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recumbents are king
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Rans force 5
Recumbent Road Tandem bike
posted 11/15/2018
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Anyone ever pass a paceline on a recumbent? Very satisfying.... uprights are huge air catchers...

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Springfield (IL) Bicycle Club
posted 11/15/2018
at 11:14:32 PM
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Especially the descents.

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Recumbent Road Tandem bike
posted 11/16/2018
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I guess ur a recumbent rider.....what bike are u riding

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posted 11/16/2018
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I am a recumbent rider and have been since 2011. However, I am definitely not faster than a group of regular diamond frame riders in a pace line. I am a slow old fart riding mostly my Bacchetta Carbon Corsa, or my Ti-aero, or my V-rex, and occasionally my Catrike Expedition.

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'BentRider Recumbent Club
posted 11/16/2018
at 10:26:20 AM
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I earned that moniker on my recumbent and it wasn't by passing anyone.

P.S. Welcome to BJ and the forum.
post edited on 11/16/2018 at 10:27:44 AM

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Bacchetta Corsa
SWB Recumbent bike
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posted 11/16/2018
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I like my Recumbents: And I like my uprights too: But I can't remember EVER passing a paceline - on anything.

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posted 11/16/2018
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Same can't be said for climbing a hill on a recumbent.

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posted 11/16/2018
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Same can't be said for climbing a hill on a recumbent.
-- posted by ptsbike
Not so quick on that response. The problem is in the past that a recumbent was considered an "old man" bicycle. They are now fast bicycles. For instance, a relative youngster Jason Perez beat all on the 2016 Triple Crown and finished it off with this.

White Mountain Double Century
Sep 10, 2016
10:42:00
Jason Perez
Course Record
Bishop, CA
Vendetta V20
Blog Post: Race Report
13,492 feet of climbing, Jason smashes traditional frame record and clenches historic California Triple Crown victory.

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posted 11/16/2018
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Freak of nature.

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Rans force 5
Recumbent Road Tandem bike
posted 11/16/2018
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When u do u will remember it

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'BentRider Recumbent Club
posted 11/16/2018
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I passed a small paceline on Apple Cider Century last year. Considering the speed difference, nobody had any chance of latching on to me. One of them hollered ahead to me, "...just wait till the hills!" I guess that meant he wanted me to wait for him. I never saw him again.
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