Saturday, July 31, 2010

Recumbent Bicycle?

Yep....I picked up a used Bacchetta in unbelievable condition today. I just have to try a recumbent bike to see if there is anything I'm missing by not having a two wheeler in my stable. I picked it up for a good price. If I decide to stick with three wheels I'll sell it for what I paid. Nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Took it out for a ride and had a lot of fun. Enjoyed leaning into curves. I can see why folks get hooked on these things, but probably not me. I think I'm spoiled by the ease and fun of riding a recumbent trike. My Catrike Expedition is the family work horse and my Catrike 700 is simply too much fun. Maybe I'm just getting old and practical.

I haven't made my final decision yet but I am looking forward to taking my 700 out for a fast ride tomorrow.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

47 mph Not Enough

Got the new 700 up to 47mph today and it feels like it can easily go over 50. I need to find some longer downhill stretches.

I could care less about going fast in any motorized contraption but it is still an adrenline rush when you can push speeds with the effort of your own muscles and a little gravity while your butt is only a few inches off the ground.