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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I suspect the majority of English speaking people in North America tend to speak only English. Increasingly we are learning French (here in Canada) or Spanish, or Japanese, or one of the Chinese languages… the list is growing. Me, I want to learn Dutch! It seems so much of what I come across these days, [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/18/drymer-nl/

Columbia police givaway free bike lights …

Actually the headline reads “Columbia police givaway free bike lights instead of issuing tickets” and it is a story from ConnectMidMissouri.com by Mark Slavit back on October 6th. His article says in part: COLUMBIA — Columbia police stopped dozens of people on Monday night, not for drunk driving or speeding, but because they didn’t have lights [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/17/columbia-police-givaway-free-bike-lights/

Recumbent Records being set — Apeldoorn Velodrome

As quickly as you can, get yourself tuned into Recumbents.com where Garrie L hill (a.k.a. Garrie “carbon based lifeform” Hill) is providing photos and commentary live from the Apeldoorn Velodrome. His latest post says: “So far, we have three new records: Hour Gert-Jan Wyers 51.287 k for the hour Neils vd Wal 64.696 k/hr for 200 meter flying [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/17/recumbent-records-being-set-apeldoorn-velodrome/

Endurance Athletes To Pedal Hi-tech Boat Around Vancouver Island

PRESS RELEASE: Oct. 15, 2009 – One week from now, endurance athletes Greg Kolodziejzyk of Calgary and Jordan Hanssen of Seattle, WA will attempt a nautical circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, piloting the custom-designed, pedal-powered boat Within on its first long-distance ocean voyage. Greg and Jordan will launch Within on Friday, Oct. 23 from Comox, BC and will travel clockwise around [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/17/endurance-athletes-to-pedal-hi-tech-boat-around-vancouver-island/

MINQ — Made in Holland

Ok… three guesses why this caught my eye! ANOTHER FWD bike, this time a RFWD from the folks at MINQ in Holland… see their site at Minq.nl/ (there is an English version) → MINQ Technical data Wheels — 20″ Tyre — Big Apple Frame — CrMo tube. extension frame. Power train — RFWD (Reversed Front Wheel Drive) Directly driven frontwheel [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/16/minq-made-in-holland/


This particular dismount technique is arguably easier on a DF than on most recumbents… that’s not to say I haven’t launched myself out the front of my Expedition. On the first day out I got cut-off, hit both brakes waaaay too hard and ended up walking in front of the trike, after putting a few [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/16/the-budbrake%E2%84%A2-automatic-brake-system-modulator/

Post mailing odds and ends

Bike beats helicopter, blind stokers want captains, 12 hour Cruz-ing, living in bike-based box, and why all the nice girls love a cyclist... (posted 15 October 2009)

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Source: http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/show_comments.pl?storynum=1053

Design and product catch-up

Velomobile design, Sturmey hub revivals, Strida designer award and a new (to us) folding recumbent... (posted 15 October 2009)

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Source: http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/show_comments.pl?storynum=1052

Electro-tastic news

Electric-assisted cycling news round up, fly-by-wire shifting for tandems and automatic ABS braking for bikes. (posted 15 October 2009)

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Source: http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/show_comments.pl?storynum=1051

But really, how green ARE human powered vehicles?

Maybe some of you recall the Bendigo Youth Racing team that had such a splendid showing in a velomobile championship event in Australia. The Bendigo group get led by a young man named Nigel Preston (nigepresto on Twitter) who posted a blog entry for Blog Action Day entitled “But really, how green ARE human powered vehicles?” [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/10/15/but-really-how-green-are-human-powered-vehicles/

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