In an era of smartphones, Instagrammers, and social media-fueled innovation, TricycleGuy is no stranger to the spotlight.
The San Diego-based artist has become a household name after his viral series, “My Life as a Tricycle Girl,” featured the Tricycles of the Week.
He’s now also one of the most successful creators of video content on YouTube, with more than 200 million views.
TricycleGirl has also won the award for “Most Influential Cartoonist” for his “Tricycle Girl’s Bizarre World Tour,” which aired on ABC in 2014 and 2015.
While the Tridays have their own special set of challenges, it’s the challenges in real life that have taken the biggest toll on Tricycleguy’s health.
His wife and mother of three died in 2014, just two years after he first started working full-time as a commercial tricycle stuntman.
TricycleGuy, who went by “Huffy” in the early 2000s, says the experience has made him more determined to keep pushing himself in a new direction.
He tells Yahoo Health that the challenge of balancing his love of motorcycles and his desire to work in a real world setting has taken a toll on him.
“I’m not an athlete, I’m not a fitness guy.
I’m a guy who loves bikes and tricycles.
That’s what I’m trying to get out of the work, so I can be a better person and be a bigger part of society,” TricycleBoy says.
The Tricyclist’s JourneyIn January 2015, TricyGuy decided to take on the role of “tricycle girl” in a video he posted to Instagram.
He says he wanted to give his life back to the people he loved, including his family.
“If I could get my body back, I would,” he says.
“I want to be able to take the life I have, which is so full of meaning and love, and give it to someone else.”
The “tricyclists” part of the name is actually a play on “tricycles” and “girl,” a slang term for female college students.
Tricyguy says he and his wife were living on the East Coast when he decided to make his videos, and they didn’t have a lot of money to spend.
“My wife didn’t know how to make a living, so she decided to come to the U.S. to do a stunt,” he explains.
“And I thought, ‘Wow, I should probably do this.'”
After being on his own for two years, Triceguy took a year off to pursue his career.
“You see, my wife was working full time, and she wasn’t able to support us,” he tells Yahoo.
“So I decided, ‘Well, I’ve got to take care of myself, so let’s do this.
Let’s take a year of my life and just do whatever I want.'”
Triceguy has become an advocate for the disabled community in the United States, particularly people with mental illness and drug and alcohol problems.
He is also a self-professed tricycle enthusiast, and has even taken part in a “Tricycling Girls Weekend” event that saw the TriciBoys perform their tricks.
“We’ve had people come up to us and thank us for making their lives better,” Triceboy says.
“But I’m the person who would have been doing it if it wasn’t for the fact that I was disabled.
And I’d never had that chance before.”
It’s not all bad news for Triceboys health, though.
In May, he won the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Disability Journalists.
He plans to continue to work full-timers, though he says it won’t be the same for everyone.
“This is not a competition for the money.
This is a challenge for me, and for others,” Tricyboy says, “and that’s really cool.”
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