Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Salt lake, UT
Bikes: This list got too long: several ‘bents, an urban utility bike, and a dahon D7 that my daughter has absconded with.
Recumbent did fine on a group ride
As you can see form my other thread, I have done on a few rides on my Allegro. So far I have put about 300Km on it.
Last night I joined a local riding group on a ride. I have not ridden with this group before. Like the group I rode with in the previous city where I lived, the group is hosted by a Giant shop. However, I was welcomed to join.
As most of these groups do, shortly after leaving the group broke into various packs based on the riders speed. I had no trouble riding with the fastest group. We rode about 30km and the first half was up a long, gentle, grade. There we were riding about 30-35kph. Then we took a break to allow all riders to regroup and returned at a much more leisurely pace. About the last Km we sprinted and I was still able to hold my own, while I accelerated slower, I managed to get up to 45Kph and managed to pass all of them.
In all, it was a good ride. I did not embarrass myself by having a recumbent. In fact I know I am faster on it that I am on my upright, and I was definitely more comfortable.