« Last post by Susan on November 24, 2015, 12:40:49 am »
I'm in the same position as you are - I ride an upright touring bike as well as an ICE Adventure trike. I've never ridden the Atlantic Coast route but have completed 4 other ACA cross-country routes and my experience thus far echoes Pat Lamb's comments - there were always sections that I thought I wouldn't feel comfortable riding the 3-wheeler. Most of the time, the problem was a narrow shoulder separated from the lane by a stupid rumble strip - hate those things!
Until now I've always toured on the upright but would really like to try the trike, in spite of some of the disadvantages.
In January I'm going to ride a modified Southern Tier starting in Florida and am finally going to take the trike, after the motto, "You won't know until you try it". I want to stealth camp alot and would be so much more comfortable on my rolling lawn chair.
I have a high tolerance for traffic, and have often, even on the upright, felt better on a heavily travelled Interstate with a wide shoulder, than on some country roads with none - it depends. In addition to the ACA maps, I always have my Garmin GPS and my tablet PC with GoogleMaps to help me check out alternatives. Also, it's really helpful if you meet up with other riders going in the opposite direction and can share infos.
There are lots of trike journals on CrazyGuy and posts on BentRiderOnline where riders confirm that when on a trike, cars tend to give them more space when passing due to the "handicap" look.
It's been done, but I just wouldn't choose to do alot of offroad touring on a trike.
However you decide - happy trails!