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We'll be providing lots of entertaining updates about our bikes and trikes and life here at ICE.
The ICE team
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 03:09 AM
We are delighted to welcome Backcountry Recumbent Cycles as a dealer of ICE trikes.
BRC focus on serving the needs of the touring recumbent cyclist. Whether you love a quiet afternoon’s ride on a bike path or a summer spent riding across the continent, BRC has the experience and equipment to make your human powered, self-propelled dreams come true.
The BBC store is located in the heart of downtown Bend, Oregon, far enough off the main drag to afford test riding a new trike on quiet neighbourhood streets. Cycling is a big part of Oregon culture, due in part to the excellent roads for riding, and BRC extends this passion through the great product range and service it offers.
Manager, Mark Waters, extends the invitation to you to visit BRC and find out how you can maximise your potential to “travel far, see more and live life as your own motor!”
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 04:27 AM
Neil waited 10 years for his first bike. It came to him second-hand and was from the all-steel era, with rod brakes, a chain case and mudguards with pin stripes. That bike was his pride and joy, and the germ of a cycling obsession. Slowly but surely Neil amassed a glorious collection of bikes which were regularly subject to mechanical tinkering.
Time passed, Neil became a qualified engineer and was married. By now Neil was building his own bikes and recumbents, with special parts supplied by Peter Ross at Crystal Engineering.
1997 rolled along, and with the big 40 looming Neil felt he needed a dramatic change. He quit his job, sold his house and moved the family to Cornwall. That summer they led a dreamy nomadic existence: surfing, camping and exploring the beautiful Cornish countryside. But Neil needed a “bike fix” so he called in on Peter Ross at Crystal Engineering.
Over a cup of tea Peter mentioned that he wanted to sell the business as a going concern. Now that got Neil interested! He arranged to spend some time helping Peter in his workshop to get to know the product and the possibilities. But Neil wasn’t the only one eyeing up the business. Over the road Chris Parker was also trying to find a way to make Crystal Engineering his own.
Are two bikeaholics working together a good plan? Who knows, but when Neil and Chris met up one day they just got along. They had a great combination of skills to make things work out, so they decided to make a bid for Crystal Engineering and the rights to Trice.
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 04:04 AM
We never need an excuse to eat cake at ICE HQ, but if you need one a long ride is the perfect motivation!
We've collected our favourite energy-boosting recipes ideal for taking on a triking picnic.
Spent a little time in the kitchen and you can make a delicious assortment of drinks and snacks for your journey. Yummy!