Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by Lewis Campbell, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. I was looking at the www.velonews.com site today and saw a link to this event:-


    Below is an excerpt of what I saw. (YES, it does have recumbent content)


    "The Tour d'Afrique was conceived in part to champion the bicycle as an alternative to the
    automobile," explain the promoters. "The tour will point out that a group of individuals can even
    cross a continent such as Africa in 100 days. By biking and by delivering the message for a rational
    approach to transportation we hope to make an impact both on decision makers and on the people
    around the world."

    The program features 100 cycling days, averaging 105 km (66 miles) per day, broken up by 20 rest
    days and sightseeing. Racers will start each day at sunrise, with tent and gear packed, water
    bottles loaded, and energy snacks ready. Any gear not needed during the day will be collected and
    packed onto one of the support trucks, which will travel ahead to set up camp. Race organizers
    will provide dry food rations and attempt to obtain fresh vegetables and fruits wherever possible
    (hence the warnings about that which starts with "D" and ends in "iarrhea), but tent set-ups and
    meal preparation will be the responsibility of the contestants. Mountain bikes are recommended,
    but the event is open to any human-powered vehicle, and both Gold and de Jong will be riding
    recumbent bicycles.



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