Housekeeper of the Hundred Blossom Palace - Chapter 83
“Hey, what’s this?”
It was the first time Li Min saw such a thing, and his eyes widened in surprise.
Hu replied to him.
“It’s requested by Little Miss over there, and it’s based on this.”
Hu then took out another object from inside.
“How is it, I already addressed all the problem points, see.”
Hu was bursting with pride while Yui Mei’s eyes were shining in delight and awe.
It was the improved version of the tricycle, and it was no longer a mock model.
A basket was attached to the upper part of the rear wheels.
“So you put a cage, huh.”
“Yeah, I want it to be more stable. I thought it’ll add some weight.”
‘Yup, yup, it looks like the mommy tricycles in Japan!’
Yui Mei was so moved that she almost rubbed her cheeks on the tricycle in affection, but Li Yong looked unconvinced.
He probably thought that she was an oddball, but if he only knew how convenient this was, then he would surely change his opinion right away.
“Still, how on earth are you gonna use that if it’s not gonna move?”
Hu didn’t understand the purpose of the exercise bike, notwithstanding he was the one who made it, so he was truly puzzled.
“Fufufu. This thing would help you move your body! Lord Li Yong, can you please try to pedal it?”
“…. It’s fine, I guess.”
Li Yong was singled out by Yui Mei, so he rode the exercise bike with a furrow in his brows.
It was fixed so that it wouldn’t go anywhere, so even Li Yong didn’t have any problems riding it.
He then cautiously started to pedal.
“I made the wheels more difficult to turn, just like what you said.”
Yui Mei didn’t know what kind of mechanism he used, but he probably installed something that could stop it with friction, like a break.
Li Yong was earnestly pedalling away, so the resistance might be too much for Princess Pan, though.
After pedalling for some time, Li Yong stopped pedalling and went down from the bike.
“…It’s tiring, and it also helps move the body parts that aren’t usually used.”
“You moved your body quite a lot, right?”
Yui Mei asked when Li Yong expressed his impressions.
“Well, you’re right.”
Li Yong assented, then he took out a handkerchief from his bosom pocket and wiped his sweat.
The feet were not the only ones moving during a cycling workout.
Even though he was pedalling with his feet, he unconsciously engaged the muscles of his entire body, since they were all connected, after all.
“How is it? It won’t take a lot of space in the mansion, and there’s no need to be conscious about being watched by other people.”
“…I see, so that’s how it is.”
Li Yong had been skeptical about this at first, but now that he tried it firsthand, he couldn’t utter any sort of complaint.
“Heh, what an interesting thing you made.”
Li Min was curiously staring at the exercise bike.
The phrase ‘I wanna ride, too’ was written all over his face. Yui Mei called out to him.
“By the way, about this single-rider vehicle, don’t you think it’s convenient when going around the city?”
Hu was also baited by Yui Mei’s sales talk.
“It’s a lot more stable than the prototype, so it should be easier to use. I also rode this earlier, at any rate.”
“Well, I had to ride it first before deciding whether that’s true or not.”
And so, it was decided that Li Min would take it for a spin first to confirm whether it was as Hu said.
They went to the same location earlier, and this time, the young master of the Huang family was with them, so a crowd of curious spectators gathered again. They could hear people saying “What’s up” to each other.
Li Min straddled the bike in the midst of them.
He slowly pedalled at first, steadily gaining momentum, until he was running fast.
He then deftly turned the handles to return back to where Yui Mei and the rest were.
Because it was a tricycle, the wheels stopped moving as soon as he stopped pedalling.
Yui Mei thought that it would be better if a stopping mechanism like a break was added to it for safety, since it could gain speed, unlike the ones little children used.
She decided to discuss this later with Hu.
“Whoa, that was amazing! I feel so refreshed!”
Li Min was exhilarated like a kid, and he seemed smitten by the experience of riding the tricycle.
“It seems interesting.”
“Is it like a cart?”
There were more people coming to check what the fuss was all about, and they crowded around the tricycle.
Li Min thoughtfully expressed his opinion.
“We have many narrow paths and alleys that are difficult for horses to enter here at Kai, but I think this thing might do the trick?”
“It will be easier to move if you’re carrying heavy items, too.”
Yui Mei also commented on that.
“Perhaps it’s also suitable for short-distance travel to places that are far enough, but not appropriate for using horses.”
Even Li Yong said that.
It costs money to use a horse, and it might be unwise to use them for certain distances.
Anyway, Li MIn also ordered one tricycle for himself as a result of him doing the test drive.
The one he used was a little bit small for him, so he requested one that had the appropriate size.
‘Will His Highness the Crown Prince want one, too?’
The prince loved novel things, unexpectedly, so he might be happy if she brought one as a souvenir for him.
T/N: Early chap to make up for last time 😀
How nice, I want one too ~ Here’s the mommy tricycle, so nicknamed because they’re frequently used by mommies in Japan. 😉 And did you know, they also have a version with two front wheels and one wheel at the back :0
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