My first recumbent: FlyingFurniture PBP Special

When I started randonneuring I quickly realised that there had to be a better experience than suffering saddle sores and neck pain, not to mention nerve damage resulting in lingering finger numbness.

I had been toying with the idea of riding a recumbent for a few years and, after an aborted attempt to make my own, I decided to buy my first custom-built bicycle.

I am no faster on recumbents than I was on uprights, but the comfort factor makes it all worthwhile.

When I started, people I passed on the streets often pointed and laughed at seeing such a different machine. Now most people seem to be aware of recumbents and some even ask intelligent questions.

On these pages I intend to document the bikes I have owned and experiences I have had over the last decade and more of laid-back cycling.




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