Today I drove to Brandon, Fl to test ride a new recumbent bike, a Rans TiRex. A physician in Brandon was kind enough to let me test ride his, since none of the recumbent bike shops in the area have one. I liked the bike, but haven't yet decided to add it to my stable.
After the ride, I visited PowerOn Cycling in Riverview and discussed the possible purchase of the TiRex with the owner, Mark Powers.
I then drove further north to Flatwood Park and did a 30 mile hard workout on my trike. Flatwood is traffic free. The only others I saw on the 11 mile loop were rollerbladers, runners and other cyclists. The loop is perfectly flat and smooth, a great place to really turn up the speed and get a good cardio workout. I did most of the 30 miles at a high rpm and felt quite tired at the end. There was a moderate wind that made part of the loop challenging.