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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Bruce Whiteley – a personal milestone — 100,000 miles

This is just a fabulous story of one man’s persistence… (excerpted from an article by GARY DEMUTH/Salina Journal) “It’s kind of unbelievable,” the Salinan said. “When I set out to ride a bike at age 47, I had no idea I would come this far.” Whiteley started keeping track of his biking mileage in 1987, when he [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/17/bruce-whiteley-a-personal-milestone-100000-miles/

Placebo Plashmebo

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2503

Trident Recumbent Trikes

Trident is a new trike builder that is working on some very cool and reasonably priced trikes.  The Chameleon is a tadpole trike tandem that converts to a single.  Greenspeed used to offer a similar product but it cost nearly twice the suggested retail of the $5495 Chameleon.  I’m personally more excited about the Stowaway.  [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2497

Interesting Article

The Bike Doctor is a Bacchetta dealer in San Jose, California.  He’s a pretty hardcore roadie who has recently seen the light and switched to a recumbent.  He wrote up a very interesting a thorough article about the conversion on his site.  Definitely worth a read.

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2494

ERRC Relaunch

ERRC Magazine is doing a bit of a relaunch complete with a new name, logo and web site.  The “Easy Riders Recumbent Cyclists” magazine can now be found on the web at http://errcmagazine.com.  We’re working with the editor, Laurie “Wo” Smith, on some cooperative projects.  Hopefully we can bring some of Wo’s insightful commentary here [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2491

“Racing in Rütenbrock” – David Hembrow video

Another lovely video from David Hembrow of Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands, on a trip to and in Rütenbrock, Germany. More details at David’s blog “A view from the cycle path…” →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/16/racing-in-rutenbrock-david-hembrow-video/

MASA Slingshot trike…

Justin Martin of South Central Alaska and Mark Rogers (location unknown) have something very unique in common. Both own MASA Slingshot trikes that date from the 1970’s. Justin says of his restored beauty — “These are pictures of a mid-seventies tadpole tricycle manufactured in Japan and distributed by a defunct California company called MASA. I inherited the [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/16/masa-slingshot-trike/

“Day 6″ – A Semi-recumbent Cycle

Tamia Nelson did a post about a Day 6 bike she had encountered the other day… I had seen this bike but never really studied it…http://www.tamiasoutside.com/2009/08/15/day6/ Ok… semi-recumbent, crank-forward style, “flat-footer” and back supported seating. I can see a lot of people looking at this bike for all the same reasons they might look at [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/15/day-6-a-semi-recumbent-cycle/

Spooklight Wireless Indicator & Brake light

wireless > USB rechargeable > automatic stop light > left/right indicators > charges gadgets This from 50cycles.com of Great Britain who retail it at about 55 British Pounds which is currently about $90 US. They say of it: We call this ingenious little gadget the Spooklight because it works without wires and senses when you’re braking [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/15/spooklight-wireless-indicator-brake-light/

It’s becoming clear to me now…

The pictures above are the old “Before” and “After”. I really wondered how folks took some of the marvelous pictures of bikes that I was seeing… Now I am starting to see. The answer, in a word, is “post-production”! I am just starting to dabble with trying to enhance photos after they are taken. I am [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/14/its-becoming-clear-to-me-now/

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