Fun and Recreation Testimonials
Hands down, the Trikke wins. I have never had so much fun. Now and then, over my 60 years, I'd get myself hyped-up to start exercising, but I never found something that I would actually stick with. All the ways to exercise, and I'm on my couch saying, "Nope." Then I saw a Trikke commercial, said "what the heck," and got my first Trikke 8 in 2003. And I fell in love. Everyone stops me on the street to ask about the Trikke, and my "patter" goes like this: "How does it go? Looks like magic, doesn't it! Almost zero impact! Shifting my weight from side to side moves me forward. I can work any muscle group separately or all at once. I can do almost nothing or go all out. It's so much fun that I can't get off this thing until I'm tired. The sensations are as thrilling as downhill skiing or surfing, but I have to tell you, trikking is more like being an artist than a jock -- you are thrilled to be in harmony with this machine." I have been caught. Caught hard. I come home drenched in sweat every single day, and I cannot imagine a better workout for all around general toning and muscle building. I haven't been this fit since Elvis was on Ed Sullivan. And it just gets better. The fun is constantly deepening, and I'm always improving my trikking skills, nuance by nuance, and I feel so fulfilled and satisfied -- finally I've gotten a way to get fit without being bored. See this big smile? That's me loving what trikking has brought to my life. Talk about "priceless." Get one. Get one. Get one.
Chuck from Knoxville, TN
I recently received an original Trikke 8 for Christmas. I have wanted one for over a year. It is the most fun you can have on wheels. It combines exercise, thrill seeking and skill into a single awesome platform. I have 4 young boys and plan on buying them age appropriate. My wife wants one too!! Let me tell you, I am 44 years old and haven't had this much fun since I first got into mountain biking 20 years ago. Thanks for a great product and let me know if there is anything I can do here in Knoxville to help get the word out!!
Liza Bacallan, 38 from Vancouver - Canada
Most adults still have a kid inside of them - they want to experience simple thrills, feel the wind in their hair, have FUN! That’s what the Trikke brings out in me. When I’m carving down a piece of pavement, I feel completely carefree - like a kid again. Sure I can get exercise some other way, but I want the Trikke. You know what else? everybody’s looking. You know the feeling when you were a kid and you had the shiny new bike and all the other kids were jealous and wish they had a bike just like yours?
I get bored with most exercise programs - 1 hour lifting weights in the gym is great for a few weeks, then it gets completely monotonous and LONG! A 20-minute spin on the Trikke gets your heart pumping and it’s so fun, I don’t even think about the time. It gets me out and it keeps me fit. And I never grow tired of it. An exercise program is only effective if you follow through and the Trikke is the only one that I've been able to consistently stick to. I actually miss it if I can’t go.
J Winterling from Reading, PA
We had the first really nice day yesterday with temperatures in the 70's and not a cloud in the sky. I took my Trikke out for the second time since I received it as a Christmas present. They are just so much fun, and a great work-out. I picked up the motion right away because of the years I spent playing ice hockey. They are just too much fun. Thanks
I have had my Trikke 8 now for 2 months and I can't think of many things in my 56 years that has been so much fun. Thanks so much for coming out with such an interesting and enlightening device. I am a mechanical engineer by trade so I may just have a leg up on some of your other customers when it comes to understanding how a Trikke works, but as for enjoyment and fun at my age, you only have to understand one thing, just do it. At first I was a little shaky and unstable. I got my "legs" within a couple of hours of practicing and now watch out. I still don't do hills very well, even little ones, but as time goes on even mountains won't stop me.
Theo from Germantown, MD
It's been a month since I bought my first Trikke cambering vehicle. Each day as I enter my garage full of other vehicles (skateboard, mountainboard, mountain bike, freeboard, etc) I seem to always gravitate towards your product. I quickly and easily unfold the legs and extend the handlebars. I think I've gotten the folding and unfolding down to science, 12 seconds. After selecting a playlist on my iPod I hop on my Trikke and away I go! I find that it's an excellent exercise vehicle working both my upper and lower body and I can work out as little or as much as I want. It's also big fun! The feeling of smoothly carving back and forth on a long wide street it comparable to skiing on powder snow on a sunny winter morning. Sweet! I never really enjoyed going to gyms. I prefer to get my exercise through the activities I do both indoor and outdoor. Yes, I can workout and have Fun doing it! Thank you people at Trikke! You sure came up with a winner and I feel privilege to be a part of this "new wave".
Nell G. from Virginia Beach
My girlfriend and I have been riding our Trikke's on the boardwalk here since Sept. 03' about 5 1/2 miles a day 5-6 miles per week. I manage a large amount of rental property that my husband and I own and my girlfriend is a restauranteur here in Virginia Beach. We both have families and high stress jobs so our Trikke's have been a god send for us. We have a blast, laugh and smile alot, start out our day looking at the ocean, and get a great workout. We've met a thousand people who want to stop us and ask questions, but now we keep going and tell them to go to trikke.com, and yes its a great workout. Do you have any information on the LA Marathon? After seeing it on the Trikke site we've been talking about starting to train for next year-2005. I have a daughter who works for Ritz Carlton Hotels and lives in Laguna Beach, so we're usually out there at least once a year. Any info on events etc. would be really appreciated!
Joshua from Edwardsville, Illinois
I'm absolutely loving the Trikke. It's the most portable, secure, and enjoyable HPV I've ever owned, and I've run the gambit: bikes, skateboards, kick bikes, rollerblades, and roller skates. Add to that, living in a community that supports its trail system the way Madison County, IL does (http://www.mcttrails.org/), and I'm in heaven. Every time I'm out on the trails I enjoy all of the strange looks that I get and am always happy to stop and chat with anyone wanting to know "What the heck is that thing?" My favorite, though, is when I ask if they'd care to take it for a spin, and after that first 5 minute Trikke ride, you can see the smile on their face and the gears turning in their head as they ask "Where did you get it?" My only complaint: I'm having a hard time waiting for the Trikke 12. Every time I'm riding the paved trails I can only look longingly at the off-road trails that careen through the trees and up and down the hills of the Mississippi valley. Soon, soon...
C. Nelson from Avon, CT
I just wanted to tell you that I just got my Trikke 8 today, set it up, and took it on the local paved trail, which I found was NOT completely flat! What a BLAST! I had so much fun (and got really sweaty!), plus met a lot of people who said, "What the heck is that thing?" It did take me about 15 minutes to be able to go up the gradual railroad bed incline the trail was built upon ... despite the entire trail looking flat, it definitely isn't! My mission is to make this thing move incline or no. By the way, I'm a 50-year-old grandmother, 60 pounds overweight, and almost never exercise except in the winter when I ski! This is going to fix that problem because all I want to do is ride, ride, ride! In fact, I know an obese 13-year-old boy I'm thinking of buying one of these for!
Craig Carlille Clark, 40 from Florida
I am legally disabled. I was struck by a truck and my pelvis was shattered. As a result it is crooked, and my spine is crooked. I have arthritis in my hips and back as a result. My skull was fractured, and as a result of the head trauma I have balance problems (among others). In addition, I have Meniere’s Disease, which has destroyed what was left of my vestibular system. I can’t drive a car because of the vertigo. I sometimes lose my balance and just standing in my home.
Being unable to work, unable to get around, unable to stop the spinning for years led to weight gain and to severe depression.
I saw the Trikke and I gambled on it - I thought I just MIGHT be able to balance on it. In fact, I have found that the Trikke pretty much balances FOR me. As a result, I am doing things I would have never thought possible - I feel like an speed skater at times, and I am exercising almost every day.
I am becoming far more fit, but most importantly I have new-found freedom to get around, have FUN, even make new friends, and my depression is melting away.
I am just 2 months or so into my Trikke-riding, but I’m already starting to feel like it has saved my life. My Trikke is giving me some of my life back - and that’s the greatest want I have in this world.
Since my disability prevents me from driving, my Trikke is becoming my main form of transportation. I use it to make quick runs to the grocery store, to the bank, and just to scoot around my condo complex. I take it on longer rides as my way of extending my world, taking me to parks and places I wouldn’t get to otherwise. Its compactness makes it fit nicely into my little condo, yet it has a nice \"big\" feel when riding it - safe and stable. Trying to stay fit and healthy and active is so important for a disabled person, and the Trikke doesn’t just fit into my lifestyle, it GIVES me that active lifestyle that’s so hard for me otherwise. And it’s also just tremendous fun.
P. and M. Lopez from NYC
My wife's orange Trikke 8 arrived, and last weekend we both took to the pavement in New York's Central Park. This time, there was no stopping us. Within a few short minutes, my wife had caught the hang of trikking and we were both cruising. The stares from the previous week only grew more this time around with two of us zipping about. Tourists ooed. Locals awed. We felt like celebrities. We were able to make a full lap of the entire park, which is quite a distance. I can't describe the exhilarating feeling we had carving down the hills.