter who just graduated from Vet school at the 0 marker on the trail.

Take a look at the video below and share it with your friends on social media. Like it on YouTube. I would love to see as many trikes as bikes on the trails . That is my goal and Ben appreciates that of course 🙂

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