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Forum: Recumbent
05-21-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,575
Posted By bowzette

COTA site for Bike Night Bike Nights | Circuit...

COTA site for Bike Night Bike Nights | Circuit of The Americas (http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/bike) On the Windcheetah I average 14-14.5 mph and the e-assist Dumont 22-22.5 mph with an...
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,575
Posted By bowzette

And then there are e-assist electric motors some...

And then there are e-assist electric motors some of which produce good torque for climbing. But there is the issue of how far you would ride and battery range or perhaps multiple batteries. I also...
Forum: Recumbent
12-09-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,170
Posted By bowzette

On the trike I have difficulty getting an average...

On the trike I have difficulty getting an average heart rate above the low 70% of max HR. With the motor working hard I can get an 80-85% average of max HR like on a road bike. So I get a much...
Forum: Recumbent
12-07-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,170
Posted By bowzette

TSDZ2 On Catrike Dumont Trike

I've only had the system up and running but so far I very pleased. Simple to install and operate. I bought it from David Hall who has provided great CS. ...
10-21-18, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,769
Posted By bowzette

Wabi site states they are not available. But...

Wabi site states they are not available. But check out https://www.harriscyclery.net/product/surly-dingle-dual-fixed-gear-cog-17-19-teeth-3-32-2464.htm. Probably other sites as well "dingle" or...
10-21-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,769
Posted By bowzette

That's sad. Richard would never have done that.

That's sad. Richard would never have done that.
08-21-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By bowzette

Take out a bank loan but the chain last me many,...

Take out a bank loan but the chain last me many, many years/miles. www.retro-gression.com/collections/chains/products/izumi-model-v-super-toughness-chain
I ride a Wabi as my road bike if the wind...
08-05-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By bowzette

SP will have a price increase to $1750 on August...

SP will have a price increase to $1750 on August 8th.
07-20-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By bowzette

Besides road bikes I have a Catrike trike. ...

Besides road bikes I have a Catrike trike. Compared to road bikes it is slow (at least twice the weight and significantly more tire resistance) and I have difficulty getting my heart rate up. I...
07-19-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By bowzette

I think some where in the SP app. you can unlock...

I think some where in the SP app. you can unlock the 20 mph limit and it will go up to 25 or 28 mph. You have to swear on your first born you take responsibility. What speed were you riding into...
Forum: Recumbent
07-17-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By bowzette

Some discussions on bentridersonline under trikes...

Some discussions on bentridersonline under trikes and power assist
Forum: Recumbent
07-16-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By bowzette

Catrike and ICE have folding models. All the ICE...

Catrike and ICE have folding models. All the ICE Sprints and Sprint Xs fold. I understand the seat has to be removed and reinstalled. How important is suspension system? Both ICE and Catrike have...
Forum: Recumbent
07-15-18, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By bowzette

I am just getting into trikes. I bought a...

I am just getting into trikes. I bought a Catrike Dumont that has full suspension. Where I live the wind is frequently 15-20 mph with no shelter through rollers and grades. I haven't developed...
07-11-18, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2,950
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Posted By bowzette

Every Time I'm on the Cusp of Making a Tour Team

even a wild card team, I decide to have back surgery again:cry: Which of course requires 9-12 months or recovery and rebuilding fitness. And at the tender age of 72 I'm running out of time :-)
07-02-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24,486
Views: 1,949,635
Posted By bowzette

TMonkl I have “gotten what I deserved “-a gift...

TMonkl I have “gotten what I deserved “-a gift from my mother. Inherited a bad back. I would sue but she’s deceased and I am the estate. Keep riding and moving guys. It will pay off.
07-01-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24,486
Views: 1,949,635
Posted By bowzette

Well looks like I will not participate in the...

Well looks like I will not participate in the Tour once again-just got out of the hospital with 4th back surgery. And at 72 I am running out of time to make a team �� 7 hours of surgery to fuse 4...
Forum: Recumbent
06-13-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By bowzette

I concur about the CW. I just had a "chat" with...

I concur about the CW. I just had a "chat" with Erin at CW about range of battery. He stated the 30 mile range was based on the Standard mode. I would use the Eco so maybe the range for my purpose is...
Forum: Recumbent
06-11-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By bowzette

Robert I have a Catrike which is made of Al. and...

Robert I have a Catrike which is made of Al. and Catrike doesn't recommend using a mid-drive system. Although Utah Trikes sells and installs them on Cats.
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By bowzette

We may learn this month whether Bionx has been...

We may learn this month whether Bionx has been bought out and "rising from the ashes" or is toast. It is expensive but probably my best option if they go back into business.
Forum: Recumbent
05-27-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By bowzette

e-assist motor

Has anyone installed one of these and what is your experience? I'm not interested in turning my trike into a go-cart but get on top of a bigger gear at a higher cadence. Like riding with a strong...
Forum: Recumbent
05-21-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,576
Posted By bowzette

I've ridden DF for 30 years and recently bought a...

I've ridden DF for 30 years and recently bought a Cat. Dumont. At 42lbs as sold it is a piggy getting up hills and at 42 degree seat angle not nearly as aero as the 700. I can spin well on a DF...
05-15-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,763
Posted By bowzette

Riding by myself 70gi. Rolling hills and grades...

Riding by myself 70gi. Rolling hills and grades only 26-32 feet per mile of elevation unless I want to ride real hills and I would ride a geared bike for that. With a group I ride 75 gi and draft a...
05-15-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By bowzette

Like the comments above I have no experience with...

Like the comments above I have no experience with the GP but I also have a Lightening and love it. Just go off a 45 mile ride. I have two expensive geared road bikes and if the wind isn't blowing...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By bowzette

Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By bowzette

Fairing on Trike?

Any experience as to whether a fairing (Windwrap WGX type) have any material increase in speed when riding in reasonably flat (28-32 feet of elevation per mile) but strong 15-20 mph winds? I have no...
Forum: Recumbent
09-28-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,281
Posted By bowzette

I'm beginning to resemble that:mad: so I ordered...

I'm beginning to resemble that:mad: so I ordered a Dumont:D
09-18-17, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,653
Posted By bowzette

My only FG is a Wabi Lightning so i can't help...

My only FG is a Wabi Lightning so i can't help you with a comparison. I use the Wabi as a road bike-25 to 100 miles on Texas chipped seal roads depending on fitness and event. I've found the Wabi...
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

err "chose" the purple

err "chose" the purple
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-17, 07:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

There were a purple and red in stock. I choose...

There were a purple and red in stock. I choose the purple.
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-17, 06:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

I spent several hours yesterday at Easy Street in...

I spent several hours yesterday at Easy Street in Austin riding a Catrike Road AR, Dumont and the basic ICE Sprint 26. The Sprint was non-suspended and had the entry level 9 speed with twist...
Forum: Recumbent
09-09-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

yep. plan on having two.

yep. plan on having two.
Forum: Recumbent
09-08-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

This is an interesting concept. I wished I had...

This is an interesting concept. I wished I had run this past the doc. Walking and jogging like weigh lifting are good for avoiding or reducing osteoporosis.
Forum: Recumbent
09-08-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

I don't think the chipped seal is a significant...

I don't think the chipped seal is a significant issue and neither are the potholes-not that many of them on most of the roads. The problem is the unstable soil and the lack of proper maintance by...
09-08-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,950
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Views: 389,418
Posted By bowzette

Wish you well.

Wish you well.
Forum: Recumbent
09-07-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

This afternoon I sat in a Road AR, Dumont and ICE...

This afternoon I sat in a Road AR, Dumont and ICE Sprint with mesh seat. Hopped back and forth and played with seat angle. In two weeks the doc will let me do some light riding so I will test ride...
Forum: Recumbent
09-07-17, 04:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

Any thoughts/experience with the comparison of...

Any thoughts/experience with the comparison of the suspension system between the Cat Road AR/ Dumont and ICE Sprint 26? Is the Cat adjustable air shock with 50 mm of travel superior for handling the...
Forum: Recumbent
09-06-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

I should be able to do that. Just squat to reach...

I should be able to do that. Just squat to reach the front of the cruciform, keep back straight and lift with the legs :-)
Forum: Recumbent
09-06-17, 05:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

Any experience with a non-suspended Catrike...

Any experience with a non-suspended Catrike riding Big Apples or BA + with tire pressure on the lower end of the scale? The county roads where I live are well worn chipped seal but not very well...
Forum: Recumbent
09-06-17, 05:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

Thanks. I will meet the doc today and get short...

Thanks. I will meet the doc today and get short term instructions related to recovery from the surgery last week and longer term instructions. I plan on doing weight resistance training as I was...
Forum: Recumbent
09-05-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

thanks Retro. I plan on going to the recumbent...

thanks Retro. I plan on going to the recumbent shop Thursday. I may or may not be able to do a test drive but I will have them attempt to put a Pocket and Dumont (not at the same time) into the...
09-04-17, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,225
Posted By bowzette

There are Giro heads and Bell heads. Best helmet...

There are Giro heads and Bell heads. Best helmet is like best saddle or shorts. What fits you well and comfortable is what is best for you. I suggest you go to several good bike shops and try on...
Forum: Recumbent
08-31-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

Thanks for the responses. Right now I am leaning...

Thanks for the responses. Right now I am leaning strongly towards the Dumont. It seems to be a good compromise. Not perfect. I would love to have a 700 but that isn't good for me in the short run...
08-31-17, 04:53 AM
Replies: 2,950
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Views: 389,418
Posted By bowzette

Morphine is my drug of choice. Sherlock concurs:D

Morphine is my drug of choice. Sherlock concurs:D
Forum: Recumbent
08-30-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

Juan I can ride hundreds of miles from my house...

Juan I can ride hundreds of miles from my house on county roads with little traffic and generally a good line of sight. I have a Hond C-RV. I don't think I need a folding trike as that means...
08-30-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,950
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Views: 389,418
Posted By bowzette

My experience of which I'm acquiring far too much...

My experience of which I'm acquiring far too much is to have the doc cut as soon as they agree to.
Forum: Recumbent
08-28-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

Good point JanMM. I plan on riding my DF bikes...

Good point JanMM. I plan on riding my DF bikes as long as I can. I don't see the end in sight at the moment at 71. But if I decide riding some portion of my riding on a recumbent which will...
08-28-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,950
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Views: 389,418
Posted By bowzette

I bet you have plenty of teeth for a good bite:D

I bet you have plenty of teeth for a good bite:D
08-28-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,950
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Posted By bowzette

TCR I know it is a disappointment to get fit and...

TCR I know it is a disappointment to get fit and then have health issues that are a set back-thus the process and not the end product. got to love it or it isn't worth it. I bet you will be riding...
Forum: Recumbent
08-28-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

I had a Phantom for a couple of months five years...

I had a Phantom for a couple of months five years ago when I couldn't get rid of the "mother of all saddle sores" for three months. I bought the Phantom used off BROL at a good price. The day it...
Forum: Recumbent
08-28-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,906
Posted By bowzette

Thanks. Doc won't let me ride for 6 weeks. When...

Thanks. Doc won't let me ride for 6 weeks. When I do it will be on the Kickr and start with 4 months of base building. Not looking at the Velotechnic but the ICE Sprint 26 X FS. Probably at least...
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