I Love my Half Bike! I am 54 years young and taught myself how to ride (with turning!) in about an hour. I use it as a workout machine rather than a way to bike from point A to point B, although on occasion i do that as well. I find that 40-50 minutes of riding provides an excellent cardio and core muscle workout. The build quality is second to none! When casually riding the experience is just so great, nothing like it. Not running and not biking..hard to explain unless you have ridden the half bike. People see you riding and can't help but turn and watch and smile.
I would recommend to anyone. Wish you could still get the water deflector kit for the front and rear wheels!! A travel bag of some sort would also be great for taking on a plane.