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Want to ride, ride, ride, without ending up with a sore back and booty? You might want to try the strangest bicycle on the road today—the recumbent bicycle (the word ‘recumbent' refers to its chair-shaped seat position, with the pedals out in front of the rider).
These vehicles have been around since before the turn of the century and they're actually a very ergonomic way to ride – no sore backs or butts. It makes them very good for extended rides.
According to several other sources, (not just one or two)the "recumbent" originated in FRANCE sometime in the late 1920's.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|