Why Doesn’t Everyone Ride a Recumbent?
On occasion I run into a reference to Kent’s Bike Blog. I’ve written of him several times in my blog. I’m never disappointed when I follow that reference to a post that is either entertaining, informative or humorous. Kent writes well and I envy that. I don’t envy some of his misguided beliefs that some people are comfortable on “horsey bikes” and that you can make soap from WD40.
Today I was doing some research on DIY velomobiles and Google threw a completely unrelated link at me, or so I thought. I noticed that the link was to Kent’s Bike Blog and I could not resist clicking on it to read of Kent’s view on DIY velomobiles. I’ve yet to understand why Google would reference this article but I’m glad it did. I guess the Google gods knew that I had just finished reading a lively discussion on BROL about the virtues of riding a bent vs an upright and Google thought I needed propaganda from the other side of the fence. Could Google be that misguided also? You do know that Google follows what you do and say on your computer, don’t you?
Well, in the interest of being fare and fare minded and armed with a mind full of arguments on the side of recumbents I refer you to Kent’s Bike Blog and Why doesn’t everyone ride a recumbent? If your not well founded in your recumbentcy maybe you should just move on and not expose yourself to such hypocrisy. I know that my spell checker does not think that recumbentcy is a word but I know it is or I would not know how to spell it.
EDIT: Just for the record I rode upright bikes during the 80’s and did very well with them. For the last few years I’ve been riding an assortment of recumbent bikes and trikes and I get along very well with them. Ride what makes you happy.