Bruce and Judy have been riding recumbents for the last 6 years. Bruce is a lifelong cyclist and was beginning to train again several years ago on his upright and found that after a couple of hours of riding he had significant back, neck, hand problems that made continuing to ride difficult.
Once he tried a recumbent it solved all of those issues and he could ride as long as he wanted with no pain. Two years later he completed his first 24 hour ride.
Along the journey with Bruce's riding, Judy tried a recumbent and was hooked. They ride together regularly and simply enjoy the comfort of their bikes, but particularly enjoy the exercise and riding with friends.
"We have met some of the best people, riding our recumbents...many have become life long friends".
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John was one of the pioneers of the US recumbent industry in the late 1970s and became R&D and production manager at RANS for the next 20 years, where he also handled the ultralight / light aircraft activities. He then became one of the co-founders of Bacchetta.
In 2012 John left Bacchetta and opened Vite Bikes with his wife Jacquie. John and Jacquie combined their strengths and launched Schlitter Bikes with the debut of the Encore in July, 2014. The Schlitter Encore was awarded the coveted Bentrideronline “Bike of the Year” award after its first year of production.
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