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Old 06-19-15, 01:26 PM
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I ride recumbents vs road 50/50. Recumbents mostly for double centuries for the comfort (and I've finished Alta Alpina's 200mi/20k ft of climbing on one), base/endurance training (5hr flat century is not a problem), and sniping flat Strava segments.

Recumbents work fine at the front of a paceline, but in the middle/back you can't see jack, rob anyone behind you of a good draft, and don't allow for much of a workout (however at the end of a double, only needing 100W to go 20mph+ while drafting is welcome).

I'm no recumbent zealot (tho have ridden one for 25 years now), though firmly believing in n+1, expect to always have at least one in the garage.
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