Kids, I feel like a six year old on Christmas morning. It took me all summer, but tonight I finally got the bike I have been working towards. It is a three wheeled trike for adults. One would think, with three wheels, that it would be less tippy than a two wheeler, which is why I bought it. BUT! It turns out, it pulls to the right and if there is any slope to the road, it veers off into the ditch with every pedal push - at least when I ride it.
Much cackling (videos below).
My sister managed to ride it, allowing as to how it does pull to the right. She is strong enough to fight the pull. Me, not so much.
However, I persevered, with many stops and redirecting, a few yards down - to the first curve in the road, and back. Leaning far to the left to compensate for it pulling to the right, which should help impending hunchbackedness along nicely. A neighbor boy hovered, giving encouragement, as did the dogs all up and down the street.
Then I had to come in and have a little drinkie to recover. Hee hee. (Maybe I should have had it BEFORE riding!)
Tomorrow I will try again. Once I get used to:
remembering I have brakes - all at the same time - I should make some progress.
I will not give up.
I will do this thing!
FLAT roads would make it so much easier - ones without ditches on the right hand side would be nice. I may have to find a nice neighborhood airport runway to practice on.
BUT! It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Absolutely luxurious, and I love it.
Here are the vidclips: Cackle One and Cackle Two.
That's how I roll, folks.......cackling all the way to the Funny Farm!