New Cruzbike race reports just arrived.
These well-written, entertaining and informative stories contain great tips for riding Cruzbikes in general, and the Vendetta in particular. (These tips apply to the Silvio as well.) They also describe some easy customizations these riders made as a normal course of making the Vendetta optimally fit their bodies. Another thing both these stories illustrate, because both riders were new to Cruzbikes, is that the muscles involved are nearly identical to those needed for running and cycling on a standard frame bike, removing one of the barriers to “going recumbent,” namely, the long period of building recumbent-specific muscles.
Jason Perez’s 24 World Championship on a Cruzbike Vendetta
474 miles in 24 hours. Winner: First American, First Recumbent
Jason is a mountain bike racer who rode a 24 hour race on a Cruzbike recumbent with only 6 weeks to learn how to ride a Cruzbike.
Race Report: Rob DeCou’s 24-Hour World Championship on a Cruzbike Vendetta
374 miles in 24 hours
Rob placed 16th overall after only a few months riding his Cruzbike Vendetta V20. Rob is taking on Solo Race Across America 2016 on the V20, representing Cruzbike and racing to beat brain cancer for 3000 Miles to a Cure.
Some people are under the impression that you need to be named “Rob” or “Robert” to ride a Cruzbike. Strictly speaking, that’s not true, however it does seem to help.