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Retired Farmer Exercises In Comfort
Just looking at Wilbert Friesen’s fitness setup makes a person want to exercise. The 82-year-old Manitoban pedaled 200 miles this past winter.
  “What I was thinking was that instead of going out into the cold and on icy roads with my Terra Trike, there must be some way I could use it inside,” Friesen explains.
  The retired farmer mounted the trike and reclining seat from an old van on a steel plate clamped to the treadmill. Only the back wheel of the bike rests lightly on the treadmill.
  “I can adjust the back to recline, and I can slide it forward or backwards,” Friesen says.
  When he’s comfortable, he turns on the treadmill and pedals 10 mph for 5 miles.
  The makeshift treadmill bike worked great, he says, and kept him exercising through the winter. But when the snow leaves, he’ll remove the trike from the treadmill and take it back on the road again.
  “I will keep the recliner on the trike,” Friesen adds with a laugh.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wilbert Friesen, RR1, Box 44, Morris, Man. R0G 1K0 Canada.

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3