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Re: ROLL CALL! 2019/06/10 19:53:30 (permalink)
Roaddog
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.  


Welcome to the Dark Side. I’ve been on my Ti Aero since the early 2000’s. Give it time for your bent muscles to adjust to the new position. I’m 70 and still enjoy 30-50 miles rides.

Larry

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Santa Cruz Tallboy carbon 29er
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DocS
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2019/06/14 12:33:02 (permalink)
Since my first post, I've been riding between 20 and 30 miles, 3 days per week. 
I've grown accustomed to my new to me Corsa :)
I'm riding some rolling hills area and average between 16 and 17 mph...
There is only one other person riding a bent in the group, but his is a Catrike 700 Trike...
I have to say I love being back on 2 wheels!
 
Blessings,
DocS

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Re: ROLL CALL! 2019/06/15 17:04:42 (permalink)
Roaddog
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.  


Welcome Roaddog. 
 
I live in the Katy, TX area and thinking we could ride some time. Have you ridden COTA yet? Only a couple more sessions this spring and maybe they'll open up in the fall again.

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Re: ROLL CALL! 2019/07/14 06:52:11 (permalink)
Hi Folks. This is Chris from the Kansas City, KS area. I'm a relative newbie, as I've only had my CA3 for a little under a year now. I come from a randoneurring background, and a neck injury left me increasingly uncertain about my prospects for a third run at Paris-Brest-Paris. There were no shops near me that sell Bacchetta, and I used to be a bike mechanic, so I jumped in with both feet and ordered a frame set straight from the good folks in Florida. The build went together nicely. The first few months of riding were pretty ugly, as I got used to everything, but now things are going pretty well. I finished my qualifiers in May with a 600k, and in six weeks I'll head over for another, completely different, run at PBP.
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2019/07/15 18:41:52 (permalink)
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Hi Folks. This is Chris from the Kansas City, KS area. I'm a relative newbie, as I've only had my CA3 for a little under a year now. I come from a randoneurring background, and a neck injury left me increasingly uncertain about my prospects for a third run at Paris-Brest-Paris. There were no shops near me that sell Bacchetta, and I used to be a bike mechanic, so I jumped in with both feet and ordered a frame set straight from the good folks in Florida. The build went together nicely. The first few months of riding were pretty ugly, as I got used to everything, but now things are going pretty well. I finished my qualifiers in May with a 600k, and in six weeks I'll head over for another, completely different, run at PBP.


Welcome to the club. That’s a huge accomplishment.

Larry

Ti Aero
Surly Moonlander fat bike
Santa Cruz Tallboy carbon 29er
Bassyak (for stripers and blues)
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Re: RE: ROLL CALL! 2020/05/24 17:59:52 (permalink)
John Wyatt 53 in El Paso, Texas. I spent 20 years in the Navy. If have ridden for years various diamond frame bikes over the years. And have had a long wheelbase and a trike. My new pride of joy is a new Bacchetta Carbon Aero 3.0 I have been on it for 3 rides it is awesome.
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Re: Back again 2020/05/24 21:18:54 (permalink)
Hey DocS, I’m a fellow retiredNavy Hospital Corpsman. Good luck with your rides.
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Re: Back again 2020/11/04 17:05:08 (permalink)
Jan M in Indianapolis. Retired RN. Riding bikes since 1973. Club rider, tourist and bike commuter in Bloomington, IN, Atlanta and now Indy since 1986. (Except no commuting since retirement 12/31/18) Got first 'bent (2000 RANS Tailwind) in 2006. Ordered a Giro A20 after discovered my RANS V3 ti frame cracked irreparably in July. Due to Covid19 issues with parts availability, it took a month to get the bike built up with a 3x9 drivetrain. (2x11 parts not to be found by Bacchetta - price discounted because of substitution). And then, UPS shipping to my house was slow, also due to pandemic issues. In the meantime, rode my RANS V-Rex almost every day for 7 weeks. After delivery in September, have ridden the Giro almost every day. (760 miles, so far) Very nice! Got to have a Backup Bike, and the V-Rex has been relegated to role of Backup Bike. Enjoying noticeably smoother, steadier ride of the Giro, largely due to six inch longer wheelbase, most likely.
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Re: Back again 2020/12/06 14:36:05 (permalink)
Congrats on your new Giro A20 and all the miles, Jan, as well as your retirement as a RN. Are you getting calls to come back to work yet?

By the way, if anyone else is unable to log in to these forums in Chrome, I found that I can log in with Firefox.

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Re: ROLL CALL! 2021/02/04 06:23:45 (permalink)
Hi everyone. I'm Sam in Green Bay. Recently bought a new A20 and love it so far...all 2.5 miles of riding before the snow/ice settled in. I'm a lifelong DF rider, touring, errands, and commuting.
Has anyone changed to wider tires to make for a smoother ride? If so what size? How about studded tires for winter riding? I have studs on my old Trek mountain bike that I use for snow/ice riding and commuting, but by next winter I'll have enough miles on the A20 to be confident riding in the winter but I think studded tires will provide better stability. Any thoughts?
Thanks and have a great week!
Sam
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Re: ROLL CALL! 2021/04/11 09:57:42 (permalink)
REL sam21fire
I put Schwalbe balloon type tires on my Giro 20. Big Apple 20"x 2.0 on the front, Big Ben 26"x2.0 on the back.  I play around with the pressure.  It gives a smooth absorbent ride.  I also have a Tongsheng 36v pedal assist motor on it. Helps me get up the hills without falling over.
 
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