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Which is it? Do recumbent riders have to grow beards or do(9 posts)

Which is it? Do recumbent riders have to grow beards or dobill
Nov 12, 2002 7:32 AM
beard wearers have to ride recumbents? I'm thinking that it's the former, because I suppose that I have seen beard wearers riding other than on recumbents (not many, but I have), but I don't recall seeing any recumbent riders without beards. Maybe, though, the bearded guys actually DO have recumbents and that were in the shop, or they were taking a day off, or something.
Can anyone explain this phenomenon to me? Any insight?
re: Which is it? Do recumbent riders have to grow beards or doJS Haiku Shop
Nov 12, 2002 7:34 AM
1) bearded and non-bearded people ride recumbents, i've seen them. not often, but then again, you don't often see a recumbent.

2) methinks you need some sleep, bill.

Nov 12, 2002 8:00 AM
Since bents have less air drag, they can afford (the extra drag) to wear beards.

Wearing beards and riding bents are both non-mainstream, possibly analogous in their desire to be different. They probably also drive a 1968 Volkswagen bus with flowers painted on the side, too.
not altogether trueRode Warrior
Nov 12, 2002 8:12 AM
Actually, the rider's posture dictates that a beard is a benefit on a 'bent. You see on a regular bike, the rider's forehead leads, and there isn't as much windchill on the rider's throat. However, on a 'bent, the rider leans back, thus putting the throat more in the wind. The beard helps keep the rider's throat warm. Besides, the chicks dig it (so I hear).

Your welcome,
Steve --> sleep deprived, and very silly today
So, are you saying...........Dave Hickey
Nov 12, 2002 8:26 AM
Since the forehead leads on a road bike, a rider with the Yul Brynner type dome(Spirito?)is faster? Maybe we can get Spirito in the Texas A+M wind tunnel and do some aero testing:-)
only ifRode Warrior
Nov 12, 2002 8:38 AM
we can secure government funding.


I suspect...ClydeTri
Nov 12, 2002 8:25 AM
I suspect it has to do with the personalities of both groups..people who dont like to be "normal" or average.
There is a very cute ladyWinona Rider
Nov 12, 2002 8:36 AM
that ride a bent in Rads with me.

She doesn't appear to have a beard, least not as far as I have noticed.

And actually, feet lead on a bent - so ought they not to have hairy feet?
re: No but they must wear floresent clothing from the 80'sjrm
Nov 12, 2002 9:32 AM
And half finger gloves...