Thursday, 10 May 2012

Recumbent

Recumbent
I was looking for bikes coming from the other direction. 
This chap rode by and I caught him by chance.
I've never tried a recumbent bike but I'm all for sitting back with my feet up.

Union Bikeway

12 comments :

s.c said...

Are you not afraid to fall in sleep with such position. Also you don't have much view to anticipede in some traffic with car's.

Andy said...

First one I've seen with a windshield. I also noticed some interest things in the background.

Paul in Powell River said...

They say they're more efficient, but I've always wondered about mounting one and getting started in that position.

Kate said...

I recently met a retired couple touring the South on recumbent trikes. In a week or so, I'll feature them on my blog. Seems that they're easier on one's back muscles, and the trikes are supposed to be more stable than just two wheels.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Great action photo. I love to ride a bike like this, at least for once.

CaT said...

i always wonder how safe it is. how can you have a good overview if you are so low!! to me it doesnt look comfortable at all to bike like this!

RedPat said...

He even has a ferring (spelling?)! Looks scary to me.

TheChieftess said...

I've ridden a recumbent bike at the gym, but not on the street!!! It just doesn't seem like you would have much control. It is more comfortable!!!

Wayne said...

Recumbent bikes are a small percentage of the total bikes. I'm sure their owners think they're the best thing ever. I like the idea but I don't know if I'd be comfortable sitting so low for visibility reasons.

Nellies said...

These bikes seem scary to me, I think you are not as visible as on a regular bike, but it must be comfortable for sure!

Virginia said...

My PT guys say this is what I should use at the gym. What gym? Me???
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Steffe said...

I have met a few people on bikes like this one. Last summer it was a couple from Switzerland that were making their was around Sweden.