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Old 04-21-07, 12:16 PM   #1
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Just got my first ever recumbent bike!

Woohoo! I am so excited. I got a Sun tadpole. It is so fun to ride, though I haven't been able to go on a serious ride yet. My dad got one yesterday, he's been haunting these forums for a while. HI DAD! He will be 86 this month. I am half that.

I haven't been able to ride a bike in years. I spent my youth on a bike. I always loved riding but then due to Multiple Sclerosis and then two back surgeries, I had to stop. I didn't know until test riding the tadpole, how much I missed it. Given my physical challenges, I will work to slowly build my endurance but I can't wait.

Anyway- fun...fun...FUN!

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Old 04-21-07, 12:41 PM   #2
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Hi. Congrats on your new bike. I know that you will enjoy riding a recumbent. Just can't be beat for comfort and fun.
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Old 04-21-07, 12:44 PM   #3
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Enjoy the new bike. You should have a great summer ahead of you!
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Old 04-21-07, 01:51 PM   #4
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Enjoy...which it sounds like you are or are going to................peace
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Congrats on the trike. Hope you enjoy it. Us trike riders will soon be a force to be reckoned with!
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Congrats on your first Bent you'll love it .. and I got my first very WEIRD looking recumbent sunburn today something other Bent drivers did'nt tell me about!
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Sunburn? You are lucky...you must have sun already. Wish we did. It's pouring rain today and I don't have the fenders yet (they've been ordered). It's like when you get a sled for Christmas and then it doesn't snow. Oh well, soon enough I'll be complaining about the 100+ days.

Thanks for the welcome everyone! I look forward to annoying you all with my questions and comments.

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I just bought my fenders and rear rack on Friday , I look forward to hearing about your first big hills on the Trike
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... and I got my first very WEIRD looking recumbent sunburn today something other Bent drivers did'nt tell me about!
Haha, yes! Exact same thing happened to me on my first 'bent ride - I was enjoying it so much I didn't think about how long I was spending out in the sun. Bits of my arms and legs that don't get sunlight on a DF bike were bright red the next day...
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surprised ya did'nt it ?
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Woohoo! I am so excited. I got a Sun tadpole. It is so fun to ride, though I haven't been able to go on a serious ride yet. My dad got one yesterday, he's been haunting these forums for a while. HI DAD! He will be 86 this month. I am half that.

I haven't been able to ride a bike in years. I spent my youth on a bike. I always loved riding but then due to Multiple Sclerosis and then two back surgeries, I had to stop. I didn't know until test riding the tadpole, how much I missed it. Given my physical challenges, I will work to slowly build my endurance but I can't wait.

Anyway- fun...fun...FUN!

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Welcome to the club! Don't give up hope we'll get sun sooner or later. I know you're going to enjoy your new ride!
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Thanks everyone

I appreciate the welcomes! -writerrider
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