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Seniors Ride Electric Tricycle 10 Miles | 3 Wheel Electric Bike

Dustin:

Hey guys. Dustin here, CEO of Six Three Zero, and today we're going to take seniors over 60 on a 10-mile, electric trike ride. Stick around.


Okay. So today we're going to take seniors over 60, and a rider in his 50s, on a 10-mile, electric trike ride. So we have the Six Three Zero 'Evryjourney Electric Trike', and we are going to show you how this can take you on longer rides. So we're going to do a 10-mile ride today. Each person's going to use the trike differently. We're going to show you the different ways it can function, how it functions, and get their feedback during and after the ride. So before we get started, hit that subscribe button below. Stay in touch with us here at Six Three Zero. Be the first to know about all the new content we're putting out here. And don't forget, go to our website, sixthreezero.com, where you can check out the Six Three Zero 'Every Journey Electric Trike' on our website. Now, before we go, let's meet our riders and get to know a little bit about them, their riding experience, also their body types, so you guys at home can understand a little bit more about how the bikes perform for them. So tell us your name.


Steve Wile: Hi, my name is Steve. Wile.


Dustin: Wile. And Steve, you're from San Clemente, right?


Steve Wile: Yes.


Dustin: Oh, and we are in San Clemente, California, by the way. The ocean is behind us, and we'll show you the route we're going to take. And so, Steve, how tall are you?


Steve Wile: Six foot.


Dustin: Six foot. And weight?


Steve Wile: 200 pounds.


Dustin: 200 pounds. And have you ridden an E-Bike before?


Steve Wile: Yes, I have. I have a fat tire E-Bike.


Dustin: Fat tire E-Bike?


Steve Wile: Yeah.


Dustin: What about a tricycle as an adult? Have you ever ridden a trike as an adult?


Steve Wile: Never have.


Dustin: Never have.


Steve Wile: Yeah. I'm looking forward to it. Definitely.


Dustin: Cool. So first...


Steve Wile: Able to carry more stuff in it, that's for sure.


Dustin: That's right. Yeah, that's right. Cool. So it's a little different. So we'll see how the regular Fat Tire E-Bike compares to the trike for you. So, cool.


Steve Wile: Yeah.


Dustin: Thanks for coming on the ride. All right, What's your name?


Francis Dillian: Hi, I'm Francis Dillian.


Dustin: Hi Francis. And how old are you?


Francis Dillian: 74.


Dustin: 74. Do you mind telling us how much you weigh?


Francis Dillian: 145.


Dustin: Okay, perfect. And have you ever ridden an E-Bike before?


Francis Dillian: No, I've not ridden an E-Bike. I've ridden a lot of other kinds of bikes. Never a tricycle.


Dustin: Never a tricycle as an adult. So first time on a trike and first time with an electric bike or trike?


Francis Dillian: Yes, I'm really looking forward to it. I'm really excited. I've been looking into buying one of these, so I'm really happy.


Dustin: Okay, cool. Well, we'll see how you like it today.


Francis Dillian: Good.


Dustin: Steve, did we get your... did I ask old you are? I don't think I did.


Steve Wile: I'm not telling. No, I... 61.


Dustin: 61. Okay, cool. So you barely crack into our category for today. All right. Who do we have next?


Theodore Martinez: Hi, my name is Theodore Mark Martinez.


Dustin: Theodore, Nice to meet you. Theodore. You're our youngest rider today?


Theodore Martinez: Yes.


Dustin: How old are you?


Theodore Martinez: 50-something, coming up to 60.


Dustin: Okay.


Theodore Martinez: Sometimes we don't tell our age, but yes, I'm getting there though.


Dustin: Okay. And have you ridden an E-Bike before?


Theodore Martinez: No. Never ridden an E-Bike.


Dustin: And how about a tricycle?


Theodore Martinez: No, I never.


Dustin: Okay, cool. So today you're going to see already three riders that haven't ridden a trike in their adult age, and two that haven't ridden an electric bike period. So this will be a cool experience for you.


Theodore Martinez: Definitely. Looking forward to it.


Dustin: Awesome. Well, thanks for coming.


Theodore Martinez: Thanks for having me.

Dustin: All right. And last but not least, rider, what's your name?


Holgie Forrester: Holgie Forester.


Dustin: Hogi?.


Holgie Forrester: Holgie. Swedish. Yeah.


Dustin: Oh, okay.


Holgie Forrester: Svenska.


Dustin: Okay. And how old are you?


Holgie Forrester: I am 73, but I'll be 74 on October 11.


Dustin: Okay. Okay. And do you mind telling us how much you weigh?


Holgie Forrester: Yeah, sometimes I weigh 150, sometimes I weigh 120, round through there.


Dustin: Okay. All right. And have you ever been on a tricycle before?


Holgie Forrester: Maybe a kid's trike when I was a little girl.


Dustin: Okay. And an electric bike?


Holgie Forrester: No, never. Never been on an electric bike.


Dustin: Okay. First time. Wow. And how tall are you?


Holgie Forrester: I'm five-two. Stretching a point.


Dustin: Five-two, okay, perfect. So we'll have, I forgot to get heights actually. How old tall are you? Theodore?


Theodore Martinez: Oh five, nine and a half.


Dustin: And how much do you weigh?


Theodore Martinez: 199.


Dustin: Okay. And did I ask you your height? I forget.


Francis Dillian: No, you didn't.


Dustin: Okay, we got to get everyone's height again.


Francis Dillian: I'm five six.


Dustin: Five six. And you're six foot. So we have six foot, five-six, five-nine and a half.


Theodore Martinez: Yes sir.


Dustin: And five-two stretching.


Holgie Forrester: Right.


Dustin: Maybe five one-ish without shoes on. So, okay, so there we have it. Now we're going to get them all outfitted with helmets and then I'm going to show you guys, just teach them a little bit, practice in the parking lot. And then we're going to take them off on a 10-mile ride. Stick around. Okay. We got everyone with their helmets on now. Now we're going to, we're ready to just give a little instruction on how these operate because nobody's operated an electric trike before. So step one, before you get on, is we can adjust the seats. So these are quick releases. If you've never used a quick release, you just pull the lever and the seat can go down. So for our shorter riders, Yeah. And then I can go ahead and tighten this for you.


Holgie Forrester: If you ask me, this is really hard. Maybe it's at the lowest point already.


Dustin: Okay, so we pull that. Okay. So that's all the way down for you. Try that.


Holgie Forrester: I think that's all the way down. Is that all the way down? Looks like it. Tell me. Cause I'm a little small.


Dustin: A little further.


Holgie Forrester: Oh, can it go? Yeah, put it all the way down. That's great for me. Thank you.


Dustin: Okay, so.


Holgie Forrester: And then you tighten with that little circle thing. Okay, great. That's a screw thing.


Dustin: Okay.


Holgie Forrester: Tighten and then push it back. Okay, great. Like a tripod, you push.


Dustin: Yep. Okay, so go ahead and sit down now and see if your seat height is okay. So now we have the step-through frame so you can see everyone's mounted.


Holgie Forrester: Okay.


Dustin: And if you guys want to get on, hold the brake.


Holgie Forrester: Hold the brake. Which is?


Dustin: This is the brake.


Holgie Forrester: That's the brake.


Dustin: And then go ahead and sit on the seat.


Holgie Forrester: Now. Sit on the seat.


Dustin: Yep. You can put your pedal on. There you go.


Holgie Forrester: Okay, great.


Dustin: Your left brake is the front and your right brake is the rear.


Holgie Forrester: Oh, so you got two brakes.


Dustin: Two brakes. Yeah.


Holgie Forrester: Front and back. Okay.


Dustin: Recommend starting with the right brake first.


Holgie Forrester: Really?


Dustin: So you just ease in with the rear, then pull the front second.


Francis Dillian: This is not stopping the rear. Does that matter?


Dustin: This does not stop... It is, it's just, Yeah.


Francis Dillian: Cause it's kind of stationery?


Dustin: Yeah.


Holgie Forrester: Yeah.


Dustin: You're on a hill too. So it's fighting the roll.


Holgie Forrester: Oh, that would explain [inaudible 00:06:02].


Dustin: Yeah. Okay then. So we also have gears here. So on your right hand is a twist shifter. Now you don't have to use that at all if you so choose.


Holgie Forrester: I don't think I want to use it.


Dustin: That's totally fine. We have gears one through seven.


Holgie Forrester: Oh, God.


Dustin: So it's up to you guys how you do the ride today. You can either use full electric or you can pedal, or you can use the pedal assist. Again, totally up to you to decide.


Holgie Forrester: Electric.


Dustin: Let me just show you really quickly. Because if you've never ridden a tricycle, they are a little bit different than regular bikes.


Francis Dillian: Okay.


Dustin: So always if... We're going to be doing a lot of straight riding today, so turning won't be too important, but you're going to want to lean into your turns.


Francis Dillian: Oh.


Dustin: You don't have to be this drastic, but you want to shift your body weight.


Francis Dillian: Oh, okay. Lean into it.


Dustin: Yeah, because sometimes there's a tendency for the wheels to pick up if you don't adjust your body weight accordingly. And that's it. So you're in first gear also, and yeah, it takes a little bit of getting used to.

So just hop on and start pedaling and then you can shift. You twist down to shift down.

Yep. I just want to make sure.


You got to just kind of pull the handlebar. You got to... See, you're moving them this way. Keep them straight. Just like a car wheel. Right? Keep them... You got to actually keep the wheel.

Okay. So you can see getting on a trike, it does take a little getting used to. Now we're about five minutes into them just getting on it and getting comfortable and everyone seems to be up to par now. Steve's flying by. He's got a down pat. No problem. Our other two ladies here are doing great. Theodore was struggling a little bit at first, but you can see how he's off rocking and rolling and he's cruising. So now the fun part will be introducing them to the electric. So let's check that out. Does anyone want their handlebars adjusted? Does anything feel like it?


Holgie Forrester: This feels good.


Dustin: Feels good?


Theodore Martinez: It feels like my knees are touching my handlebars.


Dustin: Yeah, so we notice. So, Theodore, you need to get your bars up a little bit. So let's go ahead and raise these for you.


Theodore Martinez: Thank you.


Dustin: And go ahead and grab the handlebars, sit on the seat and then tell me, does that feel a lot better like that?


Theodore Martinez: A little bit lower. Yeah.


Dustin: Yeah? So the beauty of these, too, is that we've got these four custom adjustment points. And so we've got the two adjustments on the handlebar, the raise and the lower and the tilt. And then we can also adjust the seat height and the seat tilt. So that feels good to you?


Theodore Martinez: Feels... Yeah. Feels better.


Dustin: Yeah. Go ahead and grab onto the bars.


Holgie Forrester: Okay, let's see.


Francis Dillian: Oh, that looks good.


Holgie Forrester: Yeah, that, down a little bit feels good.


Dustin: Just like that?


Holgie Forrester: Yeah, I think that feels much better. Yeah. Yeah, I like that.


Dustin: So now is your screen powered on?


Theodore Martinez: Yes sir.


Holgie Forrester: Yeah.


Dustin: Okay. So you should see your miles per hour. Okay. The big zero and then to the right of it should be the number one, right? That number one indicates the level of assistance the motor will give you. So if it's in one, you're getting the assistance of level one. That's going to dictate the power you get, not only from the pedal assist but also from your throttle. So the throttle also is linked to that power number. So if you go up to five, five is the highest and you have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.


Holgie Forrester: So what is the throttle?


Dustin: I'll get into that too. So I would recommend don't go above three just till you're on the straightaway. Two is probably enough till we really open it up in the open area. So let me walk you through everything. So you've got these plus and minus buttons right here, right?


Theodore Martinez: Yes.


Dustin: That's how you're going to raise or lower your assistance.


Holgie Forrester: Well, this is right on top.


Dustin: So you can also put this into zero. If you want to eliminate the assistance of the motor, put it to zero, you can push it up any level you want. Now, this you can put into any level while you're pedaling or not pedaling. Doesn't matter.


Holgie Forrester: Okay.


Dustin: We'll leave it in one just for the time being.


Holgie Forrester: Sure.


Dustin: Now the throttle, this is your... It's a push thumb throttle right here. Don't push it right now because it's actually going to work. If you want, you can go ahead and put it into zero. Now you can push it just to feel what it feels like. Now this is going to work just like a gas pedal, right? Except it's with your thumb. So the more you give it, the faster you go, you can ease in and ease out. That's how it's going to work. So while we are riding today, you can use the throttle, use the pedal assist, or use any combination of whatever you want.


If you want to take a break and not pedal, you can put that into levels 2, 3, 4, and 5. Just hit the throttle. The throttle will take you on its own up to about 16 miles an hour, depending on your weight. The lighter the rider, the faster, the heavier the rider, the slower. Pedal assist level five, same thing. It's going to be up to about 16 miles an hour. Now we'll probably keep it a little bit slower than that.


Holgie Forrester: Really?


Dustin: That's it. As you guys get comfortable, you'll feel it out. So let's try this.


Francis Dillian: Yeah.


Dustin: Let's go ahead and put it into level one. And why don't you guys go ahead and just make another circle here?


Holgie Forrester: Okay. It's at one now, right?


Dustin: That's right. You're in level one. Yep. So go ahead and pedal.


Francis Dillian: Go one at a time so I don't...


Dustin: Keep pedaling, keep pedaling. Let me give you a little help up this hill here. And you're going to feel it kick in.


Francis Dillian: I don't have to pedal mine?


Dustin: It's your electric assistant.


Francis Dillian: It's my electric assistant, okay.


Dustin: And ease the brake a little bit if you need to. No, you're good. Yeah, pull the brake into...


Holgie Forrester: This feels good it saves on the burn.


Dustin: Do you like it?


Francis Dillian: Great.


Dustin: Okay, we are all set. We've got about 10 minutes of practice in and now we are ready to tackle this 10-mile ride. Let's just hear from our riders before we get going. So Theodore, how are you feeling? What do you think about it now?


Theodore Martinez: A little more confident, you adjusted the handlebar, which could be adjusted from here and the seats make you more comfortable. My knee's not touching anymore and I'm ready to rock and roll.


Dustin: Are you ready?


Theodore Martinez: I'm ready.


Dustin: Okay, ready? All right. And how are you feeling? Say your name again. Olgi?


Holgie Forrester: Holgie, Holgie. H O L G I E. Holgie.


Dustin: Holgie.


Holgie Forrester: Yeah. I like the way you adjusted the handlebars and the seat. Feels really comfortable. And once I got around a few times and did the curves, like you said, lean in and don't be going fast in the curves like when you drive and make a curve. Then you'd pedal as you come out. So yeah, it started feeling kind of fun.


Dustin: Okay, So you ready for the 10 miles?


Holgie Forrester: Yeah.


Dustin: Okay, cool. And Steve, you're rocking and rolling. How you, how'd you get adjusted to a tricycle?


Steve Wile: Just a couple of turns around the parking lot and it felt normal, just like a regular two-wheeler. You just have to learn how to turn into the corners a little bit, but that's about it. But it's great.


Dustin: Cool.


Steve Wile: Yeah, definitely.


Dustin: So you excited about the 10 miles?


Steve Wile: Oh yeah. It's a nice 10-mile ride.


Dustin: Yeah.


Steve Wile: Yeah, right along the ocean.


Dustin: It's just right. Okay. Kay. And how are you feeling? Are you comfortable on the tricycle? Did you get used to the electric?


Francis Dillian: Yeah, I love it. It's great. People had warned me, they said tricycles are difficult to turn, but I think with your instruction, that's perfect. You just have to know how to hold your body. And once you hold your body the correct way, everything just falls in place.


Dustin: Cool.


Francis Dillian: So I find it very comfortable. The seat especially is comfortable.


Dustin: Awesome.


Francis Dillian: On my regular bicycles, the seat always got to me first.


Dustin: Yeah, yeah.


Francis Dillian: But this is very comfortable and I feel very safe and I really love it. I think it's great.


Dustin: Awesome. Cool. Well, there you have it. So all of our riders with zero adult trike experience, and only one electric bike riding experience, we're going to take them now on a 10-mile bike ride. So come along with us. Okay, are we all ready? Let's do this. I'm going to start the tracking app. Let's go.


Right, we are 2.74 miles into our 10-mile ride. So a little more than a quarter of the way done. They're taking some selfies here. You can see we've got a beautiful, beautiful Pacific Ocean here. The water looks particularly awesome today. So let's go ahead and hear from our riders and see. Make sure my mic is on. All right, you guys doing some selfies, Steve? So what do you think? How's it going?


Steve Wile: Really good. Good ride. Beautiful day.


Dustin: How are you using the bike? Are you using the pedal assist? Throttle? And what level of pedal assist?


Steve Wile: Between one and two pedal assists. I mean, you got a slight upward grade, but you don't need much more in that. It's pretty good.


Dustin: Yeah. Did you use the throttle at all or not?


Steve Wile: No, No throttle.


Dustin: No?


Steve Wile: Just pedal.


Dustin: Yeah, just pedal assist. Cool. And battery check. Let's see. Okay, so Steve's down one bar. And Theodore, how are you doing? So what are you using right now?


Theodore Martinez: This right here.


Dustin: Are you doing what level? Are you keeping it in level one?


Theodore Martinez: No, no. I've been like three, sometimes four.


Dustin: On the pedal assist?


Theodore Martinez: Yes.


Dustin: Did you do the thumb throttle at all?


Theodore Martinez: No, I didn't do the thumb throttle. Just the plus and minus.


Dustin: But did you use this at all?


Theodore Martinez: No.


Dustin: No, don't push that now. Cause it's on, but...


Theodore Martinez: Oh yeah. I don't use that one at all.


Dustin: So just the pedal assist.


Theodore Martinez: I'll try it on the way back.


Dustin: Okay, cool. And you got a full battery there, so two and a half miles in, full battery. And Kay, How about you? Are you doing the pedal assist?


Francis Dillian: I'm doing the pedal assist somewhat.


Dustin: Okay.


Francis Dillian: But I really love the throttle and I love to be able to just coast.


Dustin: Yeah.


Francis Dillian: That's really wonderful. But then I get relaxed and I feel, okay, I got to work a little at this, I got to do something. So then I start peddling again a little bit.


Dustin: And what level are you keeping it in?


Francis Dillian: One.


Dustin: Oh really? Yeah. Okay, cool. And let's check your battery here. Let me see. We're going to have some other camera footage. So she's got a full battery.


Francis Dillian: I do?


Dustin: Yeah.


Francis Dillian: How many miles does it go on one battery?


Dustin: Well, we're going to find out actually. I mean, we've gotten over 20 before. Okay. Holgie's on a full battery, too. So what are you doing? Just pedal assist?


Holgie Forrester: I, Yeah. And I'm doing it on the one, which is fine, but if I want to move forward quickly, I use that throttle and it's a lovely feeling. But I keep, you have to keep your legs up with it, but it feels good like it's exercising these muscles.


Dustin: Well when you use the throttle, you can let your legs not move. You know that, right?


Holgie Forrester: I, yeah, I knew that. But I like the feeling of working out my thighs and calves like that.


Dustin: Cool.


Holgie Forrester: And keeping up with the pedal.


Dustin: Okay, cool.


Holgie Forrester: Yeah, it was a good feeling.


Dustin: Yeah.


Holgie Forrester: But then I could coast for a while. I wouldn't take my feet off it, but then I could coast and gently and just look at the ocean and look at the beautiful homes and I was in heaven.


Dustin: You're enjoying this bench right now, huh? On the view?


Holgie Forrester: Yeah.


Dustin: Okay. So we are, like I said, a little over a quarter mile in. Most people just doing the pedal assist. So everyone's getting a little workout. We're going to continue to head north down the coast. You can see it's a beautiful day here and we'll stop next at the five-mile mark. So stick with us.

Okay. Holgie just pulled me aside. She's got some questions. So let's walk you through here.


Holgie Forrester: Yeah, for dummies. Yeah. Turn it on at the bottom here on the right.


Dustin: That's Right. Hold it down.


Holgie Forrester: Oh, hold it a little longer.


Dustin: Yep.


Holgie Forrester: Okay, now I see that.


Dustin: Okay.


Holgie Forrester: Okay, there's zero here and a one here. So when I'm doing this, it's on the left side that shows. No, it's on the right side. 2, 3, 4. The higher I go, does that mean the bike is giving me more assistance to pedal?


Dustin: Correct. That's right.


Holgie Forrester: So it should be easier for me to pedal.


Dustin: Correct.


Holgie Forrester: So, okay, so that's good. Now when I pull, when I'm running and I'm opening the throttle and it's making my legs turn really fast. But if I want to rest my legs while I have the throttle open to kind of coast, where's the safest place to put your legs?


Dustin: Keep them on the pedals.


Holgie Forrester: Oh, just keep them... They won't move.


Dustin: Nope.


Holgie Forrester: I'm moving them on purpose, but they don't need to move.


Dustin: Correct.


Holgie Forrester: You can just set your...See, I didn't know that.


Dustin: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Holgie Forrester: Okay. That's 101 for dummies. What do you know? Okay, I got it. So when you're moving along, you could just... How high does this go that it would assist you?


Dustin: Number five.


Holgie Forrester: Oh, five is the highest.


Dustin: Yep.


Holgie Forrester: That's the highest one?


Dustin: Yep.


Holgie Forrester: So if you want to make it easy on yourself, you go with five.


Dustin: Totally.


Holgie Forrester: Gotcha.


Dustin: And sometimes what I like to do also is if you're doing the throttle, you can put it in five.


Holgie Forrester: Yes.


Dustin: But you can dictate the power output by how much you push the throttle.


Holgie Forrester: I notice that too. So if I have this on five, which I'm getting the most assistance, I can also use the throttle, and then I can just rest my legs on the pedals. They're not going... I don't have to go with the motion.


Dustin: Nope.


Holgie Forrester: Gotcha.


Dustin: Yep.


Holgie Forrester: I didn't know that.


Dustin: Yeah. That's great.


Holgie Forrester: I'm going to rest my legs a little bit on the way back.


Dustin: I'm sure a lot of people have the same questions.


Holgie Forrester: Cause I was working my legs out like nobody's business.


Dustin: That's the whole beauty of the electric. Yeah.


Holgie Forrester: Exactly.


Dustin: Cool. Anyone else? Kay, Do you have any questions or anything? You're good?


Holgie Forrester: That makes sense.


Francis Dillian: I'm good. I still think it's wonderful.


Dustin: Yeah?


Francis Dillian: It's just a great experience. The whole thing.


Dustin: Cool. That's awesome.


Francis Dillian: And I think everybody should try it. Because you hear from your friends, they say, Oh don't do it because of this, don't do it because of that. That's crazy. You got to try it yourself and see how great it is.


Dustin: We did not pay her to say that either. Just sixthreezero.com. 'Every Journey Electric Bike'. Okay, we're in Dana Point Harbor. Just talk to Olge and Kay a little bit. Steven, Theodore, you guys are all good over there?


Theodore Martinez: We're all good.


Dustin: Feeling good? So we're just taking in the beautiful scenery. We're four miles in, so we're just going to go one more mile, turn back and that's going to make it 10 miles for our round trip. So keep riding with us.

Okay. We are halfway through our ride. We're actually at five and a half miles. We're in the Dana Point Harbor and we'll just check in with everybody. So Theodore, how are you doing?


Theodore Martinez: I'm doing pretty good.


Dustin: Okay, so you're... You still got a full battery and we're five and a half miles in.


Theodore Martinez: Right.


Dustin: Now. You're using level five.


Theodore Martinez: Take it back to... See like you told me to, right?


Dustin: Have you been using the throttle?


Theodore Martinez: I've been using the throttle a lot.


Dustin: How do you like it?


Theodore Martinez: I like it.


Dustin:Yeah?


Theodore Martinez: It gives me a little boost.


Dustin: Yeah?


Theodore Martinez: Yeah, definitely. Give me a little boost.


Dustin: Cool. All right. And K, how are you doing?


Francis Dillian: I'm still loving it.


Dustin: Yeah?


Francis Dillian: My butt's a little sore.


Dustin: Okay. Yeah, that's fair.


Francis Dillian: But, that's part of the deal.


Dustin: Yeah. And you're still at full battery also. And have you been using mostly throttle or pedal assist?


Francis Dillian: Both.


Dustin: Both.


Francis Dillian:bYeah.


Dustin: Okay, cool.


Francis Dillian: But I love the idea of the throttle. That's just wonderful.


Dustin: Yeah, it's very nice to have.


Francis Dillian: Cause you can just take a breath and look around and have a great time.


Dustin: Yeah, totally. I agree. Cool. And Olge, how are you doing?


Holgie Forrester: Well, I'm working on other parts of my body.


Dustin: Okay.


Holgie Forrester: Because I know my butt and my thighs and calves have got a good workout. I didn't know until you explained it to me about the assist.


Dustin: Yeah.


Holgie Forrester: So I pedaled all the way here on one. So now I have it on five and I'm using the throttle and I'm just going to, on the way back, I'm going to be more of a coaster.


Dustin: Just enjoy it. Perfect. Yeah. And you still have a full battery too.


Holgie Forrester: That's right. I can use that throttle all I like.


Dustin: Yeah, you're right. You're on the home stretch, we don't have to worry about it now. Steve, how are you doing? You're just still down one battery?


Steve Wile: Yeah, no, the ride's been pretty smooth, and just enjoying this great scenery. I mean the bike performed perfectly.


Dustin: Yeah.


Steve Wile: Yeah.


Dustin: And I see it's in zero now, but have you been keeping it in a like one or two? Have you been...


Steve Wile: Well, I actually didn't have enough gear before and so I put the gears up. I pedal a little bit more just because it was more of a downhill than uphill, so yeah.


Dustin: Yeah?


Steve Wile: I used the gears rather than the pedal assist.


Dustin: So you were just using the bike normally.


Steve Wile: I have no problem using the pedal assist at any time. Right. That's nice. You get a little tired, legs get a little sore, put that pedal assist on.


Dustin: But you were using it just normal trike then? No pedal assist at all.


Steve Wile: Off and on.


Dustin: Yeah.


Steve Wile: But primarily because of the downward slope on the trail I've been doing. Just the gears.


Dustin: The gears. Yeah. Yeah, no it's good to know. So I mean if you want to, obviously you can still ride this without the pedal assist. That's the beauty of the electric trike is that you decide if you want to use it as an electric bike. If not, totally up to you. Steve decided at certain moments, just use the gears. So, that's perfect. All right, we've got four and a half, well we're going to have another five and a half miles to go. So this is going to be an 11-mile bike ride. Mostly flat now, the hard part I think is over and we'll get back on our trail and we'll be off and riding. Keep coming with us.


Okay, so we are at nine and a half miles and we are taking one last pit stop before we hit the home stretch. Kay is doing great here. She's never done 10 miles on a bike. Steve has. Have you done 10 miles on a bike, you think?


Holgie Forrester: No, I've been a ballet dancer and a swimmer, and a diver.


Dustin: She's done everything but 10 miles.


Holgie Forrester: Yeah.


Dustin: How about you Theodore? Ever...


Theodore Martinez: I've done 10 miles on a bike.


Dustin: So there you have it. We're at the home stretch. We'll check in once we make it to our final destination. Just about a mile and a half up the road. We're just enjoying the beautiful scenery here.

Okay, we finished. We made it 10, I think 11. Let me check my phone here.


Holgie Forrester: We did 11, right?


Dustin: Let me bring this up. Let's get it on camera so they know we're telling the truth. Here we go. Let's get a shot at that. So we went, it was two hours total ride, 10.53 miles, and let's finish the ride. Read it. Can't read it. Okay, 10.53 miles. We averaged 5.4 miles an hour, but we did stop a lot. And two-hour duration. So, Olgie how are you feeling?


Holgie Forrester: Cheers. Hey, it was a good workout.


Dustin: Yeah?


Holgie Forrester: Yeah, I would do that anytime.


Dustin: How do you like the bike?


Holgie Forrester: I would like to take that one home. May I?


Dustin: So let me check, Let's just check the batteries on everyone's bikes. So you've got only one bar gone for 10 and a half miles, and you used pedal assist. You had it in level five right now it looks like. Did you use just a throttle on the way back too?


Holgie Forrester: I used a little of both, but on the way up I did all one.


Dustin: Got it.


Holgie Forrester: And I pedaled the whole time. So I gave myself a break on the way back, but I still pedaled now and then. Even that felt good. And yeah, I feel like supercharged.


Dustin: That's awesome. And you've, this first time you've ever done 10 or more miles on a bike, right?


Holgie Forrester: Oh yeah. I've hiked because I live in the desert. Joshua Tree National Park is my backyard. So I hike, I swim, I maintain my pool. I do laps every day, but I don't do biking. And I know a lot of people are crazy about bikes, but now that I've ridden this one, I'm kind of crazy about this one.


Dustin: Now you can do a triathlon, you can bike, swim, and run. Cool. Well, I'm glad you made it. Theodore, how are you feeling?


Theodore Martinez: Feeling good. Feeling good.


Dustin: So how about you? Did you use Pedal Assist? Did you use throttle?


Theodore Martinez: A little bit of everything.


Dustin: A little bit of everything.


Theodore Martinez: A little bit of everything.


Dustin: And let's take a look here. And you're still, you're only one bar down, also.


Theodore Martinez: The battery held up and I had an extra battery just in case. So I can ride to L.A.


Dustin: Yeah. Remind me again, you were five-nine and a half. And how much did you say you weighed?


Theodore Martinez: 199.


Dustin: 199.


Theodore Martinez: I always stay at 199.


Steve Wile: Yeah right.


Theodore Martinez: Stop it. Yes. And I'll stick to my story. I weigh 199...


Dustin: Okay. No, that's great. Just to see that you did 10 and a half miles. I'm 215 also, so when I ride the trike it drains the battery a little quicker. But it held up for you, which is great.


Theodore Martinez: Held up great.


Dustin: Yeah. Amazing. And Kay, how are you feeling? I know your butt's been a little hurting a little bit, but you made it.


Francis Dillian: I found out my seat was crooked.


Dustin: Oh, okay.


Francis Dillian: But I'm good. I'm good. I feel great. I think it was wonderful. And I don't work out a lot. I mean I do a couple of mile walk every other day.


Dustin: Yeah.


Francis Dillian: And that's not always every other day. So I must say that this was really very comfortable considering that I don't really exercise that much.


Dustin: And to be in a bike, I mean, even for me, my butt's a little sore now. I mean, for anybody to sit in a bike seat for 10 and a half, 11 miles. So for you to not do it very often and to make it pretty easily, I think that's impressive.


Francis Dillian: And I've never ridden a bike more than maybe three miles, maybe five.


Dustin: That's amazing.


Francis Dillian: And that would be unusual.


Dustin: Yeah. Cool. Let me check your thing too. Let's see about yours. Now, were you using a lot of the throttle or pedal assist or both?


Francis Dillian: On the way back, I used a lot of the throttle.


Dustin: Okay.


Francis Dillian: Yeah.


Dustin: And you've got only one battery down as well. So the battery's really held up, which is awesome.


Francis Dillian: It's really great.


Dustin: Yeah. Cool. Steve, bringing up the rear here and what'd you think?


Steve Wile: It was a great day for a cruise.


Dustin: Yes.


Steve Wile: It's a great cruising bicycle.


Dustin: And you're one battery down too. Wow. That's amazing.


Steve Wile: That's just perfect. Had a lot of fun.


Dustin: Yeah, that's cool.


Steve Wile: No doubt.


Dustin: And you still... On the way back after our last check-in, when we were riding next to each other, were you using the pedal assist, or were you just pedaling?


Steve Wile: Just peddling. Like I told you, I need a little bit more exercise, but having the pedal assist at any time, is great to have. Then, when getting tired, just throw that thing on.


Dustin: One thing I want to point out, I hope you don't mind me sharing, Steve actually ruptured his Achilles tendon and he's nine months post recovery from that. And amazingly just made it and he's back in. So I think that's impressive in and of itself. And also the idea that you can use, I think, I don't know, maybe I'm wrong, but for rehab, this could be a good thing too. Because you can use the assistance as you see fit, right?


Steve Wile: Yeah, definitely. Yeah. If I feel a... You cramp up a lot after you've had a tear like that and as soon as you feel a cramp coming on, I would definitely just throw it into assist. Yeah, it's a big positive.


Dustin: Yeah.


Steve Wile: To have that.


Dustin: That's awesome. Well, we all made it safely and intact and here we are. And that's it. Our seniors over 60 rode electric trikes for the first time, over 10 miles on our 10-mile bike ride. And this was everybody's first time ever on an electric trike. We took them from not knowing how to ride it to riding it and you can see from the apparent part that took a little getting used to. But in 10 minutes you'll be up and writing. So if you guys at home have any other questions or comments, comment below or email us at theteam@sixthreezero.com or call us (310) 982-2877. Don't forget, to check out the Six Three Zero 'Every Journey Electric Trike' on our website, sixthreezero.com. And also we have a 30-day test ride on your E-Bike policy. If you don't love your E-Bike in 30 days, send it back, no questions asked. Also, join our Facebook pedalers group and download our app. Be a part of our community. Before you purchase, you can talk to other riders, see how they like their bikes, and once you're a part of it, post photos, make friends, and log your rides on the app. So thanks for coming along today and don't forget it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.

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