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Old 07-04-08, 12:56 AM   #1
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My baby was delivered today!!!!

She's a red Sun AX with flag and a bell so far. (I was so excited when I bought the bike that I forgot to ask for the rearview mirror and a kickstand.) The owner of the shop delivered her to my house.

I took that thing out and rode for an hour and a half. I had the cheesy "recumbent smile" going on the whole time. It flew on flat land, and I felt totally comfortable riding the bikes lanes and even the smaller neighborhood streets. (Never quite had that feeling on the old Beach Cruiser.) I also rode it on the the dirt and rock canal routes.

One of the coolest parts was getting all the smiles and waves from people, especially the kids.

God, I am so in love right now! I just peeked at her on my enclosed patio, and wanted to blow a kiss. ...Does that make me a lesbian?

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Old 07-04-08, 01:56 AM   #2
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She's a red Sun AX with flag and a bell so far. (I was so excited when I bought the bike that I forgot to ask for the rearview mirror and a kickstand.) The owner of the shop delivered her to my house.

I took that thing out and rode for an hour and a half. I had the cheesy "recumbent smile" going on the whole time. It flew on flat land, and I felt totally comfortable riding the bikes lanes and even the samller neighborhood streets. (Never quite had that feeling on the old Beach Cruiser.) I also rode it on the the dirt and rock canal routes.

One of the coolest parts was getting all the smiles and waves from people, especially the kids.

God, I am so in love right now! I just peeked at her on my enclosed patio, and wanted to blow a kiss. ...Does that make me a lesbian?
Geez, I feel the same way and I know I'm straight! I've had my baby for exactly one week, and also love the friendliness on the trail. This is a big cycling area so people aren't totally astonished to see my EZ3.

I have to tell you folks that I was floored to see a couple of guys on a tandem which looked like a tadpole. Really a low seater.
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Old 07-04-08, 06:19 AM   #3
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Congratulations....continue to enjoy the ride.
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Old 07-05-08, 02:33 AM   #4
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I took it out again today, just to show it to my boyfriend's son. (Yes, I'm using gender neutral pronouns now, which means I'm calming down a little bit.)

In the parking lot of my condo building, I was stopped 2 times with questions about the bike. One guy asked me if he could ride it, and I let him. (I was a little paranoid, but there were buddies of his moving some things of value out of a pick-up that I could have held hostage and there's only 1 exit to the parking lot, so he would have to get by me to get away.) It was a younger guy (maybe in his 20's), and he just loved it. He kept carrying on about what a cool ride it was, and finally said it was "Sick" (which, I hear, is a big compliment among the younger crowd). I was so proud!

...Then, I just had to go riding again. I figured that riding at night on a 4th of July Friday was not such a good idea, so I found an empty lot nearby and did figure 8's for a while. I even got to see a second round of fireworks from the lot. I am feeling good.
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Old 07-05-08, 07:26 AM   #5
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Ditto on the not safe to ride the streets on July 4th night. I did it and had to detour many times. However I did stop at several friends houses just to say hi and at one got a beverage. Continue to enjoy.
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Post like the original are useless without pictures
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I just briefly hunted for a picture on the internet. None out there. There are pictures of the AX trike and an older (I think) model of the AX, but nothing that looks like my bike. I don't have a scanner, so I can't get a personal photo in. Believe me, I would if I could!
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If you're gonna be hanging out here and buying new rides, then you are required to invest in a digital camera. Cheap ones work pretty well these days.
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Do you have a link to a photo?
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Just to be clear: in English, machines are usually given a feminine pronoun. So it's perfectly all right to refer to your new bike as a "she."
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I have to tell you folks that I was floored to see a couple of guys on a tandem which looked like a tadpole. Really a low seater.
They're no lower than a regular tadpole. If I could get my wife to ride, I'd get a tandem.
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I just realized that it's the S-1 SX. Yes, I am that stupid. I bought a bike without knowing which one it was. (But I really, really liked the test-ride. I could handle it better than I could handle the Rans.)

So, here is how to access the photo. Go to http://sunbicycles.com/index.html

Then, click on recumbents. Then, click on new models. Then click on the S-1 SX sport. That's it.

Sorry I can't do better. The site won't allow me to cut and paste anything, including the link.

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I just realized that it's the S-1 SX. Yes, I am that stupid. I bought a bike without knowing which one it was. (But I really, really liked the test-ride. I could handle it better than I could handle the Rans.)

So, here is how to access the photo. Go to http://sunbicycles.com/index.html

Then, click on recumbents. Then, click on new models. Then click on the S-1 SX sport. That's it.

Sorry I can't do better. The site won't allow me to cut and paste anything, including the link.
To see mine, go to the same site, click on recumbents, then the EZ3-SX.

As for a camera, I'm looking for a digital point-and-shoot with a good zoom, as in 6x or more.

I wasn't able to ride for a couple of days. Then tonight, I did my short 2 mile turnaround to the lake without even breaking a sweat. So, I guess I'm getting in condition.
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Then tonight, I did my short 2 mile turnaround to the lake without even breaking a sweat. So, I guess I'm getting in condition.
Awesome. So, so awesome to hear of another who's enjoying this like me.

I went out riding tonight for almost 2 hours, as I'm still working on finding the best commuter path to work. My biggest obstacle is a freeway, which kind of messes up bike paths, trails and side streets for about a mile...but that's another story.

The main point here is that I rode for about 14 miles, and when I came back, I still had lots of energy. My neighbor couldn't believe that I had gone so far and didn't even look all exhausted and overheated. ...You can just ride on these things f o r e v e r . I can't even imagine what it's going to be like after I have the motor installed.
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