2016 Jim Schmid’s Bacchetta Giro recumbent gets a tune-up at Power On Cycling – Newport, TN

Power On Cycling is located in Newport, TN just a little over an hour from where we live in Black Mountain, NC. I bought my  Bacchetta Giro with 26″ wheels front and rear back in 2007 when Power On Cycling was located in Plant City, FL and I was living in Tallahassee, FL. The Giro is a great riding recumbent that I’ve put many miles on enjoying rail-trails across the country. I’m able to take my recumbent over a couple times a year for maintenance. What a treat to have Mark Powers and his shop so close. This turned out to be one of the hidden benefits of retiring to the mountains of North Carolina. Here’s a few pictures so you get an idea of how thorough Mark is in his work.

Now, you may be wondering why the photo of the rear of my van. I was a couple of blocks from Power On Cycling on my way home when at a traffic light  I got rear ended. Fifty years of driving and my first accident. Guy who hit me did not have insurance. Thank goodness my insurance covered it. Cost over $2,000 to get the lift gate and bumper replaced.