My Midlife Crisis is Finally here
Updated Sep 13th, 10:40 PM. See post script below
Meet my new toy: Trikke.
I had never bought anything in response to a TV imformercial, but this time, I caved.
As you can see, it looks like a scooter with 3 small wheels, but there is no built-in motor or pedaling mechanism.
Watch this guy work it.
I was so intrigued by the physics of its forward movement with seeming ease from the rider. It reminded me of the Segway without a built-in motor and the $5,000 price tag.
So the very next day I drove over to a local Sports Chalet store to pick one up. Couldn't wait four weeks for the shipment to arrive. Brought it home, and stood on it with my hands on the handle bars and feet on the foot pads.
Nothing happened. After watching the forementioned video clip, I attempted to mimic his dance moves only to roll backward. That was last Friday.
It took a great deal of humility to sit down and watch the instructional DVD, and today, I finally got into a rhythm and hit the "sweet spot". You should have seen me rock and roll up and down the parking lot and around the block several times for almost two hours.
Was about 11 PM when I finally got in, and I am itching to go back out again. Two thumbs up!
After Two hours yesterday and another hour today of reveling in the novelty of this contraption, I am finding about the muscles that I didn't know I had before. If you happen to get one, just don't over do it.