On Tuesday, June 5th, I decided to take a long ride on my Trikke T12 to see if I could find a loop that was 20 miles (round-trip) from my home. Around the eight-mile mark, I was making great progress when a local surfer, Shawn “Barney” Barron, called out to me and said he’d like to give my T12 a try. Since I knew him a bit (when he was a team rider and I worked for Sex Wax), I decided to oblige.
He got on my T12 and tried to ride a slight incline, then realized he’d have an easier go of it going downhill. When he came back, he started to suit up to go for a surf. That’s when Zoltan “The Magician” Torkos arrived, also ready to go surfing.
I asked Zoltan if he would let me shoot a photo of him on the T12. He agreed. By that time Barney, had gotten into his wetsuit and was ready for his Trikke photo, as well.
That’s when Zoltan’s brother, Rigo, arrived. He set up his video camera and we both shot their surfing session. Later, Barney told me he could feel the results of his short ride on my T12.
I’m hoping to run into them again — during the summer wave season — and get them to ride some more. I also have another surfer lined up for a photo shoot and my T12 will be there with me.
Tom Curren and Lakey Peterson, top notch surfers from Santa Barbara, have ridden Trikkes. John Simpson, CEO of Trikke Tech, is another avid surfer. Riding a Trikke riding is a good workout for surfers. I, myself, have found it to be great exercise while I work my way back to being able to surf once again.