Street Machine Gte on Bear Mountain

HP Velotechnik’s Street Machine Gte improves an already gorgeous view from the top of Bear Mountain.

The other weekend I had a nice 2-day ride across Harriman State Park (New York).  I had clear, dry, non-smoggy air, perfect temperatures, and, as always, a great view from the top of Bear Mountain.  I packed light and slept at the Adirondack Mountain Club’s camp.  On Sunday, it rained.  Those who enjoy riding recumbent bikes up hills would enjoy this trip.  Bear Mtn. has an average grade of about 6% with a short section of around 10%.  In the city, I get a lot of “cool bike!” comments when I ride an HP Velotechnik.  But on Bear Mountain, I got many a “good morning” and thumbs-up from the road cyclists who frequent Harriman’s roads and who, maybe, up until that point thought that recumbents “can’t do hills.”

A “cool bike” posing for a photo in front of the Bear Mountain lookout tower.

Have fun and support your state parks,
Robert Matson
New York City Recumbent Supply
The Innovation Works, Inc.
copyright 2013 Robert Matson

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