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Ever wonder about the early days of recumbents?(4 posts)

Ever wonder about the early days of recumbents?mapei boy
Sep 17, 2003 3:46 PM
I found this article while brainlessly surfing the web. It's about the early days of recumbents. I don't know how to post a link, but here is the address --
re: Ever wonder about the early days of recumbents?Fatnslow
Sep 18, 2003 6:49 AM
Very interesting article, thanks for the great read. It seems funny to me that, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

You still have your small, open minded bunch of cyclists who embrace anything non-traditional. You still have your small group of "traditional" cyclists who frown upon and belittle anything new. And you have UCI, who arbitrarily changes the rules every time they see fit (just ask Graeme Obree).

One thing that's so great about this sport is its quirky history. Its kind of like auto racing in that, every once in a while, you get somebody introducing some crazy idea which keeps everything interesting (witness the Cummins Diesel powered indy cars of the 30s and the turbine powered and sidewinder cars).
Thanks for the link!ohmk1
Sep 18, 2003 7:11 AM
That's a great article. ..
As an active "bent" and road rider, I really appreciate it.
If you've never tried riding a recumbent, then you're missing out on some great cycling joy. I'm not saying a bent should be your one and only ride. But it's definitely worth it to own one.
the picture below is one bent that I'd love to get.
All Dura-Ace
Sep 18, 2003 7:54 AM
It amazes me how many people who try my 'bent really like it -course, they have to be out of sight of anyone.....

I really recommend any serious cyclist having one -they really are a blast to ride, very fun.