Originally posted by Pat O'Malley
I really enjoy the comfort of my new bent, but it isn't quite fast enuff.
I have heard the same thing from racers who are slower on a bent lowrider than their wedgies.
I am not suprised by this, Pat. A whole new set of muscles must be developed.
This does not mean you will be faster than on an upright, but unless some racers become full-time recumbent riders (not likely, since recumbents are still disallowed in most racing), no one will know the true payoff of speed do to less wind resistance.
The first recumbent ever raced (in France) won, even though the rider was in a lesser category. Since then, wedgies have dominated, since recumbents were banned from racing.