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Old 06-23-09, 02:36 PM   #1
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Local Recumbent popularity seems to be growing

In the last two weeks I've seen within 10 miles of my house a Rans Stratus, Easy Racers GRR, Sun Tomahawk, Rans SWB (not sure which model..26 x 20), two Sun EZ-3's, a Bike-E, two LWB's that I didn't recognize, and a Sun EZ Sport.

It seems like I can't leave the house anymore without seeing at least one nice recumbent! This morning there were three of us in a local park at the same time, unplanned.

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Old 06-23-09, 03:40 PM   #2
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Sounds like the BicycleMan is busy.
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Old 06-23-09, 05:26 PM   #3
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Here in the middle of Kansas the bent scene is a little slower...but moving foward even if at a snails pace. I am doing my part to keep the ball rolling. Even let people take a test ride.
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Here in the middle of Kansas the bent scene is a little slower...but moving foward even if at a snails pace. I am doing my part to keep the ball rolling. Even let people take a test ride.
Are you near Hays? Four Rans X-Streams just went east across the state in RAAM.
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Old 06-26-09, 04:45 PM   #5
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Yes, I am bout an hour east and south of Hays....I bought my RANS Stratus there while back.
Did not hear about the X-streams going cross the state. you can guess I did not see them either.
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Old 06-26-09, 08:27 PM   #6
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They went across Indiana, too, but I also missed them.

(A RANS 26x20 would have to be a V-Rex, wouldn't it?)
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Old 06-27-09, 07:35 AM   #7
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Here in the middle of Kansas the bent scene is a little slower...but moving foward even if at a snails pace. I am doing my part to keep the ball rolling. Even let people take a test ride.
Pretty much everything is a little slower in kansas, I would suspect.

You would think that in a place that is relatively flat and quite windy, bents would be more popular.
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Old 06-27-09, 11:43 AM   #8
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If I remember right RANS who is now making the Trizard Trike used tomake a trike that used the wind for its power...a sail-trike, sounds fun ....
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Old 06-28-09, 09:36 PM   #9
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Old 06-29-09, 07:50 PM   #10
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Looks like you've gone & started something Lenny!
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Old 06-29-09, 08:14 PM   #11
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Although I'm told that there are some recumbent bikes around here, I have yet to see one. At a recent ride, someone said they had a recumbent but were gone before discussing it. There are a couple on BROL and this forum who live in the area.

Someday we'll get together.
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