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Re: RE: ROLL CALL! 2014/12/10 18:57:38 (permalink)
Kelvin from Brisbane in Sunny Queensland. Picked the corsa up last Thursday and have ridden just under 300k. Loving it, a joy to ride and no pains after a long ride. 

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Re: RE: ROLL CALL! 2014/12/11 05:07:41 (permalink)
kelvin
Kelvin from Brisbane in Sunny Queensland.
Welcome to the group!

2013 CA2.0 - 700c
2014 ICE VTX+
2013 Invacare Force G hand cycle
2006 Corsa  (Sold July, 2013)
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Re: RE: ROLL CALL! 2014/12/12 19:35:07 (permalink)
Thank you, tojesky.
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2014/12/16 10:19:27 (permalink)
Patrick from Roanoke here. Just ordered my Giro 20s yesterday  :)    Should be here Friday...just in time for the snow on Saturday  :(
 
 
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2014/12/16 10:25:26 (permalink)
quick, order some Marathon studded tires!

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Re: ROLL CALL! 2015/08/16 12:49:54 (permalink)
Corsa 2013 700c
Tom Glendale AZ
My wife and I ride 5 days a week 10 mi. A day
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Love the Corsa 700c ride 5 days a week near Glendale Arizona

55 medically retired USAF, 21 years E-8

M-F my wife and I ride 10 miles a day.
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2015/08/17 17:19:17 (permalink)
I have a Giro ATT 26 with 140 miles on it.  I live near the foothills near Pasadena, CA -- 70 miles of that is slow uphill and 70 miles of that is really fast downhill.
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2016/07/21 12:04:05 (permalink)
Hi from Highland, MI.
I'm coming back to recumbent riding after about 12 years of mostly mountain bike riding. My last recumbent was a first year green Giro. I wanted to try a high racer this time and just picked up a used Strada to test the waters and make sure my aging body is going to like recumbent riding again. So far, so good. I've been making a lot of upgrades and changes to the Strada, but I hope to move up to a CA2.0 when funds permit. Retirement does have it's limitations.
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2016/07/22 04:42:23 (permalink)
Mark here from Minnesota. After years of DF bikes, I bought a Giro 26 in 2013. Going from a 19 lb. DF to the 33lb. Giro got old quick. The following spring I bought a used (1k miles on a trainer) CA2 that was set up just the way that I would have built it myself. Having a 50/34 crankset and an 11/36 cassette, it works perfect  for all the terrains that I ride here in Minnesota.  If you ride the Dakota trail or the county roads in western Hennepin county you may see me just about any afternoon. 
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2016/10/31 07:53:45 (permalink)
James from Chillicothe, Texas and Bella Vista, Arkansas. Started riding recumbents in 03 on a EZ-1, then a Vision R-42. In 04 started riding trikes, 03 Catrike Speed, 05 Speed, 06 700. Went back to a bike on a Cannondale Easy Rider Recumbent 2 yrs ago and just this week aquired a Bacchetta CA2. Now have one of the SLOWEST recumbents and one of the FASTEST recumbents. 
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Sun EZ-1
Vision R-42
03 Catrike Speed
Catrike Silver Cat Prototype
05 Catrike Speed
06 Catrike 700 #61
Cannondale Easy Rider (current)
Bacchetta CA-2 (current)
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2016/10/31 13:36:00 (permalink)
Your CA2 is a rocket compared to the ole Cannondale.
 
Enjoy the cruise.

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Re: ROLL CALL! 2017/05/02 17:06:59 (permalink)
Wes here.  Calgary area rider.  I have ridden a grand total of a few kilometers on the (improperly set up) bent so far but I am in the process of setting it up properly.  I've seen five trikes and two recumbents in my life before buying a Giro 26.  Like my fat bike this winter, I smiled like a child as I rode around a mountain pass parking lot when I picked it up.  My first time on a bent went well This is going to be good.
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Re: RE: ROLL CALL! 2018/05/26 18:33:39 (permalink)
I go by Patch, I spent 25 years in the military between Army and Air Force. I ride a Bacchetta Giro 20, well I used to ride a Giro 20. I started riding a bent about 2015 due to shall we say explosive experiences in Afghanistan. 2106 I started having balance issues, and stopped riding a bicycle. Now I ride a trike and have been thinking about selling my Giro 20. I am still able to ride my Giro on the back roads as long as my speed is up. Otherwise I tend to ride like I am drunk. I live in Idaho and love to Hunt and camp, I'm trying to get back into fly fishing, and rock climbing. Since coming back I have also learned to scuba dive as well.
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Re: RE: ROLL CALL! 2018/05/27 17:31:17 (permalink)
Hey Patch,
So sorry to hear about your injury. Good for you that you are staying active and learning new skills. Best wishes in your recovery and most of all I want to say thank you for the incredible sacrifice you and countless others in our military and their families have made for the rest of us.

CA 2.0
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Re: RE: ROLL CALL! 2018/05/27 21:59:31 (permalink)
Thank you Hell Bent. Just doing my job. 
Patch
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Back again 2019/04/25 00:43:25 (permalink)
Hi all,
Back here after 10 years.
Bought a Giro 20 ATT this week and collect it next, Not sure what year it is but it is yellow with the Bacchetta logo in Black directly on the yellow (no white patch) guess who forgot to record the frame number. Discs, and I think the frame is alloy because I had no trouble picking it up; the 2003 Giro I had back in 2998 was heavier, I do believe.
My last one went in favour of a Trice which was much more stable with heavy camping loads but there was a touch of cancer in 2011 and a fall off a Brompton while recovering in 2012 (I will never ride another 16" wheeled bike for as long as I live!) and I gradually fell out of cycling. 2014 and 2015 were barren cycling years but I upped my walking thanks to a young Cocker Spaniel and got the weight of my camping load down from 25 to 14 kilos with considerable savings in bulk.
2016 I started motorising an upright for bridleways and lanes but didn't like the discomfort on the road. Tried a Challenge Wizard for a road bike but didn't like the 'lowness'. The wife bought me another pre loved Trice but it is awkward to get in and out of my storage and I just haven't taken to it and then I saw the bright yellow Giro 20 for sale on a forum and it called across the ether, "Buy me, Nobby, buy me, please!"
Some heavy duty whining and moping, pointed references to the new car I bought her at Christmas and she succumbed. Not gracefully, but a capitulation is a surrender by any other name. A quick raid on her pension pot and I'll be Giro 20ing again.
I have a spare Bafang mid drive motor and a cunning plan which I see a chap in Oz has already done.
Is Birdy mama still on here? She gave me loads of good advice 10 years back and it's still in mind: I've moved the cleats on my shoes back and inward ready.
post edited by nobby - 2019/04/25 00:49:14
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Re: Back again 2019/05/10 06:25:36 (permalink)
Good morning,
 
I'm DocS...
 
I used to ride a mountain bike quite a lot. for a few years, it was my only source of transportation, using it to commute and for fun...
I was a Corpsman (Medic) with the USMC before sustaining back and knee injuries. I've mostly recovered and moved on with life, but since my accident, I've never been able to comfortably ride another diamond bike for long. 
Every bump seems to send an electrical charge up my spine and causes a lot of discomfort. 
 
I eventually found recumbent about 10 years ago, starting on an ActionBent Jetstream II with Under Seat Steering. 
I traveled a lot for work and stopped riding. I eventually sold that bike...
I had gained a lot of weight after my accident. I decided I needed to get back to exercising and found a recumbent trike. It was ok for a while, but was under-geared and I got bored in short order. As I was deciding how to increase the gear range, I stumbled across a Scarab 2620 Trike with 54 speeds. No more problems running out of gears!
I've been riding it for a while off and on, then had an urgency to lose weight...
In October of 2018, I had a cancer removed. Thankfully, I was blessed and it wasn't large or serious, but it was a wake up call. In December 2018, I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and stage 3 liver disease. The Dr. said that It was urgent that I lose the weight, or face my mortality in fairly short order... He pointed me to NIH (National Institute of Health) Studies that indicated a person in my age group, weight and ethnicity would have a life expectancy of 3-5 years if I continued my lifestyle...
 
Since December, I've lost about 50lbs. through diet and exercise. Some of the liver damage is caused by the pain medication the military and VA has provided for the last 20 years and the rest, I did myself by way of food and sedentary lifestyle.
 
Lately, I've been wanting to get back on 2 wheels, so looked around until I found a good deal on a used Corsa. I got it put together and have only been able to take it out for one short ride (about 10 miles), but love it's speed and handling!
 
I've been bringing my trike in to work about 3-4 days per week and typically ride a local bike path about 20 miles per day averaging about 14 mph. I know that's not fast for a Bacchetta, but it's not bad for my old chromoly steel trike. I usually ride alone, but recently signed up with a Veterans club for rides Mondays and Thursdays, hoping to be challenged a bit and push me into longer and faster rides.
 
I will be participating in a few local rides this year (MS 150 and a few others). I haven't done a century ride in a while, so I'm working up to it...
 
Blessings,
DocS
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Re: Back again 2019/05/10 09:19:28 (permalink)
Hi DocS
I'm disturbed to find that we share much of the same medical history what with cancer and diabetes and some employment history
Mine all started before yours but I'm older I reckon because I've been retired for 10 years.
Be well and I hope things go well for you..
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Re: Back again 2019/05/10 10:15:07 (permalink)
Well, it took more than 50 years to get in this condition...
I'm working to get in better shape and slowing down a bit to make room for exercise...
 
Somewhere in there, I started a small business a couple years ago, making Bluetooth Speakers from Ammo Cans, Cigar Boxes and Bottles... 
I was working a full time job and working full time after work on my business...
I was doing shows on the weekends, so sleeping 5 hours per night was about all the time I took off from work.
 
I still work full time, but have scaled by business back. I'm pretty much just working to fill orders now (much easier, only making items when ordered, without having to maintain inventory). 
I really love making and selling my stuff. I do a lot of custom work for Veterans (like myself) and surviving family members of Veterans...
 
The difference now is that I make time for biking and proper rest...
 
Blessings,
DocS

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Bluetooth Ammo-Can Speaker, Cigar Box Speaker and Decorative or Liquor Bottle Speaker
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2019/06/10 09:23:21 (permalink)
Roaddog here, and this is my story.  I've been pretty much OCD cyclist for years but when I did RAGBRAI back in the 20th century and a guy in our camp was on a Titanium Bacchetta, I took notice.  He was always the first one in and had already had a nap and ready to party.  I had never tried a bent bike but my curiosity was piqued.  Jump forward into the 21st century and retirement, I'm 66 and spent my career in public education, I decided it was time to go see the folks at Easy Street Recumbents in Austin Tx.  I settled on a Corsa A 70 L ( I'm 6'5").  I'm still getting used to it but my overall impression is, wow!!, it's so easy to go fast!  I get to ride very nice and mostly empty roads in central Texas.  
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