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Trikke Spotlight – Kimberly Myshka – Certified Trikke Dealer

Trikke Spotlight – Kimberly Myshka – Certified Trikke Dealer

Fun Q&A Profiles On Some Of The People Making a Difference in The Trikke World

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Meet Kimberly Myshka, owner of Arkansas Trikke….

Where are you located? Fayetteville AR 
What models of Trikke carving vehicles do you own?  Lol, nearly every version of every model of the BPVs & several EVs. Primary ride is a 2007 T12 named Gator
When & Why did you start your carving life / get into Trikke? Saw an infomercial long ago and was intrigued, then years later started seeing a Trikke CV being ridden on local trails as I walked. That Christmas I received cash from parents and in-laws and decided to spend it on a T78cs. It arrived in February and by March I knew that I wanted to be able to show others how to ride so by April I was at a Trikke Academy. I showed up there with little experience on a Trikke CV and even less technique but was hooked on the Trikke experience so I kept at it until I was both able to carve and able to show others how to carve. 
What are three words that describe you? odd, dependable, reserved
What is the last book you read & movie you watched? “The Little Engine That Could”
“Thomas & Friends: Curious Cargo” (If you want the last adult book & movie instead of the last book & movie, then it’s “Revelation” and “The Martian”, but those others really are the last ones) 
What is your greatest joy? Being in a place in life where I know that I am doing what I’m called to do and doing it well because my relationship with God and relationships with others are strong and my path is clear to see.
Intuition or rationale? rationale  
If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? Be strong more often instead of doing what’s expected 
Who would play You in the movie of your life? Mary Stuart Masterson (think Joon Pearl in “Benny & Joon” or Idgie Threadgoode in “Fried Green Tomatoes”)
In one sentence, what does the future of Trikke look like to you? A labor of love as we care for aging BPVs in an electric market.
What’s playing on your carving / trikke-ing soundtrack?  A playlist called “Energy” that’s a wide variety of contemporary christian artists
What is your favorite guilty pleasure? Ice cream, the real stuff, not the sugar free I’m supposed to eat
What do you have hidden under your bed? missing shoes and dog hair
Elvis or Sinatra? Elvis (bc as best I know, Frank doesn’t have a song about a hound dog)

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Trikke Spotlight – David Beerman – Certified Trikke Professional & Trainer

Trikke Spotlight – David Beerman – Certified Trikke Professional & Trainer

Fun Q&A Profiles On Some Of The People Making a Difference in The Trikke World

Trikke Skki for Adaptive

When it comes to making a difference, Dave Beerman is a valued member of the Trikke business community.  He’s a retired engineer, who decided to make “health through sport” his mantra, and give back to those who need a more “adaptive” approach.  He’s not only a Certified Trikke Trainer / Professional, he’s a Cross-Seasonal Trikke Trainer, introducing the Trikke Skki into Colorado resorts as a legit piece of ski school training equipment to teach those with disabilities.

   “So, Dave, we have a few questions for you….”

 

Where are you located? Broomfield, Colorado 
What models of Trikke carving vehicles do you own?  T78cs (air tires), T12, Pon-e 36v Lite, Pone-36v, Trikke SKKIs (2)
When & Why did you start your carving life / get into Trikke? I bought the T78cs after seeing the infomercial (about 2005?). Then after moving to Colorado, rented a Trikke SKKI to check it out. And seeing its capabilities is what got me thinking about getting more involved with Trikkes. So I attended the Academy in Las Vegas in 2012 to become a Certified Trikke Trainer – then my garage started to fill up with Trikkes.
What are three words that describe you? Fun, fair, forward-looking
What is the last book you read & movie you watched? The Wright Brothers (David McCullough)
What is your greatest joy? When Mrs. B and I are somewhere out in the sunshine, breathing in the clear Colorado air
Intuition or rationale? 80% rationale, 20% intuition 
If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? Play more baseball 
Who would play You in the movie of your life? Charleton Heston
In one sentence, what does the future of Trikke look like to you? The future looks electric – so bright you’ve got to wear shades.
What’s playing on your carving / trikke-ing soundtrack?  Rippingtons, Hans Zimmer movie soundtracks
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?   oreo malts
What do you have hidden under your bed? more books
Elvis or Sinatra?  neither

Would you like to be featured in our Trikke spotlight?

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Q&A with Gildo Beleski – Inventor of Trikke carving vehicles

Q&A with Gildo Beleski – Inventor of Trikke carving vehicles

Gildo Q_A resizeIt was a real treat during Trikke Academy in Las Vegas, NV (April 15th – 17th, 2016) to have a live video call with the legendary Gildo Beleski, the Brazilian founder, and CEO of Trikke, now based in Buellton, CA. It was great to see the brains behind the operation, set to the backdrop of the Trikke workshop, where miracles are made.

Gildo is both brilliant and personable, and we are proud to call him our leader. He’s a visionary with humility. And the take-aways from the conversation were illuminating. The attendees of Trikke Academy (TA) each submit a question for him:

TA: What is the #1 thing people ask you to add to the Trikke?

  • GB: It use to be a motor/battery back when we did not manufacture electrics.  Now it’s suspension, which we are working on.  Suspension is currently on our newly launched Police / Security vehicle called the defender we are testing to expand suspension to consumer vehicles.

TA: Do you see the battery industry standardizing?  

  • GB: No, but I see battery technology improving in the area of quick charge and becoming safer.  When cell phones first came out you would pull the battery off to charge it.  You possibly even had a spare to quick swap.  Now you can charge your cell phone in an hour.  Battery technology will become faster and more efficient.  Also, being able to discharge the battery so you can travel on an airplane.  If the battery is discharged then it’s safe, when you get to your destination then you charge it up.  This will not only allow for easy travel with batteries but also easier shipping.

TA: What was that feeling when you rode your completed Trikke for the first time?

  • GB: I designed and invented the first Trikke for downhill fun in Brazil so the Trikke that eventually came to market is very different then the first Trikke I created.  There was no self-propulsion.  It was only after, that I thought can I make this propel forward.  (I don’t recall if he answered the question as to how he felt)

TA: Will a Trikke be sturdy enough for rough roads like in a developing country?

  • GB: We are perfecting the Defender, which will be the ATV version of Trikke. I think it would withstand some poor road conditions.

And, for the most poignant Q&A of the session:

TA: If every country were to ban Trikke, what would you do?

  • GB: I can’t give up on Trikke.  I did that once for 7 years while in Brazil.  If Trikke was ban then I would still be making and designing Trikkes in my garage.  

The live video call with Gildo was impactful on a few levels.  As we indicated the final question reverberated.  It showed that Trikke for him is as much a passion as it is promotion.  So, the goal is to promote the passion.  It’s not the pursuit of sales, because passion sells itself.

by: Vivek Subramanian

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Trikke Spotlight – Wilson Wong – The Father of the LSM

Trikke Spotlight – Wilson Wong – The Father of the LSM

Fun Q&A Profiles On Some Of The People Making a Difference in The Trikke World

Wilson Wong aka Double Dub

Wilson Wong aka Double Dub

Where are you located?  Los Angeles, CA
What models of Trikke carving vehicles do you own?  T8 Air and T12 Roadster
When & Why did you start your carving life / get into Trikke?2008, to get some exercise and lose weight 
What are three words that describe you? Sensitive, Goofy, and weird
What is the last book you read & movie you watched? Honestly can’t remember 
What is your greatest joy? Hearing from or about my nieces and nephews
Intuition or rationale? Always follow your gut 
If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? Go for it! 
Who would play You in the movie of your life? Keeanu Reeves IDK???
In one sentence, what does the future of Trikke look like to you? The future of Trikke looks hopeful if they build another adult sized Body powered vehicle.
What’s playing on your carving / trikke-ing soundtrack?  lots of R&B, some Jazz
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?  Dining alone
What do you have hidden under your bed? towels and sheets
Elvis or Sinatra?  Elvis
Trikke Spotlight – Jan-Marie Guzman – Certified Trikke Dealer / Trainer

Trikke Spotlight – Jan-Marie Guzman – Certified Trikke Dealer / Trainer

Fun Q&A Profiles On Some Of The People Making a Difference in The Trikke World

Certified Trikke Dealer / Trainer

Jan-Marie Guzman – Certified Trikke Dealer / Trainer

Where are you located?  Albuquerque, NM
What models of Trikke carving vehicles do you own?  T5, T67, T78, T8 (several versions), 36V, 48V (2)
When & Why did you start your carving life / get into Trikke? I had seen a Trikke at work and wanted to try one out. I made a note of the name of the vehicle and filed it away in my mind. A few years later, I remembered about Trikke when I was looking to get in more activity, but at the time the only person in NM was in Ruidoso, which was about a 3 hour drive which wasn’t reasonable for me – so I went on line and reviewed the models and called to buy my first Trikke, a T78 Deluxe. After a few weeks of trial and error, I enjoyed riding so much I called Trikke Academy!
What are three words that describe you? Enthusiastic, determined, transcendental
What is the last book you read & movie you watched? Currently reading ACE Senior Fitness Manual for specialty certification. 
What is your greatest joy? MEDITATION
Intuition or rationale? Definitely intuition 
If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? Keep dancing! 
Who would play You in the movie of your life? Charlize Theron
In one sentence, what does the future of Trikke look like to you? An opportunity to be active and healthy, and share a great sport with others.
What’s playing on your carving / trikke-ing soundtrack?  Nature
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?  A good Jacuzzi soak!
What do you have hidden under your bed? The rug
Elvis or Sinatra?  Andrea (Bocelli)   :-)
Trikke Folk Spotlight – Alan Reese  “Trikke-The-Track Originator”

Trikke Folk Spotlight – Alan Reese “Trikke-The-Track Originator”

Fun Q&A Profiles On Some Of The People Making a Difference in The Trikke World

2015 NRS

Alan Reese and Fred Welch at the 2015 National Trikke Riding Skkool during Trikke The Track on the Indy Motor Speedway

What models of Trikke carving vehicles do you own?  Total 5   – 2 T-12’s, 2 T-8 air, 1 T-7-8 
When & Why did you start your carving life / get into Trikke? I 2012
What are three words that describe you? (according to Carol)  INSTIGATOR, APPROACHABLE, DARING
What is the last book you read & movie you watched? “Power of Habit”  C.Duhigg;      Casablanca 
What is your greatest joy? On my t-12 on a warm day with a cool breeze
Intuition or rationale? Much more intuitional with age! 
Read biographies , find successful mentors and follow them. 
Who would play You in the movie of your life? Humphry Bogart 
In one sentence, what does the future of Trikke look like to you? Unlimited, if we (Trikkers) get our act together.
What’s playing on your carving / trikke-ing soundtrack?  Gloria Gaynor , Bee Gees.
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?  Riding my T-12 on the cities Parade route in reverse one hour before the Parade begins. BOLD fun.
What do you have hidden under your bed? Carol’s Christmas present. Forgot to give it to her.
Elvis or Sinatra?  BOTH, plus Bing Crosby
Trikke Folk Spotlight – Bill Smith with Trikke STL Guided Tours

Trikke Folk Spotlight – Bill Smith with Trikke STL Guided Tours

Fun Q&A Profiles On Some Of The People Making a Difference in The Trikke World

Bill Smith

Certified Trikke Dealer / Tour Operator and now Regional Trikke Director Bill Smith of Trikke STL Guided Tours

What models of Trikke carving vehicles do you own? four-48v & six-36v lites 
When & Why did you start your carving life / get into Trikke? I started my life on 3 wheels in 2014 after going to the Trikke Academy to open up a touring operation in St. Louis.
What are three words that describe you? Outgoing, confident and compassionate! 
What is the last book you read & movie you watched? Sleep Smarter from Shawn Stevenson and Star Wars:The Force Awakens  
What is your greatest joy? Spending as much time as I can with my ZING (Melissa), daughters Jadyn and Jordyn, and pets Bella (Golden Retriever) and Rosie (cat) 
Intuition or rationale? More rationale with hints of intuition  
If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? Enjoy the naps! 
Who would play You in the movie of your life?  John Cusack
In one sentence, what does the future of Trikke look like to you?  Trikke can be many things for my future. My health, income, escape, fun, connection to others all rolled up in one!
What’s playing on your carving / trikke-ing soundtrack?  Lately Electronic Opus from BT 
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?  80’s hairbands on roadtrips 
What do you have hidden under your bed?  The missing sock from the dryer!
Elvis or Sinatra?  Sinatra
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