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by canoesailor
14 Jul 2018, 1:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 173
Views: 125657

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

StephenW wrote:I'm in Loughborough.

There is also a guy who goes to the same Pilates class as me who sometimes rides a recumbent.


Well that's 2 of us possibly 3 if your pilates pal is interested.
I'm free most afternoons and weekends, when are you free?
by canoesailor
11 Jul 2018, 6:56pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 173
Views: 125657

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

I live in Leicester and recently bought the Pashley PDQ that Si had in the Classifieds. I've got it clean and am still struggling to go more than a few yards in a straight line in the garden. I'll get there! :lol: Hi MIck There only seem to be three members in Leicester, 3tyretrackterry, yourself a...
by canoesailor
19 May 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent trike speed
Replies: 36
Views: 1548

Re: Recumbent trike speed

I went for a ride yesterday and when I reached the cross roads a Lycra Lout on an upwrong was out of his saddle going across them at speed, he smiled at me. I thought, lets see how close I can get to him. I soon caught him up and realised I was travelling a lot faster than him and would have to pass...
by canoesailor
1 Mar 2018, 1:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 173
Views: 125657

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

I live in Leicester and recently bought the Pashley PDQ that Si had in the Classifieds. I've got it clean and am still struggling to go more than a few yards in a straight line in the garden. I'll get there! :lol: Hi MIck There only seem to be three members in Leicester, 3tyretrackterry, yourself a...
by canoesailor
1 Mar 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: recumbent riders where are we...
Replies: 173
Views: 125657

Re: recumbent riders where are we...

3tyretrackterry wrote:leicester with an ICE trike


There only seem to be 3 riders in Leicester, yourself, Mick H and me. perhaps we could all get together for a ride when the weather improves.
by canoesailor
8 Feb 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Mudguards
Replies: 12
Views: 1988

Re: Trike Mudguards

You dont have these problems on a Delta. :)
by canoesailor
21 Jan 2018, 5:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ever had trouble explaining why you ride a recumbent?
Replies: 42
Views: 50959

Re: Ever had trouble explaining why you ride a recumbent?

I Slow cycling – recumbents will ‘stall’ at very low speeds (less than 0.5mph-ish) and you cannot do ‘track stands’ on the pedals at traffic lights. But if you drop off the pedals, sit upright and coast it becomes an ordinary bike that will balance like any other. Town cycling – is ok (see notes ab...
by canoesailor
15 Jan 2018, 11:51am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Why are recumbents so rare?
Replies: 126
Views: 11020

Re: Why are recumbents so rare?

[XAP]Bob wrote:Short skirts on upright bikes aren't a great idea when there are 'bent riders around... :shock: :oops:


I dont know Bob do you often wear skirts? :D
by canoesailor
15 Jan 2018, 9:53am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Why are recumbents so rare?
Replies: 126
Views: 11020

Re: Why are recumbents so rare?

I do think that the presence of busy motor traffic has a big influence on who cycles, where they cycle, and what kind of bike they ride. If people perceive riding a recumbent in traffic to be too dangerous they won't do it, even if there is no hard evidence for this. (We on this forum think it's fi...
by canoesailor
13 Jan 2018, 6:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: How did you break into recumbents?
Replies: 60
Views: 7010

Re: How did you break into recumbents?

Simple question I think. Ignoring the fact you probably have upright bikes too. Assuming you started off on a standard upright bike then switched to riding recumbents, how did you switch? Did you visit a shop to try a few out first? Did you just order one online? Did you try one out that was owned ...
by canoesailor
11 Jan 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Why are recumbents so rare?
Replies: 126
Views: 11020

Re: Why is recumbents so rare?

I didn't get that video. Why was a car driver coming the road saying they had a lucky escape all the time. Apart from the cyclist right at the beginning there was just empty road. Where were the recumbents? It's what they call irony. :roll: You know how bad your jokes are when you have to explain t...
by canoesailor
11 Jan 2018, 11:10am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Why are recumbents so rare?
Replies: 126
Views: 11020

Re: Why is recumbents so rare?

Tangled Metal wrote:I didn't get that video. Why was a car driver coming the road saying they had a lucky escape all the time. Apart from the cyclist right at the beginning there was just empty road. Where were the recumbents?




It's what they call irony.
by canoesailor
8 Jan 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Why are recumbents so rare?
Replies: 126
Views: 11020

Re: Why is recumbents so rare?

some years ago there was a letter in Motorcycle News from a bike cop, he was going to an emergency with sirens going and light flashing and someone pulled out in front of him. The diver said ... you guessed it "Sorry I didn't see you" he sais he would have booked her, but the emergency ha...
by canoesailor
8 Jan 2018, 5:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Why are recumbents so rare?
Replies: 126
Views: 11020

Re: Why is recumbents so rare?

some years ago there was a letter in Motorcycle News from a bike cop, he was going to an emergency with sirens going and light flashing and someone pulled out in front of him. The diver said ... you guessed it "Sorry I didn't see you" he sais he would have booked her, but the emergency had...
by canoesailor
7 Jan 2018, 10:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Why are recumbents so rare?
Replies: 126
Views: 11020

Re: Why is recumbents so rare?

I think one of the reasons is that most bent riders in the UK are individuals and rarely come together. one bent rider can easily be missed on todays roads. Most towns have cycling clubs, but in the UK there dont seem to be any bent clubs, once in a while someone will ask if riders in his area are u...