I am on a mission to improve my physical well being, Diet and exercise has been my way since September 2006. September 2007 I discovered "Trikke" which helped my on my weight loss goal. I finally reached my 200 Lb goal in September 2008!!! It took me exactly 2 years since I weighed 315 Lbs. Here are a couple before/after photos. I have now lost 120 Lbs! I have kept it off since.
I discovered a whole new way to exercise that is a whole lot more fun than working out indoors. Our elliptical trainer was getting REALLY boring. Once I learned the physics of the Trikke and how it's propelled, I found it addictive and exciting. I look forward on any sunny day to get out there and put in 10 to 30 Kilometres. It burns more calories that jogging!
So it's just a matter of eating healthier and exercise. It's that simple, calories in vs. calories out. It has to be a lifestyle change.
2 achievements in 2009 were to complete an endurance ride in Seattle of 86 Km. and a test of willpower of completing 2 laps of the Lower Seymour Conservation Forest trail for a total of 40 Km of ALL HILLS!
My greatest achievement in 2011 was to do the TrikkeNut 100k Endurance Race in Ventura, California. 28 riders entered the race, 9 finished. I managed 3rd place for a bronze medal! It took me just under 7 hours to complete the 100 Kilometers.
Every year I hold an international event called the Seymour Hillclimb Challenge. Riders from all over come to attend a weekend of multiple rides highlighted with the Seymour ride. The challenge is to ride the 10Km to the river and back without stepping off the Trikke footpads. Can you do it? Come and find out.
The famous Annual Seymour Hill Climb Challenge
Trikke (pronounced trike)
Trikke three-wheeled cambering vehicles are human powered machines that utilize Trikke Tech’s patented 3CV technology to allow a rider to propel a chainless, pedal-less device forward without ever touching foot to ground. This elegantly simple construct provides a stable 3-point platform that leans into the turn with the rider while all three wheels remain in contact with the ground. A rider may reach speeds of up to 18 mph on flat ground, ride 50 miles in one day, and climb the steepest of hills (with practice!). Trikke’s design allows the rider to naturally engage his entire body throughout the ride. Legs are active for balancing and shock-absorption and arms punch for power-thrusts and hang on for stability and control. The Trikke 3-wheeler allows you, the rider, to feel the miracle of your own body and mind working in graceful unison. The bi-products of the ride are joy, health, fitness and a renewed appreciation for yourself and your life.
My Trikke happenings...
|2018||July 28||10th Annual Seymour Hillclimb Challenge|
|2017||July 29||9th Annual Seymour Hillclimb Challenge|
|2016||July 30||8th Annual Seymour Hillclimb Challenge|
|2016||July 28||Suicide Hill Attempt|
|2016||July 27||Seymour Preride|
|2016||March 24||Suicide Hill Conquered|
|2015||December 30||Rich Visits Vancouver for a Ride|
|2015||July 26||Trikking Stanley Park 2015|
|2015||July 25||7th Annual Seymour Hillclimb Challenge|
|2015||July 22||Trikkers on CTV NEWS|
|2015||March 8||Seymour Ride with Susan C.|
|2014||July 20||6th Annual Seymour Hillclimb Challenge|
|2013||October 27||Stanley Park LSM Ride|
|2013||July 28||Stanley Park Group Ride|
|2013||July 27||Golden Ears Bridge Spirals|
|2013||July 27||Suicide Hill|
|2013||July 27||5th Annual Seymour Hillclimb Challenge|
|2013||July 26||Seymour Pre-Ride|
|2013||July 25||Burnaby Trail|
|2013||July 23||Almost take out a pedestrian|
|2013||July 23||From Maple Ridge to Tynehead Park|
|2013||May 11||Seymour Ride with Cory & Ray|
|2013||March 24||1st Ride of the Year on Seymour|
|2013||March 21||Golden Ears Spirals|
|2013||February 23||LSM to Tynehead Park|
|2013||January 2 & 20||New GoPro Camera & Winning T7|
|2012||July 28 & 29||4th Annual Seymour Hillclimb Challenge Weekend|
|2012||July 15||Seymour in the Rain Group Ride|
|2012||June 9||TrikkeNut 100k Endurance Race in Ventura, CA|
|2012||April 29||LSM Ride on Seymour|
|2012||April 7||Bothell, Washington Group Ride|
|2011||October 15||Tynehead Park Group Ride|
|2011||July 8 & 10||3rd Annual Seymour Hillclimb Challenge Weekend|
|2010||July 10 & 11||2nd Annual Seymour Hillclimb Challenge Weekend|
|2009||September 13||1st Annual Seymour Hillclimb Challenge|
|2009||July 23||Sissy & Family visit from San Francisco|
|2009||June 5 & 6||Seymour Bonus Group Ride & Stanley Park Group Ride|
|2009||May 16th||Riding Seymour with Steve VI|
|2008||September 27||Group Ride in Orting, Washington|
|2008||May 25||Discovering Seymour with family|
|2008||February 17||Winter breaks in Stanley Park|
|2007||December 1||My Christmas present from my Wife, A Trikke T12 !!|
|2007||November 5||Learning hillclimbing on my T8|