Recumbent News

If you're like us, you spend some of your day hitting all your favorite recumbent sites for the latest news. Admit it, you have 10 tabs open right now on a variety of different bike sites. Wouldn't it be great if there were just one page from which you could glimpse everything that's going on in the recumbent world?

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David Cambon – Solo, Vancouver to Inuvik!

Consider this video a bit of a teaser! David Cambon rode a little farther than that this 2009 summer… actually he did 2,003 miles (3,224 kilometers) from Vancouver, British Columbia to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories of Canada. To really appreciate the enormity of his trip, you have to see it first on a map. He [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/21/david-cambon-solo-vancouver-to-inuvik/

A Polish Trio…

That is not a trio from Poland… we are talking about a trio of bike polishes here… Polish#1 – Novus Plastic Polish Novus sell a “Plastic Clean and Shine”, a “Fine Scratch Remover” and a “Heavy Scratch Remover” plus a variety of cloths and other cleaning and buffing apparatus. All you have to add are patience [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/20/a-polish-trio/

NYC DOT explaining Bike Lanes in the Big Apple…

Elizabeth Press with Streetfilms.org says of this video “Here in New York City, it feels like every time I get on my bike there is a new bike lane – sometimes on the left, sometimes buffered, and sometimes completely separated from automobile traffic. To understand these lanes, I had the opportunity to go for [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/20/nyc-dot-explaining-bike-lanes-in-the-big-apple/

Ecovelo Calendar… mine is already on the way!

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/19/ecovelo-calendar-mine-is-already-on-the-way/

The ultimate hand cleaner… pork fat?

… or more particularly, bacon fat. While perusing BROL I came across a post by “paulw” of Portland, Australia. Here is part of his “bacon fat” epiphany… It was then the miracle occurred…. I discovered that bacon fat removes chain oil. Pigs must know something, because there’s NOTHING that takes that black stuff off. It laughs at [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/19/the-ultimate-hand-cleaner-pork-fat/

Epilogue: Maria Parker

Dr. Jim Parker, co-founder of Cruzbike and husband of the amazing Maria Parker, has posted this video of Maria Parker’s 241+ mile ride (in 12 hours) in southeastern North Carolina on a 19.994 mile certified public roadway loop course. Not a track, not a velodrome, but a public roadway with, as Dr. Parker puts it, [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/18/epilogue-maria-parker/

Cruzbike Record Video

Not much to say about this one. It’s a video of Mariah Parker’s ride to a new UMCA Women’s 12-Hour record aboard a Cruzbike Silvio. The video pretty much speaks for itself.

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2755

Looky What We Have Coming…

Yep… That’s a Utah Trikes Quad. I’ll have one in my greasy hands next week complete with a Shimano Alfine/Schlumpf HSD drivetrain. Pretty excited about this one! I also have a RANS Dynamik review about 90% done and have been riding a new Linear Limo 3.0 that I’m eager to get written up.  Hopefully these [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2751

Records Being Smashed In Apeldoorn

Recumbents.com has some great nearly-live coverage of the record event being held in Apeldoorn, Netherlands at the indoor 250m Velodrome there. So far no less than five world records have fallen. I would recap but it seems that another one falls or is posted before I can get done typing so I’ll just post the [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2748

Five World Records… and counting!

They are having themselves a monumental weekend in Apeldoorn… Details at Wisil.recumbents.com here → Summary results are being posted here →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/18/five-world-records-and-counting/

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