A lot of web sites that I read start out with the author announcing that he/she has been riding recumbent bikes/trike for 10 years or 15 or 20 or even 30 years. Well, I’ve not. I didn’t have my first recumbent until well into my 60’s. 2010 if I remember right. I’m to be 70 next month and I’ve enjoyed every minute that I’ve been on a bent. But I’ve missed the history of the recumbent world. I’ve since owned some of that history but that’s not the same as living it.
This morning I followed a link that was posted on an Atomic Zombie thread. It’s not that I hadn’t been on this site before but I guess my appreciation for bent history has grown and is still growing. Joel Dickman’s web site Lightning Riders entertained me for a couple of hours as I ate breakfast and enticed me to linger on for a second Diet Coke.. If your a newbie like me, you may enjoy seeing a pictorial history of the Lightning with pictures of the famous P38, the 18 lb R84 or the F90. If you enjoy this site, you will also enjoy a visit to the Lightning site.
Count your blessings if you are lucky enough to own a Lightning recumbent.