He’s the man who coined the term LSM for the Last Saturday of the Month Ride in Southern California. Now he’s on a mission to make Trikke rides on the last Saturday (or Sunday) of every month a global phenomenon. Here now, Wilson Wong’s recap of last month’s LSM Rides across the Trikke world:
UPDATE (4:16PM, PST): Four more people were added to the total number of LSM carvers for April. There was an additional rider for New England Trikkers, SouthBay Trikke’s Sean and Irene Tice, who rode during an MS Walk in Lancaster, Calif., and Douglass Weymouth, who went riding in Santa Cruz, Calif.. This brings the number of LSM carvers for April, 2012, to 122, a new record.
The LSM recap for April certainly has people wondering: will we surpass last month’s mark of 101 carvers?
Before we get to that, I’d like to thank all of the carvers who have been “stepping up” and carving. With your help, I’ve been referred to as a guy who helps people find other carvers in their area. I am only able to do this with your help, and the help of “Trikke Key” Bruce Weston. The community — our Trikke community — begins with making connections. I’ve been blessed, connecting with all of you. Thank you!
Now, on the last Saturday and Sunday of April, 2012, the total number of LSM carvers worldwide was … 118!
That’s a new world record, folks!
Let’s get to the roll call and see who was out there (all rides took place on Saturday unless otherwise indicated):
New England Trikkers did 9.7 miles miles on the Newburyport and Salisbury Trail in Massachusetts. (1)
First Coast Trikkers rode in Atlantic Beach, Florida. (5)
Also in Florida, Cindy Brown carved 4.82 miles, then got a front flat and made a trip to Trikke Tampa. (1)
Sharon Wright Lee and a Trikke buddy rode four miles in Flagler Beach, Florida. (2)
Roger Wildermuth also rode in Florida, said he did a lot of Trikke promoting before his ride. (1)
Gary Peterson carved in Columbus, Ohio (1)
Bruce Weston and Jennifer Theisen were out in Michigan, representing Michigan Carvers on Sunday. (2)
The Trikke Academy was in Kansas City, Missouri, schooling a new class of Trikke Trainers, as reported by Jim Myshka. (17)
Christine Carroll and company carved in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday. Not sure where, hope it was at the new Railroad Park. (4)
My Trikke Club rode at Tammany Trace Trail in Mandeville, Louisiana. (3)
Phoenix Trikke Riders held, I think, the first group night ride in Tempe Town Lake. (6)
Las Vegas Trikke carved up the Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex with Honorary Trikker Liam! (9)
Doc O’Zee has his own Welcome Back LSM in Seattle, Washington. (1)
Portland Trikke Riders carved up at Creston Park in Oregon. (2)
Mark Hanebury and Addie Carlson Hanebury were at Woodward Park in Fresno, CA, celebrating Mark’s Birthday with 11.8 miles. (2)
Josiah Meahan was in San Francisco on Saturday and attempted to get a group together for Sunday. (1)
Ben Sookying rode at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. (1)
Charlene Goff of Azusa, CA, got in some carving time on trails of Target (aka the Target parking lot). (1)
Hawaii Trikkers had twice the fun in paradise, with two carvers carving on Saturday, and two different carvers carving on Sunday. (4)
Trikke Hong Kong’s group was small, due to weather, then shortened, due to an accident. Jerry Ka is okay, minor bruises and scratches, but I’m sure a few well wishes wouldn’t hurt!
Trikke Indonesia had an amazing last Sunday of April, with a 12K Car-Free Day ride in Jarkarta (14), and a solo carve-up in Bali (1). Unfortunately, the town of Surabaya was rained out.
Trikke Singapore didn’t have a big group ride. Instead, they went on a Trikke diet and had lots of little rides! (8)
Down Under, Murray Humphrey got in the movement at Brisbane’s Southbank (1), while Trikke Australia broke intotheir new shipment of goodies (a new T8 sport and a T78 air) in Melbourne. (3)
In Poland, Marek Grotowski (1+) rode with others, but my attempt to explain the LSM movement didn’t go so well and I couldn’t figure out how many people were with him. Hopefully, they’ll be out again next month, after I explain what this is all about.
Finally, Canada chimed in with Sunday carve-up’s in two locations. In Waterloo, Ontario, Leo and Jane Van Pelt joined the LSM party, while on the other side of the country, in Vancouver, BC, John Googlevitch and Cory did the Mt. Seymour Hill Climb route (see video here). (2)
Twenty-nine different locations! One-hundred-eighteen carvers! We’re growing, people are taking notice, and newbies are coming into the lean. For fitness, fun and friends!
Happy spring, carvers. Let’s ride!
I’m Double Dub reporting and I hope you . . .
Carve the Day! Thug every Moment!