of my new Cruzbike Silvio 2.0.
moving bottom bracket,
recumbent 700c machine,...
i.e. I'm not jumping on it and heading out
onto the roads with cars.
in an empty parking-lot.
WHOA THERE !!!!!
It took a good 5-10 minutes before I could even get my feet
onto the pedals,... the procedure is to "Flintstone" with your
feet for a little while then to progress to
Finally, I started to get it and spent about 1 hour
Cruz-ing around the parking lots,...
Note, no clip-in's at this point.
I was wooobly,...
basically looks like I'm floating between wheels.
I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't feel
an overwhelming amount of "pedal steering."
I was concerned that this would be significant
but it wasn't. Even in my juvenile state of
proficiency, I was able to stomp on the
pedals and didn't swerve. I guess
that my unsteadiness might have
masked it,... >;-)
My maiden shake-down voyage was a success,
I learned, improved my skills and confidence,
and nothing (& no one) fell off.
It will take several more hours of closed
circuit practice before I venture
onto the roads.
Update - the position is comfortable, visibility is better than on
my TT bikes (i.e. very good), the headrest is great, it sits right
at the base of my skull, below my helmet, it is very comfortable.