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Ballarat, Australia
Club Affiliations: 'BentRider Car Free Challenge
OzHPV Inc (Australia)
'BentRider Recumbent Club
Member Since: May 2008 5 Year Distance Chart
2022 km Traveled: 0
2022 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 58,463 km

Started out recreational riding on a MTB, then progressed to a flat bar road bike, that I put a heap of miles on, doing some club and Audax rides.
I have since found the joy of riding a recumbent, and have now built a recumbent trike, to which I have added electric assist for commuting, and a 700C/20" short wheel base recumbent bike, for distance type riding. 
click to enlarge 2007 Optima Raptor
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  CF and Al composite low racer.

Lifetime Odometer: 30,001.8 km

26 x 1.10 Schwalbe , front, 346 km
700 x 23C Schwalbe Durano, rear, 346 km
KMC x9-93 9 speed, 898 km

2008  Goanna
Velomobile bike
Description:  Under construction.
9 speed X-9 Sram gearing, with triple cranks (22/32/44, 152mm cranks), cantilever rear chainstays, hard shell seat, Sturmey Archer drum brakes. Direct steering.
26" rear, 20" front wheels.
Tailbox added 26/12/08, and wheel discs added before that date.
has been updated with corflute velomobile body.

Lifetime Odometer: 14,555.2 km

20 x 1.35 Schwalbe Kojak, front, 1,183 km
26 x 1.35 Schwalbe Durano, rear, 78 km
KMC X9-73 9 speed, 7,403 km

click to enlarge 2011  Avenger
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  New self built mid racer to replace Blue Heeler.
700C/451, ~500mm seat height. 650mm BB.
weighs ~15 kg in the raw with plywood seat.
Mar'11. Converted to MBB, using old MTB frame. Currently has dual 559 wheels, 52/39 crankset, and 11-28 cluster.
Needed to raise seat and swap handlebars for wider and fixed.
Renamed to Avenger!

Lifetime Odometer: 6,329.2 km

20 x 1-1/8 Continental 2009 Grand Prix, front, 4,887 km
26 x 1.10 Continental 2009 Grand Prix, rear, 6,594 km
SRAM PC951 9 speed, 2,317 km

click to enlarge 2009  Cyclone
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Hurricane clone, built as a FWD. Current project bike.
Has modest gearing, 40/50 cranks and a 14-28 7 speed cluster. About 90% finished.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,681.2 km

click to enlarge 2008  Blue Heeler
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Steel framed SWB recumbent, 700C rear and 20"(406) front.
Running 9 speed, 11-34 cluster and 28/38/48 chain rings with 152mm cranks. Sram SX 5 derailleur and Sram X7 shifters. Front derailleur is old Shimano double derailleur, running a triple.
Seat is a plywood formed hard shell seat covered in camping mattress foam. Set up with LED lights for night riding and commuting. Also has a rear rack and a top mount bag.
Rear wheel disc and tailbox added Dec08
RETIRED. Running gear donated to Kookaburra. Mar09

Lifetime Odometer: 3,835.7 km

click to enlarge 2007  Wombat
Trike Recumbent bike
Description:  Homebuilt recumbent trike, direct steering, mesh seat, 20" wheels all round, with a brushless geared hub motor in the rear and a 36v/10AHr LiFePo4 battery.
The trike is also setup with panniers for commuting, as well as LED lights, safety flag and mirror.
A bit heavy, and rough and ready, but serves me well!
Gone back to 20" wheel, for better torque, although lower to end speed.

Lifetime Odometer: 5,133.1 km

20 x 1-3/8 Cheng Shin , front, 2,494 km
20 x 1.50 Schwalbe Marathon Racer, rear, 1,982 km

2005 Marin Lucas Valley
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  Flat bar road bike, 24 speed Shimano gears.
Is a great bike! did over 12,000 k's on this one. Now collecting dust as I have progressed to recumbents.
Maybe I'll ride her again, one day..............

Lifetime Odometer: 12,396.7 km
No planned events for 2022

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