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    Newbie.... hello.

    Hi all, I'm new to recumbents, and re-new to bicycling, having hung up my pedals (as it were) in 1984 or so.

    Yesterday I went to Woodland Park, Colorado and met Kelvin, the owner of Angletech bicycles. He insisted that I attend a 2 hour orientation, which I was reluctant to do. He told me when I arrived to hang up my pre conceived notions about what I think I want, and be open to the experience of riding a recumbent. My impression was one of greatest confidence in Kelvin, and gratitude for the opportunity to ride all of his bikes before having to make a choice. His is a real service, I think. Heck, the other guy on the 2 hour orientation crashed a very expensive demonstrator, and Kelvin seemed only concerned with whether the guy was alright. (Me? I was hoping the bike wasn't wrecked!)

    He was right about pre-conceived notions falling away!

    I thought I wanted a tadpole, and I rode several really good quality rides. I ultimately chose a SWB Becchetta (?sic?) 2 wheeler, which hopefully I'll be picking up this week.

    I must say that riding a recumbent is a whole lot more comfortable than my old 2 wheelers (Wedgies).

    Anyways, I am glad I found this forum, as I learn a bit from reading what you all contribute.

    Thanks.

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    el padre
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    Welcome Stubbicatt.........Sounds like you are on your way to some exciting and above that comfortable and enjoyable rides. Glad you found a good LBS to get you started on the right foot...pun intended. I own both short and long wheel base bents but am thinking about making or buying a trike....after I buy another long wheel base.
    There are a lot of people who say bents are more comfortable than the 'wedgies'. Again welcome and enjoy this place.

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    Recumbent Ninja
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    Nice choice of bikes! I doubt you'll regret it, and you picked a great guy to work with.

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    Welcome and get ready to have tons of fun on your recumbent
    LOW RACER PILOT MASI fixed/singlespeed http://www.flickr.com/photos/steeker/

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    Laid back bent rider unixpro's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums and to bent riding. I also have the SWB Giro 20 and ride it every workday as my regular commuter. I'm sure you'll love it.

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    Welcome.

    Also go to bentrideronline.com Its a very large message board devoted to recumbents and to a lessor degree , trikes.

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    Benrideronline dot com. Well OK then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stubbicatt View Post
    Benrideronline dot com. Well OK then.
    Don't forget the "t" in bentrideronline.

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    el padre
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    and don't forget to come back here too for some conversation.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    and don't forget to come back here too for some conversation.........
    You're allowed to hang out in both places.

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    Welcome Stubbicatt. I'd heard good things about angletech and this confirms them. What kind of Bacchetta did you get?

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