While Lightning’s website — lightningbikes.com — is the best information source on Lightning recumbent bikes, it lacks a moderated forum where Lightning riders — and would-be riders — can freely exchange ideas. Recumbent sites with forums exist, like wisil.recumbents.com. But why bore all the non-Lightning folk to tears with endless writing about our favorite recumbent marque? We need a place of our own. Especially when the weather gets brutal and riding time is restricted. A rough winter is a good time to blab about cycling and rebuild your bike.
Curious about recumbents, and considering a Lightning? Want to modify a Lightning, or fix a problem that puzzles the local wrench? Post your questions here, and draw upon the collective experience of other cyclists. Got something Lightning-related to buy or sell? Let us know. The discussion can range freely, as long as the focus stays on recumbent cycling generally, and Lightning bikes in particular. Just one ground rule — the credo of Human Powered RaceAmerica (HPRA):
“Go fast, have fun, promote technology, don’t be an ass.”
Differences of opinion are fine, trolling & flaming are not. Who decides which is which? Me. My name is Joel Dickman. I’ve been riding recumbent bikes for over thirty years. I’m a long-standing (sitting?) member of the Lightning tribe, but new to running a website, so please cut me some slack when technical problems happen. Pictures of Lightning bikes — especially bikes that are distinctive — would be fun. Snap away and send them in.
If you want to post notes on the forum, you need to:
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.