29 December 2008
- holiday by push bike
- healthy exercise
Desperately in need for a bit of attention?
Go and get a recumbent bicycle.
You'll get plenty of remarks.
This summer in Sweden
- Look mum, a recumbent bike!
- Enjoying lazyness?
- Take care not to fall asleep.
- Isn't that tough to cycle?
- What is the price of a recumbent bike?
the highway traffic near Karlstad
stopped just to let me cross.
With your back against the chair you can apply more power than your own weight.
The huge power combined with lower air resistance results into a much higher speed than a normal push bike.
It takes just little effort to keep up with speed cyclists.
High speed at low effort entice towards larger distances.
A 30 km tour degrades to a stroll around the block.
State borders get irrelevant.
Distances of 50, 60, 70 km get withing cycling range.
Odd to see how roadsigns target old fashioned push bikes.
Cycle from Gouda to Haarlem
and it won't be until Alphen aan den Rijn until you see directions for Haarlem.
Pig headed I did not follow his advices,
and suffered sore feet for months as a result.
Getting some big BMX pedals is an alternative for fellow
Those big sized pedals spread out the forces to a larger area of the feet,
making soft soles less painful.
Another tip from Ab Touw:
Be prepared for a lower height than a normal push bike.
You will have less of an overview in traffic.
So look ahead, as if you a driving a car.
The Flevobike Green Machine really is free of maintenance.
The chain guard is totally-enclosed.
So I went cross country cycling in the mud,
which scared the hell out of manufacturor and dealer.
For the first few days I had a bit of trouble maintaining balance
while standing still.
Ab Touw's advice:
- Feet on the ground doest not suffice.
You'll slide backwards till you drop.
- So sqeeze your brakes.
Nice clean theory.
To know is good, to put theory into practice is more tough.
I only learned to brake automatically,
after some unencouraging anchoraging.