Recumbent Bikes

I ride a recumbent bike. Actually, I own two-- a Linear LWB (folder) and a suspended Vision R-44.

  • Bike pictures
  • John's Cool Bike FAQ
  • Infrequently Asked Questions new.gif (911 bytes)
  • Cartop carrier for LWB recumbent bikes
  • Road to Recumbency
  • My Vision R-44 review at Alan Felsen's web site
  • Linear's web site
  • Vision's web site
  • NBG2000 - National Bicycle Greenway's Trans-America Ride
  • WHIRL Big Ride Report by Mark Matarella
  • The WHIRL website
  • Bike pictures


    Me on my Linear LWB


    Me and my Vision R-44 at the WHIRL Big Ride
    (photo courtesy of Mark Matarella)


    Waiting for the start of the Big Ride
    (photo by Jason Steele)

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    John's Cool Bike FAQ

    When I started riding the Linear, people kept stopping me to ask about it. Not that I mind the attention, but sometimes I don't have the time to answer all their questions. So I wanted something I could give people that would answer the questions they would have after I rode away. I made a little single-sheet, double-sided, tri-fold pamphlet to give people. I borrowed from various sources I found on the web and added some of my own thoughts.

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    Infrequently Asked Questions

    Then there's always some oddballs....  Here are some things people have actually said to me.  Really.  You gotta believe me.

    • Is that one of those recombinant bicycles?
    • Where do you think you are, France???
    • Hey, that's one gnarly bike, man!
    • What??? ... Hey!!!
    • Is that legal?

    Do you have any to add?  Email them to me and I'll put them on this page.

    From Tom Armstrong, bikeolounger@prodigy.net:

    I've only heard this one once, regarding my Ryan with an Ed Gin-inspired front fairing:   "Is that some kind of "James Bond" bicycle?"

    From Jason Steiner, jason@gaydeceiver.com:

    Actually a comment, not a question. I was test-riding a Turner (Hypercycle derivative) with USS, at the tail end of a train of bent riders with above-seat steering, and two hikers stopped to stare as we went by on the bike path. As I passed them I heard one remark to the other, "That one doesn't even have any handlebars!"

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    1998 John Strait

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