Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

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Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby Cunobelin » 22 Oct 2014, 7:31pm

For those who are unfamiliar Guy Martin is a British Engineer who does some brilliant programmes on the BBC about engineering and speed.

Here is a previous episode

This week he is looking at how far you can cycle in 24 hours

The interest for this site?

Two contributors are of note: Mike Burrows (Wind cheetah, and others) and Miles Kingsbury (KingCyle, K3 and others)

The potential for Guy Martin with these pioneers of recumbent cycling is looking like being good viewing

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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby Mark1978 » 22 Oct 2014, 7:42pm

It's not the BBC it's Channel 4. Programme is on this Sunday at 8pm

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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 22 Oct 2014, 7:48pm

Must work out how to download ;)
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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby Joe.B » 22 Oct 2014, 9:48pm

Looking forward to this, I've read elsewhere, (but can't remember where) that they attempt the ride on a custom built tandem trike.

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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 22 Oct 2014, 10:10pm

Hi,
I like Guy, his enthusiasm is infectous.

But I do question his record breaking attempts in respect to actual breaking a record as opposed to "well he did'nt quite make it" "But there is a record for staying upright whilst attempting it"

I wont stop watching him at all.......what a job :)
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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 23 Oct 2014, 9:10am

The last record I saw him try was that of draft cycling. And he did get the UK record IIRC.

Of course it wasn't helped that his planned surface was made unavailable just before the attempt, so he ended up riding on sand (and associated increase in dust kicked up by the racing lorry)
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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby jayjay » 23 Oct 2014, 11:00am

Cunobelin wrote:For those who are unfamiliar Guy Martin is a British Engineer who does some brilliant programmes on the BBC about engineering and speed.

Here is a previous episode

This week he is looking at how far you can cycle in 24 hours

The interest for this site?

Two contributors are of note: Mike Burrows (Wind cheetah, and others) and Miles Kingsbury (KingCyle, K3 and others)

The potential for Guy Martin with these pioneers of recumbent cycling is looking like being good viewing


And our friend from Ely helping out with training trikes :D
Built f' comfort.

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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby Mark1978 » 23 Oct 2014, 12:10pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
I like Guy, his enthusiasm is infectous.


The way he goes on reminds me of Fred Dibnah.

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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby notme2 » 23 Oct 2014, 12:35pm

Guy Martin is also a nutcase on a motorbike search him on youtube

He races TT bikes at near 300 kph

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe0igW8jNyU

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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby squeaker » 23 Oct 2014, 8:30pm

Ooh Err, that looks cosy... :shock: 8)
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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby Si » 24 Oct 2014, 8:26am

Interesting that the cranks are ninety degrees out - makes the power transfer much smoother but hardly ever seen on normal tandems as things get a bit strange when trying to ride out of the saddle.

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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby squeaker » 24 Oct 2014, 9:24am

Si wrote:Interesting that the cranks are ninety degrees out - makes the power transfer much smoother but hardly ever seen on normal tandems as things get a bit strange when trying to ride out of the saddle.
Probably minimises friction effects when legs rub :lol:
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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 24 Oct 2014, 10:09am

Surprised that they're not line astern, generally thought would be faster
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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Oct 2014, 10:34am

Hi,
Si wrote:Interesting that the cranks are ninety degrees out - makes the power transfer much smoother but hardly ever seen on normal tandems as things get a bit strange when trying to ride out of the saddle.

I'm no expert on two up of any type but if one stops pedaling and the other keeps going, your feet might pull out :?:
In competition this would not be a problem but here maybe there are seperate free wheeling devices :?:
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Re: Guy Martin does recumbents!!!!!!

Postby Si » 24 Oct 2014, 11:49am

I'm no expert on two up of any type but if one stops pedaling and the other keeps going, your feet might pull out :?:


Not something that happens much on normal tandems, even when the riders have massively different power outputs (like me and 'er on the back). In reality most people don't just stop and lock their legs (like leg/skid braking a fixie) but just cut the effort and let their legs slow naturally. Thus I can't see them having freewheels on the cranks for this reason....but there might be another.