After I first took my recumbent for a trip after eradicating the electrical help package with the unbearably noisy motor, I seen how sluggish I felt. A part of it’s that I actually am that sluggish with out a motor serving to me. However half is that I had gotten lazy due to the motor and wasn’t pushing as laborious. So right now I attempted a protracted brisk cruise, and was in a position to get my velocity up a few mph. Electrical help is nice, however I have to keep away from it being a slippery slope to laziness. I’m going to ensure I take advantage of non-E bikes not less than a few occasions every week and ensure I push tougher.
In the present day’s trip was 34 miles on the Coyote Creek path. I had resigned myself to the recumbent being a shorter-range bike, however it may well nonetheless cowl an honest quantity of floor.