'bent riders are encouraged to post long distance appropriate topics in this forum. In turn, we reserve the right to post some good natured yet stale recumbent-related jokes. The recently completed ToC looked like it was one of the most recumbent friendly 1200k's of recent memory, and I saw that there were quite a few people on 'bents participating
I just said the stale jokes thing for Steamer's benefit, because he told me my beard and belly jokes were non-starters. He has neither, unlike me
For the last three summers I rode at least one of my monthly centuries on a recumbent, the last one came to about 150 miles. After that I packed the recumbent up and sent it back to the friend who had lent it to me three years ago. To get any real power I had to push really hard against the seat. My weight was of no help (or more likely I don't have enough of it). I ended up with a very sore back. I'm not saying recumbents are bad, but they involve trading one advantage for another, and one discomfort for another, and so on. If that's for you, go for it. I decided it's not for me.
Why are we talking about recumbents, again?
As for OP's problem, I recommend fatter tires at lower pressure, maybe a different saddle, and a close look at fit. If this discomfort happens again, consider seeing a doctor.
Last edited by rhm; 10-15-13 at 07:32 PM.
More riding less Blogging
But I'll agree that there isn't a perfect bike for everyone, recumbent or not.
Leaving original in context, but what I meant to say is that there isn't a single kind of bike that is perfect for everyone.
Last edited by chandltp; 10-16-13 at 09:57 AM.
There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.