Plus, the Trikke as brain trainer and other ‘sticky’ subjects.
Welcome to Chickklettes, the home away from home of Trikker Chicks… For Women Who Carve. I know it’s a lot of letters that just spell chicklets, so the question poses itself, “why?” You will never see that many consonants together and think about another writer again. Also, this is a week in review location to suggest further reading on one of our favorite physical pursuits, carving.
Before I get into a suggested reading list for the trikkified, I’d like to pay tribute to all the trainers out there. I was asked this week, via my blog, which option I’d recommend to a challenged carver: a trainer or ceramic bearings. By far, my best investment (next to upgrading from a T78 to a T8) were the recent lessons I received from my personal Trikke Trainer. I never realized how much influence and power the right moves create. And joy, let’s not forget that component.
So a trainer will boost your ride. Yet, to get an ego boost or stimulate brain function, I choose my Trikke, Black Birdie, and carving. What happens next is an exquisite dance between nerves and cells and stuff like that. I write about this topic in Crossing the Midline, and on brain mechanics in Inspiration Has Three Wheels.
So where do I go from here? There is a fork in my path (no, not the kind you eat with), which direction do I choose? I’m going to Cherry Hill to revisit a topic that always needs to be addressed, shouting at my shoes. A bit embarrassing but it’s a cautionary tale. Yes, I chose the low road, in case you’re keeping track.
I also threatened you with poetry last time I checked in at TWM. So here comes my tribute to women who ride T12’s. I hope the poem didn’t hurt too much. Think of it like baby aspirin. Good for the heart.
So this is Chickklettes, a small bite of this and that, some research, some conjecture, some plain fiction. It’s all stuff to chew on, or spit out. I’ll leave that up to you, because I’m going to be here next week, too. Just be careful: if you choose to spit, don’t go and step in it later. Chickklettes tend to stick to the bottoms of your shoes.