This April I’ll be participating in my 4th MS 150 and I’ll be riding the best-lookin’ recumbent trike of anybody else on the road.  In my last post I gave you some sneak peeks of her loveliness.  Here she is in all of her glory.

ImageJust for fun, here’s a shot with our cat Xena, who almost blends in with the seat except for her green-green eyes.ImageMy husband Gary shot these photos using a black backdrop in the dark, outside in the cold.  In order to get this single photo of Xena sitting in the trike’s seat he had to shoot 23 different shots.  17 of the frames had me reaching in or out, stepping in or out, or body-blocking the shot.  Said cat did not like the idea of the night chill, or the bright lights, or, ya know, being TOLD to do something (as in, you know, being told do anything).  I’m a pretty good cat-wrangler, but that was one daunting and hilarious feat, let me tell you.  It was worth it, though, because I really like the photo.

And here’s my VTX beauty with Luke, my mobility assistance dog.  Which makes perfect sense, because my recumbent trike is my happiness, independence, go-fast freedom, adventure-seeking assistant.  My two assistance partners in one photo: SWEET.

ImageThis baby rides like a dream.  I can hardly believe what a smooth-sailing trike the ICE VTX is.  Somehow she manages to ride as heavenly as my 2006 ICE Qnt with rear suspension.  If that’s not what’s called a galactic leap-forward in design, then I don’t know what is.  You can read more about the design of the ICE VTX HERE in Bryan Ball’s most excellent review, and I’ll be posting more rider feedback and responses for you soon, as well, both here (of course) and on a special section of Steve Greene’s Trike Asylum – where there will be more reviews and photos of VTX-ness.

The VTX would be a fabulous trike for anybody wanting a light, sleek, quick recumbent trike (in fact, I don’t think any other offerings come anywhere close to the VTX’s performance, comfort and looks), but for those of us with illness and/or disability, I believe the VTX to be heaven-sent.  I can pick her up without straining my back; I can lift her over high curbs and into the back of my car with ease; I can ride miles-&-miles without my back/hips/joints taking a beating; and she’s such a feather-weight she practically serves as a jetpack going up hills.

This is recumbent trike/rider true love, people.  True. Love.

ImageWill you be riding the 2014 Lone Star BP MS 150?  I think you should 🙂  Alternatively, you could make me – and a whole lot of other folks – crazy-happy with a wee donation.  Every little bit helps, and every little donation acts as a humongous show of support and encouragement for my efforts in the daily battle against MS and my ride towards a CURE.  My donation page can be found here.  I am grateful for every, single donation-gift, I can assure you.


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