Recumbent, that is.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, I took my first long ‘bent trip.  The high was about 77 degrees F. On the Little Miami River Trail, I got on at mile marker 33 (South Lebanon), and went up to mile 7 (Spring Valley, Ohio).  That’s 52 miles, round trip.  That’s my longest trip ever – feel great, and could do it again right now.  I saw five deer in two groups.  The route offers quite a variety of scenery.

The recumbent removes all the physical pains that accompany standard biking.  It’s an incredible machine with amazing mechanical advantage.

I’m still getting used to takeoff, and I use the Fred Flintstone technique. By that, I don’t mean that I smoke Winstons, because they “taste good like a cigarette should.” I mean I use Fred’s footwork.  Picture a heavy goose taking off from water, and he kicks at the water to help get to climbing speed.

There’s my 24-speed Sun Speedster CX:


I moved the bell (a gift from Ash) onto the ‘bent:

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This water flow used to be sent past an old mill’s water turbine:

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A covered bridge near the trail:IMG_0129

Interstate 71 bridge over the Little Miami River valley:


This marker is right under the bridge:


A cat friend visited me, while I had a frozen lemonade at Miranda’s Restaurant in Morrow, Ohio, on the way back to South Lebanon.  (note to the NSA – I mean Lebanon, Ohio, not that ‘other’ Lebanon.  Please don’t send a SWAT team):

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Happy trails!