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Gerryattrick 12-26-13 10:26 AM

Extreme recumbent ride
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25511207

Here's a challenge for you bents.

She's the daughter of a former workmate of mine.

Dan Burkhart 12-26-13 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gerryattrick (Post 16359595)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25511207

Here's a challenge for you bents.

She's the daughter of a former workmate of mine.

Wow! Call me a wimp, but I think I'll just settle for reading about this one. I didn't feel the slightest wish to take up the challenge.

Dudelsack 12-26-13 12:25 PM

My impression is that recumbents are more popular in Europe and that they have a much younger target audience. Azub produces full suspension bents that can go virtually anywhere. I suspect that fully loaded, they are more stable than DF bikes.

Of course trikes are going to be the most stable of them all.

LongT 12-26-13 01:50 PM

Well I have a recumbent and I prefer the cold to the hot. But I think I'll just wait for the outcome from here!! That seems really intense!

Bill

Bent Bill 12-28-13 08:52 PM

She made it
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...e-9026928.html

10 Wheels 12-28-13 09:05 PM

Yay

JanMM 12-28-13 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gerryattrick (Post 16359595)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25511207

Here's a challenge for you bents.

She's the daughter of a former workmate of mine.

Quite a feat!

Interesting that the linked article states that "........she went for a four-wheel recumbent cycle." Clearly a tricycle in the picture and in all the other articles I've seen.

rydabent 12-29-13 08:09 AM

Still another record for recumbents. BTW by taking a more difficult route, leaving two days later, she still beat two DF riders. Bents in some form hold all of the world records as far as I know.

jhazel 12-29-13 08:23 AM

Thanks for the post. That is an incredible feat. I've decided to put off my polar ride until I can get a bent. And train my body not to freeze.


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