Join Date: Jan 2011
Bikes: 1972ish Ralegh Superbe step through in green, 1983 Nishiki International diamond frame in black with gold pinstriping
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Here's the thing. My best friend in the whole world (not just BFF on facebook or whatever, seriously, the gal who I would want to raise my kids if I die) was just diagnosed as having a fried thyroid after YEARS of feeling tired and all the other symptoms that go with that. Including the weight gain. So, she gets her meds, starts feeling better. Thinks maybe she wants to get a trike because her knees are starting to hurt and she hasn't been on a bike since she was ten. She goes down to the LBS to look at the only readily available trike (the trek trike) and the ....(insert choice word here) ... sales kid tells her she is too fat for it and sends her home very upset. No trying to be diplomatic, no suggestions that there are other options. Just nasty.
My hubby has some cerebral palsy and found a trike that could be adapted to fit. He started out Clydesdale and now trikes to work 3/4 seasons of the year. But after that bad experience I wanted to find some online options for her to check out and prove it was just the wrong trike and a jerk of a sales guy.
She was really excited to start biking or triking and one doorknob sale guy just wrecked it. (if I knew how to insert angry face, I would).
I know it isn't my place to push her into activity, but I also don't want to let one horrible person keep her from doing what she was interested in.