Cycling on a tricycle
My Easy Rider tricycle suits me well. The bike feels stable and during an emergency stop I can now remain seated. That's nice. In the beginning I had to get used to cycling on a tricycle, it cycles differently than a bike with two wheels. I think the main difference is the stability. In addition, it is nice that you can immediately put your feet on the ground and the bike has a seat with more comfort.
I use my tricycle to walk the dog, to do groceries and for cycling trips. On average I cycle around 30 kilometers a day. I mainly cycle in 7th gear with the pedal support in setting 1. I can then cycle around 150 kilometers before the battery has to be recharged.
Ordering an adapted bike
Since you cannot order bicycles directly at Van Raam, I went to a local bicycle shop to order my tricycle. This was Rijwielsporthuis Ad van Overveld in Zegge. I must say that I am very satisfied about the contact with this dealer. I have been a customer of Ad for 35 years. At that time I moved to Oud-Gastel and wanted to keep Ad as my bicycle repairman. Fortunately he was also able to deliver the Easy Rider. After waiting about 7 weeks, I got my own Easy Rider tricycle. Delivery went smoothly.
Van Raam E-Bike App
During cycling, I also use the Van Raam E-Bike App. I mainly use my app to monitor my cycled distances. I do not use other functions. I found out through the website that this app exists. The cycling app works very well!
Reactions from other road users on adapted bicycles
I was cycling once and I thought there was a twig under my bike. Then I stopped and I put my bike aside to look. Two cars stopped immediately. The assistance with this tricycle is considerably larger!
Ties van der Heijden - Oud Gastel (the Netherlands)
Model: Easy Rider