Make 2016 the year you lose weight while having the time of your life

January 14, 2016

The beginning of every new year means everywhere you look, someone is telling you how to become a whole new you. Lose weight. Be healthier. Get in better shape. Join a gym. Sign here. Follow this regime. Go on a diet. Get fit! Where’s the fun? someone might ask. Everyone who’s ever tried to get in better shape knows: the more fun your fitness regimen, the more likely your persistence and…

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65-year-old woman: Trikke is good for my knees, waistline and softball skills

September 1, 2015

Pat Bushman is 50 pounds lighter and still losing weight! We often believe things didn’t exist until we discovered them. This was the case with my introduction to the Trikke, but since discovering this quirky machine, I’ve become a devoted disciple, preaching the benefits and fun to everyone I know. It’s good that riding a Trikke is a little quirky because I’m something of a quirky person. I couldn’t help…

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Obesity and exercise: Debbie Bumgardner drops the yo-yo diet, picks up a Trikke

June 12, 2015

The frustrated dieter bought the odd vehicle after seeing it on an infomercial. Now she’s speeding down bike paths. Debbie Bumgardner was an overworked 52-year-old legal secretary and frustrated yo-yo dieter from Tarzana who’d gradually cut back on tennis and biking over the years. By early 2010, she was 100 pounds overweight. A year later, Bumgardner is still overworked and stressed-out. But she’s 70 pounds lighter, which she attributes almost…

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Trikke helped me lose 120 pounds!

June 7, 2015

Now he’s a lean, mean, Canadian carving machine I have been overweight for over 25 years. At age 54, my doctor said my weight had increased to 315 pounds and that I was now diabetic. This was an eye opener for me and I had two options: take medication to control my sugar levels; or change my diet and start exercising. I chose the latter. I purchased a good elliptical…

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How Monica Jeffries lost 110 pounds and found her body by Trikke

Many readers of TrikkeWorld are familiar with Quincy Jeffries, the Southern California rider and subject of more than one TWM story, be it his entry onto the Trikke scene, his dominance in the Lighthouse Uphill Challenge, or that cool shot captured by a photographer at a local car-free event. But did you know: his wife Monica is a story in her own right? While her husband was busy becoming one…

June 12, 2013
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Trikke carving vehicle helps her lose over 110 pounds!

Monica Jeffries rides Trikke carving vehicle.
June 12, 2013

At first she thought she’d never learn to ride. The three-wheel journey of Monica Jeffries can be summed up by the tale of two Mays. In May, 2011, the resident of Canyon Country, California, was an overweight newbie who was introduced to Trikke carving vehicles by her husband. That month, she struggled at Southern Cal’s LSM, aka Last Saturday of the Month Trikke Ride, and her three-wheel future didn’t seem…

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Overweight as a child, overcoming as a woman

October 24, 2012

‘I silently vowed that if I ever reached 200 pounds, I would kill myself.’ In the spring of 2007, I reached the moment of truth regarding my weight. In a visit to my doctor, I was horrified to find I was well over 200 pounds. My diet of choice, which had worked adequately for a few years, was just not doing the job anymore. To be honest, maybe that charge…

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Carving my way to better health on my Trikke

June 20, 2012

D.C. photojournalist has all but forgotten about his bike. I’m a 43-year-old photojournalist in Washington D.C., who bought my Trikke three years ago after seeing it on a late-night infomercial and thinking: it looks like a lot of fun …. and it is! For the first two years, I used it for recreation, which was just fine, I mean, that is what it’s for, right? Since then, I’ve started using…

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From Tragedy to Triumph on a Trikke

December 1, 2011

Former female bodybuilder finds new life on three wheels. In my mid-20’s, I had a bad self-image. Women’s bodybuilding was in its early stages and I decided to train with weights to get into shape. Soon after, sculpting my body with weights turned into one of my passions. I went from training in my basement, to being the one of the first women to join a men’s gym, to becoming…

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