I was just recently told that recumbents are not a real bike. Does anyone else think this is true?
And that I should get a real bike, in other words a wedgie. I shudder at the very thought if that.
The first recumbent was built and ridden in 1896. During that time most of the other styles of wedgies were still in their infancy & going through a lot of technological changes.
If anything recumbents should be considered the first true bike. Another little known but important fact is the basic design of recumbents have for the most part remained totally unchanged since the first one was built and ridden. Wedgies can not make this claim to fame. They have been through and are still going through changes. I wonder why that is. Could it be because the search for the perfectly designed wedgie is still on going? When with the basic design of the recumbent this has already been accomplished. Are the wedgie manufacturers trying to catch up? Whats the deal here?
Recumbents are also the only true HPV's, or Human Powered Vehicles. What I wonder though is why are wedgies not considered HPV's? They require human power to operate them as a recumbent does, but yet no one considers them a true HPV.
Please share your thoughts, feelings & opinions on this matter.