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recumbents are king
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posted 11/15/2018
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Anyone ever pass a paceline on a recumbent? Very satisfying.... uprights are huge air catchers...

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posted 11/16/2018
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That's a common misconception hills are a bit slower but overall recumbent kick ass

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posted 11/16/2018
at 7:15:36 PM
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Easy, son. You're getting close to flaming. We use this forum because we like to ride bikes, not stick our fingers in other people's eyes.

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posted 11/16/2018
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I will speak my mind if I can't I will delete this site.... no loss to me....

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posted 11/16/2018
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I will speak my mind if I can't I will delete this site.... no loss to me....
-- posted by robnol


Yes, it sounds as though you better go.

Have a nice life.

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posted 11/16/2018
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No I will stay ...for now... only if it irritates u

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posted 11/17/2018
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Sorry guys. I guess I shouldn't have made my comment. I just thought we were having a fun conversation here.

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posted 11/17/2018
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Sorry guys. I guess I shouldn't have made my comment. I just thought we were having a fun conversation here.
-- posted by ptsbike
No worries Phil. However, my experience with recumbents and climbing is similar. I mean, you watched me struggle to climb some of those hills in Florida last year. Perhaps, I just don't have a good climbing technique, but also, there might be something there as I hear from many other recumbent riders that they feel like recumbents don't climb as well as regular bikes. It could be that when recumbent riders set records involving climbing that they are the exception that proves the rule. The bike that tojesky mentioned is a mbb (moveable bottom bracket) bike which I have tried but I don't think I will ever get the hang of as it feels so awkward. Out of curiosity, Tim, have you ridden a mbb bike?

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posted 11/17/2018
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No worries

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posted 11/17/2018
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Freak of nature.
-- posted by ptsbike
Not really. Get young guys on recumbents and they will be faster than on the DFs.

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posted 11/17/2018
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..

Out of curiosity, Tim, have you ridden a mbb bike?
-- posted by GeeWizMan
No, but I have wanted to. I have a friend who had both a MBB and a conventional rear drive high racer. He was faster on the conventional rear drive high racer.

I have a rear wheel drive Bacchetta CA2.0 with 38,000 miles. I'm not a climber because I am a Clydesdale. And I live on a flat coastal plain so hard to train for the climbs. I did ride the Natchez Trace 444 event the first year (2015) and did okay until I developed chest congestion and had to bow out. But for the hilly 300 miles, I averaged 17 mph.
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