name is Evelyn
you are reading chances are that my husband Rick or I somewhere on a bike trail. If so,
the links that I promised you
are towards the bottom of this page.
purchased our trikes a year or two after
stroke in 1994. It's too
long of a story to tell here, but Rick was told that he may
never walk again. Being the stubborn man that he
is, in a
fit of anger he returned his wheel chair in such a manner
that I didn't have the nerve to ask for it back.
I got home from work he was sitting in the living room
crying. He said, “I did something really stupid. I
took my wheelchair back and I can't even walk.”
said, “Then you'll have to learn.”
went to my mother's house to borrow her walker and made him
use it. Then, I began searching for a mobility scooter, but
a good one was so expensive. That combined with the doctor
saying that he would have to use his leg or lose it, I
purchased Rick a portable trike instead.
(Now he has a
scooter and a trike) I would tie his foot to the pedal
and we would go for rides. (The owner of a local bike
shop liked Rick and gave him an orphaned foot clip so Rick
doesn't need me to tie his foot on anymore.) We would
ride slowly and often stop to take breaks. I would fall
over on my two wheeled bike by going so slow. So I decided
to purchase one for me also. (Glad I did!!!)
then he has greatly improved the strength in his arm and
leg. We have avidly ridden our trikes on scenic trails
throughout the country. A couple of years ago we purchased
Trike Conversion Kits
for our trikes so that we could extend our riding
distance knowing that we could return safely if his leg
were to give our which it sometimes does.
Rick us es his trike to
his dog trailer around the
neighborhood to visit friends and run errands in
place of his mobility scooter or car. By using his
variable speed control as a pedal assist it doubles as
therapy to strengthen his legs. He enjoys working out while
saving money. People treat us differently than when
he is on his mobility scooter. (Being
much faster, more versatile, portable, and more durable,
yet considerably cheaper, It
becomes a lifestyle.)
trikes are so well
made that we have ridden ours hundreds (if
not thousands) of
miles over the last twenty years. However they still look
and perform as if they are new. We have never had a break
down or had an unpleasant experience in all that time. We
have never performed maintenance of any kind although they
were getting a little hard to pedal. We recently found out
that is due to wear caused by not oiling the rear axle
Rather than repairing our trikes, we
purchased two new three speed trikes with rear coaster
brakes to tour the country
visiting scenic bike paths
that offer senior citizen group tours.
We gave our old trikes to our daughter
and her husband so they can join us.
can't even begin to explain how much we love our trikes!
Although they are great for seniors, the disabled and
rehab, I would recommend them to everyone that enjoys the
trikes and kits are becoming VERY
to high gas prices, health, fitness and environmental
concerns. You can purchase a completed electric
trike, or simply purchase the trike and install the motor
later using a kit that they offer to install on your own
bike/trike like we did. You may have to pre-order and
wait in line, especially during the summer months.
feel that these trikes are so well made that they are
Everywhere we go we
are constantly being bombarded with questions about our
electric trikes. “Are they hard to pedal?”
"Are they safe?" "Are they reliable?"
"How fast do they go?" "How far will
they go?" "Are they legal?" "How
much do they cost" "Are they worth it?"
"Can I put a motor on my own bike?" "Is
it hard to do?" etc... We sometimes spent so
much time answering questions that we never got to ride.
still let people that we meet along the way to look at our
trikes to get an idea. However, now instead of
spending time like a used car salesman when we'd rather be
riding, we simply hand them our RicksPlace4Pooch
card leading them to one of our websites
where they can click on a link to get
love our portable, motorized trikes s-o-o much, answered
so-o-o many questions and and have recommended them
so-o-o many times. They literally improved our lives. What
more can we say?
us an email
or call (217)502-9627
with questions and comments.
Love to Hear From You!!!
Black hubs = motors ~ Coolers on back
are adapted to hide battery, charger, controls etc...