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I tried Superman today, totally destroyed other road warriors

Old 08-04-18, 08:14 PM
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I tried Superman today, totally destroyed other road warriors

I don´t have carbon wheels but I went much faster down a hill doing the Superman....

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Old 08-05-18, 03:21 AM
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At least it will make a good opportunity for one of those catchy headstone phrases...
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Old 08-05-18, 03:24 AM
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How do you even get in that position?
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Old 08-05-18, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jj1091 View Post
At least it will make a good opportunity for one of those catchy headstone phrases...
THIS !!!! Thin the herd......just stay well ahead of your cycling friends as not to take anyone out with you.....
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Old 08-05-18, 04:51 AM
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I’d really be impressed if you did it without holding on the handle bars...please practice
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Old 08-05-18, 05:38 AM
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Old 08-05-18, 05:53 AM
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Most common last words: "Hey guys, watch this!"
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Old 08-05-18, 05:59 AM
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Looks better than the way everyone does it today. I have no idea how anyone can ride like this.




I still use this position.

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Old 08-05-18, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Looks better than the way everyone does it today. I have no idea how anyone can ride like this.

Aparrently Sagan & Gilbert were both using that position before they crashed this year. It works well until it doesn’t.
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Old 08-05-18, 07:08 AM
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I saw that stupid video too!

Last year....


Fastest downhill position study; https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/which...froome-blocken
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Old 08-05-18, 07:51 AM
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I’d really be impressed if you did it without holding on the handle bars...please practice
Feet on the bars with head at the rear is much more aerodynamic ...and safer!
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Old 08-05-18, 07:52 AM
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I prefer the Silver Surfer position.




Also the Wonder Woman Transformation Twirl seems to have excellent defensive possibilities.
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Old 08-05-18, 09:27 AM
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Yes. We've all seen the video. You are late to the party.
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Old 08-07-18, 09:27 AM
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Old 08-07-18, 09:33 AM
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I hope that rear fender is well-reinforced. Or failing that, the front of his underwear. I strongly suspect booze was involved in this stunt.
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Old 08-07-18, 09:36 AM
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gaahhhh! rriding a bike is too simple I suppose so you have to make it complicated.
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Old 08-07-18, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarrettsin View Post
How do you even get in that position?

I think the harder part is getting out of it without bouncing.
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Old 08-07-18, 10:19 AM
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You won?t believe how much quicker you go in the Superman position on a bike! | The Bike Comes First
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Old 08-09-18, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Colnago Mixte View Post
I hope that rear fender is well-reinforced. Or failing that, the front of his underwear. I strongly suspect booze was involved in this stunt.
Rollie Free's famous 1948 Bonneville Land Speed Record run, on the even more notorious Vincent Black Shadow. The HRD design 1000cc V twin engine was tuned at the factory to run on nitromethane. Philip Vincent later reproduced a small run of special motorcycles in a similar state of tune known as Black Lightnings, very rare today.

No booze involved, but an extreme dose of the hatred Rollie Free had for Harley Davidson drove the decision to make the run almost naked and in as much of an "aero" position possible. Blew Harley 137 mph record away by topping 150, both ways on the lake bed.
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Old 08-09-18, 02:34 PM
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Where the hell is Rydabent when you need him?
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Old 08-09-18, 02:39 PM
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Where the hell is Rydabent when you need him?

On a recumbent, that's just called "rolling over".
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Rollie Free's famous 1948 Bonneville Land Speed Record run, on the even more notorious Vincent Black Shadow. The HRD design 1000cc V twin engine was tuned at the factory to run on nitromethane. Philip Vincent later reproduced a small run of special motorcycles in a similar state of tune known as Black Lightnings, very rare today.

No booze involved, but an extreme dose of the hatred Rollie Free had for Harley Davidson drove the decision to make the run almost naked and in as much of an "aero" position possible. Blew Harley 137 mph record away by topping 150, both ways on the lake bed.
I didn't know any of this but I can really get behind that level of hatred for Harley.
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Old 08-09-18, 09:20 PM
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Yeah but can you ride backwards???

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f0-3e79-93o
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Old 08-09-18, 09:32 PM
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Yes. We've all seen the video. You are late to the party.
I think he just wasn't invited ; )
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