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    New Recumbent today

    Heard so much about these I finally bought one. Got a Burley Koosah and just did 28 miles. Can't believe how good I feel and how fast that thing is. Usually I have a really stiff back and neck after riding my DF and it was as fast as my road bike! Wow what a nice ride. I'm 63 years old so need all the comfort I can get and am looking forward to lots of miles. I now see what you guys have been talking about.

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    Welcome to the family!

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    welcome to the dark side.............. your name shall now be known as puttn maul
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowracer1
    welcome to the dark side.............. your name shall now be known as puttn maul
    puttn, I am your recumbent brother.

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    Let us know when you do your first recumbent trackstand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM
    Let us know when you do your first recumbent trackstand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by putttn
    .... and am looking forward to lots of miles. I now see what you guys have been talking about.
    When you get your first recumbent is when you discover that much of the effort of riding an upright has nothing to do with turning the pedals.

    I've had people borrow mine, and they did not regularly exercise or ride at all--and they'd stay out for an hour, an hour and a half, and come back with 10-15 miles on the computer.
    Which is not real far or fast--but just the fact that they sat on it and pedaled for that long is significant.
    They'd have never rode an upright bike for that long.
    Some of these people had upright bikes they never ride, for just that reason....
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    ONce you get on a "lounge chair on wheels" you never go back to the ...well 'never' is a bit harsh,,,... ... ...peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd
    ONce you get on a "lounge chair on wheels" you never go back to the ...well 'never' is a bit harsh,,,... ... ...peace
    I can safely say NEVER. I've had my Vision for over 5 years now, have not ridden a wedgie since. I don't see how wedgie riders do it. They must NEVER suffer have any kind of pain in their backs, arms, wrists, neck or get numb hands when riding their wedgies. Not to mention what it does to the nether regions of their bodies.

    Since riding my 'bent I have yet to have any kind of pain mentioned above associated riding where I did not have it before.

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    Pretty slick. After over 40K miles of faithful service, I am retiring my DF commuter. Below, you can see my new good and bad weather commuters:


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