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Old 09-08-09, 08:24 PM   #1
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who likes it laiiiiiid back?

I do...as recumbent as my bed.
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Old 09-09-09, 05:44 AM   #2
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Is this laid back enough?

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Is this laid back enough?
Yup, although I prefer to be above the car hoods.
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Looks very fast.
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First Thought: WOW! Can I be next?
Second thought: I get heel strike on a V-Rex. It looks like that low-racer gets CHAIN-strike... how does THAT work?
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Old 09-09-09, 10:51 AM   #6
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I am not quite so laid back as BlazingPedals.
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Old 09-09-09, 10:55 AM   #7
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I do...as recumbent as my bed.
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U-turns to the right are out of the question -- you run over the chain and it ends up to the left of the wheel. U-turns to the left take a bit over 2 lanes, if you're good. Best option: pick it up and flip it end-for-end. Most turns at >10 mph are no problem. Once, I even scraped my heel on the pavement in a turn. If lower is faster, it's fast.
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Nocoms are soooooo comfy.
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