My trike, which doesn’t have a name yet, is over a week old now, and we’ve had amazing adventures together. We’ve traveled north, snaked our way up hills to the middle of town, and we’ve headed south, discovered the pathway along the water to the Helijet terminal.
I feel a bit like Sir Ernest Shackleton (the explorer who got stuck in ice in the Antarctic) taking on new terrain, never knowing what lies around the corner. But, I probably look more like Dora (the explorer) puttering everywhere on three wheels in my pink sweatshirt.
The truth is, I don’t care what I look like. I’m having the time of my life.
One of the things I enjoy most about this new experience is having to learn a lot of new things. For example, today, I figured out my bike lock. The key got stuck in it, and I couldn’t get it out. Twenty minutes later, with the help of my husband and the manual, I figured out a system, and now it seems easy. I ‘m also learning how to control the trike. I can make turns, and going downhill isn’t as terrifying as it used to be. I understand the gears and the first two levels of the electric, pedal-assist. These may seem like trivial things, but to me, they are significant.
I’m moving forward, one pedal at a time.
This Week’s Three Highlights
One – Smelling the roses
I could smell the roses from ten meters away. Truly magnificent. I love this time of year. A lot of the highway near the park is lined with rose bushes, and many homes have rose gardens. I could spend a whole day going from bush to bush.
Two – The Path to the Helijet Terminal
We cycled all the way to the Helijet terminal on the weekend. I had no idea the pathway existed. It’s wide and smooth. In the future, we plan to make a circular journey and go into town. That’s another neat thing about owning a bike, is that I find myself making wonderful plans for the future.
Three – Coffee at the Javawocky
I love having coffee at Javawocky on the harborfront. From there you can see most of the harbor, and the coastal
mountains, as well as Newcastle, Protection, and Gabriola Islands. We watched floatplanes fly in, ferries to Gabe and the mainland motor through the chop tooting their horns, and a few sailboats catching the wind. There is always something to watch.
Where did I get my trike?
It’s a Pedago trike, and I purchased it from Pedago Nanaimo. It has three gears, and three levels of assist.
They are hard to get at the moment. Apparently, the demand for electric bikes has gone up 600% this year, and the supply is diminishing because of the pandemic. Parts are difficult to come by.
Pedago only makes one model of trike and they can make two bicycles in the time it takes to make one trike, so production has been slowed.
If you can get your hands on a Pedego Trike, I highly recommend it. It’s not the fastest trike on the block, but it’s stable, safe and a whole lot of fun.
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