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About rothrockcyrcle

I am an endurance cyclist always looking for new ways to maximize fun and minimize BS.

Tiller Distance Effects in SWB Recumbent Handling and Design

Here’s another post regarding short wheelbase recumbent bike design.  This time we will focus mostly on tiller distance, and what effects it has on handling. Tiller distance, as I and most other people define it, is the distance from your hands … Continue reading

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The Zevo Recumbent Bike

Somewhat recently I posted about the ideas behind the semi-novel steering geometry of the Zevo.  But what about the rest of the bike?  What’s it like, in a general sense, to ride this thing? Before I go further, I should … Continue reading

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Steering Geometry of Short Wheelbase Recumbent Bikes

I’ve been riding and studying recumbents in all their forms intently for about 12 years now, and ideas have been slowly forming in my head regarding what they should and should not be, mostly specifically in the non-MBB short wheelbase … Continue reading

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Metabike Daemon Impressions

The Daemon is the most recent incarnation of the Metabike recumbent bike. I recently had a chance to keep a Metabike Daemon and ride it for a couple weeks. I owned, rode, and loved a previous generation of Metabike for … Continue reading

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HV to BV 200K

First 200K of the year. Happy Valley to Buffalo Valley.  2nd time I have done this perm.  Last time was last summer when I was fit and the days were warm. On this day we had clear skies, but a … Continue reading

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The (Current) Fleet

Somehow I have become a bike collector once again.  Several different times in my life I have purged the redundant machines accumulating in my garage only to have new redundancies appear a few years later.  I guess addiction to novelty … Continue reading

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This has nothing to do with riding a bike

1st time you listen, you’ll hate it. 2nd time you listen, you’ll hate it. 3rd time you listen, you’ll hate it. 4th time you will think it’s bad. 5th time you will find it interesting 6th time you’ll like it. … Continue reading

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Last 2015 Ride on Gravel?

Was this my last gravel ride of 2015?  The snow is going to fly soon, and not working as close to SC anymore has really cut into my ‘regular’ gravel rides in Rothrock and BESF.  So I only get out … Continue reading

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Monday Morning

Yesterday’s scouting ride for Diet Isolation (aka 100K SI) with ‘the Erics’ was a success. The main purpose of this ride was to verify that Siglerville-Milroy Pike was decent to ride on (it was), and that this route was do-able in … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning

8:00 AM.  We’ll start at the start.  Clever huh? http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6084359

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