Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-02-03, 08:10 PM   #1
Barry
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: OK
Bikes:
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
New to this site

My name is Barry. I'm 56 years old and an Aerospace Engineer at the AFB. My wife actually found your site, but it was I who boldly responded to a post!

I am actually an upright rider (riding a Softride Roadwing) who wants to become a bent rider also. I have a Barcroft Virginia GT (which I inherited from my wife only because it was too long for her and her weight distribution was too far forward.) We just bought her a new 2003 Lightning Phantom that fits her better.

I actually only started riding the Barcroft a couple of days ago, and I know I have a long road ahead to develop those bent legs. I went for a 12 mile ride tonight and was really disappointed that I could only do 7-8 mph up a hill. I hope that will get better.

My wife's bike was just purchased on Saturday and she really hasn't had a chance to try it out yet.

My plans are to convert the Barcroft handlebars riser stem to a Terracycle riser and Rans handlebar. I'll be working with Bill Cook at Barcroft to get the right parts to make this conversion. I would like to get the new mesh seat or Garrie Hill CF seat as soon a Bill Cook offers it as an accessory.

I'm a little intimidated riding with our club members, because I know right now I will be pulling up the rear on any ride. But there are a few recumbent riders in the group and maybe I can fit in.


that's about it for now.
Barry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-03, 08:23 PM   #2
Guest
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Welcome Barry!

I'm sure your speed will go up as you get more comfortable and adjust to riding in a bent. Every person I've talked to riding a bent tells me that they fly on a bent. I got on a bent at the Chicago Bike Show, and I was slow too, but the more I rode, the more I was able to get comfortable riding it. I was falling over all the time, but by the end of the 3 days, I was zipping around the area. It will just take time, but with time served in the saddle, I bet you'll be leading the pack by the beginning of next summer! Don't let intimidation hold you back from experiencing a great time on the bike and the chance to work with folks who will push you into becoming the faster bent rider I KNOW you can become!

Welcome to the forums, and good luck with the bent riding. Now go out there and join that cycling club!

Koffee
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-03, 08:25 PM   #3
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
My name is Barry. I'm 56 years old and an Aerospace Engineer at the AFB. My wife actually found your site, but it was I who boldly responded to a post!
Welcome. My wife and I are just about 66 and 64, respectively. We both ride road and mtn bikes.

I hope you enjoy your biking. Let us know how things go.
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:14 AM.