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06-05-2006, 04:13 PM
My wife has in the past enjoyed bicycling for exercise and transit. In 1994 she had a bad bike crash commuting on Ventura Blvd in LA, shattering her right wrist, which was not properly treated. It's now partially fused and is sensitive, keeping her from riding a standard bike. (She was able to ride at least some until about 3 years ago, but the wrist has deteriorated.)

We'd like to look at recumbents to minimize pressure and stress on the wrist, but aren't sure which ones are likely to work for her. Is there a Recumbent Club in Portland where she could borrow some for a few minutes each, or a store that has a variety of models to try out?

06-05-2006, 04:54 PM
I think Coventry Cycle Works in SE has a good selection of recumbents.

the Wumpus
06-06-2006, 11:23 AM
Coventry's worth a visit.
They have a decent selection, and have been really patient and helpful when I've stopped in.

There is also good recumbent oriented content and a discussion group at:

Jonathan Maus
06-06-2006, 11:43 AM
For more local recumbent info you should check out the Oregon Human Powered Vehicle club


The also have an email list

There links page might help too:

Good luck.