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HPV News Part 2: "Year of the Recumbent"

July 01, 2007


Danny Chew is a multiple RAAM winner and major ultramarathoner. He recently posted on his blog about his experience at a 12 Hour marathon...

dannychew.com/2007Calvins.html

The subhead of his report about the multiple records set at this marathon says it all: "The Year of the Recumbent."


This is a mass-start event. Danny reports being shocked at having more recumbents than upright bikes in the lead pack for this event. He and the other uprighters mused that it was like riding in a swarm of insects.

He and several 'bents finished together with a new course record of 267 miles in 12 hours.

Here's the official site:

www.ultracycling.com/results/calvins2007.html

(Photo of John Schlitter on his Bacchetta, co-winner and co-owner of Bacchetta! How many win on what they sell? Courtesy of Valey Bikes, Ohio, and Recumbents.com.)

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