recumbent endurance??

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by rrruuunnn, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. rrruuunnn

    rrruuunnn New Member

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    suppose i was to compete in a endurance race that lasts one week. would the recumbent make it easier to finish?
     
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  2. Hull 697

    Hull 697 New Member

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    If you had trained on the recumbent it should. Jumping off your upright onto the bent and trying to do a week endurance would be a bad move. You need to build your bent legs - you use different muscle groups on a bent.

    One of the reasons bents are good distance machines is the vastly reduced energy wasted on pain. Riding in pain is less energy efficient. I forget why, but my personal experience bears this out.
     
  3. poweredbysweat

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    I did my first touring in 20 years last year on my bent. It was great. When I toured years ago on my DF, I recall a lot more pain. So, even though I'm older, I can do a century with little pain. I sure sleep well in my tent afterwards though!
     
  4. rrruuunnn

    rrruuunnn New Member

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    i'm gonna try a brooks saddle for a while. and maybe switch over later.
     
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    Hull 697 New Member

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    Well, perhaps that will increase the resale value of your DF, assuming you don't wear it out. :D

    A few of us sometimes ride from Gruene to Sattler along River Road. PM me if you'd like to join us sometime.
     
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    Owieeee!
     
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