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Offline GK

Recumbent help
« on: October 08, 2004, 10:53:56 pm »
Dear All
I am considering riding across the USA within the next two years and I am considering using a recumbent but have no experience of riding one. I have read all the advice that I can find but it all boils down to trying some. This is where I have a problem as I live in Antigua where there are none available but I am in RI for one week. If anybody knows of a dealer in south MA or RI who can give me some pointers and perhaps a quick ride I would appreciate it.




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Recumbent help
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2004, 01:59:02 pm »
The following site might offer some info...

Offline pmspirito

Recumbent help
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2004, 11:51:09 pm »
bent rider on line is THE place to go for recumbent info.  I have an Easy Racer EZ-1 and I love it.  My wife Judy rides a Catrike and is thrilled with it.  Once you go bent you will never to back.  Go to it has bike travel journals.  There is one that is in progress by Heidi Domesion called North to Alaska and Back (or something like that),  She is riding a recumbent trike. It is quite the story.

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito
best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

Offline Patrice

Recumbent help
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2004, 09:34:02 am »
I have just completed a trans america trip this summer on a recumbent and i think it is the best way travel! But a bit of advice for those hills...get a trike. no matter how steep the hill/mountain you won't have the poblem of balance. I tackled the skyline and blueridge when in virginia and even fully loaded I was able to do 100 mile days on my windcheetah. so of the hills were pretty steep but i could slap the machine into a low gear and spin up it at a couple of miles per hour. I saw others on recumbents but many weren't as able to tackle the steep asents without getting off and pushing. What ever bike you get I hope you have a fun and safe trip and if people try and put you off  saying that cars and vechicles can see you then ignore them cos witht eh right gear on your bike you can be highly visable.