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Try a Trike - by Diana Mirkin

If you're 60, 70, 80 or any age and want a really fun way to exercise, try a Trike! You have no problem with balance, no risk of falling, and you can move as fast (or slow) as you like. Climbing hills is no problem because the gears go down really low, you won't fall over no matter how slow you are, and you can stop right in the middle of the hill if you get tired.

Diana on her single trike with Thunder and Churchill

I got my trike so I would have a good way to exercise my dogs, who can run much faster than I can. It's so much fun that when I'm through riding with my dogs for 2-5 miles, I go another 20-30 miles by myself. One guy who passed me on the trail said "that's like taking a lawn chair out for a ride" – and he's right, it's that easy and comfortable.

Save gas and use your tricycle to go shopping or wherever you want to go.

My single trike is a Catrike; I also have a Greenspeed, made in Australia. Our new tandem trike is a Ti-Trike and we also have a tahdem TerraTrike. There are lots of other brands and styles to fit your taste and budget. Ask your local bike store, or go to www.bike123.com . Try one out. You'll love it!

If you can't keep up with other riders, read about  Our Electric Assist Bike


Thunder loves to run alongside the trike

 


He's a Weimaraner who needs lots of exercise

 


Even without a dog alongside you'll get lots of comments.

Read about  Our New Tandem Ti-Trike !  

our tandem trike

Checked 5/2/16

August 3rd, 2013
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About the Author: Gabe Mirkin, MD

Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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