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Old 11-20-05, 10:04 PM   #1
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Brevet on a Folder - Anyone?

This is the kind of ride that is apealing to me - click

No speeding like road racers, no technical trails like mountain bikers, just a nice pace and the mental game that I am used to from expedition races.

With a nice, properly adapted folder, can someone ride those distances?

Just curious...

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Old 11-21-05, 03:24 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Rafael Guerra
With a nice, properly adapted folder, can someone ride those distances?
I don't see why not. I read through the section on equipment, and although it doesn't state as much explicitly, it implies that any type of bike is permitted since they "don't classify results by age, gender, type of machine, etc." I know people here in England who ride brevets on recumbents bikes and recumbent trikes.

So I guess the real question is - does you bike fit you well enough that you'll be comfortable for 7 hours straight?
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Old 11-21-05, 06:01 AM   #3
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Old 11-22-05, 12:38 PM   #4
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I rode the NYC Century on my folder. I could finish it in seven hours for sure (and have done so on my road bike) but it was a day for riding with the wife in her first century so I was in the saddle closer to ten hours. In the end with riding to the event and a side-trip or two we did 115 miles that day. Also I used maybe three different gears the whole day for the most part so I felt I could have done it on a lesser-model folder (I have a Dahon SpeedPro). So yeah, I'd say a 200km would be pretty easy to do on a good (i.e. comfortable, well-maintained) folder.
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