Trikke, Emerald Atlas, Cable Confusion
I was visiting my cousins in Los Angeles last week, and we got on the topic of exercise. Years ago, she had first encouraged me to start walking for exercise, but we’re older now, and she’s been having problems with her knees because of the impact of walking.
For many months now, she’s been getting her best exercise using the Trikke. That’s a brand name, not your regular tricycle, and in fact it has no pedals, at least not the rotary kind we’re used to seeing.
The concept came, not from cycling, but from skiing — the hip-swiveling, side-to-side movement of downhill skiers. The inventor was looking for a dry-land device to help skiers stay in shape during the off season with the same muscles they use on the slopes.