With a few of those lessons under my belt, I began doing more basics: coming to a stop sign, unclipping, stopping (as most bicyclists don't), looking both ways, pushing off, clipping in, and pedaling away. Adding mileage/time on the bike to these basics has helped me become more comfortable on the Silvio. Some hills thrown in where I could work on my climbing skills. I headed out for a 20 miler and pretty much used the same gearing I would have used on my Cannondale touring bicycle on this route, which I've done many times, and at the same speed I would have been going on the Cannondale. I was pleased. More control, better climbing, as well as understanding more of the unique aspects of a recumbent and the Silvio in particular. Max speed downhill: 41mph. Onward.
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