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 Cycle Hire > O’Brien > Rosling

24 hours of the London Cycle Hire Scheme from James Cheshire on Vimeo. Richard Peace, on BikeRadar.com has written a great piece on Oliver O’Brien’s London cycle hire station status map of the London (England) bike share system. First to the “graph”. To quote Richard Peace “Full docking stations are shown in red with a [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/08/17/london-cycle-hire-obrien-rosling/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=london-cycle-hire-obrien-rosling

Open House at HP Velotechnik

This video pretty much tells its own story… thanks to Paul Hollants for forwarding it…

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/08/17/open-house-at-hp-velotechnik/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=open-house-at-hp-velotechnik

Pre-Eurobike round-up

New models from Hase and Kemper, ETRA at Eurobike, cycling and the mid-life crisis, the ultimate in light tyres and a gentle reminder about fuel prices. (posted 16 August 2010)

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Source: http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/show_comments.pl?storynum=1126

New Look on the Optima Site

Optima fans should like the “new look” on their website at Optimabikes.com → One of the items featured is the new RainDrop tailbox storage unit; key lockable, waterproof and aerodynamic… Check it out at Recumbentparts.com → [Saw this item at Ligfiets.net/news]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/08/16/new-look-on-the-optima-site/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-look-on-the-optima-site

Yes, I am Precious

Janeen McCrae has a VERY cool thing going… At the elemental level she is riding across America on a three month trip to raise funds for Livestrong… It is the way she is doing it that is unique. She is riding a bike (Precious) that has been loaded with sensors (location, temperature, humidity, speed, cadence, [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/08/16/yes-i-am-precious/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yes-i-am-precious

Niagara Velomobile Happening – Sept 18 – 19, 2010

In Ontario, Canada, the Niagara Velomobile Happening, hosted by the Human Powered Transportation Association, is set for Saturday/Sunday, Sept 18 – 19, 2010. I can’t imagine a more beautiful time in the Niagara area than mid-to-late September! Here’s a quick look at the goings on last year: See details on their website at HPTABrant.ca/velo2010 →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/08/15/niagara-velomobile-happening-sept-18-19-2010/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=niagara-velomobile-happening-sept-18-19-2010

Alaska-Bent© Trike

What do they say, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”? Meet one of the tougher guys… THE CLYDESDALE Alaska-Bent say of the Clydesdale, their first production model: After extensive research, we have designed “The Clydesdale”. It provides the rider with: Maximum ground clearance with the lowest possible center of gravity Comfortable seat [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/08/15/alaska-bent%C2%A9-trike/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=alaska-bent%25c2%25a9-trike

1,000 Postings

On April 5th, 2009, we wrote the first post of the renewed Recumbentblog which had lain dormant since May 4th of 2008. In the 400+ days since that April 5th we have produced 1,000 posts. We have covered some ground and learned a great deal, mostly we have learned what an interesting bunch of people [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/08/14/1000-postings/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=1000-postings

Rainshadow Velo

I met John Mottl of Rainshadow Solar at the Portland International Raceway event combining the OHPV and the Left Coast Velomobile Gathering last May. Very interesting lad, deeply into solar applications (since 1989 and probably before) and packing the ability to do something I have come to want rather badly… John can and does put [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/08/14/rainshadow-velo/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rainshadow-velo

Time to replace your helmet?

The correct answer is “probably before it starts to look like this helmet”! (Yup, that’s my soon to be replaced lid…) I came across a post on ‘BROL by bobkny asking “When to replace a helmet”. To paraphrase the gist of that discussion, he says: 1. If you have fallen and hit your head hopefully, [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2010/08/13/time-to-replace-your-helmet/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=time-to-replace-your-helmet

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