Today is April 1st … April Fools Day. For those who don’t know what April Fools Day is … maybe you don’t have it where you live … it is a day where people play tricks/pranks/practical jokes on each other. We try to come up with something to fool them. Sometimes they are greatly fooled and what transpires is funny. My wife is a Filipino and she knew nothing of April Fools Day. Her first April 1st here in the U.S. she learned about it as I played a pretty good trick on her. I set all the clocks ahead 30 minutes and had her panicking thinking she was late getting to work. Of course, I let her in on my joke on her. Yep, that was her introduction to April Fools Day. That black eye lasted a long time. (only kidding)

Being April Fools Day I thought I would share about something that happened several years ago where a friend and myself were the victims of a prank which was played on us. (It was not April Fools Day when this happened.) We had taken our trikes via pickup truck to ride a ‘rail trail’ in north central Indiana. We stopped at a restaurant alongside the trail to eat lunch. There was no place to lock our trikes to so we used a cable to lock them to each other. We went in to eat and we asked the waitresses to keep an eye on our trikes for us as we could not since the dining area was in a part of the building from where our trikes could not be seen. The waitresses however were frequently where they could see our trikes. They said they would. After eating when we came back out both of our trikes were gone. Needless to say we panicked and were extremely concerned. We looked around a little bit when we saw a guy over on the nearby trail who was signaling to us. He had seen what was going on and pointed to where our trikes had been moved to. They had been taken back behind the restaurant and sort of hidden in between employee cars parked back there. With the trikes being locked together with the cable it took a few people to accomplish this as they would have to have been lifted together and carried the whole distance together. It turned out that the waitresses inside the restaurant had done this playing a trick on us. It sure worked. We were not laughing initially but the employees of the restaurant sure were. They had come outside to watch this. Definitely we were thankful for the man over on the trail who let us know where our trikes were at. In the end we laughed along with the employees. They had succeeded in playing their prank on us. Fortunately we were able to …


FREE GIFT awaits you!

BTW, I have had some fun on this blog a time or two before when it comes to April Fools Day. Click HERE to read one of my postings. Another time I had several people fooled as they believed this picture below was real in the posting about tadpole trike makes record jump.


Author: Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (@gmail.com)

2 thoughts on “OUR TRIKES ARE MISSING”

  1. As we had just run an article in our March Newsletter on keeping your trike safe I hope you will allow this information to be available to your readers as losing your trike can mean a lot more than a financial loss to some owners. –

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