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Recumbent II

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 11 July 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Most recumbent models also have an aerodynamic advantage; the reclined, legs-forward position of the rider’s body presents a smaller frontal profile. Recumbents are available in a wide range of configurations, including: long to short wheelbase; large, small, or a mix of wheel sizes; overseat, underseat, or no-hands steering; and rear wheel or front wheel drive. A variant with three wheels is a recumbent tricycle.

PENTAX K-5 1/200 second F/9.0 ISO 400 222 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

thanks for the interesting info. I'm sure that position will work the stomach muscles :)

11 Jul 2012 5:39am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Guess how much they cost... Well I'll check it!!

11 Jul 2012 6:10am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot and interesting info Eric

11 Jul 2012 7:10am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice

11 Jul 2012 7:20am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprbe cpatage en plein effort quelle compo et image.
amitié

11 Jul 2012 7:22am

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Not sure if that is a comfortable riding position or not. Nice shot.

11 Jul 2012 8:17am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

11 Jul 2012 8:32am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

j'aimerais bien essayer une fois

11 Jul 2012 8:33am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice image and very interesting information, Eric! Lovely. :)

11 Jul 2012 9:52am

tataray from france, France

Très bon pour les "tablettes de chocolat" !... :))
Bonne journée.

11 Jul 2012 9:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Seems fun ! Nice capture.

11 Jul 2012 9:55am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

visiblement confortable !!!! belle image.:)

11 Jul 2012 10:12am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot of this very laid back way to travel!

11 Jul 2012 11:40am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Il fait cool sur son vélo!:)

11 Jul 2012 1:01pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

No hand steering...must be odd..but less tension i bet or back pain,,,nice shot

11 Jul 2012 5:23pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

What an interesting bike

11 Jul 2012 5:57pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

La position parait cool mais il faudrait essayer pour savoir vraiment...
Je viens juste de revenir d'une balade à vélo... mais beaucoup plus traditionnel ! ça faisait longtemps alors ça m'a fait plaisir ! Et puis je suis sur une île où il y a beaucoup de pistes cyclables et pas de dénivelé donc c'était très facile... :-))

11 Jul 2012 6:24pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Very well said...hope I could ride one of those in the future =) Nice shot and framing Eric!

11 Jul 2012 6:28pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

it's great how you captured the motion here

11 Jul 2012 6:49pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent composition. Also the colors are great ! Have a lovely day Eric :)

11 Jul 2012 7:28pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The steering looks sketchy but I like the look of that horn, looks like he is clipping
along just fine !~

11 Jul 2012 7:39pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

encore plus belle que celle d'hier 5 *****

11 Jul 2012 8:01pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Another cool sportsman shot and he is at ease on this bike!

11 Jul 2012 8:18pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nice shot! Very interesting information Eric. Glad you like it, Best regards...Adela

11 Jul 2012 9:42pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i have been riding a recumbent since 1999

11 Jul 2012 10:23pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Interesting ride !!! I had never seen them before yesterday...

12 Jul 2012 1:03am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ha, I think I'd be too afraid to lean forward and use the horn. At least he has a rear view mirror though. Superb motion shot, Eric!

12 Jul 2012 1:30am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

great close shot and color... thanks for infos...

12 Jul 2012 1:32am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like using these as stationary bikes at my local gym.

12 Jul 2012 1:40am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

They just don't look comfortable to me but people really like them. Great shot!

12 Jul 2012 1:54am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Looks very at ease and comfortable. Great shot Eric!

12 Jul 2012 2:16am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Honestly, I think this would be a perfect way to travel!

12 Jul 2012 2:34am

Nick from Issaquah, United States

Nice pic and info! Looks pretty comfortable!

12 Jul 2012 3:13am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's surprising how these have become popular, I see quite a few of them around here.

12 Jul 2012 8:39am

k@ from Paris, France

Always wondered if it could be possible to both ride & have a nap ;)

13 Jul 2012 7:09am

franz from Baden, Austria

great shot ... but a very "strange" means of transportation, if i may say so ...

15 Jul 2012 3:40pm

PENTAX K-5
1/200 second
F/9.0
ISO 400
222 mm (35mm equiv.)

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