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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…and you say MY ride looks a bit funny!!!

‘Nuff said… Check it out at Velospace.org →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/11/and-you-say-my-ride-looks-a-bit-funny/

Zigo Announces Zigos® For Clunkers Program

A bailout for everyone who wants to use alternative transportation South Orange, NJ, August 11, 2009 : Zigo, Inc. today announced its Zigos® for Clunkers program, a stimulus program that will help the environment, combat obesity, reduce our dependency on foreign oil, and promote positive parenting in America. Zigo will accept any automobile (subject [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/11/zigo-announces-zigos%C2%AE-for-clunkers-program/

RANS Zenetik TR?

Just got this e-mail and pic from Randy Schlitter of RANS… “We have been asked numerous times to create a folding bike to fit in our planes. The problem has been, I hate folders. They ride lousy compared to a good bike. The alternate solution, and something you always know me for, was to build a [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2478

Christian Ascheberg & Damjan Zabovnik – Congratulations!

Videos of the 1069 km in 24 hours, the world record of Christian Ascheberg, German cyclist and then Damjan Zabovnik in his self-designed, built and pedalled Eivie II backwards driven streamliner to the new low altitude world speed record of 107.2 km/h. Enjoy…

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/10/christian-ascheberg-damjan-zabovnik-congratulations/

The right tool for the job…

I didn’t grow up in a family that was closely acquainted with tools and/or things mechanical. We used to kid my Dad that his idea of a tool box contained a big rock and a little rock. If whacking on the problem with either of those didn’t get it working you had to call in [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/10/the-right-tool-for-the-job-2/

Recumbent Conquers George Street Hill Climb

Irving Kurki has become the first recumbent rider to take on and defeat the infamous George Street Hill Climb Challenge in Worcester, Mass.  This is one of those cult events that many cyclists dream of doing.  Kurki completed the climb on his first try aboard a Vision Saber.  Video below.  Great Job, Irving!!!

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2470

Volae Team Carbon

One of our readers, Bob Seigel, sent me this pic of the brand new 2010 Volae Team Carbon from the Midwest Recumbent Rally this past weekend.  Hopefully will have more details on the bike later this week but couldn’t wait that long to show you all this great shot.

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2463

Sigma by Cruzbike - A First Look

by Larry Varney Co-Editor, ‘BentRider Online Normally I don’t even attempt to review a bike unless I can keep it for at least a week or a few hundred miles of riding. So, think of this as not really a “review”, so much as my letting you know my first impressions of the new long wheelbase [...]

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2437

Long way ’round the Mulberry bush…

So… over at Kentsbike.blogspot.com as part of an entry he called “Morgan Hauls” (does she ever!) he posted this picture: On the back of the frame of her blue bike, I think I can see “organicengines.com”. Worth a look I think to myself. That URL leads me here: I wouldn’t likely have found this on my own… thanks [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/09/long-way-round-the-mulberry-bush/

“Patience of Job”

There are many ways you can own/ride a recumbent and make money while you are at it… as this photo of a lad and his ad-board from Fleet Street in London, England shows. This little gem appeared in Realcycling.blogspot.com. Never been to it before but will probably bookmark it… lots of eclectic stuff on British biking. [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/08/09/patience-of-job/

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