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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 08:06 PM

I went over to Keystone Lake Park this morning to meet up with some very old friends. I'm talking 1st grade and up here! Before I get into the history there, anyone heard of the BTW? That is the 'Brotherhood of the Third Wheel', trike owners to those not in the know.

Anyway, my oldest friend time wise, got in contact with me some time back. He & I met in the 1st grade and were inseparable until life forced my family to move. So he & I go back to 1954! He gave me a shout that he would be at Keystone Lake this weekend for the BTW gathering. He and his son have been into the trike scene for a while and are now marketing their creation. Got some pics below!

Along with Wayne and his wife Sarah came another old friend I haven't seen for 30 years. Dale (Pete) and Kathy were folks we 'partied' with way back when. These folks are friends for life!

Here's some pics.

This is Kathy's trike that Wayne built. Volkswagen powered!

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This is Dales Citation powered trike. Also built by Wayne.

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This is the first one Wayne built using his own design. 4.3 S-10 drive train.

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And here is his newest creation with a LS-1 installed!

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This is Wayne and his wife Sarah.

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For those of you into bikes, check out his front suspension. No oil filled tubes up there. An air bag takes care of that duty.

Here's some pics of other 'trikes I saw there.

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This is Dale & Kathy

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Enjoy!


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 08:29 PM

I like the buggy bike.

 

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Posted July 12, 2014 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for posting pics of some fantastic bikes Kenny. I am not the biggest cycle fan in the world but these machines look awesome. Quite a bit of imagination went into their creation. I also enjoyed the fact that you were able to rekindle some old friendships.


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 09:17 PM

Thanks for sharing Kenny, glat to see you catching up with old friends. It amazes me the old memories that come back when hanging out with folks you haven't seen in several years.


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 09:24 PM

Always great to meet with old friends, looks like you guys had a great day hangin'.


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 10:15 PM

I like the one with the 49 ford rearend ! Wife and I have been talking about in a few years trading my 94 Vulcan 750 in on a used Can am or Trike. Something she can ride and enjoy because of her back.   Thanks for sharing.                                                                                                                  Roger.


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Posted July 12, 2014 - 11:07 PM

Looks like a nice day and :thumbs: that you were able to meet up with old friends.
What an imagination it must take to make a custom trike. Your friends are very talented.
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Posted July 13, 2014 - 01:40 AM

Very COOL rides, The HP to weight ratio must be something on them. Very cool Thanks for the pic's


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 04:30 AM

Very COOL rides, The HP to weight ratio must be something on them. Very cool Thanks for the pic's

The frame on the LS-1 trike is aluminum, all built by Wayne. Says he gets at 22-23 MPG. They bought the LS-1 with computer and trans. His son wiped the computer and reprogrammed it for the trike. It will set you back when the go pedal is pushed!


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 05:46 AM

Those are impressive builds. I like the fact that each one is unique and the design and fabrication work must have taken many hours. I see one modern trike, a Can Am Spyder. A friend has one and really likes it. It's distinctive with it's 2 wheels in the front setup. 


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:16 AM

It is always good to be able to catch up with old friends, especially ones from so far back.  Those are some really awesome Tirkes.  Going to Sturgis one year I saw some that looked like a 57 chevy and  and  some with truck bed's.  Some really cool stuff.  I figure it won't be to long before I have to get off 2 wheels and on to 3.


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