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    This should settle the recumbant vs diamond frame thing once and for all ;)

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    Gotta wonder how much the life jackets slowed folks down!
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    Very cool.
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    Looks like the back-to-back bent guys were having technical issues that kept them from going in a straight line. Perhaps their gear had been tampered with??
    The winners were so very fast that how can you not wonder about doping? Just saying.
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    Pretty cool videos. Now we can debate fiberglas hulls vs. carbon fiber.

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    That's neat. I wouldn't have bet that any of them would be able to get going fast enough to get up on the foils. I also noticed that on the faster unfaired tandem the riders were out-of-phase.

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    I noticed in the first segment the solo boat was nearly as fast as the tandem. Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I also noticed that on the faster unfaired tandem the riders were out-of-phase.
    I saw that too. Then when the specs for the boat were given and I saw counter-rotating propellers, it made sense that the pedals didn't have to be in sync. Each rider is pushing his own prop.
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    Coooooooooool !
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    I'm feeling very unsettled.
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    You ain't getting me on one of these things- I fall off the bike on smooth grass- and I can't swim.
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    Really cool and I want one of whatever they are. Just wondering why the need for the bike helmets? I don't recall Olympic rowers needing helmets.
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    It doesn't rain enough in Victoria to need a bike like that.
    Maybe Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    Really cool and I want one of whatever they are. Just wondering why the need for the bike helmets? I don't recall Olympic rowers needing helmets.
    It's Japan...birthplace of straps on hard hats for construction workers...and the notion you can't be too safe.
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    So, how does 15% tire drop figure into maximizing performance in those competitions?
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    But how well do they climb?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    Really cool and I want one of whatever they are. Just wondering why the need for the bike helmets? I don't recall Olympic rowers needing helmets.
    The helmets must be for when they fall off the saddle and hit their head on the boat.
    Enjoy the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Bent View Post
    But how well do they climb?
    Send them upstream on the Mississippi, that would be a good hill climb.

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    Sweet.
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    Gives a whole new meaning to the word AQUABIKE

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    Nice to see Bents-without Beards or Bellies.............

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