When I bought my adult tricycle, I was met with two very different responses from the guys at the bike store.
One of them said, sincerely, “It’s great you’re finding a way to keep riding.”
The other guy, puzzled, asked bluntly, “How come you don’t get a regular bike?”
Though I’ve had the trike for two years now, pretty much every response I’ve encountered has been a variation of one of those two reactions.
The latter, less empathetic response is not entirely unwarranted. The term “adult tricycle” lends itself to disparagement; anything clarified by the word “adult” before it, whether it’s a diaper or a film or a tricycle, is usually accompanied by some degree of shame and embarrassment…Like