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Old 12-26-13, 10:26 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-26-13, 10:42 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-26-13, 12:25 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-26-13, 01:50 PM   #4
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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!

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Old 12-28-13, 08:52 PM   #5
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She made it
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Old 12-28-13, 09:23 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 12-29-13, 08:09 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 12-29-13, 08:23 AM   #9
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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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