Recumbent News

If you're like us, you spend some of your day hitting all your favorite recumbent sites for the latest news. Admit it, you have 10 tabs open right now on a variety of different bike sites. Wouldn't it be great if there were just one page from which you could glimpse everything that's going on in the recumbent world?

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London’s annual Cycle Show

The annual Cycle Show 2009 is running in London, England (trade only today) for the next three days…and the public are invited. Look for even more news to trickle out of this show… News like this turn-indicator mirror reported in the Guardian.co.uk A bicycle wing mirror with indicator by Winkku, presented at the Cycle Show in [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/08/londons-annual-cycle-show/

What Happens When a Kayak has Sex with a Velomobile?

amphibious velomobile photoPhoto: David Buchwaldek Human Powered Electric Amphibious Vehicle (HEPAV) A velomobile is a "a human-powered vehicle, enclosed for aerodynamic advantage and protection from weather and collisions, [...] derived from recumbent bicycles and tricycles." The list of features doesn't usually include the ability to move on both land and water, but Czech inventor David Buchwaldek's HEPAV is of a new breed. In fact, it is kind of like the offspring of an electric-assist trike and a kayak....Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/treehuggersite/~3/QgOhYVLU2G4/hepav-czech-inventor-amphibious-trike-velomobile.php

Tom Standley and the Giro 20 ATT

Tom and his Giro 20 ATT I just wanted to take a moment to say hello and again thank you for your excellent service and support as I have made my return back to the world of recumbent riding.  You may recall that back in the 90’s and early 2000 time frame I owned both a [...]

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Source: http://www.bacchettablog.com/news/tom-standley-and-the-giro-20-att

The number of things I don’t know…

The number of things I don’t know… seems to be getting larger. This week we realized that we have been hosting the Recumbent Blog for six months. We have learned a fair amount; about HTML and CSS, about web hosting services and their idiosyncracies, taking photographs and little videos and even podcasts with all the myriad [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/08/the-number-of-things-i-dont-know/

Rowingbike European Championship 2009

I thought this was “just” another race video when I came across it… oh no. It covers the Rowingbike European Championship 2009 alright but also explains a lot (9:33) about the sport of riding and racing on rowingbike, a sport I knew practically nothing about… Great video… another world!

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/07/rowingbike-european-championship-2009/

Semi Recumbent

Spotted this Vision bike at UW yesterday. With a giant head tube, no seat tube, and reversed stem, I was confused. Reader gregraisman commented: “a discontinued semi-recumbent bike. Fore-runner to the Townie,” or flat-foot bikes. Possibly the RANS? Uploaded...

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Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BikeHugger/~3/b7dh0TBX7yM/semi-recumbent.html

Side Flag: Spring Creek Recumbents

This retractable side flag is, just pure and simple, a really great idea… and it’s inexpensive too… See all the details where I found them, at SpringCreekRecumbents.com →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/07/side-flag-spring-creek-recumbents/

Sorry… that is just not a parking brake…

I know. It is cold and wet and dirty and I took this photo before cleaning up the bike. Aw well… What the heck is that velcro strap thing-a-ma-jig draped over my right thumbie? That folks, is my “parking brake”… or at least that is what it is supposed to be one. There are brakes with little [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/06/sorry-that-is-just-not-a-parking-brake/

ICE Opens a Flickr Channel

Some good time sucking photos for all of you Inspired Cycles Engineering fans. ICE Press Release… As the summer riding season comes to a close, ICE wanted to inspire trike riders everywhere to get out now and explore there world by trike! So we’ve shared some of our favourite ICE trike photos on a Flickr channel, whether [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2727


Back “in the day”, when I was still climbing in the Rocky Mountains, I was fascinated by a piece of climbing equipment called a RURP. It is about the size of the pull-tab on a can of cola and stands for a “Realized Ultimate Reality Piton”. And guys would sleep on sheer rock faces in [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/06/i-gotu/

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