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