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THE STATE OF THE BIKERNET TRIKES UNION SPEECH

2016 RETROSPECT: Party Like its 1969!

Triking Viking
1/5/2016


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Its 2016, Bikernet is 20 years old, and I’m old enough to remember when Kennedy was shot.  A lot of shit has gone down, and it seems to be getting thicker and thicker.  As the editor of BikernetTrikes this Triking Viking has ridden a lot of three wheelers since the inception of Bikernet Trikes, the last Trike-devoted publication standing. 

 

In retrospect, Bikernet Trikes has really been on the forefront of all things three wheels for some time now.  I was inspired by this simple shot, probably the late ‘60s of a young girl kickin’ back on a trike tire and was struck by how three wheels were always cool. 

Chicks dig ‘em. They are safe and comfortable and dudes can ride the hell out of a three wheels—more so today than ever.  I am talking rain, mud, ice and snow--three wheels go. We will bring you more Trike road tests this year, and more reports on Trike technology. Plus, we will follow the 5-Ball Racing Team as they build the first Bonneville, Belle Tank, 3-wheeled streamliner.

Concept Drawing of the 5 Ball Bonneville Belle Tank
Concept Drawing of the 5 Ball Bonneville Belle Tank

I would love to see any cool old photos anyone can dig up of vintage trikes. In fact, if anyone has any stories about their old trikes and photos, I will post them on BikernetTrikes.


I will start the New Year looking back to the past.  In fact, I think I am going to talk Bandit into building me the coolest retro 5-Ball rat trike in So Cal. Might be hard to beat Rocky Lows real deal but I’m thinkin’ the past is a good place to start.

Rocky Low on his cool Rat Trike
Rocky Low on his cool Rat Trike

Thanks for hangin’ with BikernetTrikes and send me your photos, ideas, and let’s make this year great!

Ride Safe!   The Triking Viking
Ride Safe! The Triking Viking

--Triking Viking


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