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Forum: Southeast
03-15-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,953
Posted By lowracer1

I also like the riding around the ormand beach...

I also like the riding around the ormand beach area. Otherwise I ride around the vero beach area when on vacation
Forum: Recumbent
01-02-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,544
Posted By lowracer1

PART_1410218012469_KIMG0022_zpsdc81c297.jpg Photo...

PART_1410218012469_KIMG0022_zpsdc81c297.jpg Photo by lowracervk2 | Photobucket (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/lowracervk2/media/PART_1410218012469_KIMG0022_zpsdc81c297.jpg.html?sort=3&o=38) ...
Forum: Recumbent
01-02-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,544
Posted By lowracer1

Velomobiles will never be the future of...

Velomobiles will never be the future of transportation in this country. I'm glad they aren't and that there are far and few between rolling around. It makes riding them a novelty and keeps you more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-15, 09:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,109
Posted By lowracer1

well, its been a while since this thread started....

well, its been a while since this thread started. Finally got a new camera and some overlay software. Here's a vid of a guy trying to stay in front of me. Could have left him in the dust...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,553
Posted By lowracer1

hategroup against cyclists on Facebook

Stumbled across this on Facebook. Just thought you guys might want to have a look and report it to facebook. Talk about purposely running over road cyclists. I reported the page, but it might...
12-21-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,855
Posted By lowracer1

I can see where you are coming from. Strava is...

I can see where you are coming from. Strava is supposed to be based on individual efforts.... not pace lines, motor pacing, and many other methods that don't follow the guidelines of...
12-20-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,855
Posted By lowracer1

I would like to see what you can really do on the...

I would like to see what you can really do on the finish line to Chelsea segment Chad.... I see that your 93rd place ranking was done at a 135bpm attempt.
12-19-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,855
Posted By lowracer1

the crank is a ROTOR RS4X crank. big ring is 58...

the crank is a ROTOR RS4X crank. big ring is 58 T.... 155mm crank arm length. Rotor cranks have no dead spot in the power stroke. When your left or right pedal is at the dead spot in the...
12-19-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,855
Posted By lowracer1

I'm surprised that you never saw this brand of...

I'm surprised that you never saw this brand of cereal on your stores shelves in Ann Arbor.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s219/lowracervk2/darthwatties_zpsca2a0bdb.jpg...
12-19-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,855
Posted By lowracer1

yeah that's a nocom allright. this is mine...

yeah that's a nocom allright. this is mine though.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s219/lowracervk2/finishline.jpg (http://s153.photobucket.com/user/lowracervk2/media/finishline.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,369
Posted By lowracer1

I'm using the premium due to having a power...

I'm using the premium due to having a power meter.

http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3ef39d&r=3&c=5&u=I&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png (http://veloviewer.com/athlete/4113252/)
12-16-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By lowracer1

garmin 810 here. I wanted to have the ability...

garmin 810 here. I wanted to have the ability to have heart rate and power.
12-16-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,855
Posted By lowracer1

bents not taking any koms? I've got a pretty...

bents not taking any koms? I've got a pretty fair share at island lake and Kensington as well as most at stoney creek now. up to 161 koms under my belt now..... Its not a big deal...
12-16-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,855
Posted By lowracer1

oh no, shouldn't have told me about the...

oh no, shouldn't have told me about the Dexter-Chelsea Sprint. Well, that segment kom will be broken as soon as I get down there with my nocom lowracer. Don't believe me? How about...
Forum: Recumbent
12-03-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,154
Posted By lowracer1

actually, most cyclists in pacelines prefer not...

actually, most cyclists in pacelines prefer not to have any recumbent mixed in with them. They don't even like highracers. It makes them nervous to have a spinning crank level with their rear...
Forum: Recumbent
11-28-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,154
Posted By lowracer1

I don't think anybody remembers what the topic...

I don't think anybody remembers what the topic started out as
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 25,995
Posted By lowracer1

I would never stoop to install a bose anything in...

I would never stoop to install a bose anything in my house , car or velo........ The Quest does have a stereo system though. I run a tepai digital 20W/CH T amplifier with an ipod, plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,896
Posted By lowracer1

I totally agree with this statement. Work on the...

I totally agree with this statement. Work on the engine first before mechanical upgrades. A 100 watt engine will always be slower than a 300 watt engine no matter what you are riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 25,995
Posted By lowracer1

yeah, I don't quite believe what the...

yeah, I don't quite believe what the manufacture's claim when they say 15 or 20% increase in speed with a small aero trunk bag or some of the other junk they try to pawn off on us. On a road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 25,995
Posted By lowracer1

Ideally, I think the original poster just needs...

Ideally, I think the original poster just needs to get a recumbent. I started with lowracers of various makes and models and finally progressed to a full carbon velomobile. Its good for over...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-27-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,575
Posted By lowracer1

I have a power meter as well, but use strava's...

I have a power meter as well, but use strava's training feature which measures ftp over time. My overall average ftp for the year up to this point ended up at 261 watts. Made it up to 290 watt...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-27-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By lowracer1

anybody that had a tailwind didn't do anything...

anybody that had a tailwind didn't do anything for them..........not with the buckets of rain coming down. I was already done for over 2 hours before the torrential rains came down. We were...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-27-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By lowracer1

around 4 to 6mph from about 11:00 am to the...

around 4 to 6mph from about 11:00 am to the finish. previous from the morning start was heavy fog with no wind. It wasn't really a tailwind though. more coming from the ssw if I remember...
Replies: 18
Views: 2,253
Posted By lowracer1

it was 254 miles for me without stopping at the...

it was 254 miles for me without stopping at the 2012 calvins challenge 12 hour bicycle race.
Forum: Recumbent
11-27-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,154
Posted By lowracer1

not according to Wally. He bought the carbon...

not according to Wally. He bought the carbon r-84. Didn't make enough difference to make the money spent worthwhile. With comparable strength riders, a nocom is equal to a f-40 in the speed...
Forum: Recumbent
11-24-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,154
Posted By lowracer1

ok, lets get real here and just suppose that one...

ok, lets get real here and just suppose that one wouldn't be foolish enough to take a quest or an f-40 to Colorado and ride 20 miles uphill. I'd probably choose a different weapon like a carbent...
Forum: Recumbent
11-24-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,154
Posted By lowracer1

while we are discussing f-40's, should probably...

while we are discussing f-40's, should probably show you another platform that is fully streetable and faster than an f-40 by a good margin....
Forum: Recumbent
11-24-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 19,154
Posted By lowracer1

not rotor rings , but I do have lots of...

not rotor rings , but I do have lots of experience with rotor cranks. I have a rotor rck original version on an optima baron. I have a rs3 on a catrike speed and a rs4x on a nocom and my carbon...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-06-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By lowracer1

I got in well before the torrential downpours...

I got in well before the torrential downpours came down. I had a 3:45 time which was good for the overall first place position.
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,360
Posted By lowracer1

geez, talk about bringing a post back from the...

geez, talk about bringing a post back from the dead. Well, 7 years later and I now have a 3:36 century and 3:45 century under my belt but in a quest velomobile. Faster than the nocom for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,622
Posted By lowracer1

If I had the time and motivation, I could post...

If I had the time and motivation, I could post 5000 + segments with just plain ridiculous strava watt numbers with a few actual power meter users mixed into the leaderboard. Every single time you...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,361
Posted By lowracer1

Early on in my recumbent riding years I was so...

Early on in my recumbent riding years I was so excited about the new form of riding that I would tell lots of df riders the plus's of recumbents. I didn't get into recumbent riding for comfort...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-14, 07:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,361
Posted By lowracer1

obviously you started ridng bikes late then. ...

obviously you started ridng bikes late then. Never had a big wheel or crazy wheels? Never drove a go kart as a kid? just sayin, although I do get what you mean.....
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,361
Posted By lowracer1

When I used to ride my mountain bike everywhere, ...

When I used to ride my mountain bike everywhere, I was perfectly comfortable on it. This is also relative to experience. With never having any experience riding a recumbent, yes the upright was...
Forum: Recumbent
08-06-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,361
Posted By lowracer1

Oh I wouldn't say that...... I've done 3:36...

Oh I wouldn't say that...... I've done 3:36 century in my velomobile and a 4 hour century on the lowracer. No, the lowracer is not really 10 miles per hour faster, but the velomobile almost is.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,622
Posted By lowracer1

uh... that would be stravawatts....... not real...

uh... that would be stravawatts....... not real watts. You guys ever notice that the guys with power meters on their bikes have much lower wattages shown than the estimated watts that strava...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,109
Posted By lowracer1

He simply probably doesn't have any fast bent...

He simply probably doesn't have any fast bent riders in the area or it could be the case that he is still faster than the fastest bent rider in the area.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,109
Posted By lowracer1

Well it looks like Willie got in the last word...

Well it looks like Willie got in the last word and killed the thread.... ha ha..
Forum: Northeast
07-31-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By lowracer1

Martha's Vinyard is very bike unfriendly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4p8fpUPfL4
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,109
Posted By lowracer1

fast is only relative to the platform and the...

fast is only relative to the platform and the terrain. If it was hilly terrain with lots of climbing then yes it is a fast ride. Rollers and flats, not so much. But since I don't know what bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,109
Posted By lowracer1

it depends on how many watts you are creating...

it depends on how many watts you are creating and the heart rate zone you are in. I only ride racing recumbents any more. Got my first one in 2002 and haven't looked back since. My bents must...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,109
Posted By lowracer1

yeah, that would be Willie I'm sure. He's got...

yeah, that would be Willie I'm sure. He's got some 70 + mph koms
Forum: Southeast
02-23-14, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By lowracer1

I'm in Michigan but as luck would have it, will...

I'm in Michigan but as luck would have it, will be in Florida at that very time. Maybe if it works out, I could have 3 riders join the group. I'll have to see how long it would take to get...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-23-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By lowracer1

they do, but there are plenty of side roads that...

they do, but there are plenty of side roads that are even less traveled.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-03-14, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By lowracer1

I've ridden the mackinac trail from st ignace to...

I've ridden the mackinac trail from st ignace to sault st marie. Its very good pavement and was pretty fast. Not too much good scenery there though. Lots of trees.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-13-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By lowracer1

I also would second assenmachers. Matt...

I also would second assenmachers. Matt Assenmacher is an experienced frame builder. I just last week was in a customers basement and saw a vintage assenmacher tandem. Beautiful work.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,748,469
Posted By lowracer1

I had to lengthen the tail a bit to put on a rfid...

I had to lengthen the tail a bit to put on a rfid timing chip. The timing chips don't work well when taped to the carbon shell. I think it turned out pretty well for using chlorplast to lengthen...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,333
Posted By lowracer1

I had the same problem until I switched to some...

I had the same problem until I switched to some sidi carbon mega wide shoes. It helped a lot. I still wear the straps at the toe box a bit loose as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By lowracer1

I think you are probably talking about the foss...

I think you are probably talking about the foss inner tubes though. http://foss.imb2b.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By lowracer1

well, there are these..... ...

well, there are these..... http://www.chopmtb.com/2013/02/22/want-to-knock-12lb-off-the-weight-of-your-bike-the-answers-clear/
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