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Old 01-16-21, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
They have, and recumbents aren't the answer. End of story. Bottom line. The fat lady has sung. In the books. Time expired. Finito.
Sounds like a closed mind that will simply not accept anything new. Reminds me of my father after watching an old science fiction movie Destination Moon. After watching it, he said "on one will EVER go to the moon"!!!!

BTW this whole thing reminds me of the "cyclists" that pronounced that derailers for more gears, click shifting, and disc brakes were stupid.
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Old 01-16-21, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
A lot like DF riders that have closed minds about bents and trikes.
I expect it's more like 99% of cycling enthusiasts have opened their minds and considered 'bents and decided they would not be the best choice for the riding they want to do. Personally I think they are a great choice for the impaired, elderly or folks who aspire to be the town "character."
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I long for the day when I don't care if I look and act like a nerd.
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Old 01-16-21, 11:51 AM
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Looks like lots of folks posting here are getting bent out of shape by a guy who's bent on spreading his infatuation with 'bent bicycles.
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Old 01-16-21, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
I long for the day when I don't care if I look and act like a nerd.
I long for the day when I'm certain that I'm right, and everybody else is wrong.
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
Looks like lots of folks posting here are getting bent out of shape by a guy who's bent on spreading his infatuation with 'bent bicycles.

It has very little to do with the design of the bicycle.

It has far more to do with the messenger, and his delivery of the message (aka trolling).

In short, a bunch of people seem to be telling him to get bent.
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Old 01-16-21, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Sounds like a closed mind that will simply not accept anything new.
Recumbents aren't new – they've been around for a hundred years. You should know this.
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Old 01-16-21, 11:59 AM
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This reaction, and transparent cry for validation, is my fault.

My apologies for triggering Captain Tricycle.

https://www.bikeforums.net/21879446-post12.html
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Old 01-16-21, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
What if your neighbor sneaks over and sets a trike on your front porch, and rings the door bell.
I would take the toddler neighbor, and his trike, next door to his mommy and let her know that she left the gate to the back yard open, again.
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Old 01-16-21, 12:01 PM
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At this point a good question would be------------------have any of the anti bent posters here actually ridden a bent or a trike for more than 50 miles?
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
anti bent posters....
You are still confused. Folks aren't anti 'bent, they just don't need to go there yet. Kind of like adult incontinence underwear. Nothing against it, serves a purpose, but why wear them before you need to?
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Put him on it for 12 hours, and watch how funny he walks when he get off.
The problem with all of your fantasies, like this one, is that they're just that, fantasies. Long distance riders aren't crippled, as you imagine they are after coming off a long day on the bike. Just because you would be destroyed, that doesn't mean that folks share your limitations..
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Moved to 'bents from General cycling. We don't allow 'bent evangelism outside of this forum. Sorry I didn't read through it to see if there is any anti-bent bigotry.
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Old 01-16-21, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
At this point a good question would be------------------have any of the anti bent posters here actually ridden a bent or a trike for more than 50 miles?
I don`t want to try, not interested.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Trying to lower the stiff necked resistance to modern alternatives in cycling.

The anti bent crowd reminds me of the sun deck charlies that set around the ski lodge dressed in $1000 of ski clothes, but are never seen on the slopes.
*yawn*

Look up the therm “one trick pony.”

And we’ve never seen you on or even with any sort of bike or trike.
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Old 01-16-21, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by HD3andMe View Post
The problem with all of your fantasies, like this one, is that they're just that, fantasies. Long distance riders aren't crippled, as you imagine they are after coming off a long day on the bike. Just because you would be destroyed, that doesn't mean that folks share your limitations..
Preach, brother!
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Old 01-16-21, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
At this point a good question would be------------------have any of the anti bent posters here actually ridden a bent or a trike for more than 50 miles?
That WOULD be a good question if anyone was telling you NOT to ride a recumbent. But after all the threads from you on this topic, I have yet to see anyone do that. So, it's not that we're 'anti-bent', but rather that we just don't give a rip about them. We find our bikes wonderfully functional and efficient as they are, and don't feel any need to switch.

It's one thing to say, "Hey, everybody! I found this new thing that's really great and I wanted to share how much I like it!" and quite another to KEEP SAYING "Hey everybody! I've found this wonderful thing! And if you don't all adopt it, it's because you're closeminded!!!"
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Or something about the people that "live" in Chicago.
it is certainly true that some disgraced politicians have been telling many lies about my town recently.
https://www.smartertravel.com/wanna-...safest-cities/
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I don`t want to try, not interested.
Dont knock it if you havent tried it.
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I only ride on paved roads and paths, all my bikes work, and they all feel different.
Which is kind of what I was going for.
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it is certainly true that some disgraced politicians have been telling many lies about my town recently.
https://www.smartertravel.com/wanna-...safest-cities/
Like all the shootings and killings every week. I have seen pictures of the water front trail, and think it would be nice to ride there some time. But until the city gets it crime and shootings under control, I will never go there.
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Dont knock it if you havent tried it.
"Not interested" =/= "knock[ing] it"
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Dont knock it if you havent tried it.
Have you tried cannibalism? How about swimming in lava?
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
Moved to 'bents from General cycling. We don't allow 'bent evangelism outside of this forum. Sorry I didn't read through it to see if there is any anti-bent bigotry.
I feel dirty. Can one of the Mods delete my posts here?
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Like all the shootings and killings every week. I have seen pictures of the water front trail, and think it would be nice to ride there some time. But until the city gets it crime and shootings under control, I will never go there.

Fox "news" is a terrible drug.
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