I Challenge You to ride this Greenway Now!: Smyrna Greenway

Sharps Spring Natural Area

With nearly 6 miles of flat to moderately sloped paved surface the Smyrna #Greenway is perfect for our needs.  The greenway has a no shortage of things to see.  The paved path winds it way around sections of Percy Priest Lake, along the river, some urban areas, around an airport, points of historical interest, and ball fields. A Midsummer’s Ride Today we have decided to enter the greenway at the Espey Trailhead.  We pull into the parking lot of the Sharps Springs Natural Area of off Jefferson Pike and easily find a parking place.   The trail is easily accessed from the parking lot which has two trail access points.  Well maintained  bathrooms are conveniently located between these access points. We feel like seasoned veterans as we unload our #recumbent trikes from my Ford Ranger.  We perform our pre-ride checklist:  hats, sunglasses, bottled water, bike tool kit, spare inner tube, snacks,  camera, glucose tablets , and cell phone.  We remind each other…


Riding a recumbent trike will make you irresistibly cool!

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Being cool is possessing knowledge of one’s self, being comfortable with that knowledge, and confident about who you are.  Looking cool hinges on self awareness and self confidence. It’s personal People buy and #ride adult #trikes for a myriad of reasons.  An individual’s decision to ride a #recumbent trike should be for their own reasons. Your knowledge of self makes you best aware of your physical abilities and riding needs.  After all, it’s your butt in the seat and your physical exertion required to propel the #trike.   I have read a lot of generalizations when it comes to recumbent trikes.  To me this can be  misleading as there are different styles of trikes. Generalizations would not be appropriate for upright bikes.  We know that there are road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX bikes, or cruiser bikes to name a few.  What may be true of one style may not be true of another. Trikes comes in styles such as #tadpole,…


Better health is what happens when you cycle!

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You know you need to get exercise, but does going to the gym cause a sense of dread?  Have you found going to the gym to be inconvenient and quite boring?  What if you found a way to get your exercise and smile too?  I found them both #cycling on my #recumbent trike! Benefits of Physical Activity First off I would like to say that before starting an exercise routine you should consult your physician.  I am not a doctor and while I can comment in general terms, your doctor should be  the one to advise you in regard to your specific health needs.  Your physician will be able to address any special needs or concerns that you might have. We all know that physical activity is beneficial.  As per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help: Control your weight Reduce…


Recumbent Trike Tips For Inaugural Rides and Rookie Riders

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My wife and I ride delta recumbent trikes, hence the name, “delta-duo.”  Riding is something that we do together and we have been fortunate enough to find a few riding buddies who help make it even more fun.   Making a list I have compiled the following list of basic #recumbent trike #tips.  These are very basic tips and are best suited for people just getting started in riding an #adult tricycle.  I hope that these #trike tips will help the new rider get more enjoyment from their rides.  All of my experience is based on the delta style adult tricycle and for that reason I will limit my tips to that style.   The other trike types have tips and recommendations that are specific to them.   I will put a link to some resources that are very helpful and include tips for various trike styles. Recumbent trike tips – biased towards delta style RELAX  I think one of the…


Doing a 180 on a Recumbent Trike

Results are based on choices

I was traveling full steam ahead on a path of habits that had good #health in my rear view.  I wasn’t using my mirrors.  Could I turn my direction and head the other way on a #recumbent trike? Pedaling in the wrong direction. What is it that motivates us to move in a new direction?  With all the momentum in a certain direction, what is it that will expedite a change of course?  Each individual will have a different answer.  While there are basic needs that we all share and some overlap in our likes and interests, much of our life’s course is navigated by our personal choices. Leaving the doctor’s office, I felt good about the way I had been living in regards to my health.  I had been doing weekly meal planning, cooking at home, and packing my lunch.  These were all positive steps in the right direction.  I felt confident that this would be reflected in my blood…