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.

Gird yourself for “Battle”…

In six short weeks, the dream machines will once again take to Battle Mountain. Whether you’ve been to Battle Mountain, Nevada before, or not, these articles and photos might whet your appetite: A great piece on Larry Lem and Scimitar/Beluga construction → The YouTube video on Sam Whittingham’s 82.33 MPH run at Battle Mountain 2008 → Our piece [...]

Read the Full Article ...
Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/02/gird-yourself-for-battle/

One of Our Own Makes Gizmodo

Our own Jim Artis from out message boards has made one of my favorite tech blogs. Gizmodo has posted a pic of his DIY iPhone water protection device.  Jim is quite the recumbent customiser and this is just one of many little projects you’ll find on his blog at Cycling Experiences.

Read the Full Article ...
Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2406

Mike Burrows…

This is a rather dated video… and Mike Burrows himself hasn’t been at that awkward, adolescent stage for some time either, but his bikes just keep getting better and better… I’ve seen a lot of articles on Mike Burrows and his marvellous machines but two photos I saw today brought his work back into focus. The [...]

Read the Full Article ...
Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/01/mike-burrows/

I’m at sixes and sevens on this — you?

“About 3,000 cyclists took to their bikes in the downtown core early Friday to celebrate their passion and demonstrate what they say is their right to safely share roads with vehicles. The Critical Mass event, which has been held on the last Friday of every month in Vancouver in recent years…”. I am a typical “split-the-baby”, “but-on-the-other-hand”, [...]

Read the Full Article ...
Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/01/im-at-sixes-and-sevens-on-this-you/

David Hembrow, Basket Artisan

A day or two ago, I asked about a bike; what was it, whose was it, etc. It was, as several of you pointed out, a Speedross which had been owned by David Hembrow (now of Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands). The first photo contains some of David’s personal creations, the beautiful wicker bike baskets. As you can [...]

Read the Full Article ...
Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/01/david-hembrow-basket-artisan/

Easy Racers Aptera: SWB Bike With Something To Please Everyone

by Larry Varney Co-Editor, ‘BentRider Online My first look at this bike was when I visited the Easy Racers factory in early May of this year. I immediately liked the looks of it. With its apparent range of adjustability, along with overall configuration, I thought: here’s a bike that might be good at many roles, from daily [...]

Read the Full Article ...
Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2382

Scraper Bikes (Bikes for change… not just in Kenya)

Making a difference… on a bike. That is Scraper biking… [via Streetfilms.org]

Read the Full Article ...
Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/07/31/scraper-bikes-bikes-for-change-not-just-in-kenya/

Kenya Kool

Bicyclists in Kenya Charge Their Phones by Pedaling Written by Bryan Nelson, Published July 28th, 2009 (About Society, About Technology, In Africa) Two Kenyan students have invented a device that allows bicycle riders to charge their phones as they pedal. “Deemed a “dynamo-powered smart charger”, the device should make it more economical for the 17.5 million Kenyans who [...]

Read the Full Article ...
Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/07/31/kenya-kool/

TerraCycle Sport Idlers

From TerraCycle Press Release… TerraCycle has been asked many times over the years if they could make a less expensive idler. One that was still very good, just not so fancy. After three years of designing and testing, their new lower priced Sport Series Idlers are now available. There are three new idlers in the Sport Series [...]

Read the Full Article ...
Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2378

And then the rain passed…

And then the rain passed… the sun peeked out… and we had a lovely ride in the soft morning air!

Read the Full Article ...
Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/07/30/and-then-the-rain-passed/

Page 156 of 165