Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Salt lake, UT
Bikes: This list got too long: several ‘bents, an urban utility bike, and a dahon D7 that my daughter has absconded with.
Well, another convert.
I mentioned earlier that my daughter and her friends took my Bacchetta Giro
to the park to learn how to ride it. While some here rudely
implied that needing to "learn" to ride is evidence of absolute stupidity, it went well.
There is no way it will replace a work bike, the bent is not ideal for delivery work; however, it is clearly going to get a lot of use by her while I am out of the country. She has commented that she clearly sees the advantage for any medium distance trips. This week she will be going on a three day ride with her friends and it is what she will be taking.
This is her first week of extensive use of the bent; even so, she has commented that she is having no trouble keeping up with her friends on the road and that she can see that she is still in the ”getting faster” part of the curve. Another odd observation she made is that she gets more space when people pass her. However, as a young woman on a recumbent, she gets a lot of questions when she is stopped. In all, I can say that she is a convert and several of her friends will probably follow. . .
. . . Of course, this means that I may need to get another bent when I get home. . . I have been thinking of a velo-mobile. . .