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M5-Couch

Sometimes Manfred would like to rest on a couch and lay his legs high.
Therefore, Santa Claus had brought a parcel from the Dutch carbon ligfietsen producer M5. In the parcel was a frame rack, with which Manfred built a couch :-)
In the meantime Manfred pedaled some thousands kilometres recumbently. His experiences in riding the couch you find here: https://manfred-tinebor.fotki.com/journals/couch-surfing/
To get a little impression of riding the couch speedy, please watch the video recorded on a country road in Lower Saxony between Polle and Bad Pyrmont: https://manfred-tinebor.fotki.com/journals/manfreds-videos/entry/wqtfrbtwwtqqq/

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The couch is still a little bit snappish and unwilling!

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Uploaded: March 07, 2010
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  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    11 years 4 months ago

    "The Man on His Riding Couch"--Once again, I've enjoyed another of your fascinating and amusing photo albums. Watching you assemble this intriguing machine and reading the oftentimes funny comments from your friends made a rather dull topic quite informative. I dare say, you like to be different; and I'd say you've accomplished this many times over. Any time you can take a ho-hum project and turn it into an amusing one helps to make the chore more fun; and you manage to complete it with a lot less stress. As always, I've enjoyed the chit chat between you and your friends; and I've gotten to understand some of your European expressions a little better. Thank you, my dearest Manfred, for another evening of unique photos, an unusual assembly of your "riding couch", and all-around night of fun and amusement. You are just what the doctor ordered to help get me out of my day of sadness, loneliness, and depression.
  • Елена Premium user (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    Манфред, Вы уже сделали и испытали новый велосипед!!! Поздравляю, получился очень красивый ... но мне кажется, что на нем ездить труднее, чем на обычном велосипеде ...
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      11 years 9 months ago
      Спасибо за интерес и поздравление!
      Yes, dear Hellen, the change from usual bicycles on the couch is difficult :-|
      On the one hand, the balance sense has been coached only for the upright posture. On the other hand, the motor activity of the body has been fixed on the stabilization actions of a normal bicycle. With the same motor actions the stabilization of the couch is not possible. I must learn the necessary stabilization movements anew.
      Till now it is difficult for me, riding slowly straight ahead without big steering movements!
      Fast riding already functions well :-)))
      • Елена Premium user (Private)
        11 years 9 months ago
        Да, понимаю ... есть еще одна трудность - следить за дорогой (ямы, кочки) ... я не представляю как это можно делать при практически горизонтальном положении ...
  • Orange84 (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    Es ist COOL! =)))
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      11 years 9 months ago
      Thanks, dear Anna!
      However, it will probably last a little bit, until I can ride the couch in such a cool way like my usual bicycles!
  • Okinew (Private)
    11 years 9 months ago
    On the face there is no smile!!!
    • Manfred Premium user Germany (Private)
      11 years 9 months ago
      :-D
      The greatest nonsenses have been made with a serious face!
      • Okinew (Private)
        11 years 9 months ago
        Madness which is repeated many times, becomes very reasonable employment. :-)
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