He rides a trike with one K, but clearly, if his wife let him, 103-year old Octavio Orduño would also be carving it up on a Trikke with two K’s.
For quite some time, the oldest living cyclist in Long Beach, CA, couldn’t keep his eyes off my black Trikke Tribred Pon-e at the grand opening of the new downtown bikeways on Saturday, April 23, 2011.
“He wants to swap,” said a pretty lady named Helene. My Trikke for his trike, the three-wheel bike he rides around the city. Saturday, he stood atop the Pon-e like a happy young boy, then asked me to show him how its ridden, looking on with the wonderment of someone a fraction of his age.
The Trikke brings out the kid in all of us, no matter who we are and how old we get. Octavio Orduño is living proof.