Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Eastern Alberta
Bikes: Catrike Villager
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Getting Bent to Get in Shape
My dearly beloved learned of the wonders of the recumbent tricycle and did a little research. The recument HQ for Alberta is in Bentley - a small resort town off the beaten path. We did the pilgrimage to Bentley and ended up buying on Catrick Villager and ordering another for my dear wife. She agreed to get the second one and let me get the first one.
The biggest reason we got bent was for me to get in shape. One flight of stairs tuckers me out - really. I'm 50+ and recognize the need to lose weight and get in shape. My knees are going (for those who still have good knees take care of them, you miss them with they go). So the recumbent made sence.
It certainly made the Bentley Cycle shop some cents - I had thought an expensive bike was several hundred dollars, maybe even $1,000. This Villager lists at $1,550 US and in Canada it is $1,900. Talk about sticker shock. But I was pursuaded - remarkable when you know how tight I can be with my $$.
Since we got it home I've worked up to Twice around the block. Still tuckered after that quick ride. This is double what I could do just one week ago, so progress is progress.