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Old 11-28-07, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Crash716
Bring it to California and see how it climbs.!!
It sounds like the roadies finally became aware of this thread,and they don't like it! Now we'll have to read a bunch of "yeah but..." responses.

Here's how lowracers did on Hilly Hundred.
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Originally Posted by Blue Jays
It's only a race when all the parties in attendance know it's a race.
Also when the cyclists have a chance of challenging each other. Catching someone who isn't in as good shape, who rides much less than you, or has a significant equipment disadvantage, is a disappointment if you had to actually try.
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Hey - we heard about this video over on the Road Cycling/Road Racing forum. We just want to make sure you lounge chair pilots understand that, by definition, any cyclist who gets dropped by a recumbent IS NOT A ROADIE.

That is all.
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Old 11-28-07, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
It sounds like the roadies finally became aware of this thread,and they don't like it! Now we'll have to read a bunch of "yeah but..." responses.

Here's how lowracers did on Hilly Hundred.
I am not upset...i am just saying...this thread is like me posting a hey..i smokes some lowriders on a climb the other day...

each one of our bikes has it's advantages...

still need a good engine to ride fast no matter what you got.
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Why do 'bent riders seem to get a hard-on anytime they pass a roadie?

We all know that a 'bent is a far more aerodynamic setup than a traditional bike. So the fact that you passed a roadie (we're ignoring whether or not you were actually racing said roadie) doesn't say anything about your power output, only that you chose more aerodynamic equipment.

That said, I'm not ashamed to admit that I have a curious fascination with 'bents. But I like the intensity of racing, and last I checked 'bent races are far and few between (and not very well subscribed to either).

Let's compare apples to apples here folks.

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Old 11-28-07, 06:11 PM
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Lame.
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I don't endorse smoking roadies. They're a bit stringy. I prefer smoked salmon.
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Originally Posted by prendrefeu
Lame.
Maybe you could use a hand-trike.
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Originally Posted by carlfreddy
Why do 'bent riders seem to get a hard-on anytime they pass a roadie?
Because the seat doesn't cut off the circulation down there like a regular saddle.
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Originally Posted by Allister
Because the seat doesn't cut off the circulation down there like a regular saddle.
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Old 11-28-07, 07:23 PM
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Hey, I have a lot of respect for roadies. Wish I had huge legs like some of those guys who pass me on a regular basis.
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Old 11-28-07, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Allister
Because the seat doesn't cut off the circulation down there like a regular saddle.
Try finding a saddle that fits your specific underside and getting a proper bike-fitting.

Never had a problem with numb-nuts.

Seriously, I'm not hackin' on anyone here, just pointing out the pointlessness of the whole "ZOMG I SMOKED A ROADIE ON MY 'BENT!!!11one11!!!" argument.

Like I said before, let's compare apples to apples......
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Originally Posted by Allister
Maybe you could use a hand-trike.
Nah. But do try to come up with a more creative comeback to an opinion. Please, do.
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Originally Posted by carlfreddy
Try finding a saddle that fits your specific underside and getting a proper bike-fitting.

Never had a problem with numb-nuts.

Seriously, I'm not hackin' on anyone here, just pointing out the pointlessness of the whole "ZOMG I SMOKED A ROADIE ON MY 'BENT!!!11one11!!!" argument.

Like I said before, let's compare apples to apples......
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Due to your title I gotta say, "do a real ride" , thats just a zone 1 recovery ride. Thats not a hill climb, its a bump. My guess is those roadies were on a recovery ride.

This is a climb


Nice ride though.
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Old 11-28-07, 08:54 PM
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That was a me and a friend trying out our new prosthetics. We're both double amputees with stage 3 cancer. If it hadn't been the day after chemo that never would have happened.
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Old 11-28-07, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Crash716
Bring it to California and see how it climbs.!!
When I'm out there again, no problem. I climb pretty darn well, actually. One of my weekly ride has a > 12%er, and one has an 18+ grade. My teammates and I busted the record for the Texas Time trials by over an hour, and that course had 25,000 feet of climbing.

You can also check out the records of those such as Dennis Grelk, Sam Whittingham, John Schlitter, and othes. I'm not even in their class. John came in 2nd in RAAM and he was recumbent only. The third place 2 man team was also recumbent.

Not all of us are fat old guys with beards!
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Old 11-28-07, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Crash716

still need a good engine to ride fast no matter what you got.

And I can't tell you how many times I've b!tched some people out on the bent boards because of it....

them: I am fast on the flats, but slow in the hills.

Me: Do you train for the hills?

Them: no, it's too hard!

Me: well then, quit whining and train.
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Originally Posted by carlfreddy
Why do 'bent riders seem to get a hard-on anytime they pass a roadie?

We all know that a 'bent is a far more aerodynamic setup than a traditional bike. So the fact that you passed a roadie (we're ignoring whether or not you were actually racing said roadie) doesn't say anything about your power output, only that you chose more aerodynamic equipment.

That said, I'm not ashamed to admit that I have a curious fascination with 'bents. But I like the intensity of racing, and last I checked 'bent races are far and few between (and not very well subscribed to either).

Let's compare apples to apples here folks.

Carl, they're becoming much more prevalent, and as race organizer have allowed me/us to race around here we've started to get notice. The biggest problem is getting them to allow it. Once I was allowed to race at a local time trial I bought home the gold...twice. But so far no others have allowed me to race.

Incidentally, I am a decent rider on the upright as well. I always finish top ten percent in the bike portion of the triathalons that I do, and I ride a trek pilot, not a blinged out tri bike.

Big bent following in St. louis. I've even bikes in a bent only rally there in May last year. You can certainly find plenty to try around that area!
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did the roadies know you were having a pretend race with them? doubt it as they weren't in the drops
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Old 11-28-07, 10:30 PM
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well Bents hold all the world speed records and when DF riders and Bents race together at events and time events the Bents always win , what I don't get is that alot of roadies I see and hear hate Tri riders ? . I find the Tri riders to be the most friendly people on the road
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Originally Posted by aikigreg
Once I was allowed to race at a local time trial I bought home the gold...twice. But so far no others have allowed me to race.
That's not really even a race.

It's a known quantity that a 'bent has a significant aerodynamic advantage over an upright (even the most aero of TT bikes). With that knowledge, don't you feel that your gold was a little, um, hollow?

Back when I used to race in the SCCA there was always this argument about talent vs equipment. Then "spec" classes started popping up. Do you see what I'm getting at here?
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm hilly one hundred https://s153.photobucket.com/albums/s...stampede-1.flv
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Old 11-28-07, 11:28 PM
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Long Live Roadie Hunting!!!
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hey cool link thanks for posting it nother
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