Sunday

4 April 2010

Thanks to rain, I still haven't had a chance to take the skates outside and risk humiliation and multiple fractures. But! Thanks to the rain I've had a chance to do other things, one of which reminded me of this really cool scooter I once saw on TV, which compelled me to get online and research it.

And, well, me being me, and me being a toy whore, I developed a mad case of the Wants.

It's a Trikke. A Human Powered Vehicle. And from everything I've read, it's a bitch to learn how to ride, but once you get the hang of it, it's a royal blast and one hell of a full body workout.

Oh, yeah, I wanted once even more. Hard to ride? Phfft. Surely I would be a natural and take to it like a duck takes to water, except for that one weird little duck that used to wander around the air force base pond; all he ever did was hump other ducks, and I don't think I ever saw him in the water. I can ride a motorcycle, I can get the hang of this thing.

I hope so, anyway, because mine gets here on Wednesday...

7 comments:

las794 said...

OMG, coolest toy EVER! I wonder if a person with rather poor balance could manage it....

Derby, Ducky said...

Just be careful. I was coming home tonight and there was a middle age man on one of our busier streets coming down hill into traffic on his inline skates.

Thankfully no one hit him, at least not in the group of cars I was in.

Thumper said...

I'm too much of a wuss to skate or ride in traffic...chances are I'll stick to our very quiet residential streets, and the bike path. Presuming I ever actually get the thing to move and can get out of our court...

Chicka said...

Is it an inline skate kind of movement? Weird.

Get me my Roundabout and I'm good. ;D

craziequeen said...

oh, Thumper - we *so* need photos of your new purchase....preferably with you riding it :-)

Hope you had a good Easter, my dear.

cq

Four Dinners said...

When I was a kid they were called 'scooters' and had two wheels - and you think three is tricky?

Get a new car!...;-)

Angel and Kirby said...

We want pictures! Videos would be better!