I’ve officially had my new Terratrike Rover 8 (sounds like something from NASA huh?) recumbent trike for over a week. I’ve officially been riding since this past Friday. Why the delay in getting out there? Adjustments! I needed to take my trike back in a couple of times to have things “tweaked”, added/subtracted, etc to get it “just right” for me.
So this past Friday (5/23/14) I started marking down how far I’d gone & how I felt. I decided, since many stroke survivors face the decision to try and “get back out there” and get fit, I’d keep a mini log for myself & for you too if you’re interested.
I will start here with Saturday as that was the first day I made notes:
5/24/14: Rode 1.5 miles today. Played around with seat arrangement & finally feel like I have it “just right” for me :) Not too hot, but won’t be going far after 9am.
5/25/14: Rode 4.2 miles today! Felt great. Got out by 8am. 79-80 deg already so will have to be up earlier to go farther. Was amazed at how good I felt. Could have gone farther, but didn’t want to push it!
BTW: If you are curious about recumbent trikes and/or bikes, I have found a wonderful website called: Bentrider Online. This site has more information on recumbent bikes and trikes than any other. Their forum is a wealth of information and the members are very supportive and happy to help you out.