So-My KMX Recumbent trike has had the full makeover treatment. Mum & Dad decided that they’d treat me to getting it re-coloured with some added bits too.
Dad sent an email to the guys at Envy Coating in Witney, Oxfordshire, and they responded the same day with an invite to go over and check out the workshop and select some colours. It was my birthday the very next day, and we were heading to the British Motor museum at Banbury, but not before heading over to Witney, and meeting Nick & Vicky to talk colour schemes!
I had already decided I wanted it green, and Nick said that he had Kawasaki Green in stock. He then said he could add some ‘sparkle’ to the green, and let me choose. I chose a sunkiss Orange flake, to go on top of the green. Dad wasn’t sure, especially as he had already bought a new blue tyre for my back wheel.
A week later, and dad had completely stripped the bike down to the frame (on the kitchen table) and we had dropped it off.
Nick worked his magic, and on Bank holiday Monday, Nick sent over some pictures to show that he had finished. It looked fantastic!!
The next day, we all headed to Witney to meet Nick and Vicky to collect my frame. It looked so much better than it did in the pictures, and with the metal flake in the sunshine, it really did look good-It was a great colour combination ( much to Dad’s relief ) I bought Nick & Vicky a card to say thank you and to show my appreciation. They really had put a lot of time and effort into making it special, and on top of it all, they refused to charge us for the work and done it all for me and my Superhero Triathlon – Thanks guys!!
Dad spent the next few nights reassembling the bike, and fitted all my new parts-a bottle holder on the back of the seat, new tyres all round, and my favorite part, a head rest that my Nan bought me for my birthday.
I finally got to head out and give it a try, ahead of my next bit of exciting news – An invitation to visit Dorney Lake and take part in a mini Triathlon, meet the Superhero Team and take part in filming for a documentary………More in my next post!