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    Test ride recumbents

    Hello Everyone,
    I gather this would be a good place to ask a Newbie question on recumbents.
    I've read many articles and seen a few bikes. I would like to try to test ride one. I have no ideas as to what type or where to go. I am not sure if I would like to own one although many people say once I try one I won't go back. I just moved to the Atlanta area so I need to look up bike shops. Is there any sugestions as to what types.
    I would like to use it for Touring, loaded with all the gear for self supported rides. Also are they good to pull a BOB trailer with or is it better loaded with racks.
    Any good web sites with reviews or any other good opinions would be greatly appreciated :confused:
    Thanks Scott

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    Scott,
    Try to hook up with members of this club http://www.coolbike.com/arc.htm

    Lifted from there web page:

    "We the seated, ride the rides and do the deed with speed,
    comfortably, stylishly and safely closer to mother earth!"

    A list of shops listed as selling "bents"

    Atlanta REI Atlanta (404) 633-6508
    Atlanta REI PerimeterStore (770) 901-9200
    Atlanta Skate Escape Bikes (404) 892-1292
    Augusta Chain Reaction (706) 855-2024
    Carrollton Perpetual Motion Bicycles (770) 834-3278
    Decatur Bicycle South (404) 636-4444
    La Grange Golden's Bicycle Shop (706) 884-2420
    Marietta Free Flite Bicycles (770) 422-5237
    Newnan Bicycles Unlimited (770) 251-5384
    Oxford Road and Trail (770) 787-8193
    Peachtree City Bicycles Unlimited (770) 486-9252
    Savanah Star Bicycle (912) 927-2430
    Stockbridge Bike Center (770) 389-8088

    You can mount racks on most bents, some a harder then others. Or you can pull a trailer I have done both. As far as what type, you need to ride a few and find out what works best for you.
    Bentbaggerlen
    "When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking." - Arthur Conan Doyle

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    horizontally adapted bentrox!'s Avatar
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    When I went bent two years ago I started here:

    http://www.bentrideronline.com/

    Past Reviews drop down menu will keep you busy for hours. Good luck.
    I'll gently rise and I'll softly call
    Good night and joy be with you all.

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    Hey great link and a good start. Thanks for the help.

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