What does the woofer think of it? Doesn't look too fazed there.
I really am glad that some things are improving. Once you've got enough of the hang of swimming to feel reasonably confident then you won't need as much time spent on that.
He's wary of it when it's moving near him, but otherwise is fine.
Ideally I'd like to swim three times a week anyway, I can't afford that but once I'm done, I want to try for twice a week. My class is planning on reenlisting as a group and doing another round of lessons with the same teacher. So no rest any time soon :)
Hmm, that's a bike perhaps even I could ride!
Will anyone else get the spoon reference?
I have thought you'd do okay on it. My only concern would be for your back when you hit bad bumps and paving. I had a link to Fuse Recumbent's website a few posts back - their satisfied customers include people who've broken their back and who have muscle-wasting illnesses.
I mentioned spoons in a recent post, and had a link to it, and figured if anyone asked I'd just point them back to the post :)
The Spoon Theory is making the rounds via friends of friends of friends. You're one of the several people I've heard taking in spoons.
I just had a look at your profile and it looks like the back problems are quite serious so I'd definitely get test rides before committing.
I would also seriously look at tadpoles with rear suspension (such as the Trice Q/T or HP Velotechnic Scorpion) or a long wheelbase delta like the Greenspeed Anura.
I found the Anura to be a very smooth ride, even over bumps that I flinch from on the GT5, but not as stable for high speed cornering.
Getting tests on those tadpoles could be tricky but Greenspeed are in Melbourne...
INteresting info. I think I'd need some serious suspension!
I'd be a bit paranoid about bicycling around so close to the ground, so would have to stick to footpaths. Might stick to walking with the pram for the moment :)
If the height is an issue, definitely look at the Anura. The seat on that is about the same height (17") as most dining table chairs.
Unlike most dining table chairs it has an adjustable angle...
Footpaths can be bumpier than roads. Especially if the road is sealed with hotmix. Chip seal, not so much.
Some of the cycle paths in Canberra are just vile when it comes to bumps (they are too close to trees and the roots are coming through).
Cool trike, I am so jealous......
I hope everything works out stamina wise, children can be so demanding and energy sapping at the best of times, and as a parent, who can say no to them? So look forward to some more challenging times ahead.
Riding the trike uses lower body muscles, chest and upper body not impacted by the exercise. Swimming on the other hand, mostly upper body. So a) either there is a lack of strength or stamina in the upper body or b) your condition increases the impact of upper body exercise....
Solution: More riding, less (but don't stop) swimming.
From a fully and totally unqualified friend.
The only issue is that, with the trailer, I have three different tire sizes. But when I eventually ride from say... Port Augusta to Perth in a few years time, I'll be carrying spares :)
And see to me, a lack of strength/stamina in the upper body just means I should be doing more swimming. I enjoy both quite a bit. My biggest issue with swimming is that I'm so short-sighted, I don't get to enjoy the good-looking people in their swimsuits ;)
I haven't needed the trailer (yet) on unsupported tours.
OTOH I haven't been on a solo tour longer than three days yet but even then I really noticed the weight in terms of fatigue and reduced average speeds.
Oh, and I'm still looking for a jolly roger for you. :)
Nullabor trip would be a few weeks and I'd be camping, so more stuff to carry there. I've wanted to walk it for some time now, but using the bike is a more realistic option.
Thank you RE: Jolly Roger :)
Camping. I've heard of that...
It's one of those things, like driving long distances, where I'm rather picky. Four days in the bush without a shower means you want to be good mates :)
Good point. :)
I have to admit that I'm something of a credit card tourer. Hotels are wonderful things at the end of a 100K ride...
...how to balance the baby's needs with other stuff that I need to do.
I laff and laff and laff. And then I cry.
Evil woman... remind me to tell you lots of con-running horror stories ;)