Plus: Wilson Wong weighs in on ‘no Trikkes’ controversy.
Here now, TrikkeWorld’s LSM Correspondent Wilson Wong on the global Last Saturday (or Sunday) of the Month Ride movement.
Double Dub checkin’ in. I apologize for being late. Some interesting news coming out of this LSM. We had a group of carvers participate in a semi-annual Rosarito Ensenada Ride. There’s a thread all about it on the Sweet Spot Annex on Facebook. The gist of it: Trikke carving vehicles are now banned from the event. Prejudice has prevailed. The claim (or complaint) is that a cyclist got hurt. The person is said to have stated that the injury occurred trying to go around a carver. I hope this person is recovering well. I heard there were many injuries at this event not involving carvers or their Trikkes.
Many issues were raised. I’m sure this debate will go on as long as we carve. Acceptance. The Streetstriders, recumbents, and Eliptigos show up and no one bats an eye, but when folks see us carving down the street, something different happens. Why? They’re not use to seeing someone having so much fun while riding!
Let’s face it, they may never get use to us being on the trails and paths, but can’t we just get along? It’s a sad day. Many riders won’t have their chance to conquer Baja hills we’ve heard about. Cyclists won’t get the chance to see impassioned riders carve up hills with skill and agility! They won’t be witness to one of the finest workout machines to ever put a smile on your face.
Part of what the LSM is about is this acceptance. To help folks get familiar with Trikke. I hope more carvers decide to “Step Up and Share.”
Here who stepped up on the last Saturday (or Sunday) of September:
Trikke Riders of the Carolinas, J Gregory Wallace, Sat & Sun (5)
Pepe Lopez, San Antonio, TX (3)
Arkansas Carvers (Kimberley Myshka), Fayetteville, AR (7)
Chad Guillory, Tammany Trace Trail, Louisiana (1 Cackle Egg)
First Coast Trikkers, Jacksonville, FL (2)
Elise Bennett and her group in East Texas (3)
Jamie Makin and the Trikke Riders of Pennsylvania, Thun Trail, Pottstown, PA (4).
S.F. West Coast Carvers, Josiah Meahan (3)
Ken Coberley, Green River Trail, Tukwila, Washington (4)
Trikke Vegas, LV Adaptive Bike Club, (15)
Portland Trikke Riders, Springwater Corridor, Oregon (3)
Phoenix Trikke Riders, South Scottsdale, Arizona (3)
So Cal Carvers, Newport Back Bay, Calif. (16)
So Cal Carvers, Charlene and Rich Goff, Santa Fe Dam, CA (2)
So Cal Carvers + , Rosarito Ensenada Ride, Mexico (8)
Trikke North, Leo van Pelt, 10K Sat evening, Canada (3)
John Goolevitch, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada (4)
Trikke Indonesia (Sunday), Edwargo Setjadiningrat, 7 in Jakarta, 4 in Surabaya, (total: 11)
Jerry Ka, Hong Kong (1)
Trikke Australia (Greg and Robert Billing), Traralgon, Australia (3)
Total : 120 carvers, 23 locations.
Video from Trikke Indonesia