Friday, November 21, 2014

A Walk in the Park!

Yay!  Today was an important milestone, in that I took the newly assembled walking trailer for a 'test-drive' through Golden Gate Park to the beach (Java Beach Cafe, to be exact) and back to my house, for a modest distance of about 7 miles. I will now (formally) stop numbering practice walks, although there have been a couple.  Distance has not always been the main focus, and today was specifically for trying out the trailer, weighted with 35 lbs. of kitty litter(!) and approximately10 lbs. of other stuff.

Amazing!  This is such a brilliant piece of equipment.  It maneuvers very smoothly; I could even negotiate curbs without too much trouble and barely felt bumps on the paths/walkways.  Inclines were pretty easy, although I know that more weight would make a difference.  The only way I noticed my gait being affected, was that the natural swing of the arms has to avoid those handles when they're not being used.  Seemed like a pretty minor adjustment, though.  Suffice it to say that I was more than satisfied with the test outcome.  Check it out!