Recumbents and all feet forward machines
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How old is that article? Saving $15-$20 a month in fuel?
Anyway, that article should ensure that we aren't overrun with new bent riders on the paths and roads.
My wife told me to go and buy a vÃ©lo couchÃ© yesterday... .
And if these problems carry on I may have to!.
I expect that not been crunched up in the hip joint will relieve the pain...especially if I have a lesion in my Iliac or a herniated disc.
But you can't race!!!.
As a commuter vehicle I have some doubts on the trike variants - Because of the width they are more of hindrance to me than an e-bike. I am concerned anytime a trike passes me at speed as I approach an underpass on the PSP. And for moving across a road a regular bike beats them hands down. The regular can skip the curb, can cross at bike ramps and so forth - all tasks not so easy on a trike.
But before I start a flame war, please be aware. I am still more than happy to see them on the PSP. And by the traffic onthe route to work obviously there are more and more people who think differently.
Thirty or more years ago I had a test ride on a two wheel recumbent and it was exhilarating - I expect the trikes, closer to the ground, would be even more so. If I had the storage space and a tolerant wife I'd straight up have a trike as a fun machine for throwing around on a large set of netball courts like it was a sports car. It'd be like driving the Westfield Clubman (sports car) that I will never get to own.
Unchain yourself - Ride a unicycle .
Aah, but that's the beauty of a trike. If I get into a tight-ish spot I KNOW if the trike can get through, then I can. When I'm on my mountain bike, it doesn't necessarily follow that if the bike can get through, so can I ... because my elbows are (usually) the widest part of the whole outfit. When I bought my first trike I actually measured (roughly) the width of the trike compared to my elbows when they were semi-akimbo, and there was very little difference.
Of course on a unicycle the widest part is going to be the rider.
But it was the advantage of a small turning circle.
So swings and roundabouts I guess.
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