Yo Double Dub checking-in. Well, here I am in our new digs! What do you think? The extreme makeover for TrikkeWorld Magazine looks great, doesn’t it? Take a look around, check out the new layout, get a feel of the new home of the magazine that covers everything about our sport of carving: news, feature stories, Academy updates and features, blogs, and us! The LSM Movement’s location for official news, stories, and recaps.
I can’t tell you how exciting this is. Unlike getting a new car, it’s more than a new look and new smell. To me, it’s more like a signal. No, not a bat signal. It’s a sign of growth. Our beloved sport of carving is growing. The passion we call Trikke is spreading!
This past summer season, we’ve seen more and more locations joining the Last Saturday/Sunday of the Month Ride party. New riders are checking in and letting us know that they’ve “stepped up” and are joining the movement.
Carvers who travel search for groups near their destination in hopes of joining the local LSM rides, as well as other rides. It’s awesome to see and even more wonderful to experience.
Robert Billing of Trikke Australia made an epic trip across the Pacific, where he joined us So Cal Carvers for our July LSM. Then he continued to carve up a few other locations on the West Coast, including San Francisco. I’m hoping his story and adventures will be featured here soon. I, myself, traveled to Vancouver to attend John Goolevitch’s Seymour Hill Climb Challenge. It was a fantastic trail “which will haunt you to return!”
It was an awesome weekend, highly recommended.
Just recently, Trikke Andy of SouthBay Trikke — official local dealer of the magazine — took a trip to his hometown, Chicago, where he carved in the first-ever LSM of the Chicago Area Trikkers, aka CAT. A shout-out to Bruce Weston of Michigan Carvers, who led the group.
If you’ve made similar travels, TrikkeWorld would love to hear the story about it. Need help connecting with others? Try the Sweet Spot Annex on Facebook.
I tried something different this past month. I created a new group on Facebook to help with our check-in’s, Global LSM Check-in’s. I want to say thank you to everyone for their support, encouragement and especially, for your participation. There are a few bumps in the process, but, so far, things look good.
So … how many “Stepped Up” for the LSM Ride movement in August?
One Hundred Fifteen! That’s 115! Here’s the rundown:
Trikke North Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, at the Waterloo Busker Carnival (2).
John Goolevitch, Pitt Meadows, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (2).
Trikke Singapore, Punggol, Singapore (7 and 2 on Sat., and 5 on Sun.).
Trikke HKG, Hong Kong (1).
Aussie Carvers, Melbourne, Australia (2).
Two other locations were unfortunately rained out: Trika Sweden and Trikke Taiwan
New England Trikkers (NET), Clipper City Rail Trail and Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail (2).
Sharon Wright Lee, First Coast Trikker in Central New York (1 and looking for more).
John Werling Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania (1)
Chicago Area Trikkers, Busse Woods Trail (11, with special guest Trikke Andy and son).
Donna J Konzelman Kasinec, Great Lakes Carvers, Ohio (1 with mom on a bike).
Carol Jennet, Great Lakes Carvers, Elkhart, Indiana (2).
Kim Austin Forrest, Great Lakes Carvers, Rockford, Michigan (2).
Timothy Johnson, Urbandale, Iowa (1).
First Coast Trikkes, Jacksonville, Florida, Carvin’ the Beaches (5).
Claire Sheldon Milyo Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (1).
J. Gregory Wallace, Crabtree Creek Greenway, Raleigh, NC (3).
MyTrikke.com with Chad Guillory, Tammany Trace Trail, Louisiana (3).
Arkansas Carvers, Mud Creek Trail, Fayetteville, AR (4).
Elise Bennett, East Texas (1).
Margo’s Trikkers, Unlimited Reid Park, Tucson, Arizona (9).
Phoenix Trikke Riders, 2-fer in Tempe Town Lake (2 and a flat tire).
Portland Trikke Riders, Creston Park, Portland (2).
Washington State Carvers, Pudget Sound LSM, Foothill Trails, Orting, WA (6).
Trikke Vegas, Sunset Regional Park, Las Vegas (7).
Santa Cruz Trikke Trainers Douglass and Sally Smith-Weymouth, Sunday Streets festivals in San Francisco, Calif. (4).
S.F. West Coast Carvers, Oyster Bay Trail (3).
San Joaquin Valley Trikkers, Dennis Ham, Clovis, Calif.(1).
So Cal Carvers (29 at three locations: South Bay, 21; Newport Back Bay, 5; Long Beach, 3).
There it is. 115 carvers in 29 different locations in August. Again, thanks for your support and participation!
I’m Double Dub. Until next time when we’ll find out … “Who’s In?” … Carve the Day! Thug every Moment!