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Old 01-11-13, 11:12 PM
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Plan to ride more than 50 miles

Switched over to a bent last year and found the RANS Rocket just wasn't my cup of tea (numb feet).
Finally found a Burley Koosah that I personally like and hope to ride to a destination farther than 50 miles for a break in to the recumbent scene.
Plans to ride the ADA ride in Minneapolis with my spouse and would be interested in riding as a group with others in the North Metro on Sundays or even Mondays.
Need to find a set of panniers before summer.
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https://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?fr_id=8675&pg=entry
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Old 01-14-13, 07:54 PM
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Fine then.
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Old 01-15-13, 06:53 AM
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I didn't like the SWB at all,,didn't like being 'Perched'.
The Bars and my knee's in tight turns,,not my thing.

CLWB and LWB,,
I ride till I get hungry or run out of time.

The Lady In the pic crossed the U.S. of A. on the northern tier, so I doubt 50 miles will be a problem for you.
And I had to throw In a picture of my Bent also...


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Old 01-26-13, 11:41 AM
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another proof that each of us has our 'style' and comfort is found with different ways bikes ...even recumbents... are made.
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I like my SWB and I also like my high-BB LWB.
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Old 01-30-13, 08:40 AM
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I've ridden my Bacchetta Giro 20 on the Joe Weber Arky 100, and the 50 mile loop of the Big Dam Bridge ride. It worked fine and even out-climbed many of the DF bikes. But no more centuries for me. I get bored after 50.

My SunLite Grocery Getter panniers work great for all around panniers.
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A hundred miles has always been enough for me. I figure that after 4-5 hours of riding, I've earned a beer!
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A hundred miles has always been enough for me. I figure that after 4-5 hours of riding, I've earned a beer!
If it's on the four-hour side you've earned a beer on someone else's tab! <G>
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Anything over a 30 mile joy ride for my health and I'll take my Harley XD
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I've got a Rans Formula LE (LWB) with a 20" up front I did the "Hotter-n-Hell 100"last year on. It was a good challenge, sure was glad I wasn't carrying a load. Got a Ran Stratus (AL) (lwb) as well with 26" fore and aft which surprisingly makes it a much different ride but today's I'm still doing little 20-30 milers around town. Also have a Janis tour upright but, may I say again BUTT - after 30 even with the Brooks seat it 'll make ya cry.

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Old 02-02-13, 10:56 PM
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I've got a Rans Formula LE (LWB) I did the "Hotter-n-Hell 100"last year on. It was a good challenge, sure was glad I wasn't carrying a load. Got a Ran Stratus (AL) as well with 26" fore and aft which surprisingly makes it a much different ride but today's I'm still doing little 20-30 milers around town. Also have a Janis tour upright but, may I say again BUTT - after 30 even with the Brooks seat it 'll make ya cry.
Fixed that.
Probably would need fans by the end of the Hotter-n-Hell ride.
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