Archive for May 22nd, 2006
Some thoughts on the transition from riding a diamond frame to a LWB USS recumbent:
1. Stop pulling with your arms. Yes, this was useful on your other bike but it is not useful if you have under seat steering. Learning to relax your arms and upper body is a key to comfortable riding.
2. Yes, you need to spin like Lance. Spinning saves your knees and gets you up steep hills. I know you think you were spinning on your old bike but you have just moved up to the big leagues of spinning. 80 revolutions per minute is OK but you should be shooting for a 100 now. You won't be able to stomp on the pedals and go over a hill for quite a while.
For touring cyclists, Randy and Nancy Fay, the Hobo Bikers, have set up a site to share showers and a place to spend the night. They currently have 2648 members world wide on the Warm Showers list.
If you can, join the list and welcome bicyclist to spend the night camping in your yard or in a spare room at Warm Showers.
Randy and Nancy are Adventure Riders. You can follow their latest ride fron North of the Artic Circle to Denver at Hobo Bikers.