|Which is it? Do recumbent riders have to grow beards or do||bill|
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 do||JS 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 true||Rode 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).
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 if||Rode Warrior|
Nov 12, 2002 8:38 AM
|we can secure government funding.
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 lady||Winona 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's||jrm|
Nov 12, 2002 9:32 AM
|And half finger gloves...|| |