Such a simple gigantic evolution and combination.
So much of the last year has been James' body fighting itself.
Some of that fighting, maybe much, maybe most, has been the body desperately seeking a place to work from, a place to fight from, a center. And left to its own devices it goes for the pedals. Maybe this is not unlike running where somehow the ground becomes a center to work from. A platform, a base.
Be that as it may.
Beginning a week or so ago the perinium, that 3 or 4" bit of tissue in the crotch became apparent . And attention to it helped a lot. But just yesterday it came to greater clarity. Plant it James 1st thing you do and the 2nd and the 3rd and repeat, plant it.
This happens automatically peddling a conventional cycle. But for James in this recumbent nothing automatic about it.
Nor does the body fight it or dislike it.
Nor does the body do it intuitively or easily remember it without some vigilant reminding. And monitoring. This is a wonderful development.
It is hugely liberating of the legs in an odd sort of way. It lets them flail, flap, spin. All dangerous words but the best I can think of at the moment. There is no less power or sustainability than anything else James has attempted and probably 30% more available raw power and absolutely sustained. This is not a gimmick anymore than sitting on a hard narrow conventional Leather bike saddle was a gimmick for James in all his developmental years as a kid. But in this recumbent and probably any recumbent achieving the same biomechanics, the same physical situation requires some imagination and vigilance.