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Post by teacherbill on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:03 pm

Ouch to even peer upon.

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Post by BluesCat on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:37 pm

Yeah, I shudder whenever my Roadie Riding friends mention having to "butter up" just to do 30 miles. pale

Now, the Brooks Flyer is getting better and better on The Roadley. I have around 130 miles total on it right now, and I hardly think about it unless I'm wearing jeans or some other type of pants with a thick seam down the middle of the seat of them.

Anybody who knocks recumbents is probably a stock holder in Preparation H.

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Post by teacherbill on Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:30 pm

Or Johnson and Johnson .......

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Post by richard on Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:25 pm

But guys----------------havent you all read what the roadies claim?? They say if there is any pain riding a DF bike, you dont have a "proper" fit. Yeah sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by teacherbill on Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:49 pm

With or without a saddle, Brooks or otherwise...... Very Happy

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Post by BluesCat on Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:08 pm

"You don't have the 'proper' fit."

Smile Very Happy Laughing rolling on the floor laughing

Yeah, I LOVE that one! As if ANY proctologist's tool would be a "proper fit" for ME!

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Post by teacherbill on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:51 pm

Need gloves Exclamation

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Post by rydabyk on Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:48 pm

Wow, y'all are pretty harsh. My LHT touring bike IS as comfortable as my recumbent. I don't wear cycling specific shorts unless I plan on riding for more than an hour or so. Around town it's still sandals, cargo shorts, Rail Rider shirts, no gloves, oh, and no butter either.

Don't get me wrong, I love the bent, but, it doesn't hop curbs and it doesn't make quick turns in traffic and in the parking lot.

I'd hate to only ride one type of bike all of the time, I need the diversity.

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Post by rydabyk on Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:10 am

teacherbill wrote:With or without a saddle, Brooks or otherwise...... Very Happy

A well used Brooks saddle is very, very comfortable and a thing of art. Otherwise Embarassed she Embarassed would have a rash.

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Post by BluesCat on Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:16 pm

Well, The Roadley is pretty comfortable, and is getting more comfortable by the day as the Brooks Flyer breaks in more and more.

But it can't hold a candle to the comfort of Bluetiful.

It's like the difference in comfort between a padded bar stool and a La-Z-Boy recliner.

On the other hand, it's true that you can't bunny hop the recumbent and the turning radius of the LWB recumbent makes it impractical for close-quarter maneuvering, so I'm with you there, Walt: sometimes you want a limousine and other times you want a 4x4, and the vehicles which try to do BOTH jobs just wind up not being able to do EITHER very well. thumbs up

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Post by rydabyk on Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:07 pm

BluesCat wrote: sometimes you want a limousine and other times you want a 4x4, and the vehicles which try to do BOTH jobs just wind up not being able to do EITHER very well. thumbs up

You are so right!

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Post by richard on Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:35 pm

Come on DF defenders, I dont care if you have a Brooks or any other super expensive saddle with the "proper fit" there is logically no way you are as comfortable as on a bent. Remember up untin 2005 I rode DF bikes. I didnt fall off the turnip truck yesterday. Spandes with dead goat skins and butt butter is not going to overcome the concentrated weight of the human body on a small area.

On a bike tour or even a club ride who hasnt watched DF rider hop off bikes at a rest stop immediatly upon stopping. They tug at their shorts and shake out their hands. It is not just the saddle where DF riders have pain.

Defending DF saddles reminds me when I was young we took the "new kid" out snipe hunting and everone was telling him snipe hunting is fun.

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Post by richard on Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:37 pm

BTW if some of you guys havent been snipe hunting, I could get a little party together and take our bikes out and----------------------

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Post by BluesCat on Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:20 pm

richard:

Yeah, well, the taxidermist near my place pays ME to stuff all the snipes I bring 'im!

I just happen to like bikes, and just like Walt I have different bikes for different purposes. If I'm going to go for a LONG, fast ride, I'm going to ride Bluetiful, my recumbent. If it's a nice, sunny, clear day, I'm going to ride Bluetiful. If it's a wet, miserable day with slick streets, I'm going to ride The Roadley, my MTB-turned-commuter. If I'm going to have to park and lock the bike to a bike rack somewhere and leave it, I'm going to ride Hardiboi, my stripped-down MTB-turned-errand-runner. If I'm going to go for a ride with some other folks, including kids, I may ride DutchGrl, my Batavus road-bike-turned-conversation-piece.

For me, pedaling out on the road is part therapy, part exercise, part religious experience, part practical-way-to-get-around and ALWAYS it is joy, no matter WHAT bike I'm riding. Sometimes, out-and-out comfort takes a back seat.

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