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recumbent

1. (of a part or organ) leaning or resting against another organ or the ground
2. (of a fold in a rock formation) in which the axial plane is nearly horizontal

recumbent

[ri′kəm·bənt]
(botany)
Of or pertaining to a plant or plant part that tends to rest on the surface of the soil.
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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.
Tricycle recumbents 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.
Racing recumbents, 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.
Recumbents 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 are scarce.
SEMI-RECUMBENT 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.