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    Senior Member BigPolishJimmy's Avatar
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    Hello from a recumbent noob

    I just got a recumbent a few days ago and am in love with it. I purchased a Sun EZ-1 used for the right price and having no basis of comparison all I know is there is no back or wrist pain. After trying to find an upright fit that would work for me--minor scoliosis--this is fantastic! The bike is built like a tank, which is good as I'm around 285 lbs. If I can I'd like to do some light touring/overnight camping on it. I've only got about 30-miles on it but I know that this is going to be the key to getting into those long rides I hear everyone talking about.

    In any case, Hello!

    Jim

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    Good luck with your new bike. I have been riding bents for over a decade, after many years on uprights. I would never go back....

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    Welcome, Jim. Good luck with the Sun EZ-1. I 've never ridden one of those, but they look comfortable. If yours has fenders, then you needn't worry about wet roads, eh? I hope you'll post more after riding and tell us how you like it and what struck you as odd when riding it, etc.

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    And welcome to the 'bent forum, Jim. It's a little quiet here, as most bent riders go to bentrideronline.com, but those of us who do frequent the forum are usually pretty nice.

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    When you need Sun specific parts, try Easy Street Recumbents online. They have taken care of all my parts needs. bk

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    Welcome! You're really gonna love that bike. I bought one, and never looked back!

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    welcome

    Welcome to recumbentoria. I got a RANS Stratus XP last summer and it has solved all of those problems for me. I take it touring and it holds up well. If you're just getting interested in touring, try this site.

    http://www.biketoledo.net
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    Welcome to the Bent world.-Word of Caution-Hide your credit cards. You are going to want to do upgrades and buy all the toys that go along with bent riding. Have fun and enjoy the ride
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    Welcome to the club! Be warned, you're going to find yourself wanting to cycle more than ever now that you've switched to a bent. As for myself, I look for any excuse to get go riding!

    Oh yeah, put your razor away, you should be growing out your beard by now.
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    Another welcome to the world of comfort and joy...and health, because being comfortable means you want to ride more and enjoy the ride. SO enjoy.

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    Is it cheating to ride the recumbent? Sure seems easier on my back and wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy View Post
    Is it cheating to ride the recumbent? Sure seems easier on my back and wrists.
    Cheating is going for a ride with other cyclists during the Super Bowl, having a small sound system with one of those tiny portable TV's rigged on your bars while riding, and constantly yelling out "YEAH!!!!!!".
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