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.
- Recumbents as Audax Vehicles
- Audaxing PBP & LEL
- A Lap of Australia
- unsupported cycle across the nation