Monday, October 26, 2009

StreetStrider - Elliptical on Wheels

One of the most exciting things that I saw at this years InterBike convention saw the StreetStrider. And I immediately knew that we would have to bring these in.

While technically a trike (it has three wheels after all), the StreetStrider is unlike anything else we carry. The StreetStrider ETX is an elliptical machine that you can actually ride in the street. It was developed with the Biggest Loser TV show and has been field tested by them.

The cool thing about the StreetStrider is that you get a full body workout while riding outside. It's quite efficient too! Bryce got it up to 27MPH on flat ground on his first ride.

The StreetStrider ETX model is foldable and can be used indoors with a trainer for double duty. Steering is done by leaning which is about the only thing that takes a little getting used to.

At $1999 it is not inexpensive, but the quality and the utility definitely justify the price.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The 30 Day Triking Challenge with Sonia Guy Day 30

Today is day 30 of my Triking Challenge. I went for a trike ride every day for 30 days. Today was a cloudy day, but it was quite lovely. It was not windy in the morning and it wasn't freezing. I stopped and took a few pictures of my favorite sights on my ride. When I started 30 days ago it was so warm still and the fields were full of alfalfa and corn. Summer is long gone and we're in the middle of autumn now. Some days it feels like winter in a warmer place.
The reason I started this challenge was so I could get some exercise without hurting my body so much. I had a sore hip and knee from doing aerobics. I put on quite a bit of weight this year and I can't jump up and down as much without hurting. I got a hot pink Catrike Villager as a gift from Ashley and I love it. This was the trike that I used for most of the 30 days. My knee and my hip don't hurt as much and I've lost 7 pounds. I feel better about myself and I feel healthier. I've also gained a better appreciation for the world we live in. It's so beautiful and serene outside. Getting exercise outside is so much better than indoors. I've had a chance to be alone with my thoughts and nature. I appreciate where we live a lot more, it's really quite breathtaking in this little part of the world.
I know winter is on its way, but it hasn't arrived quite yet! I still have a few weeks of triking before the snow sticks. I'm already looking forward to next spring and to riding all next summer. It's good to have something to look forward to. To everyone who is riding their trike every day or almost every day, keep it up! Triking is good for your body, your mind ,and good for the environment. I'll be checking in with you soon.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The 30 Day Triking Challenge with Sonia Guy Day 29

Today was day 29 of the Triking Challenge! It started out as an okay day with just a few sprinkles. I made brunch for the family and I finished painting today. There was just a little left to do. I knew that I had to go out for my ride and by the time I got out it was sprinkling again. By the time I got up the street it was pouring and totally windy. It was still very beautiful.
The only part of my ride that I dislike is when a certain dog comes chasing after me while I am riding. It is just so annoying and not very safe for the dog. I usually have to speed up a ton when I pass that house, so I guess it's good for me in the end. It helps me realize that I could have been going faster all along. I hope the weather holds up for the next few weeks. I will be fine as long as it doesn't snow. It's still too warm for the snow to stick for very long anyway. I figure that I have at least 6 weeks of riding before it's too cold and snowy. Tomorrow will be a great day for a trike ride!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The 30 Day Triking Challenge with Sonia Guy Day 28

I only got a chance to go for a short ride today. We were painting my daughter's room so there wasn't much time for much else. While the kids were eating lunch I got my ride in. It was another beautiful day and I wish that I could have been out longer. I'm glad that I at least got to go out and breathe in some fresh air for that short while. This 30 Day Challenge has shown me that there's no excuse for not going out.
This morning I was so tired from not sleeping well because I had a diet coke with my dinner. Going for that ride helped me get through the rest of the day! Everyone, get out there and have a good ride tomorrow, you'll feel great!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The 30 Day Triking Challenge with Sonia Guy Day 27

I just got back from my trike ride. I went out a little later because it was so cold in the early morning. It didn't feel too cold once I got going. The sky is a beautiful clear blue and it's not windy today. I went around my route a couple times and I feel great.
It's nice to get out of the house and have some time to just think and enjoy the beauty of the earth during the fall. The Mountains have a light sprinkling of snow and many of the leaves have started to change colors down here. Even though I have projects around the house it's nice to go for a trike ride, since it gives me more energy to finish everything else. Everyone, have a good weekend and enjoy your trike ride!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The 30 Day Triking Challenge with Sonia Guy Day 26

I couldn't bring myself to go out in the early morning. It was literally freezing outside. I just got back from my ride and it was still cold outside. I just love how it smells outside just after it rains. The earth smell so fresh and crisp. I was trying to get back before my kids missed me since I went out in the afternoon. They were still working on finishing their lunch when I left. It's hard to eat light when you have kids at home all day long. Because I homeschool the kids I feel like I'm constantly preparing something to eat. I love to cook and eat, so it's a challenge to control myself, thank goodness for fresh locally grown apples they are so good and good for you. Some days are better than others. Riding my trike helps me feel better about myself even if I did overindulge in something.

Sidewinder front-wheel drive trikes

Utah Trikes is please to add Sidewinder Cycles to our trike lineup. We've had many customers ask us about the Sidewinder trikes and so we finally had to take a look. And, when we did we liked what we saw!

When looking at different trikes we look for things that are distinct and will add to our ability to serve our customers' needs. The Sidewinder trikes offer many unique characteristics that are not found on other trikes we offer. These tadpole trikes are front-wheel drive and rear wheel steering. That means you can travel on many different terrains and manueverability is incredible. The Sidewinder models also feature high seat heights, weight capacities over 400lbs, and are all foldable.

We are currently waiting for our first shipment to come in and will be filling in all the details soon. In the meantime, we couldn't wait to put up a Sidewinder page featuring the three Sidewinder models.