This is my hobby site dedicated to my adventures on recumbent bikes and any related activities that I enjoy.
I have a long history on bikes that was curtailed by chronic back and neck problems from a couple of bad accidents as a kid that came back to bite me in my thirties. I raced as a teenager, spent most of my twenties on mountain bikes and did very little in my thirties due to increasing back pain on uprights.
One day I saw this weird looking contraption in Edinburgh (which I now think was a Nazca Fuego) and this piqued my interest in recumbents. I had reached a point in my pain tolerance where either I gave up cycling forever or did something drastic. So I did some research and ended up at Laid Back Bikes in Edinburgh, where I tried out a few bikes and came away with a Nazca Fuego lowracer. I was quickly back up to long days on the bike in complete comfort, no pain, century rides once again possible after a 25 year enforced break. Amazing!
Since then I have accumulated a stable of four recumbents, including the Nazca Quetzal tandem. I have thus managed to incorporate my wife into my recumbent obsession and you may see us out and about in the Borders as we regularly go for long rides together on ‘the beast’.
I am also a practicing Kadampa Buddhist and devote as much of my time as I can to working on my mind. I can say quite confidently that without Buddhism, my life would have gone off the rails a long time ago. Meditation is something that everyone can benefit from and if you are interested you can find a centre near you on the Kadampa website.