“Yeah, I can make a Trikke move forward, but chances are very good that there is a LOT of room for improvement.”
Okay, so I didn’t actually get a real, live Certified Trikke Trainer for Christmas, but I did get a gift certificate for a private training session with one! (Massive bonus points for the BFF, by the way. Well played.) It’ll be a few weeks before I get to take advantage of the session, but I’m already counting the days. Woo-hoo!
At first, I thought the Certified Trikke Trainer would just watch me ride, offer a few tips, and walk away. But, no – there’s so much more to it! He is going to walk me through basic Trikke safety, give my Trikkes a once-over, show me how to maintain and/or repair them, AND teach me how to ride more efficiently. No wonder he gets paid the big bucks!
I dearly love to carve, but anything I have learned about riding a Trikke has come from online videos, serendipitous discovery, or by gleaning tips here and there from the good folks on The Sweet Spot Annex on Facebook. So, yeah, I can make a Trikke move forward, but chances are very good that there is a LOT of room for improvement – especially when it comes to climbing hills.
Okay, so call me crazy, but the thing I’m looking forward to most is learning how to climb hills correctly. As it stands, I can eventually work my way up most hills (except for that accursed “massive incline” we’ve talked about a time or two), but I suspect that I am expending much more effort than I ought. That, and I feel like an elephant on roller skates. Now, I don’t expect to climb like Gildo Beleski (inventor of the Trikke and legendary destroyer of hills great and small) after one lesson, but I am hoping for a little less elephant-ness and maybe a little more gazelle-ness…
So stayed tuned to this humble blog, and I’ll be sure and fill you in on how the training went and what marvelous wisdom the Certified Trikke Trainer had to impart. Who knows, maybe you’ll get to learn a little something too.
Oh! Once I figure out exactly where in south-central Texas the trainer is (there aren’t any trainers out here in East Texas) and when we’re meeting, I’ll post something on the Meetup and Trikke Facebook page. Maybe a few of us can get together and do a little Trikke-o-babbling of our own!