Plus: 11,000 people in India like Trikke?
UPDATE(7.03.2012): The Trikke’s appearance on the TV show Extra — as mentioned in a this bowl of Trikke Soup — has been reportedly been re-scheduled to air on July 9th.
In this edition of Trikke Soup: a taste of Europe, an Indian mystery, more Trikke vs. Segway, and a little something Extra.
Okay, make that a lot of something Extra. As in the American TV show.
Yeah, the one with the short, catchy tune that’s hard to remove from your brain.
This week (possibly Tuesday), Trikkes are reportedly scheduled to carve up the popular entertainment news show Extra, during which the show will give away said Trikkes at the Grove, the upscale, outdoor shopping theme park that serves as a makeshift set for the show. Word has it the segment will feature lucky Extra fans winning T67s and T7s, and one of the show’s hunky personalities getting pretty excited over the three-wheel wonder. Who can blame him?
In other Trikke on TV news, could the joyride of the 21st century make one man’s dreams come true on a reality show slated to air this fall and hosted by a former NFL athlete? Who’s a Super-Bowl-winning quarterback?
We can’t reveal much more for now, but stay tuned to see if the dream becomes reality. Reality, get it?
In the meantime, to see the best of the Trikke’s past TV-show appearances, including a previous Trikke carve-up on Extra, visit the Trikke on TV playlist on the TrikkeWorld YouTube channel.
Elsewhere, elsewhere, Trikke continues to carve up old-fashioned newspapers and the new-fashioned blogosphere. Recently, the Tampa Bay Times ran an article titled, St. Petersburg fitness fanatic gives strange-looking exercise machines a workout, in which writer Terry Tomalin focuses on one Rob Snyder, a 44-year-old Floridian who “will do just about anything to get his heart pumping.”
A professional deejay and entertainer, Snyder entertains himself during workouts by switching it up, as in alternating between equipment, like the ElliptiGO S8, the Rowbike and the Trikke T8.
“This tricycle on steroids is the ultimate carving machine,” says Synder in the piece. “The top speed on flat ground, no wind, is slightly more than 21 mph.”
Now that’s a man whose testosterone level must read, Extra! Extra!
Also shining a spotlight on the Trikke are Gizmag, where Mike Hanlon rode a Pon-e at Auto China 2012 and said, “I couldn’t get the smile off my face,” and Gear Diary, where gadget fiend Carly decides, the Trikke is cooler than a Segway, adding, “I thought the Elliptigo was cool, until I learned about the Trikke.”
Duh! Because the Trikke is way more fun. How much more fun?
And now, it’s time for … Facebooked, a special ingredient of Trikke Soup that provides you a taste of Trikke life on the all-powerful social network.
That was in April. Two months later, Trikke India has 11,000 likes. And 5,000 people talking about them.
WTF? How do they do it? Not saying something’s rotten in New Delhi, but for now, let’s just call this a little bit of mystery meat in the Soup. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about this soon enough.
In other parts of Planet Facebook, they may not have 11,000 likes combined, and their economic union might be in deep s#*t, but let’s go there anyway and see who’s carving up the Euro Zone!
Of course, Trikke Europe’s Facebook page is the Papa Bear of the group and the place you’ll find news from Athens to … somewhere in Europe that begins with Z. But Papa Bear only has 149 likes, so show Trikke Europe some love, Trikke people!
Trikke Austria and Paris Trikkes have more likes — 900 and 493 respectively — and they made the aforementioned top-pages list, so we’ll carve right over them this time and ask: rWho else needs some Facebook love from the Trikke world?
The answer: plenty of Euro-carvers, pages such as Trikke Poland and Trikke Latvia (80 likes each), the Funhochdrei Trikke Shop in Hamburg, Germany (17 likes), Trikke Malta (62 likes), Trikke Sverige in Sweden (134 likes), and Elektro Trikke Tour Wien in Austria (77 likes).
Not convinced the Euro carving zone needs your support? Check out this pair of cool YouTube clips — one from Berlin, the other featuring carving in a cave in Poland — both part of the Global Carving Village playlist on the TWM YouTube channel. Both videos are fun and will put you in the mood to say, “by golly, let’s show those nutty ol’ Old World inhabitants some love! By liking them. On Facebook.”
Because, duh!, the Trikke world is much more fun with Europe involved. How much more?
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