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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Recumbent Journal

Travis from RBR has launched his own recumbent news and information portal. His most recent opinion piece is superb and I couldn’t agree more. You all surely noticed that ‘BentRider did not make the Interbike trek this year. Travis did but does an excellent job of explaining why we didn’t. Take a look at http://www.recumbentjournal.com/views/item/13-interbike-the-big-picture.html

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Source: http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=2714

Woman Attempts 12-hour World Record on New Front-Wheel-Drive Recumbent Bicycle

On October 10th, Maria Parker will be riding a Cruzbike recumbent bicycle for 12 hours in a race against the clock. Her goal is to ride over 220 miles on a 20-mile loop course on public roads near White Oak, NC. She is attempting to set the world record, which will be observed by Ultramarathon [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbent-gallery.eu/woman-attempts-12-hour-world-record-on-new-front-wheel-drive-recumbent-bicycle/


Hmmm… this is exactly what I need! I have an AirZound for emergency warnings on a grand scale but nothing that is “pedestrian friendly” for less dramatic notices to folks that I am coming their way. And real estate on the “dashboard” of my Burley is getting a bit scarce. Too many do-dahs there [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/09/30/tinkle/

Doggone I want that dog gone!

Lately I have been wondering if my little can of HALT! is really the way I want to go. HALT! is a dog repellent spray for personal protection from dog attack. In the fine print on the can it notes that it is “a violation of Federal law to use this product in manner inconsistent [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/09/29/doggone-i-want-that-dog-gone/

Pixelman: Encore une fois…

Encore une fois… from Pixelman (Vélomobiles, vélos et design) by Christophe Sarrazin… Christophe Sarrazin is a graphic artist from France (Lille) who has a way with recumbents (velo couches) and velomobiles. He owns velomobiles himself which partially explains his attraction. Some of you may remember the post “The Dream and the Current Reality” which featured his [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/09/29/pixelman-encore-une-fois/

Cruzbike: First pics – Vendetta prototype

Catch John Tolhurst’s blog-entry on the new prototype at Cruzbike.com/phpbbforum →

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/09/28/cruzbike-first-pics-vendetta-prototype/

Recumbent record-challenge – Apeldoorn – October 17 and 18

Photo via http://www.apeldoorn.nl/ – Copyright Jos Kerssen 2008 PRESS RELEASE ___________________________________________________________________________ Apeldoorn, 28 september 2009 Recumbent record-challenge weekend in Apeldoorn on October 17 and 18 An international cycling event will take place in the Omnisport velodrome in Apeldoorn on the weekend of October 17 and 18, focusing on a number of very prominent record-holders and world champions. [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/09/28/recumbent-record-challenge-apeldoorn-october-17-and-18/

Bendigo Update…

Hi Rob (and everyone), Thanks for your kind words and support. Yep – we had a great win last weekend at the Australian International Pedal Prix. We’re pretty fanatical down here and most of the vehicles you see in this footage are actually school teams! Of the 230 teams lining up, only 20 or so are racing by what [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/09/28/bendigo-update/

Got a ride mapping favorite?

Most of us have tried several ride-mapping software packages and have narrowed it down to a favorite or two (at least the GPS “enhanced” among us and you know who just has to have the numbers, speed, elevation…). Here is a new contender that I have just tried and I like a lot… This is a route [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/09/28/got-a-ride-mapping-favorite/

Sakari J. Holma: Stradivarius of the North

Watch this video… and you’ll see why I was amazed; and why I continued to follow this thread. And then I really think you will really want to peruse these images from his Flickr account and a “Flickriver” account. Be patient on the Flickriver acccount as it takes a while to load all 200 images but [...]

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Source: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/09/27/sakari-j-holma-stradivarius-of-the-north/

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