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View Poll Results: Have you ever ridden a recumbent bike?

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  • No, but would like to.

    13 59.09%
  • No, not interested.

    2 9.09%
  • Yes, enjoyed it.

    4 18.18%
  • Yes, not intersted.

    3 13.64%
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    Recumbent Tour Travelogue

    Here's a travelogue of my recumbent tour.
    Am currently on West Coast ... Southern California.
    Looking to meet up with bent or touring enthusiasts
    for touring, local rides, or conversation.
    http://www.recycles.org/cycle/
    Destination: San Diego, Tucson, possibly Mexico.
    No time constraints ... very flexible.

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    The only thing that worries me about a recumbent is being seen by traffic. I mean, people have told me that drivers react more to things that are unusual, but they have to see them first. I'm not sure I'd enjoy the feeling of being a cockroach among the cattle.
    "I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
    "We invite everyone to question the entire culture we take for granted." - Manic Street Preachers.
    My blog.
    My bike tours. Japan tour page under construction.

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    I think i would tour ONLY on a recumbent., (LWB & USS) i dont see my self riding a recumbent to or from work, or within city traffic

    Nice site, too bad about the jail time, that would suck!

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    have bike will tour catfish's Avatar
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    I met a club of riders on recumbants in frount of a bike shop in columbia falls Mt. Got talkin to them and was offered the chance to ride one of their bikes. I hoped on and 2 people were holding me up and got me going once i got my balance they let go and i rode arround the parking lot for a few minutes.


    I thought it was comfortable but I am not ready to make the switch yet. I saw
    a few people touring on recumbants and they all have converted from traditional touring bikes and say they will never go back. IlLL drink to the recumbants
    catfish

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    Chris, I know what you mean. I learned how important it is to be seen when I was smacked by a right hand car mirror in Oklahoma (the story is in my travelogue). My conclusion is that a big reflective orange construction flag can be seen equally as well on a bent as an upright. I think the bigger issue is that on an upright the rider can more easily see behind him/herself and that adds a greater level of safety. For me I found that time and experience helps, and a couple good rear view mirrors. -charles.


    Originally posted by Chris L
    The only thing that worries me about a recumbent is being seen by traffic. I mean, people have told me that drivers react more to things that are unusual, but they have to see them first. I'm not sure I'd enjoy the feeling of being a cockroach among the cattle.
    http://www.recycles.org/cycle/

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