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 Texas Time Trials

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

Just wanted to let everyone know that Team Bacchetta, and a whole bunch of other B riders, will be at this years Texas Time Trials, September 24-26, 2009. We’d like to encourage anyone that is interested in supporting our riders to make an effort to swing by the course and cheer them on. Click here to see what the TTT [...]

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Texas Hill Country 600km

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

  It was doubtful that I was going to do this race after bailing out on Larry Graham as a team rider but I still needed to go to Plano TX for a dealer clinic at Plano Cycling. When visiting with Steve Petty  (Corsa SS rider and Tejas 500 team rider) about coming to town I mention something about the [...]

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RAAM 2009

Posted on Dec 2, 2008

Team Bacchetta and RAAM 2009  Earlier this fall I let out we had a stellar line up for a 2009 four man RAAM team with the possibility of also fielding a second Bacchetta team for RAAM. Think of it: a Bacchetta “A” and “B” team battling it out in the toughest endurance event on the planet! Unfortunately though, B Team [...]

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2009 Team bike concept

Posted on Nov 4, 2008

Below is a rendering of a decal and color scheme we’re considering for the 2009 Team Bacchetta riders. Nothing is set in stone yet but I can tell you that John is pretty high on this look. Please note that the component package shown does not represent a team build or the final specifications for the stock CA2.0. Best regards, [...]

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Recumbent Racing – Sebring 2006 and 2007

Posted on Mar 4, 2006

After the exciting battle between James Kern (486.3 miles) and Christopher McDonald (500 miles) for the overall course record in 2005, we anxiously awaited Sebring 2006 knowing James Kern would take a run at McDonalds 500-mile record.

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Recumbent Cyclist Larry Graham Is Setting Records!

Posted on Mar 3, 2006

The organizers of Calvins Challenge always guarantee Perfect Weather. This year, they were almost dead on with 49 degrees at the start with clear blue skies with a projected high in the mid 60s. The only flaw was the 10 to 20 mph wind out of the Northwest that would persist throughout the day.

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Bacchetta Recumbent Team Dominates Sebring Races

Posted on Mar 2, 2006

“Too much is not enough” best describes my experience at the 2006 Sebring 12/24. While the weather has always been pretty good for the race, this year it was perfect. The temperature at the 06:30 start was about 60 degrees with fog and most importantly, no wind, unlike the past races that have had 20mph winds all day. The afternoon [...]

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