I had to wait my turn while a silver-haired man in an expensive suit took High Roller's adult-sized big wheel for a spin, but it was worth it. This was one of the happiest moments in my adult life.
Normally I am not a fan of pictures showing the entire expanse of my body, but now is not the time for such concerns. I didn't care what I looked like the last time I was small enough to ride a big wheel down the street without breaking it, and I don't care now.
HIgh Roller designer and CEO had an excellent idea, one that many giant children often ponder but never act upon. His plan was to find someoone already making an adult big wheel and brand it, but no one was making one. So he did. And he is my hero.
Available at HighRollerUSA.Com and starting at $US649.99 ($848), the Adult Drift Trike isn't cheap, built from premium materials for adults up to 6'9" and 150kg. Here's the breakdown:
- Patent Pending Steel Frame and Fork
- Custom metal flake glossy paint
- Moulded 36cm Plastic Rear Wheels for Power Slides and Drifting!
- Pneumatic 66cm front wheel
- Freewheel Pedal Hub for high speed coasting
- Alloy Rims
- Super Wide front tire for super traction
- Alloy V-Brake and levers
- Plush, Fully Adjustable seat
- Bell and Tassels, because who doesn't love tassels
I love tassels. And ringing the bell. I also love the idea of riding a big wheel with my kids, though I suspect if I did get one it would be ore of a me time sort of thing.
I took a short ride, and suddenly I was eight years old again. I giggled. The wind whipped my hair, which briefly felt like it might exist under my hat. Happiest blur ever.
My reversion to child form is almost complete. All I need now is an adult-sized swingset and an adult-sized tree fort.