Race Report: Sebring 20/20 – Comments from an Ultra Distance Racer

Posted on Mar 6, 2020

By Rob Decou, Bacchetta Brand Ambassador Sebring Florida |Rotary Club of Highlands Country The spirit of competition and comradery flowed through the air at the Sebring Raceway in Florida on Saturday morning as almost 150 racers lined up at the start line, 40+ of which (including myself) were recumbent riders. Each of us stood ready and prepared to execute our [...]

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The Pelso Brevet Review – Riding Across Florida

Posted on Apr 19, 2019

Last weekend, I rode my bike 170 miles across Florida on the industry’s newest recumbent bike, the carbon fiber Pelso Brevet. It has been a decade since I have ridden the Ride Across Florida (back then it was called “Race” Across Florida and about 30 miles shorter). I have now done it on three different recumbents: the Corsa, the Carbonaero [...]

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Getting Bent: A Newcomer’s Account by Bill Patterson

Posted on Mar 3, 2010

“I’m in transition”. No I’m not undergoing gender change surgery. I’m in the process of switching much of my riding from a traditional road bike to a recumbent.  In my case, the recumbent is a Bacchetta Corsa, a short wheel base “high racer” model. Before I go into any of that: why a recumbent in the first place? A couple [...]

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Rider Feedback: Cletus Lee, Aero Basso

Posted on Jan 7, 2007

As far back as I can remember, I have always been ‘vertically challenged’. As a youth in track & field, I always finished races somewhere in the middle, mainly due I to my short legs.

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Rider Feedback: Andrea Bracken, Giro

Posted on Jan 6, 2007

I’ve always believed that the key to a successful exercise regiment is to find an activity that you love, then stick with it. For the past 15 years I’ve grown to love the sport of cycling and I join my biking buddies every Sunday for our weekly dose of “social riding”.

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Rider Feedback: Tony Anthonisen, Giro

Posted on Jan 5, 2007

I want to thank you for a truly wonderful bike – my Giro! I have ridden bicycles extensively for about 40 years. I usually ride a bicycle about 1500 miles during the six rideable months in Minnesota each year.

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Rider Feedback: Pat Dunn, Corsa

Posted on Jan 4, 2007

As a devoted bike rider who is beginning to feel the limitations of age, I can’t possibly describe how delighted I am to have found that biking doesn’t have to be painful and I don’t have to sacrifice speed or comfort.

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Rider Feedback: Dan Acfalle, Aero

Posted on Jan 3, 2007

Two years ago, after I built a Baron lowracer, I saw a picture of the Aero, which became my dream bike. Zach Kaplan had one & raved about it. Earlier this year, I raced the 2004 Cherry Pie criterium with John Schlitter, where he lapped the entire field twice (including streamliners) to take the win on his Aero. I had [...]

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