wind residstance is your worst enamy

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wind residstance is your worst enamy

Postby Ron Dickey » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:41 pm

Try pulling it with one of these

http://caribbeangallery.co.uk/gallery/s ... N-REPUBLIC

Infact the teardrop might be good to be in simaler shape

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Re: wind residstance is your worst enamy

Postby TomS » Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:54 pm

Ron Dickey wrote:Try pulling it with one of these

http://caribbeangallery.co.uk/gallery/s ... N-REPUBLIC

Infact the teardrop might be good to be in simaler shape



Hey Ron,

I followed that link. I didn't see any aerodynamic bicycle trailers. However, I did see a slide show for some clothing optional tropical resort. Nice picks. Lots of lovely naked bodies. :SG
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Postby angib » Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:07 pm

And if you think that 'velomobile' looks like hard work, you'll want the Aerorider with electric motor assistance:
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In case enthusiasm sets in, I should mention a price of $7,000 ex taxes in Holland.... For other velomobiles, visit your 'local' site - the North American Velomobilist Website.

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Re: wind residstance is your worst enamy

Postby Nitetimes » Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:35 pm

TomS wrote:

Hey Ron,

I followed that link. I didn't see any aerodynamic bicycle trailers. However, I did see several a slide show for some clothing optional tropical resort. Nice picks. Lots of lovely naked bodies. :SG


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Postby Arne » Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:30 pm

I attended a 'velo' convention. There may be some place they would be practical, but not anywhere I've ever been. Even the electric assist models are not that fast and certainly are not SUV proof......

I ride an electric recumbent, and the best places seem to be those lucky enough to have a bike trail near their house that takes them close to their place of business... I know several who have that lucky combination and am envious of them.
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Postby angib » Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:31 am

arnereil wrote:There may be some place they would be practical, but not anywhere I've ever been.

I suspect they seem to come mainly from Holland, Denmark and North Germany for a good reason - they are flat regions, where the weight is not too much of a penalty, and they have civilised road systems with good, going on superb, provision for cyclists.

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Postby Arne » Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:03 am

Except for wind, Holland is a great place for human powered vehicles. They have separate paths along side many roads for pedal powered vehicles, with their own traffic control signals.... and there are so many (or there were in the 70's when I worked there) bicycles, that they are part of the commuter system, not some toy ridden once a month like here.

So, I suppose they would work best in a level area where they are expected. Or here, as mentioned, on bicycle paths where the path can be used conveniently on a daily basis.
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