Do You Want to Know What Really Sucks: Leg Suck!!

Foot suck...no..no..no

It could happen to anyone.   It happened to my riding buddy David.  It happened to my wife!   Rack up two more victims of the dreaded “leg suck. “ What in the world is “leg suck?” That’s a good question actually.  Not to be confused with toe suck,  leg suck is a funny sounding name for a not so funny event.  Leg suck (or foot suck as it is sometimes called) happens when you are riding your #recumbent trike and your foot comes off of the pedal.  Your foot can then hit the pavement and get “sucked” under the #trike─ a real drag for the owner of the foot! A Wickipedia article on #recumbent bicycles includes the following description of leg suck: A type of injury characteristic of recumbents called “leg suck” occurs when a foot touches the ground and the bike runs forward over the contact point, causing ligament damage and, in some cases, ankle fractures. Curated from Recumbent bicycle…


Important: The Tennessee Bicycle Laws you need to know

Bike Laws accident

In Tennessee, a #bicycle has the legal status of a vehicle. This means that bicyclists have full rights and responsibilities on the roadway and are subject to the regulations governing the operation of a motor vehicle. My wife and I began riding #recumbent trikes a few months back as a fun way to get our #exercise.  Our original thought was that we would ride around our neighborhood. We live in a typical subdivision setting and our standard ride exposes us to very little car traffic. As our comfort with the trikes grew and our physical conditioning got better we wanted to expand our riding adventures. We decided to start utilizing the greenways in our area.  We have some really enjoyable greenways close to us and these greenways are automobile free. It is a great experience to ride in this carefree manner, in large part because we do not have to worry about our safety in regards to vehicle traffic. A…


As Simple As Ringing a Bell?

Bike Bell

Overtaking or passing a pedestrian on a shared path can have its challenges. What is the best way to execute this? I have compiled these sites as a resource to get the questions, answers, thoughts, and opinions of several cyclists.


Your Bike Bell: Important Safety Alert or Really Obnoxious?

Bike Bell

  The greenway and shared paths are relatively new for me.  My first ride on the greenway came with a lesson on passing etiquette that left me confused. Would utilizing my bell be rude?     Ring the bell or Holler? It was  a beautiful day.  My wife and I had joined a friend for our maiden ride on one of the paved greenways.  I was very excited about getting out and riding on the trails.  Utilizing the paved #biking paths is one of the reasons I decided on getting a trike.  For some reason I met this new experience with some trepidation.  Not over- the- top anxiety, but I was noticeably anxious.  I was slightly aware that there were some rules of etiquette to follow and I am generally uncouth.  I am not some keen cyclist.  I am just some non-athletic fat guy riding his #recumbent trike on the greenway for the first time!  I was going to be…


Practical Recumbent Trike Safety Tips You Need to Know

Recumbent Delta Trike

I would like to share the following list of #safety tips for riding your #recumbent trike. The following is a list of tips that is curated from our friend Dennis at Sun Bicycles Nashville. Recumbent Trike