What: Adaptive Recreation Services offers a variety of cycling and other recreation equipment for rent, from trikes and recumbents
to all-terrain wheelchairs and skis for people with disabilities.
In most areas of cycling such as speed, endurance, comfort and utility, recumbents
have been proven to be technically superior.
Then: Hazel and Jim Baxter opened Go-Bent Recumbent
Bikes in 2002 at 353 Malaga Highway.
tend to weigh two to three times as much as a regular bike, and adding electric power only increases the mass that the rider and motor must move.
, also called low racers, are known for their funky shell, which protects the rider's body in case of an accident, and boosts the bike's speed.
I then decided to change the design by looking at other recumbents
, but none of them had everything that I wanted so I had to have to my own.
He built twelve of these recumbents
before building mine in a garage behind his house.
are the low-slung bicycles whose profile is intended to make more efficient use of human pedaling.
Beside him is Russian Alexandr Popolov, who has driven his wife and grandson all the way from Moscow in an ancient BMW, with their recumbents
on the roof.
The sturdy commuter bikes and recumbents
BIKES Even though semi-recumbent
stationary bikes are usually more expensive than recumbents
or uprights, Schwinn Fitness reports that semi-recumbents
for the home are outselling uprights by four to one.
To the traditional line-up of mountain, road, and hybrid bikes, add recumbents
for those who prefer a back-friendly, laid-back position.