Do you live in Plymouth? If so do you ride a recumbent?
He's 'core! 😉
I see him around a lot too anywhere between Mount Gould and St Mary's bridge in Plympton. He is so low to the ground I will be sad but not suprised to hear of him going under an artic or similarly high up vehicle.
Although with regards to the cyclepath bit, I ride it daily and there is at least one bit with railings/road crossing chicane thing that you would have a right old time getting his (2 front wheels) recumbent round/through, and the bit betwwen Laira and Sainsburys is so narrow it would be rather scary for many less gnarly cyclists to pass him.
You, my short-life-expectency-friend, are giving cyclists a bad name.
Not planning on distributing any nichey recumbent parts any time soon then? 😆Posted 7 years agorichiethesilverfishMember
Because if you're the guy I keep seeing around you're going to get killed very soon!
Let me spell it out – drivers can barely see you, you have'nt even got one of the little 'warning flags' up and when I last saw you you were riding down a busy dual carriageway in rush hour NEXT to a cycle lane!!
You, my short-life-expectency-friend, are giving cyclists a bad name.Posted 7 years agowest kipperMember
A lot of folk that ride recumbents (in so much as there are such people!) think that the WTF is that? factor means that they get a bit more attention than a normal rider wth every visiblity aid going. I could buy that.Posted 7 years ago
Was this guy doing anything illegal?
If not, well, its his concern what he rides…
(staying outside the cyclelanes a good idea BTW)jondMember
>A lot of folk that ride recumbents (in so much as there are such people!) think that the WTF is that? factor means that they get a bit more attention than a normal rider wth every visiblity aid going. I could buy that.
As a recumbent rider, I *can* vouch for the fact that that's true, certainly in assorted traffic conditions in N Surrey/edge of London.
Flags ? – jury's out on whether they help, but I'd rather not carry one – I have to put up with ever more prats shouting out of car windows (Clios are the new Nova?) than on a normal bike, giving 'em something to grab hold off strikes me as a bad idea !
Ah, just reread the above – he's got a trike. Mine's fairly low but a 2 wheeler – seat's about 14 inches off the floor, so my head's at driver level (good for giving 'em the evil eye when they start doing a stupid overtake. Trikes are good fun – human powered karts – but I'd be wary of using one in busy traffic – which is why I settled on mine.
Must admit I'd be more inclined to try a flag on a trike.
That said, there was an old fellow used to live nearby – popped off at about 99 after 30ish years of cycling (ill health, not under a truck !) – and he had several trikes, tho' he probably was out on them outside peak commute times.Posted 7 years agojondMember
>recumbent riding the local bmx pump track
There are few that are intended to be off-road friendly:
Mad Max Evo:
There's also a bmx-stylee trike – the KMX – a couple of kids a few doors away have one each. P'raps he's on one of those ?
Somewhere on youtube there's some footage of German guys doing a 4x course on Hase Kettweisels, which is another trike (but higher, one wheel at the front, two at the back, aka delta, rather than tadpole)Posted 7 years ago
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