Author Topic: Live in SoCal? Ever considered a Recumbent for touring?  (Read 4508 times)

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Offline mucknort

Live in SoCal? Ever considered a Recumbent for touring?
« on: September 21, 2011, 05:33:08 pm »
I toured for years on a Trek 720. I grew tired of the butt/neck/wrist/hand pain experienced on it (yes, I added a Brooks saddle and padded handlebar tape). I tried a recumbent and found it to be the ultimate pain-free touring machine. Last summer/fall my wife, son, and I rode from Boston to Seattle on recumbents and loved every mile.

If you have ever considered trying a recumbent and live in the southern California area (or are willing to travel there), there is a Recumbent Convention taking place in October. The third day of the show is open to the general public for folks to look and demo ride 'bents.

Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine is producing the first annual Recumbent Cycle-Con Convention & Trade Show, an exciting, all-new event designed specifically for the recumbent bicycle industry and recumbent bicycle enthusiasts. The Recumbent Cycle-Con Convention & Trade Show will be held October 21 - 23, 2011, in Southern California at the Pomona Fairplex, near Los Angeles.

Sunday’s Public Hours will provide the opportunity for excited recumbent enthusiasts and the interested public to see and test-ride bikes right on the grounds of the Pomona Fairplex.

Offline bogiesan

Re: Live in SoCal? Ever considered a Recumbent for touring?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 08:50:24 am »
Thanks for the notice. I won't be there but it's cool to know RTRM is still publishing. I thought they died a couple of years ago.
I understand your enthusiasm for recumbents but it is too bad you had to suffer before you found your bike. I made the switch to a recumbent many years ago because it looked more comfortable for long distances. I had no physical needs.
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent