Pieter van Vuuren & family, The Netherlands
We bought our Halfbike last summer and were surprised how easy it was to ride: it took me a couple of attempts before I could cover a reasonable distance. My daughter simply drove straight off. Maybe because we’re skilled cyclers anyway in the low lands :-). Only sharp curves require practising. In the beginning, we got off with sore arms as we were balancing the wrong way.
We dot not have nice boulevards in the vicinity to ‘cruise’ so we use our Halfbike for our workouts. I often go for a ride with my daughter: we take a mountain bike along and swap regularly. We easily cover 20 km.
During these trips, we draw a lot of attention as hardly anyone knows what we’re driving on. With summer ahead of us we can work on our higher average speed: happy that we bought the 3 gear version.