So my parents bought comfort bikes a couple of years ago and put maybe two miles on them. My mom became very afraid that she might fall and break a hip. My stepdad couldn't care less about falling as he's had many injuries through the years being a tough old longshoreman and all. Both are in their mid-seventies.
I called up the bike shop from where they purchased their expensive Specialized bikes and was told they would take them in as a trade-in for a new, different bike. I'm thinking my stepdad can keep his two-wheeler but trade in my mom's for a recumbent trike. She likes the idea but wondered how hard it is to get the bike up and moving.
There is a fella in the club who rides a two-wheel bent exclusively. He is one of the fastest in the club regardless of road terrain. His bike is outfitted for speed though. The trike I thought my mom could possibly ride has fat wheels and tires.
What do you think, too much rolling resistance? Would she need a push to get going? I've never ridden a trike 'cept for my Big Wheel.