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    Which do you tink is faster?

    A strong rider on a recumbent or 2 strong riders on a tandem?

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    The one who lives closest to the office?

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    The girl on the ebike.

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    I say the recument still wins.

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    I would guess two strong riders on a tandem.

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    I'll let you know after I've had a chance to 'tink' about it.
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    More information is needed. Flat course? Prevaling winds? With or against the rotation of the earth? Size of the recumbent riders beard? All these things add up.

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    1 Testicle or two?

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    Are you forgetting tandem recumbents?
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    the stronger rider, always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    Size of the recumbent riders beard.

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    Me, alone at night with a beautiful woman.

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    Me, alone at night.

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    The recumbent's advantage is strictly aero, plus being able to push as much as desired on the pedals without being lifted off, correct?

    ISTM that aero advantage goes away on the tandem; the addition of the extra rider shouldn't add significantly to the drag of that bike, at least, not nearly as much as is gained by having a 2nd engine.

    However, I assume I'm wrong or they'd be setting human-powered land-speed records on tandems instead of fairing covered bents. Maybe there's an upper limit to the effect.
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