RTW and Southeast Asia on a Recumbent?
Hello fellow wanderlusters!
I'm planning a RTW trip for the upcoming year(s) and have hit that point of deciding between an upright, a bent, and possibly a crank forward (just heard about those). My travels will take me through Japan, from Singapore to Chiang Mai and down to Cambodia or Laos, along the Indian coastline, and then from Istanbul to Spain. I start with a cross-America route that will have me fully acclimated to the bike before I go off to Asia.
I like a lot of features about the 'bent- cycling so far isn't any more valiant on an upright than on a bent, just more painful, imo. I'd feel more comfortable being able to see what's going on around me. It's a little harder to steal, from what I've heard. And it's not as far to fall...
I'm afraid of not getting replacement parts when I need them, though. As a solo woman, I'm also afraid of the bent making me even more visible or vulnerable than I might already be. Plus, who knows what the terrain will look like once I get out there (if you do, do tell!)