Yeah, that’s what you’re getting from now on. At least for as long as I have to ride a recumbent.
Rode 20 miles today. Key learnings:
- Recumbents, even nice ones like mine, are jury-rigged POSes. One clear reason why they are not more popular is that they require a full-time mechanic to fix all the bits. Today on a single ride my shifting went to shit, an accessory mount almost ended up in my spokes, and my taillight rattled off its mount.
- Recumbents can climb hills pretty easily. I didn’t end up climbing any slower except on the steepest of hills.
- Wow do cars ever avoid you! Any fears of being squashed as a result of being so low to the ground were alleviated. Oh, and nobody dares the “three-fold pass” — you know, when there’s an oncoming car and the asshole behind you decides he doesn’t want to wait 3 seconds to pass you, so you have three vehicles occupying two lanes. Or someone ends up in a ditch.
Definitely need to work on the recumbolegs.