GCN tries a recumbent

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UpWrong
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GCN tries a recumbent

Postby UpWrong » 24 Aug 2019, 7:24pm


atlas_shrugged
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Re: GCN tries a recumbent

Postby atlas_shrugged » 26 Aug 2019, 8:20pm

290,000 views in 2 days!!!!

hercule
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Re: GCN tries a recumbent

Postby hercule » 27 Aug 2019, 8:54pm

I was one of them!

Incidentally GCN did an interview with round the world unicyclist Ed Pratt recently, and the same presenter learned to ride a unicycle in a remarkably short period of time. I was surprised he had so much initial difficulty with the Raptobike, it gave me (briefly) a smug feeling of superiority... :lol:

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Re: GCN tries a recumbent

Postby tatanab » 28 Aug 2019, 9:06am

Whilst not a recumbenteer (been there, tried all sorts many years ago) I have taken part in a few BHPC events, preferring the tighter circuits. I rode at York where the fast riders and slower riders were all out together, usually they are in separate events. I can report that the bronze coloured fully enclosed in that film is very quick indeed, with the help of its rider of course. Events are low key and friendly.

hercule
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Re: GCN tries a recumbent

Postby hercule » 28 Aug 2019, 8:07pm

I’d love to have a go but with a 700-800 mile round trip to the nearest events it’s hard to justify.

I did try time trialling in my youth and really didn’t like it. So I joined the CTC. :D

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Re: GCN tries a recumbent

Postby Stradageek » 28 Aug 2019, 9:42pm

Nice report but I'd like to have seen him take on a pensioner on the Raptobike while he rode his latest carbon lovely - my money would have been on the pensioner

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Re: GCN tries a recumbent

Postby hercule » 1 Sep 2019, 8:33pm

The next video by GCN is a talking heads one with a “discussion” about recumbents. Apparently recumbents are horribly slow, especially round corners, give you a sore back, and are always falling over (especially trikes). I’ve been riding recumbents of two and three wheeled persuasion for the last 15 years, I’ve now learned something new! Apparently. Beware of the comments, some rabid anti-recumbent roadies out there. It explains at least why so many of the Lycra-and-Carbon crowd never so much as say hello back to me.

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Re: GCN tries a recumbent

Postby nigelnightmare » 4 Sep 2019, 5:12pm

Some of the lycra & carbon crowd are so anal retentive that I wonder if they even breath out. :wink: