The Truth About First Recumbent Rally in Murfreesboro: Awesome!

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My thoughts after the inaugural Tennessee #Recumbent Rally:  I hope there’s a 2nd Annual Rally! Getting Acquainted. It was a hot 91º day in #Murfreesboro, TN for the inaugural Tennessee Recumbent Rally. Guided bike tours of the Murfreesboro #Greenway and Civil War Battlefield were scheduled at 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am; Laura and I decided the night before to join the 9:30 AM tour. We arrived at Recumbent Bicycles of Tennessee (RBOT) about 9 AM and were promptly signed in; name tags placed in lanyards and T-shirts awaiting our arrival.   A ticket, placed behind our name tags, was to be used in a drawing for door prizes scheduled later in the day.  I politely listened to the instructions about the drawing, but a lifetime of experience reminded me that I would not be winning a prize.  I don’t win drawings. With a few minutes to kill before our tour started, I decided to stroll through the recumbent bicycle…


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…


Inaugural Recumbent Rally in Murfreesboro, TN

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  Don’t miss the inaugural Tennessee #Recumbent Rally on Saturday, August 27th!! Ya’ll Come!! I would like to give a shout-out to this event in #Murfreesboro, TN.   My wife Laura and I are attending this rally and would like to see it be a huge success!!  This show is being sponsored by Recumbent Bicycles of Tennessee.     Don’t miss out on our first Tennessee Recumbent Rally that is being sponsored by Recumbent Bicycles of Tennessee!  We are planning on making this an annual event. It will be held in the beautiful city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee! The date will be Saturday, August 27, 2016. Murfreesboro is well known for its beautiful Greenways and historical past.This event will include the following: 1. Guided bike tours of the Murfreesboro #Greenway and Civil War Battlefield site will be offered during the day at 7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am 2.  Catered meal from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm 3.  Live DJ music from 6:00…