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


Go Back   > >

Recumbent What IS that thing?! Recumbents may be odd looking, but they have many advantages over a "wedgie" bicycle. Discuss the in's and out's recumbent lifestyle in the recumbent forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-09, 04:39 PM   #1
downtube42
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
downtube42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Angelo, TX
Bikes: Volae Team, '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile, Priority Eight
Posts: 1,718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Tour de Cure 100 mile results

I did Tour de Cure today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 100 miles - on my Rans V-Rex. I hoped to average 18 mph on the bike, which would have been my fastest century ever. I figured the flat route and smooth pavement would add up to make for a fast day. I was right about that. Results: bike-time of 5:14 for an average speed of 19.1, and not one minute spent drafting. About 20 minutes of stop time. That was fun!

drats, can't edit the title. Mod?

Last edited by downtube42; 06-13-09 at 05:56 PM.
downtube42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-09, 04:42 PM   #2
Jay D
Human Powered Vehiclist
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes:
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very impressive!
Jay D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-09, 06:32 AM   #3
Floyd
el padre
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South East Kansas
Bikes: Rans Stratus, ICE TRike, other assorted
Posts: 1,490
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Yes, sounds good to me too. I would not be able to do that. Sounds like you had fun, and got a new sense of what you are able to do.
Floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-09, 12:49 PM   #4
unixpro
Laid back bent rider
 
unixpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Burien, WA
Bikes: Bacchetta Giro 20
Posts: 1,134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice job! When you say that you did it at the speedway, do you mean that you were looping around the track? How many times did you have to go around? How many other riders were on the track with you?
unixpro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-09, 07:57 PM   #5
downtube42
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
downtube42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Angelo, TX
Bikes: Volae Team, '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile, Priority Eight
Posts: 1,718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by unixpro View Post
Nice job! When you say that you did it at the speedway, do you mean that you were looping around the track? How many times did you have to go around? How many other riders were on the track with you?
Yes, the 100 mile route was all on the track. It's 2.5 miles around, so it took 40 laps. My computer showed 99.1 miles at lap 40, so I rode a bit further then rode backward on pit road to make 100. I don't know if my computer is off calibration, or if the 2.5 miles is measured in the center of the track instead of the white line.

The 50k and 70k routes went off-track for most of the distance. They kept the 100 mile route on-track so they could shut down at their cutoff time without worrying about people still out on the course.

I was rider number 621 - I was late to registration so there weren't too many more. The crowd on the track thinned out pretty quickly, as people doing the fun-ride finished and the 50k/70k riders left the track. I'd guess there were less than 100 people on the track most of the time - but that's a guess. There were enough people that there was always someone to pass.
downtube42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-09, 08:02 PM   #6
downtube42
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
downtube42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Angelo, TX
Bikes: Volae Team, '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile, Priority Eight
Posts: 1,718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Some good photos in this thread: Indianapolis Team Stormcrowe 2009: We're ready to go!

I'm in a couple photos in post 230 - pics 4860 and 4286
downtube42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-09, 07:48 AM   #7
gcottay
Senior Member
 
gcottay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Green Valley AZ
Bikes: Trice Q; Volae Century; TT 3.4
Posts: 3,772
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Was the ride fun?
gcottay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-09, 07:57 AM   #8
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 30,119
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 400 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Some good photos in this thread: Indianapolis Team Stormcrowe 2009: We're ready to go!

I'm in a couple photos in post 230 - pics 4860 and 4286
You passed me a couple of times.



__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

Last edited by 10 Wheels; 06-17-09 at 10:17 PM.
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-09, 09:16 AM   #9
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's 2.5 miles on the outer wall.
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-09, 09:27 AM   #10
djwid
Raptobike Rider
 
djwid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Woodinville, WA
Bikes: Raptobike Lowracer, Redline Conquest CX, Cruzbike Vendetta
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like a blast. I rode on Portland International Raceway over Memorial day and it is fun on a track. A very different feel but very enjoyable.
__________________
My stable:
2013 Redline Conquest CX
2010 EasyRacer GRR
2015 Cruzbike Vendetta
2009 Raptobike Lowracer #0067
My blog
My bike pictures
djwid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-09, 06:25 PM   #11
Rogerinchrist
Senior Member
 
Rogerinchrist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Plymouth,WI
Bikes: TREK-520 & 830
Posts: 724
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do you know where you "placed"?

It does look like an interesting way to do a century!

~R
Rogerinchrist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-09, 10:13 PM   #12
downtube42
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
downtube42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Angelo, TX
Bikes: Volae Team, '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile, Priority Eight
Posts: 1,718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogerinchrist View Post
Do you know where you "placed"?

It does look like an interesting way to do a century!

~R
No idea - people passed me, I passed people. Sometimes the same people.
downtube42 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 06:11 PM.