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A friend of mine has just been given six months to live.

He normally rides between 15000 and 20000 miles a year.

Now he will have to move exclusively to bike trails. I am trying to find info on three wheel options he might consider.

I cannot find anything between the $300 price range and the $3000 price range.

Any help would be appreciated.

TT
 

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By all accounts, WizWheels are a great option for the price. Catrike has a wide range of models, but tend to be a bit pricier.

Here's a place to look:

http://www.hostelshoppe.com/recumbent_catalog.php

If a bargain option is desired, search for Sun recumbents. They have pretty good penetration into the LBS space, so you may find them locally a bit easier. Not the prettiest or best equipped, but depending on goals, might be appropriate. One thing: They're a bit taller than the 'tadpole' trikes, which depending on mobility and riding locale might make some good sense. Also look at Greenspeed, though their tadpoles are spendy.
 

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Thanks!

I know next to nothing about these things.

This should be a good start.

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DoubleTap said:
A friend of mine has just been given six months to live.

He normally rides between 15000 and 20000 miles a year.

Now he will have to move exclusively to bike trails. I am trying to find info on three wheel options he might consider.

I cannot find anything between the $300 price range and the $3000 price range.

Any help would be appreciated.

TT
I am so sorry about your friend. :(

If what he has is a neurological disease (like ALS, Parkinson's, MS, etc.), very recent medical studies are showing that lithium may be very effective in dramatically slowing the progress of the disease. I have some unfortunate experience along these lines.
 

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Didn't the late Sheldon Brown blog intensely on his case with ?motor neuropathy? and how he adapted his love for bikes to recumbents?

I don't know if this would be a motivator, educator, or even a way to see how others felt when they lost their ability or skills to ride. Honestly I don't know if it would help at all, but his writing seems to be two blessings short of becoming gospel, and it is quite inspiring.
 
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