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 03-19-12, 10:59 AM   #1
dcrowell
Fat Guy Rolling
Thread Starter
 
dcrowell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Bikes: Bacchetta Agio, 80s Raleigh Record single-speed, Surly Big Dummy
Posts: 2,439
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
'Bent Gravel Ride

Over the last couple of years, I've been doing gravel rides with some friends. This isn't something I would normally do on a recumbent, but due to my neck issue, the 'bent is the only bike I can ride for any distance right now.

Yesterday, I went on a 40-mile ride with four other guys. I rode the 'bent, and was the only one that did. Compared to my Surly LHT, the usual gravel machine, the Bacchetta Agio was a little more squirrelly in the loose stuff, but the disc brakes made the descents more manageable.

I fell behind on the climbs, but that probably has as much to do with my weight gain and lack of fitness as the bike.

It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day. I got my first sunburn of the year.
dcrowell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-12, 12:11 PM   #2
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: De Rosa Super Prestige, Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
Posts: 10,769
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
You might enjoy this: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?doc_id=5881
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Barrettscv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-12, 12:46 PM   #3
Steamer
Senior Member
 
Steamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: high ground
Bikes:
Posts: 795
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
http://www.ultraracenews.com/2011/06...-champ/?like=1
Steamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-12, 01:33 PM   #4
Dudelsack 
A might bewildered...
 
Dudelsack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Loovul
Bikes: Bacchetta Giro ATT 26; Lemond Buenos Aires
Posts: 6,350
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
The next time you do a gravel ride and want fresh blood (literally, I will probably crash and bleed within the first mile), just send out an invite and I and the Giro might join you. The 1.25" tires should make it doable.
__________________
Signature line for rent.
Dudelsack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-12, 09:30 AM   #5
dcrowell
Fat Guy Rolling
Thread Starter
 
dcrowell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Bikes: Bacchetta Agio, 80s Raleigh Record single-speed, Surly Big Dummy
Posts: 2,439
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steamer View Post
Yep, I've read that before.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
Yep, I've read that. I love reading this guy, he's extremely opinionated.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
The next time you do a gravel ride and want fresh blood (literally, I will probably crash and bleed within the first mile), just send out an invite and I and the Giro might join you. The 1.25" tires should make it doable.
The 1.25" tires should be fine. My Agio has 1.5", but that's because I upgraded them. Send me a PM with your email, and I'll let you know of the next one. Are you on Google+? Most of our event planning takes place there these days.

I heard from Timothy that you were at the Populaire. I need to build some more fitness up before I ride another one of those. Sorry I missed you. Timothy was the guy who designed the Populaire route. He was also on the gravel ride.
dcrowell 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 06:23 AM.