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Old 01-08-11, 09:32 AM   #1
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This should settle the recumbant vs diamond frame thing once and for all ;)

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Old 01-08-11, 09:59 AM   #2
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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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Old 01-08-11, 11:14 AM   #5
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Pretty cool videos. Now we can debate fiberglas hulls vs. carbon fiber.
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Old 01-08-11, 11:18 AM   #6
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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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Old 01-08-11, 12:30 PM   #8
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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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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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Beep, beep, beep. Does not compute. Does not compute.
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Old 01-08-11, 07:33 PM   #16
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So, how does 15% tire drop figure into maximizing performance in those competitions?
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Old 01-09-11, 07:46 AM   #17
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But how well do they climb?
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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.
The helmets must be for when they fall off the saddle and hit their head on the boat.
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Old 01-14-11, 06:11 PM   #19
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But how well do they climb?
Send them upstream on the Mississippi, that would be a good hill climb.
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Old 01-14-11, 10:45 PM   #20
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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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