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    Thumbs up I "raced" a guy on a recumbent today

    smoked him, of course.

    That is all.
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    Hold your head high, my good man. Never stop telling the tale, especially to everyone you know who couldn't care less about your cycling...which, if you're like me, is everyone you know.
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    Did he know he was racing?

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    I love secret races. I always win!
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    Poor guy. Never stood a chance.

    Nicely done!

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    You should have taken his orange safety flag and helmet mirror as a trophy for your epic conquest

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    I'm guessing there wasn't headwind, eh?

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    I tried to catch up to a guy riding in a fully-enclosed streamlined velomobile into a >10mph sustained headwind... as soon as I got close he accelerated and managed to beat at traffic light that I couldn't.

    Had we been on a climb with a tailwind or crosswind, I believe it would have been a completely different story. Some of those fully enclosed velobiles with airfoil shapes I suspect would lift off the road given a strong enough crosswind.

    fully-enclosed trikes like that actually are really aerodynamic. Most of the recumbents I see on the road actually aren't really very aero -- riders are often seated fairly upright on them for one thing. I suspect a road cyclist in the drops (like me) would actually have a lower drag cross sectin than many (most) recumbents. That's not to see a recumbent can't be made significant more aero than a traditional bike (they can, that's why they were banned), but most people who have those are looking for a comfortable ride, not a fast ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    smoked him, of course.

    That is all.

    Did you wave?
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    I dumped a guy out of a wheelchair once. Should I start a thread?


    Oh, I did it by accident, How 'bout you?

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    last year, i passed a recumbent on a long climb to the top of our ski mt.

    at the top, he said, "check out my pace on the decent." i hammered (on my SS), but couldn't match his speed. kind of impressed with him and his bike (w/ faring) ....low, and rocket fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    smoked him, of course.

    That is all.
    You were mean to a guy in a wheelchair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirx View Post
    You were mean to a guy in a wheelchair?

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    a win is a win right ;) LOL
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    You are amazing......have you signed with a Pro team yet??

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    derp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    derp.

    If I were to ride a recum. I sure wouldn't want to ride that high!


    I would prefer the low rider ones.
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    So, you're telling us you beat a guy (I'm assuming) relaxing in his easy chair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cda 455 View Post
    If I were to ride a recum. I sure wouldn't want to ride that high!


    I would prefer the low rider ones.
    Higher can be more stable. Compare balancing a long pole in the palm of your hand, e.g. broom, to balancing a short pole, e.g. hammer with the head up.

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    There's a guy on a recumbent who does the B ride with San Diego Bike Club (SDBC). He is around 6'4" and rides a bent with 700c front and rear. He gaps on some of the short hills but otherwise he's right there in the pack, even on the longer climbs.

    On the STP, you see lots of bents, too bad they're mostly low, otherwise they make excellent drafts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by looigi View Post
    Higher can be more stable. Compare balancing a long pole in the palm of your hand, e.g. broom, to balancing a short pole, e.g. hammer with the head up.

    Hmm, interesting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    smoked him, of course.

    That is all.
    What did you smoke?

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