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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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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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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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    Don't feel bad I want one of these.
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    Recumbent Grouch!

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    Them things is really weird!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    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.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2011 Felt Z4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    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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    I feel bad about revealing this, but RG has been seen loitering in bentrideronline.com.
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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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    "If it feels good, just do it!"
    "A bicycle built by a frame builder has the soul of the builder. A mass produced frame does not have soul. It doesn't know anyone." - Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli.
    “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” - Benjamin Franklin
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    Look at it from a positive angle - you're gonna have the coolest bike in hell.

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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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    Look at it from a positive angle - you're gonna have the coolest bike in hell.
    Hey, that's where the best parties are!
    "A bicycle built by a frame builder has the soul of the builder. A mass produced frame does not have soul. It doesn't know anyone." - Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli.
    “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” - Benjamin Franklin
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    Aren't you supposed to go through the body sock stage first?
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
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    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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