Fun, fun fun! I would liken it to be the stoker on a tandem (I’d done 1000’s miles around Europe in this position). I say this because it is relaxed and you can gaze around you not having to worry about balance, or steering (as seems to be a natural phenomenon) in the oposite direction to that in which you are looking (and from there into a ditch or on-coming car!). Also, it is harder work / less efficient up hills than a standard upright bike, but only a little yet more effecient on the flat. If it works out wholly like a tandem this will mean being able to add 10% distance to the day in the same time / for the same energy input. Other observations :
- All the car drivers give me and extra wide berth [ I like this 🙂 ]
- Rear view mirror means you can take a quick glance to re-assure yourself that you are not able to be turned into cyclist pizza by the 4×4 roaring up behind you.
- Turns a few heads – not unlike a tandem
- The suspension on my Scorpion makes up almost wholly for the shortcomings of local authority road-mending policy (and that is a tall order here in Lancashire)