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…


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,…


Surprisingly, it is Actually Going to Happen!!

It's Actually Going To Happen!!

He said yes!! He actually agreed to come to the bike shop with me. I had expected, and planned, to ride and exercise solo. We all need exercise I guess I should thank his elevated A1c reading, but I will take what I can get. This #trike is likely my last hope for riding a bike of any kind. My balance is shot, thanks to MS. So, two-wheeled bikes are out, especially after the spill I took in the parking lot of my apartment complex, everyone knows landing on pavement hurts! That was over 10 years ago in 2003. Since then my main form of exercise was water aerobics, which also helped with staying cool while exercising, but my job situation changed and now the water aerobics is no longer an option. Back to square one. I NEED to find a way to exercise. I NEED to keep my body as healthy as possible and my flexibility as good as…


Just Don’t Sit There! Ride your recumbent trike!

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My wife had set up a follow-up appointment for the next Saturday with our local bike dealer.  Her decision to purchase was made and she was going to select her new #recumbent trike.   #Excitement is contagious My wife had come home from the initial appointment excited about the recumbent #trikes that were available and the opportunities there were to #ride in our area. Curious to find out what it was exactly that my better half  was about to spend money on, I wanted more information.  I studied the paperwork she had brought home and visited the websites that  had been suggested to her.  These #trike bikes were different than what I was expecting.   I was starting to see what her excitement was based on.   One of the first things that got my attention was the style of the seats.  The traditional bike seat had been an issue for me in the past and I had not forgotten it.…