The Weekly Driver

Website • Podcast • Newsletter

Established 2004

#229, Tracy Broshar embraces three-wheel motorcycles

Tracy Broshar began riding motorcycles at age 19 but she hadn’t ridden for years out of respect for her partner’s wishes. When her partner died three years ago and the effects of Covid-19 hit, Broshar “felt lost.”

“I kept thinking, ‘what can I do to get myself out of this,’ ” the resident of Sacramento recently explained. “I know I couldn’t ride two-wheelers anymore because I needed a knee replacement. I started looking online and I found the three-wheelers and history was written.”

Broshar, 63, now a passionate rider and advocate of three-wheel motorcycles, is our guest on this episode of The Weekly Driver Podcast.

Tracy Broshar of Sacramento began riding three-wheel motorcycles in her 60s.
Tracy Broshar of Sacramento began riding three-wheel motorcycles in her early 60s.

Co-host Bruce Aldrich and I talk with the rider (she’s a close neighbor in East Sacramento) about her experiences on her Can-Am Spyder, a three-wheel, 1,300 cc motorcycle manufactured by Can-Am Motorcycles, a division of Bombardier Recreational Products.

Three-Wheel Motorcycles: Confidence Builder

“It’s a very comfortable fit; it kind gives you a little bit of self-confidence if you haven’t ridden a two-wheeler before,” said Broshar. “They are independent suspension so you’re not going to roll over on them like the old three-wheel bikes, so it’s a much more comfortable ride.”

Unlike driving a two-wheeler, Broshar says she has more control on the road when riding three-wheel motorcycles. They  have a single rear drive wheel and two wheels in front for steering.

“One thing I’ve noticed is that the car people like us,” she said. “I have more people wanting to stop and talk about it. I even have young men going by with their thumbs up.”

Broshar, who sold her first-three-wheeler her now riding partner, upgraded to the Can-Am with cruise control. She uses her vehicle on weekend trips and she’s driven round-trip from Sacramento to Missouri. The woman who purchased Broshar’s first bike had never ridden a two-wheel motorcycle and she became a three-wheel enthusiast at age 65.

Three-Wheel Motorcycles: Road Comfort

Please join Bruce and me as our guest explains the comfort of riding a three-wheeler and shares many of her experiences. She’s ridden to Oregon and nearly across the country on Route 66. She rides in small groups but also enjoy solo travel.

The Weekly Driver Podcast encourages and appreciates feedback from our listeners. Please forward episode links to family, friends and colleagues. And you are welcome to repost links from the podcast to your social media accounts. The idea of more eyeballs on more content works for us.

Support our podcast by shopping on Amazon.com. A graphic display at the bottom of the post links to automotive selections of the online retailer. But there’s also a search function for anything available directly from the site.

If you shop via this site, we receive a small commission. It helps us continue to produce independent content. The site began in 2004 and includes more than 700 reviews.

The podcast is in its fourth year, and we’ve had a diverse collection of guests — famous athletes, vintage car collectors, manufacturer CEOs, automotive book authors, industry analysts, a movie stuntman and episodes from auto shows and car auctions.

Please send comments and suggestions for new episodes to James Raia via email: [email protected].

All podcast episodes are archived on theweeklydriver.com/podcast

Every episode is also available on your preferred podcast platform. Several of the more prominent platforms are listed below.
Amazon.com

iheartradio

Spotify


Subscribe!

To get our weekly newsletter with automotive news and commentary delivered to your email inbox.