Recumbent Trikes and Good Health Hand in HandAugust 17th, 2010 by Sharon O'Hara
The recumbent trike is God’s gift to the physically challenged.
The 3-day Trek Tri Island bike trip with the American Lung Association of Washington a few years ago was the first time I had left the house overnight in 7 years. Not since COPD and then Other Stuff began to hit. Pedaling around the bay from the Port Townsend/Keystone ferry toward Oak Harbor was the first time in 7 years I felt normal again. The recumbent trike set me free.
Hey, Trikes are Fun!
Until he began riding the recumbent trike delta, (two wheels in back), she had to move slowly, at her husband’s pace or he quickly was left behind.
I was told the recumbent trike gives him the edges to not only keep up with her; he challenges her to move those hips even faster. The recumbent trike lets them exercise together for good health in fun and harmony.
I took a video of them…unedited…so you can see how they ride.
A family affair… the gentleman on the delta is only 92.
Following are more photos. My mother’s first time on a bike in about 75 years when she learned to ride the delta at 88 years old.
Ask your doctor about riding the recumbent trike for exercise and fun adding to living a quality life and follow her/his recommendations. Check with the local bike shops and bike clubs for further information or ask here on COPD and Other Stuff.
For COPDers – muscle utilizes oxygen better than flab and the legs are the largest muscles in the body. The bike is a great form of exercise and the recumbent trike can be a kinder, gentler form of cycling…the comfort mode…or not.
The West Sound Bike Club may have two recumbent trikes to show on the 18th. One trike is a delta with an electric assist. The other is a tadpole. Swing by the booth and check them out.
WEST SOUND CYCLING CLUB AUG, 2010
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT Lee Derror 360 271-4838
VICE PRESIDENT Don Czeczok 360 405-1834
TREASURER Laurie Clayton
SECRETARY Roberta Berry 360 638-1685
RIDE COORDINATOR Tim Baker 360 340-5944
Freewheeler: Frank Lane 253 857-6044
Tour de Kitsap: email@example.com
WSCC website: www.westsoundcycling.com
Wed. 8/18 11:00am – 6:00pm – Thurs. 8/19/2010 0800 – 2:00pm
West Sound Safety and Health Expo 2010 Free!
Kitsap Conference Center & Bremerton Boardwalk
100 Washington Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337
Contact: Linda Fulton 360.473.5918
LOCAL BIKE SHOPS
More than one of the following bike shops may sell and service trikes.
BI Cycle Shop 206-842-6413
Classic Cycle 206-842-9191
Kitsap Key and Bike Shop 360-373-6133
Olympic Bike and Skate 360-895-2127
One Way Down Biking 360-633-6649
Rainier Cycle Sports 253-756-2117
Silverdale Cyclery 360-692-5508 (Sells and services trikes)
Gregg’s Greenlake Cycle
The free clinic will start at 6:30pm and go until around 7:30pm. There will be light refreshments provided.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 523-1822 ext. 119
The following URL contains the most cycling URL information of any blog I’ve seen.
http://www.recumbentblog.com/ Scroll down on the right until you find Dealers.
More later…. Sharon O’Hara