Gradual, a little at a time … or … just take the plunge, cold turkey, full speed ahead. I am talking about switching from a diamond frame (DF) bicycle to a recumbent bike or trike. There are some riders who never quit riding diamond frame bicycle. They ride both DF and recumbent. What’s the word for that? … masochist? Yeah, a person who enjoys an activity that brings pain. I pretty much made the switch rather quickly and never looked back. I remember the misery of riding a DF bike and how great it was to find relief from it all when I started riding a recumbent bike. Then after a few months of riding a recumbent bike I tried riding a recumbent tadpole trike. I found it even more comfortable so I made the switch to tadpole trikes. I tried going back to the recumbent bike but quickly  returned to my trike as it was both more comfortable and more fun to ride than the recumbent bike. I eventually sold my recumbent bike since I didn’t ride it anymore. I still have a DF bike. I don’t ride it. I have tried to sell it but had no success. I am reminded of the TV commercial where a person is told “I bet you can’t eat just one”. It sort of parallels taking a ride on a tadpole trike and getting “hooked”. I speak from personal experience. It is a very rare person who takes a ride on a tadpole trike without falling in love with them. They “sell” themselves. Have you taken the plunge? You could be joining the rest of us who …


A FREE GIFT awaits you!

Author: Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at tadpolerider2 at gmail dot com (

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