Important: The Tennessee Bicycle Laws you need to know

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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…


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…


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…


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…