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    Jack, I have been riding recumbents for a very...

    Jack, I have been riding recumbents for a very long time now, got my first one in 1990. All of what that folks have said is true, when it comes to riders and bikes, a lot depends on the engine. ...
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    What's it look like when you pull that cap off of...

    What's it look like when you pull that cap off of there? I expect to see a retaining bolt and a bushing or bearing....

    Tractor Tom in Okeechobee, FL
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    Nice ride this morning here in Okeechobee, FL. ...

    Nice ride this morning here in Okeechobee, FL. About 61 degrees when I left the house at 7am, and headed up the road to my office at the Florida Forest Service. Light traffic, and a 1-2mph breeze...
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    There are a couple options to mount the computer...

    There are a couple options to mount the computer itself. In the past I was riding a Catrike Trail and built a bracket that was kind of 'A' shaped attached to the water bottle bosses in front of the...
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    Tom, I was wondering WHERE in south Florida...

    Tom,

    I was wondering WHERE in south Florida you find a HILL???? When I want to climb hills, I ride down to Port Mayaca and ride back and forth over the bridge a few times. That and the bridge in...
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    Cool ride in this morning, had my tights on for...

    Cool ride in this morning, had my tights on for the first time this year, as I left the temp was right at 52 degrees, but the air was still, so it didn't feel any colder. Fairing on the recumbent is...
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    Commuting past the Hospital...

    I live in a VERY small town, out in the middle of nowhere in South Florida, and my commute is on the ONLY marked bike lane in this small town. It runs right past the local hospital, and I have found...
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    Good commute today in Okeechobee. We had a two...

    Good commute today in Okeechobee. We had a two day long 'rain event' that dropped something like 16" of rain over on the coast 35 miles from here. Here by the big lake, it was a couple days of...
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    No ride today. Coldest day in a year here in...

    No ride today. Coldest day in a year here in South Florida, with a good amount of wind, and a smattering of rain to make it all fun. So, I got in the Buick and drove to work, as I probably will...
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    LordMarv, there are a couple other things to...

    LordMarv, there are a couple other things to consider with under seat vrs. overseat. I have had both in a long wheel base recumbent. The under seat steering is very cool, and is a very natural...
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    Rode to work this morning here in Okeechobee, FL....

    Rode to work this morning here in Okeechobee, FL. Was 65 degrees and damp, with a bit of fog in the air. Good news is the kids are still off from school this morning, so the was very little traffic...
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    Part of the reason to drive today was to bring...

    Part of the reason to drive today was to bring home some tools from work, that I would rather not lug on my bike. I have a couple of projects for the weekend that require real tools. Also, the...
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    I agree. It was 49 and windy here in South...

    I agree. It was 49 and windy here in South Florida this morning, with a high today of around 60. That was enough to have me driving the car and leaving the bike at the house. Truth is, the bike...
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    Hello from Okeechobee, Dan. I envy your...

    Hello from Okeechobee, Dan. I envy your determination and grit, to run a marathon and then ride a bike and swim a long distance all in one day is quite an accomplishment. Not for me, not at this...
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    NOPE, only 81 gears on the one I'm getting. 90...

    NOPE, only 81 gears on the one I'm getting. 90 gears is for old men and sissies....
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    First Commute of the year. Actually, my wife...

    First Commute of the year. Actually, my wife and I were on the recumbents (she rides a Terratrike Rover and I was on my Bacchetta Belladare ) yesterday for a 'first day' ride down to the coffee...
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    I actually did the buying, for myself, and...

    I actually did the buying, for myself, and ordered a Utah Trikes Annihilator 81. This is a recumbent trike, built from a Catrike Villager, with oversized (24") front wheels and a 26" rear wheel with...
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    My wife wanted a trike, just after I had sold my...

    My wife wanted a trike, just after I had sold my last one and moved to two wheels, so we went looking for a Terratrike Rover for her to ride. And did find one at a bike shop across the state, on one...
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    Final commute of the year. Didn't ride yesterday...

    Final commute of the year. Didn't ride yesterday as it was raining first thing in the morning, but did get on my bike this morning for the commute to work. 60 degrees with a 10mph wind from the...
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    I find the same thing. After a week or so of...

    I find the same thing. After a week or so of commuting on my bike, if we have a few rainy days and I drive the car, my next bike commute tends to be faster than normal. It seems that a few days off...
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    First commute in more than six weeks! I have...

    First commute in more than six weeks! I have several excuses, the best one that I strained something in my lower back doing a Tombay on the Labor Day weekend, and then injured it again the end of...
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    Yes, my wife has bailed me out a couple of...

    Yes, my wife has bailed me out a couple of times...in fact the very first time I rode my bike to work, I had a front tire flat on the way into work. Flipped the bike over and changed the tube, only...
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    FINALLY a couple days of dry weather! I have...

    FINALLY a couple days of dry weather! I have had a poor record this past summer, as South Florida has had the wettest season on record, with pouring rain every afternoon. Starting the middle of...
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    I'll be the first to admit that I'm NOT fast. ...

    I'll be the first to admit that I'm NOT fast. I'm an old (59) fat guy that commutes to work on a bike a couple of days a week. Anyway I caught a fellow on a 'powered' bike last year. I was riding...
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    We have an MUP here in Okeechobee, the runs...

    We have an MUP here in Okeechobee, the runs around parts of the lake. I was out one day a few years ago, on the south side of the lake, riding my Catrike when I noticed a cyclist riding towards me,...
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