Tips about Touring on a Recumbent Bike

Posted by Bend It Cycling on 9/1/2013

Before you finalize the dates of your recumbent bike tour, we have some great tips that you might want to keep in mind.

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--Put in a few hours on your bike. This will help you accustom your body to your recumbent bike and you can also make any changes you feel you need.

--Travel light. Carry only what you will absolutely need. It is a good thing to eliminate excess, unwanted weight.

--Take an easy start. Try not to focus on covering too many miles for starters. Just relax and enjoy the ride.

--Learn how to take care of basic maintenance yourself. You should be able to deal with minor breakdowns, in case a mechanic is not available right away.

--Make sure you have enough provisions and the right maps. Carry light, nutritional food for your trip and make sure you have detailed maps of the area you want to cover. It is also a good idea to leave room in your schedule for improvisations. You might hear about some new, interesting place and you could want to check it out.

--Learn how to assemble and disassemble your bike. This is important if you intend to cover the first leg of your journey by public transport. All bus, train and airline services will allow you to transport your bike but it has to be in its original packing. And you might have to pay for excess baggage.

--Stow your belongings carefully. Try to make sure you don’t drop your stuff along the way.

--You will need to take breaks. Sitting for long periods can cause a little stiffness. Take the time to stop and walk around a bit.

--You will have explaining to do. A lot of people are going to be asking you questions about your recumbent bike because very few of them are seen on the roads.

--You might get into trouble at work. Tours on recumbent bikes can make you an addict. And you might find yourself enjoying it so much that you may extend your trip without meaning to.

Recumbent bike tours are a great way to see places. You can enjoy the views and the countryside and you will have a whole different perspective of the places you are touring.