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    I saw one of these on Couser Canyon this afternoon.


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    I got passed by a trike version of one of those...well, similar. I don't see him often, and when I do he disappears into the distance.

    I yell "CHEATER!" as he blows past.
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    farts are greatly appreciated as long as the other riders are talented and experienced. at the precise moment of release, a vacuum is formed. this is the optimal time for the rider behind you to get as aero as possible and "ride the brown rhino". his face should be within 2-3mm of the anus to receive maximum benefit (reduced drag...duh, its in a vacuum). i have hit speeds of over 53mph in such conditions.

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    I was on a business trip in Chicago last year and saw one of those around Napierville or so - highly comical as he tried to get the fairing up so he could push the cross walk button.

    I wonder if it's hot in there... hmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman40 View Post
    I got passed by a trike version of one of those...well, similar. I don't see him often, and when I do he disappears into the distance.

    I yell "CHEATER!" as he blows past.
    Wait until he gets caught in a nasty crosswind.............

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    It must smell great inside that thing.

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    Gotta hand it to that rider--that's a pretty hilly region and I wouldn't want to pedal one of those over a freeway overpass.
    Just rode Couser yesterday and it started warming up a little in the afternoon.

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    That would have been me in my Bluevelo Quest: http://www.bluevelo.com/quest_velomobile.html Yes, it's heavy, some 64 lbs empty, but it's WAY aero. If I was only doing the climbs, I would not be in that machine, but since I was out on a 400Km brevet: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/165809212 with many flat miles and stiff Santa Ana headwinds, the Quest was a good choice for the day. It was a bit hot on the climbs in the 80F's temp, but not too bad. Eating the headwinds with ease over 80+ miles while the other riders battled them, well, priceless! Here's a video of a 300Km Brevet to get an idea what being in the Quest is like both fast and the slow part: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY7hVCEYmzY

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    Wow! Great ride Willie! That's a mile or two more than I'd care to ride in one sitting.
    Very impressive!

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    Are you the same guy that was out in Death Valley for the spring double this year?

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    A bunch of velos rode from Portland, Oregon to Washington D.C. last summer: http://rolloveramerica.eu/ in 28 days.

    It's funny when people think that it's hot in the shell- it's not, really, since your skin is in the shade and there's enough airflow to cool your skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmX View Post
    Are you the same guy that was out in Death Valley for the spring double this year?
    Yes, Spring and Fall last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiyLepkts9M

    I was much faster on the Fall course because much of the climbing is modest grade, whereas the rollers south of Furnace Creek and Salsbury Pass climb are much steeper and really killed my average speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie92708 View Post
    Yes, Spring and Fall last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiyLepkts9M

    I was much faster on the Fall course because much of the climbing is modest grade, whereas the rollers south of Furnace Creek and Salsbury Pass climb are much steeper and really killed my average speed.

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    Yeah, due to the climbs we leapfrogged each other all day on the Spring Double (I must have passed you 4 times). You'd rocket down the descents and moved well on the flat stretches though!

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    I saw one just like that on SART. I wanted to follow him and see how his ride was, but I was stopped and resting.

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    Very impressive.

    Don't you need a special permit to ride one of those on the SART ?

    Contact Mr. Beanz for one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie92708 View Post
    That would have been me in my Bluevelo Quest: http://www.bluevelo.com/quest_velomobile.html Yes, it's heavy, some 64 lbs empty, but it's WAY aero. If I was only doing the climbs, I would not be in that machine, but since I was out on a 400Km brevet: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/165809212 with many flat miles and stiff Santa Ana headwinds, the Quest was a good choice for the day. It was a bit hot on the climbs in the 80F's temp, but not too bad. Eating the headwinds with ease over 80+ miles while the other riders battled them, well, priceless! Here's a video of a 300Km Brevet to get an idea what being in the Quest is like both fast and the slow part: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY7hVCEYmzY

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    Supreme Coolness.

    I wanted to take your pic but had climbed and descended Couser, and I had to beat the sunset home to Temecula.

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