Trikking into 2019

Green 2019 with party hat on the two and green fireworks against a black backgroundAs we bid farewell to one year and begin another, I always like to take the time to check in with the Trikke community. It’s a great time to reflect on what has passed and an even better time to look forward to what’s ahead.

2018 will always be remembered as the year the long-awaited Trikke T10 Roadster made its way to market and into our hearts. It was Christmas in July and August for those of us that pre-ordered our T10’s. My stunningly beautiful blue/purple T10 with serial number #023 arrived in late July and I was able to enjoy several great rides on it. Social media was abuzz with riders comparing notes and photos as they, too, enjoyed their first rides on their T10’s.

On a personal level though, I was unable to do as much riding as I would have liked. Eastern Pennsylvania suffered one of its rainiest years on record, and when it wasn’t raining it seemed I was busy working at two jobs as part of my mission to change careers. I Trikked a total of 31.67 miles in 2018. While it is not an impressive total, it still tops my 2017 effort which was hampered by finishing college while working full-time. It goes without saying that I hope to ride a LOT more in 2019! I intend to make a concerted effort to fit more riding time in, and I have to hope that the weather begins to cooperate.

Blue Trikke T10 Roadster by old yellow Ironton Railroad pump car
One of my favorite photo spots at the end of the paved spur near Portland Street

2019 already has two major destination riding events planned, so mark your calendars and get ready to join in the fun:

Tom Case will be hosting the Comrades On Wheels Clermont Rides in central Florida from March 11th through the 13th. Each of the three days will feature several ride options for those of all different fitness and skill levels. Group meals are planned as well to make this a true coming together of the riding community.

Glenice Swenson just announced her second year of hosting the Minnesota Trail Rides on the beautiful Heartland State Trail and Paul Bunyan Trail in the Land of 10,000 Lakes region. This year’s rides will coincide with an LSM weekend from July 26th through the 28th, and additional details will be posted to the event page as they become available.

Last but not least, don’t forget to join the 2019 Endomondo Camaraderie Challenge. It’s not a contest, but rather a place to share your achievements while supporting others in achieving their goals.

I would like to wish all of my friends in the Trikke community a healthy, fun, and prosperous New Year, and I hope we will meet up on a trail together soon!

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