Now he’s got a Trikke Tale to tell.
Greetings fellow Trikkers! I’m a 58-year-old Retired Air Force Disabled Veteran living in San Antonio, Texas. I have fought my weight since getting hit by a truck while on my motorcycle in 1972. The accident crushed every bone in my left foot, shattered my sternum and fractured my spine and left pelvis. Among a list of things the doctors said I would not be able to do, I was told I would never walk without a limp.
I joined the Air Force anyway (was told that wouldn’t happen either) and served 20 years, eight months until my retirement. I spent most of those 20 years on a weight control program, doing exercise and every sport available to help me maintain my weight. Needless to say, I can’t stand being inside a gym anymore!
I saw the Trikke on the Internet and thought I could figure out how to ride it (since I’ve ridden everything else I had a chance to hop on). I bought one used, then cleaned it, lubricated it, adjusted it and tightened all bolts. The tires had about 30 pound of air in them, so I filled them with the proper air pressure (75 in front and 80 in the rear).
Next I found a level parking lot to try my new-found Trikke. For 45 minutes, I tried riding it with no real luck and was about to give up. Forty-five minutes in the San Antonio heat in August is a challenge in and of itself, let alone getting on and off and pushing a Trikke!
Then suddenly I got that feeling—the sweet spot, it’s called. I continued to ride my Trikke a little longer each day. I found a park near my house with a flat parking lot and a road with a slight incline leading to it. Soon I mastered the parking lot and within a month, I climbed the road.
The Trikke works every muscle in your body! I ride the Greenways along the creeks in San Antonio and the paths along the San Antonio River. The inclines can be a challenge, but I haven’t found one I can’t climb yet.
Thanks Trikke for making such a positive change in my life!