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?

Welcome to our Recumbent News page. Please note that each full story is launched in a window within the RBR page. We've got you now! Ha ha, no, actually, this is just to make it easier for you to return to the full article listing. Click the [X] in the lower right corner or press ESC to close an article window.

What’s with the kayak…

In a former life I lived in Fort McMurray, Alberta just about on top of the confluence of the Clearwater River and the Athabasca River. The Clearwater holds a special place in my heart… I often said an hour on the Clearwater was like an hour in church; it could be a deeply spiritual place, [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/21/whats-with-the-kayak/

Optima Orca photo (times 29)

Travis Prebble over at Recumbent Bike Riders Inc. (known to most ‘bent riders simply as RBR) takes a nice photo and he has interesting bikes to work with… the other day he did a 29 shot spread on a bike I haven’t seen up close, an Optima Orca. Very pretty (and very yellow!)… All 29 photos appear [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/21/optima-orca-photo-times-29/

“e-bike across canada for $10″

Every now and then I come across an article that defies description… this is one of them. A young fellow (Justin Lemire-Elmore) builds his own bike, not a regular bike but not a recumbent either, a bit on the “Rube Goldberg” side of the universe. Then he adds a wealth of home-brew and store-bought electronics, electric [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/21/e-bike-across-canada-for-10/

Trikes, trailers and touring

The trike that's also a tandem, a convertible trailer, Colombia by cycle, all you'll ever need to know about touring and the art of streamlining. (posted 21 August 2009)

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Source: http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/show_comments.pl?storynum=1039

Bikes, shows and bling

Dahon launch new IOS range and change partners, Pacific seek distributors, Dublin bikes set to start, Girls' Guide for Cycle '09 and Sean Moulton at Interbike. (posted 21 August 2009)

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Source: http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/show_comments.pl?storynum=1038

Learning to Ride A Bicycle All Over Again

Bill Bumgarner, a new Bacchetta Giro 20 rider, recently wrote an article on his blog, entitled: Learning to Ride a Bicycle All Over Again.  This is a straightforward, well written article that I think is a good read, especially for those who are new to Bacchetta or recumbents in general.  Bill also does a good [...]

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Source: http://www.bacchettablog.com/news/learning-to-ride-a-bicycle-all-over-again

RIP Chris Hamm

Sad news about cycle advocate, serial entrepreneur and Velo Vision contributor Chris Hamm, who recently passed away... (posted 19 August 2009)

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Source: http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/show_comments.pl?storynum=1037

A Shout-out to Atomic Zombie

I personally love the stuff at Atomic Zombie (DIY Homebuilt HPV AND E-Bike Projects). This from them just the other day: “There are 19 more additions to the Atomic Zombie family – choppers, SWB recumbents, lowracers, quads, trikes, tandems and crazy fun bikes: www.atomiczombie.com/ There are now more than 670 entries in the gallery. Keep up the [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/19/a-shout-out-to-atomic-zombie/

Belt Drives ?

Belt drives are in the news quite a bit lately with offerings from an increasing number of vendors. The idea is 20+ years in the development, dating back to the mid-1980s and a mechanical engineer from Imperial College, London, England named Mark Saunders. A quick history of his associations with Strida, Ming Cycle, Gates Corporation can [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/19/belt-drives/

One way to bike across that water…

…still working on the finer details… watch your LBS for the hovercraft option… All the details at SteamboatWilly.org →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/17/one-way-to-bike-across-that-water/

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