Funny thing about footbikes: kids can scooter all day long, but when adults first step on one they can
hit the wall pretty quickly.
I had thought I was in shape (I had raced bicycles, although 20 years ago), so when I got my first Kickbike, I took off around the block. When I got back to the house I was shakin’ all over and had sweated through my clothes.
We forget what good shape kids are in – or were, back in the day.
But stick with it, and soon you’ll be craving your daily miles. You’ll also learn how to move pretty fast while taking it easy, and probably drop a few pounds.
Tracey Lunniss, a mom in her mid-30’s, stepped on a footbike for the first time,
did 8km (5 miles) and nearly died, in what she describes as her
But on October 12 she set an Australian national record for longest distance for a woman on a footbike.