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Old 08-23-2013, 11:05 AM   #29
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Barcroft Columbia tandem recumbent. This is a shorter version of the Rans Screamer.
It saves the back, butt neck and wrists.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:20 AM   #30
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Have been riding and racing for decades and rode many styles of bikes. I don't race anymore. Too many aches and pains but still ride 100klm's a week to stay in shape.

I have a nice Kona Major Jake for road and trail riding but I'm starting to use my Trek Fuel 98 Race Bike for general riding. It is fast and light but so comfortable with the full suspension. I can see the day when this will be the only bike I ride.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:18 PM   #31
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For exploring off-road and some trails we use Gary Fisher hybrid bikes. We took them with us last year on our cross-country Airstream trip. Versatile.

But for 50-100+ miles on paved trails we use our Bacchetta Giro TT recumbents. Little wind resistance, extremely comfortable laid back seating (don't fall asleep), and not as geeky as many recumbents and not as long (about the same as standard bike so they transport in back of truck or bike rack). They're going this year.

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Old 08-23-2013, 03:28 PM   #32
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Went to usual bikeshop, tried a trek Verbe 3, step thru upright. I. Did like grips, weight ok-ish, my goalisto swtich back to my Merlin road, but not til hand is better. There r so many choice, will let you know, going back out Sunday to look. i saw an awesome bike for carrying cargo, but not what I need.
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When it starts to rain five miles from camp in Denali NP:
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:40 PM   #34
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When it starts to rain five miles from camp in Denali NP:
For sure.... mud and rain is nasty.

But up here in Canada it is the surprise snow storms that bog us down.
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Bike Friday for me

We stopped at the folding bike factory in Eugene, OR (my husband wanted to stop and I wanted to keep on the road) and, yes, Bike Fridays are built in the USA....after a factory tour and a spin around the shop, I decided to have one made for me......it will be delivered in early September.......it is hard to believe that this folding bike will be able to keep up with regular road bikes---that's what they say. It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee that is hard to argue with.....most of their sales are over the internet so you don't have to go there to order a bike......I am so excited.....can't wait for mid September. They are super people to deal with....they also have pre loved (used) bikes for sale. One of the owners developed the Burley.....for his daughter Hannah who is now a principal in the company.....go to their website for the full story.Bike Friday - Custom folding and travel bicycles hand-crafted in Oregon
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We stopped at the folding bike factory in Eugene, OR (my husband wanted to stop and I wanted to keep on the road) and, yes, Bike Fridays are built in the USA....after a factory tour and a spin around the shop, I decided to have one made for me......it will be delivered in early September.......it is hard to believe that this folding bike will be able to keep up with regular road bikes---that's what they say. It comes with a 30 day money back guarantee that is hard to argue with.....most of their sales are over the internet so you don't have to go there to order a bike......I am so excited.....can't wait for mid September. They are super people to deal with....they also have pre loved (used) bikes for sale. One of the owners developed the Burley.....for his daughter Hannah who is now a principal in the company.....go to their website for the full story.Bike Friday - Custom folding and travel bicycles hand-crafted in Oregon
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If you can keep up with the crowd on a regular bike you will be able to keep up on a Bike Friday. I have owned a couple over the years and regret selling them. Eventually I will probably buy another one.
I used to race with a guy that had one of the early ones, he was wicked fast on his regular road bike and the BF did not slow him down at all, if anything it made him even quicker because he could accelerate faster due to the small wheels.

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For sure.... mud and rain is nasty.

But up here in Canada it is the surprise snow storms that bog us down.
Yup, been there too!
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Paula,
If you can keep up with the crowd on a regular bike you will be able to keep up on a Bike Friday. I have owned a couple over the years and regret selling them. Eventually I will probably buy another one.
I used to race with a guy that had one of the early ones, he was wicked fast on his regular road bike and the BF did not slow him down at all, if anything it made him even quicker because he could accelerate faster due to the small wheels.

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I am really looking forward to riding the bike....I have a fiber carbon Trek that is too much for me.....I think that it is too big.....I have small hands and am short. I am hoping that this bike will fit better and make it so that I do more riding...and it folds up to boot. The folks at Bike Friday spent a lot of time trying to make this bike dream a reality. Thanks, paula
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For sure.... mud and rain is nasty.

But up here in Canada it is the surprise snow storms that bog us down.
Wow that's some crazy conditions.
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I bought two Strida folding bikes, and would not recommend them. The forks had no camber, making them unstable at slow speeds. When my wife almost veered into traffic because of the tendency to topple when almost stopped, I put them up for sale.
Now, Becky rides her Schwinn Sprint 10 speed that she bought over 30 years ago. I had it restored a couple of years ago. I ride an old Giant mountain bike that my son abandoned in his garage. They've work for us for the occasional fun ride. After reading this thread, I'm thinking about visiting the bike shop..........
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