Cruzbike Race Reports: two great stories

Cruzbike racers Rob (16th overall) and Jason Perez (4th overall and first American) at the finish. Photo copyr. 2015 Cruzbike
Cruzbike racers Rob (16th overall) and Jason Perez (4th overall and first American) at the finish. Photo copyr. 2015 Cruzbike

 

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.

 

Cruzbike race reports: Jason Perez riding a Cruzbike Vendetta into Christmas Circle as the sun climbs early in the morning. Copyr. Cruzbike 2015

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.

 

Rob DeCou's Cruzbike race report: 16th overall in 24 hour race. Rob DeCou racing a Cruzbike Vendetta. Notice the bike fit, head position and that his feet are rather extended?
Rob DeCou racing a Cruzbike Vendetta. Notice the bike fit, head position and that his feet are rather extended?

 

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.

 

Ride on,

Rob (Matson)