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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 04-03-05, 04:24 PM
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Yes, but there are ups and downs the entire way. Just because in a 100 miles you see a lower elevation, doesn't mean there aren't higher elevations inbetween.
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Old 04-03-05, 04:45 PM
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Sorry, forgot sufficient s for the humor-impaired.

I'm not that stupid; if I was, I would have 0' on every loop ride I take . . .
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Old 04-03-05, 05:19 PM
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Funny that some folks that ride with fairings want to compare century times to standard diamond frames bicycles that incorporate no fairings.

Well designed recumbent fairings can add a speed increase to a recumbent. But that will not guarantee a fast recumbent time in a race. The results of that event will show that some traditional diamond frame bicycles were faster in overall finishing time than the recumbent with fairing that finished in 4:13.


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Originally Posted by 'nother
Sorry, forgot sufficient s for the humor-impaired.

I'm not that stupid; if I was, I would have 0' on every loop ride I take . . .
yeah I know, just wanted to hear you do more than snicker.
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Originally Posted by Spuds McDoogle
Funny that some folks that ride with fairings want to compare century times to standard diamond frames bicycles that incorporate no fairings.

Well designed recumbent fairings can add a speed increase to a recumbent. But that will not guarantee a fast recumbent time in a race. The results of that event will show that some traditional diamond frame bicycles were faster in overall finishing time than the recumbent with fairing that finished in 4:13.


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I didn't race superstock that race. it was stock with no fairing spuds.
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Old 04-04-05, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by lowracer1
yeah I know, just wanted to hear you do more than snicker.
I could squeal like a pig next time . . . oh, sorry, wrong movie
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Old 04-04-05, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by lowracer1
I didn't race superstock that race. it was stock with no fairing spuds.
lowracer1,
That is impressive. Time for you to show up at some HPV sanctioned races in 2005 without your fairing and show what you can do against fellow recumbent racers in Stock class.

You can always bring the tail fairing if you really need it and race SuperStock. I know of at least one stock racer who will race you with no fairings at an HPV recumbent race.

The results of the 2005 recumbent races will be posted at WISIL as always. Real data with calculated chip timed speeds. No BS like "I rode into a 6 mph headwind all the way or I can smoke roadies on hills with my tail fairing".

Time for you to race on the track Chris. Folks that race recumbents show up to race HPV events. Century rides are not races except for Black Bear which has an HPV class for 2005

BTW that VK3 you are getting sure looks higher than the VK2. Nothing like a super size tailfairing sitting high off the ground on the new VK3 for efficiency. That spring suspension will be great for your power transfer when you race. How will you calculate springy suspension watts into the virtual world Tacx racing?


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Who said I was getting a vk3? I don't want anything to do with one of those. That sounds more along your lines of riding equipment.
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You are selling your VK2 correct? For what, another VK2 perhaps with suspension? If you are going to do some non virtual racing from now on get a NoCom and sell the over rated fairing add ons.

The posts directed to you by this PBJ eating FOG are suggesting ways to get faster not SLOWER as you continue to ride bents. You got to pursue speed while you are still a young whipper snapper.

Roadies are not the target you should set your sights on. Are you not wise enough to know the difference in what you are currently riding compared to traditional diamond frames by now. How many thousands of times do you need to repeat the same thing on the road at a century before you begin to look ahead to the next step on the speed ladder.

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Originally Posted by lowracer1
Who said I was getting a vk3? I don't want anything to do with one of those. That sounds more along your lines of riding equipment.

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Old 04-05-05, 11:21 AM
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Give it up Alan. This is getting real old and tedious already.
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Originally Posted by lowracer1
Give it up Alan. This is getting real old and tedious already.
Yeah but how else am I going to get you to show up for some HPV races this season.

Asking politely will not do it.
I though smack talk might do the trick by getting you fired up to battle it out on the track.

Just do not know what to do to get you to show. How else will you get to see what is new at the races? You really should see what is new.
I'm running out of ideas.

And you are right about it, time to give it up.
Hope to see you there.


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Old 04-05-05, 01:25 PM
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I rode the Strawberry Century when I was 30+ in 4:34. Now I am 62, and my Century is around 6 hours.
Alot of the slow down is the loss of MACHISMO.
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