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Old 05-02-11, 03:28 PM
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Hello! Finger Lakes Region, NY

Hi! I just purchased a TerraTrike Cruiser recumbent over the weekend and am very happy to be back into cycling after 12 years. Due to nerve damage in my arms I had to give up riding my road bike and also couldn't mountain bike anymore. The recumbent has allowed me to ride again! It won't be fast but it's great. Downhills are a blast.

I'll be commuting in very hilly terrain so I'm starting out slow to get back into shape. At 48 the old(er) muscles are taking a bit more to get going but it feels good to use them. I think anyone could walk faster than I'm peddling up the hills. I'm also at dog-in-face level, which was interesting when the neighbor's doberman came bounding out to see me.

I think I have to purchase a helmet upgrade as well. The old Bell vintage 1984 is more than a bit outdated in safety, I think!
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Old 05-02-11, 06:45 PM
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How far is your commute?
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Old 05-02-11, 10:05 PM
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Hi, woodsy, I'm new here as well and I am from Rochester.
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Old 05-03-11, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Welcome to Bike Forums.
How far is your commute?
Commute is only about 15 miles 'round but it's all vertical! ha ha
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Old 05-03-11, 05:44 AM
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Old 05-05-11, 07:22 AM
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Haha, "dog-in-face level"
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Old 05-08-11, 04:34 AM
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I had another couple of experiences with "dog-in-face level" yesterday. The first was delightful, as a big German Shepard walking (loose) with her people came up curiously and gave me a great swiping kiss on the face. I had stopped on the road when I saw she was loose and was looking at me with a "what the heck?" expression. The next was later on in my ride when two great big brown snarling things gave chase. I love dogs but this is going to be an interesting adjustment for me in the world of recumbents.
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Old 05-10-11, 09:53 AM
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Hi fellow finger lakes region member. I'm from Ithaca NY.
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