One of the most frequent questions I get while riding around is "How fast can
The world record for an hour ride on a trike is 70.68 Km.
WWW.ihpv.org set by Pieter Pas out
of Germany. Their trike is fully faired
cygnushpv.blogspot.ca and not something I would be
willing to ride on city streets.
I ride a catrike speed. A nice little aluminum frame trike, but no fairing.
How fast? Well I have had it up in the 70km/h range for a short distance
while going down hill. My max on the flat would be about 50km/h mostly
I am not concerned with going fast. I prefer just laying back and taking my
It is the ride that is important not the score. What ever bike you like
to ride get out and ride.
This is more then bicycles. The conventional bicycle despite advances
in construction and materials has not really improved much in the last
100 years. This is mostly because of the UCI who sets the defintion
of a bicycle for most races. A HPV is what happens when we stop
following this forced definition. It also expands from land
into air and water