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    Help me break the recumbent stigma!

    Hey everyone,

    If anyone has vacation time for June, I have an idea. I go on Freewheel every year. This year it is going to be in the east part of Oklahoma. Many people have heckled me about recumbents climbing and such. I want to break that stigma. Anyone game?
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    I think J Foltz and myself already broke that stigmata at the hilly hundred in Indiana. passing a few thousand cyclists on a 50 mile course is quite the fun. I did look at that ride actually, but I chose to do Brat again in September in Tennessee. Starting in Chattanooga, so I think this will be way hillier than Oklahoma. It did look like you guys had some good rollers there from the pics, but I didn't see any 5 and 10 mile climbs there. I like the 10 mile climbs, because once you get to the top, you have that awesome trip back down.
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    See if you can get the RAT riders to do it! Or Aikigreg - he should have his Baron legs by then. I have to say, it looks like there's just enough hills there to get in the way of some serious flats speed work. Does that ride have some fast pacelines?

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    Hey Chris Evans,, Got any more backsafers to sell.!!

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    The ride sounds like fun. Do you do it every year? I might consider putting it on my list for a future year... Unfortunately all of my vacation time for this year is already called-for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrcln
    Hey Chris Evans,, Got any more backsafers to sell.!!

    As a matter of fact, yes I do. It has an optima fiberglass seat on it and underseat steer. Who is this? Are you the guy from Midland?
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    Hey Chris, did aikigreg buy your tailbox or is it still available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowracer1
    As a matter of fact, yes I do. It has an optima fiberglass seat on it and underseat steer. Who is this? Are you the guy from Midland?
    I know what an optima fiberglass seat is about, but what is a backsafers? I assume it's not a misprint?
    Still learning.
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    P.S. I'm the guy from Temecula, CA where we have mountains, not hills

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    I believe a Backsafer is a low-cost folding recumbent. Chris evidently has an Optima seat on it.

    http://www.bikeroute.com/Backsafer/
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