A fascinating look at the development of recumbents.Did you know geared recumbents first appeared in the 1890s, soon after the safety bicycle appeared? A book by Tony Hadland and Hans-Erhard Lessing provides more details than I have seen before. https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/a-complete-illustrated-history-of-the-recumbent-bicycle/
Whilst this was posted for LEL entrants, it is equally applicable to all longer audax events. Mechanic’s advice for the next LEL
Hear is a useful idea I found on the YACF forum Somnolent said: charging of Garmins from a dynamo while on the move is problematic even in the dry. Nothing that can’t be overcome mitigated with a little ingenuity. Been running my Etrex (HCx) from the Luxos USB offtake for a couple of years now. I’ve…
This link shows one way of using a dynohub to power lights and charge a phone for navigation, along with an illuminated cue sheet holder. Read all about it
This earliest model of Velocar recumbent ran for only one year. It was so low-slung that it was hard to ride and the riding position was therefore altered in 1933 for subsequent models. This 1932 prototype model was named in the Mochet catalogue as a Velo Velocar (V.V), but for the first year it was…
“Crank length is part of a system of hinges and levers that must operate in the larger context of an individual’s biomechanics. Longer cranks increased flexion and the range of movement required at both the hip and knee. Where there is indecision, cyclists should opt for a shorter crank to reduce the risk of injury….