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Old 12-28-19, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by kingston View Post
I live in the North suburbs, picked up a used recumbent earlier this season (What do I wear?) and have ridden it all over the North/Northwest suburbs. Starts and stops take a bit of practice, and I am much more deliberate/careful on the recumbent at intersections, but once you get the hang of it, I don't think it's any more dangerous than any other bike. People on this sub-forum were unbelievably helpful when I was trying to figure everything out.

Wow, tons of great info on that thread. I'm in Oak Park, so the first 7 or so miles of my rides are basically like riding through the city, until I get to La Grange or so then it's a bit more open at least not many cars parked along the street.
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