FitView – Recumbent Bikes

By Efren Martinez
Recumbent Bikes Are Really Fast

When I think of a Recumbent bike, I think of our Uncle Bob. It wasn’t too long ago when Uncle Bob got one and it was the first time I had ever seen anything like it. At first look I thought of it being odd and it reminded me of an adult tricycle. Boy was I totally wrong. These 2 and/or 3 wheel bikes are actually ingenious. For example an athlete on a good low racer with rear fairing has about 30% less drag than a racing cyclist. An amateur cyclist on a full recumbent bike can be really fast reaching speeds of more than 50 mph. The current recumbent world record for the 200 meter sprint is over 87-mph according to I’m not one that would want to go that fast on any bike, heck I don’t even drive over 70-mph. Still the thought of being able to get on a bike and go from here to there as quick as I would in a car does sound intriguing.

Think about how cool is this when you can jump on a Recumbent bike and lay back in comfort without falling down. Here you are saving money in gas and burning loads of calories at the same time. It’s also a plus that you’re being totally green with no harmful emissions. Cheers to Mother Earth! If this sounds like something you’d be interested in I applaud you. Recumbent bikes can be found pretty much everywhere these days including at any of our local bike shops. Let’s go green with pedal power along with a positive plus for living a healthy lifestyle. In the words of Captain Planet, “The Power is Yours!”

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I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20