2017-01-20
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Discussion (11)

  1. Is that a Tour Easy or the aluminum framed Gold Rush Replica?

  2. Bicycle Bill

    There is a certain level of skill (and a period of acclimation) required to ride a recumbent.  Unless they’ve ridden ‘bents before, someone can’t just jump on one and ride off on it as easily as they can with a wedgie.  So maybe they are “theft-proof” to some degree.

    -“BB”-

    • Stefan 0166

      It depends, I have seen People riding a bent within seconds for the first time.
      For me, it took more than half an hour till I could ride at least straight ahead.
      Meanwhile I have ridden nearly everythink but the Flevo…

  3. Persia

    They ain’t natural!

  4. Andy S

    At the co-op I volunteer at, we allow test rides of the bikes we have for sale. We’ve only had one stolen ever. It was a recumbent.

  5. A fellow on a recumbent was riding with me at the end of a long ride. About a mile from the finish, he fell asleep and rolled off his bike. (True story!)

  6. risb

    The comfortable position on a recumbent is probably more suitable for it, but one can fall asleep on a traditional bike as well. I once witnessed my mate who was riding in front of me suddenly go to the side of the road and into the ditch. Then he stopped, raised his head and said that he had absolutely no idea what just happened and how did he get there. Micro-sleep, I guess, luckily finished by waking up when the ride ceased to be smooth – that is when the wheels left the road and dropped into the ditch. Luckily the ditch was quite straight, not very deep, just grass without stones or trees. And yes, it was also on a long challenging ride, moreover after a sleepless night…

  7. risb

    The comfortable position on a recumbent is probably more suitable for it, but one can fall asleep on a traditional bike as well. I once witnessed my mate who was riding in front of me suddenly go to the side of the road and into the ditch. Then he stopped, raised his head and said that he had absolutely no idea what just happened and how did he get there. Micro-sleep, I guess, luckily finished by waking up when the ride ceased to be smooth – that is when the wheels left the road and dropped into the ditch. Luckily the ditch was quite straight, not very deep, just grass without stones or trees. And yes, it was also on a long challenging ride, moreover after a sleepless night… // I guess it is better to experience something like this on a recumbent – better hit something with your legs up front and perhaps roll off to the side, than to fly head first over the handlebars… 🙂

  8. George

    Recumbent is cheating, but if it keeps you going, it i the right bike

    • Bicycle Bill

      Even the worst recumbent is better than ‘one more car’.

      -“BB”-

  9. bikingbill

    As a recumbent rider I have to say … I LOL’ed.

    Nicely done.

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