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comment Is a recumbent trike faster than a non-recumbent bicycle?
I have real concerns about the options on passing other bikes. On my commute, I ride across a bridge where the bike paths is, lets say, optimsed for upright bikes. Sometimes, there are motorised scooters coming in the opposite direction. There is no way of passing safely and at speed in this situation.
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comment Cycling traffic signs and rules in Germany
@ChrisW, I forgot to add the comment to "engage the brain" when following other cyclists. We are not lemmings, at least I'm not. But I do take your point that there some riders that don't "engage the brain" when riding, even when they are fully aware of the rules and the conventions.
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comment Cycling traffic signs and rules in Germany
I also commute to work in Germany, around the Cologne area. Luckily most of my route is on bike paths and forest trails. However, for the short section where I need to go on the road, I just follow the cyclists. In general, use your common sense and safety first. The German drivers are usually quite tolerant to the cyclist.
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comment Protecting gadgets against rain during touring
Among the many good answers, don't forget about the effects of condensation. Make sure that your protective cover is breathable. I lost a phone once due to condensation.
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asked Are upright conventional bicycle more comfortable than a recumbent trike over forest trails?
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asked Do your legs get tired faster when riding a recumbent trike compared to a upright bike?
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accepted Is a recumbent trike faster than a non-recumbent bicycle?
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comment Is a recumbent trike faster than a non-recumbent bicycle?
@Mac, is that because a conventional bike has better suspension properties than a recumbent trike. Some of the recumbent tikes with suspension system looks pretty comfortable.
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comment Is a recumbent trike faster than a non-recumbent bicycle?
+1 - the fun factor is definitely one of the aspects I am looking towards :-) It also sounds like that to go any faster, a fairing of some sort is needed. Thanks!