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Old 07-08-10, 03:34 PM   #1
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Bless me, father, for I have sinned.

I've previously mentioned that I've begun riding recumbent bikes. Now that I've gotten a little bit of recumbent experience I'm finding that I like them. Today I found myself checking out velomobiles (fully faired recumbent tricycles) on the internet. I had no idea that such things were actually commercially available. I wonder how functional they really are and how fast a guy like me could actually operate one. I think that I'm in trouble.

Am I going to hell?

I'm thinking that it may become necessary for me to change my user name. I mean some things just don't go together. Any good ideas?

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Old 07-08-10, 03:36 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-10, 04:16 PM   #3
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HI,
We have alot of those tri bikes when I lived in St pete Fla , they always blocked the road a bit when the 90+ people road them..
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Doug.
I have seen some nice 2 wheel/recumbs in the area here in VA.
they always seem so comfy if you like a longer ride. Not sure of the Airodynamics probably pretty good.

I ve heard you can be forgiven but it may require a bit of penance to the Road Gods.
maybe a burnt offering will help???
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Old 07-08-10, 04:27 PM   #4
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Don't feel bad I want one of these.
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Old 07-08-10, 04:34 PM   #5
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Recumbent Grouch!

Happy Grouch!

Comfy Grouch!

"What ever happens, ya gotta keep the Grouch name going." says Cranky as he sees yet another victim fall into the comfortable world of Normal Biking!!
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Old 07-08-10, 04:45 PM   #6
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Them things is really weird!
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Old 07-08-10, 05:09 PM   #7
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I've previously mentioned that I've begun riding recumbent bikes. Now that I've gotten a little bit of recumbent experience I'm finding that I like them. Today I found myself checking out velomobiles (fully faired recumbent tricycles) on the internet. I had no idea that such things were actually commercially available. I wonder how functional they really are and how fast a guy like me could actually operate one. I think that I'm in trouble.

Am I going to hell?

I'm thinking that it may become necessary for me to change my user name. I mean some things just don't go together. Any good ideas?
Yeah. Buy a Quest - it's the best velo out there.

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I've previously mentioned that I've begun riding recumbent bikes. Now that I've gotten a little bit of recumbent experience I'm finding that I like them. Today I found myself checking out velomobiles (fully faired recumbent tricycles) on the internet.
I think that I'm in trouble.

Am I going to hell?
That's almost as scary as posting in the P&R forum.
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I think that I'm in trouble.

Am I going to hell?
Quite possibly no, but I think that will cost you a good 100,000 years in Purgatory.
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Old 07-08-10, 06:26 PM   #10
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I feel bad about revealing this, but RG has been seen loitering in bentrideronline.com.
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Old 07-08-10, 06:30 PM   #11
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Bless you, son. For God said, "let us be comfortable in our tookas."
I don't think you will go to hell if your heart is pure. On the other hand, if your heart is pure would you worry about going to hell? Hmmmmmm, interesting!
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Old 07-08-10, 06:41 PM   #12
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Old 07-08-10, 07:44 PM   #13
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Look at it from a positive angle - you're gonna have the coolest bike in hell.
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Old 07-08-10, 08:00 PM   #14
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For your penance, please say five Our Fathers, Five Hail Mary's and stay off the Internet.
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Hey, that's where the best parties are!
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Old 07-08-10, 08:09 PM   #16
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Aren't you supposed to go through the body sock stage first?
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