Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
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That was on my Baron. It would have been no contest, but with my right hand holding the camera I couldn't upshift from my 58/15. And of course I couldn't pull on the bars much either. The lead guy sort of expected it; I ride with these guys a lot. I get them on the sprints, they get me on the hills. That's why they started their sprint while I was digging out my camera: they thought they could get me that way. The guy at the rear remarked afterward, "Gee John, if I knew you were recording it, I'd have made a smart remark when you went by."
edit: Oh, and yes the Baron has tiller steering, a.k.a. praying hamster/praying mantis.