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    Sorry to hear about your accident and the...

    Sorry to hear about your accident and the stupidity of the fellow in the truck. If 'balance' is an issue, look at a fast trike. I would recommend looking at a Catrike 700. Fully kitted in go-fast...
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    I have NOT been commuting for the last few weeks....

    I have NOT been commuting for the last few weeks. The normal 'summer weather pattern' is in full swing here in Okeechobee, FL and that means pouring rain beginning around 4 pm every afternoon. ...
  3. I had a similar experience last week. We are in...

    I had a similar experience last week. We are in the rainy season here in South Florida so I have been riding between 6 and 7am and then driving to work for the commute. At 6am, the sun isn't up...
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    I have been riding trikes for quite a spell now,...

    I have been riding trikes for quite a spell now, and you are correct on some points. When I go out to ride fast, I take my two wheeler, and ride. When I want to have fun, and relax, I ride my...
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    Don't think I have any on this computer, but when...

    Don't think I have any on this computer, but when I get home tonight I'll post a couple of photos I took when the fairing was first installed...

    Tractor Tom in Okeechobee, FL
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    Sticky: Been doing my riding in the early mornings now...

    Been doing my riding in the early mornings now that it's raining every afternoon at 5. Makes for an 'uncomfortable' commute home when the lightning is popping around your head. I have a 15.2 mile...
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    I ride a Bacchetta Belladare (long wheel base...

    I ride a Bacchetta Belladare (long wheel base 26x20) with a fairing. I have never been a guy who worries about the weight of a bike too much, as I weigh 240+ lbs. The fairing is VERY light,...
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    I ride the older brother of your bike, a...

    I ride the older brother of your bike, a Bacchetta Belladare. The Belladare is steel instead of aluminum like yours, and as such does not have the tube braces that run from under the seat to the...
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    I have a Long Wheel Base two wheeled recumbent,...

    I have a Long Wheel Base two wheeled recumbent, and a Catrike recumbent trike and ride them both nearly daily. Last Friday I rode my trike to work for a change (I usually ride the two wheeler) and...
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    I had a similar 'race' on the way home a week...

    I had a similar 'race' on the way home a week ago. There is a fellow who lives not too far from my office, rides a cheap diamond frame road bike, and tends to ride on the sidewalk as I'm headed home...
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    I purchased my first recumbent in 1990 or 1991 (I...

    I purchased my first recumbent in 1990 or 1991 (I really don't recall which year) after meeting Steve Roberts who was riding the country on a recumbent he called 'winnebiko'. It was a DeFelease...
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    One word to describe this mornings commute to...

    One word to describe this mornings commute to work...FOGGY. Not too bad down near the lake where I live, could see more than a half mile, but the closer I got to work, the thicker it go. That last...
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    I'm on a roll. It doesn't sound like much to you...

    I'm on a roll. It doesn't sound like much to you hard core commuters out there, but I have ridden my bike to work the last five work days, and intend to add one more day tomorrow. The weather here...
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    I know the calender says that it's spring, but...

    I know the calender says that it's spring, but it's starting to feel like summer here in South Florida. Yesterday was pretty, rode the long wheelbase recumbent to/from work, and again today. ...
  15. A lot of people are really wound up too tightly...

    A lot of people are really wound up too tightly for their own good. Seems like some of the 'go faster' riders are the worst, and I have seen this kind of behavior as well, but not lately. I have...
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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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    Most recumbent shops will allow you to 'test...

    Most recumbent shops will allow you to 'test ride' a recumbent and see how you like it. Some rent. There are several shops in Central Florida who rent recumbents. One in Inverness on the...
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    First commute after the time change...was dark,...

    First commute after the time change...was dark, black dark, when I left the house just before 7am today. First time I have ridden this recumbent in the dark. I added another 'cheap' headlight on...
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    I was out for a ride on my Catrike a few years...

    I was out for a ride on my Catrike a few years ago, and found a full 12 pack of cheap beer on the shoulder of the road, where some cowboy and set it on the toolbox and never put it away. I picked...
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    I'm only commuting on the bike two or three days...

    I'm only commuting on the bike two or three days a week, but it's always a PUSH. I get on in the morning, and keep it slow for the first mile or two, but as I warm up, the speed goes up. The...
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    We have had a LOT of nice weather here in South...

    We have had a LOT of nice weather here in South Florida the last week, but 'other issues' kept me in the car Mon-Tues. Ride in yesterday was a good one, on the way home, at the intersection where...
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