Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bentride 2007

This past weekend was the annual Bentride in Hammondsport NY.
The Glen Curtis museum played host to the festivities. Curtis, if you're not familiar with him, was a motorcycle pioneer who used his knowledge of engines to also become a well know builder of airplanes. In the picture you can see a bunch of us test riding recumbents beneath a sculpture of one of Curtis's early planes.

Here are some of the gang who came from far and wide for the Saturday expo and Sunday ride.
My velomobile attracted quite a bit of attention. Here's Bentrider's Mr. Trike himself, Larry Varney taking it for a spin.

After the expo, a bunch of us rode to lunch in Bath. What was that about there being a stereotype that recumbent riders are all old men with beards and aerobellies. OK maybe there are a couple guys who fit the description.

There were two other velomobiles in attendance. In this picture John Tetz (white shirt) builder of the zote foam velomobile talks with Krash, builder of the VeloKit (pictured in the second picture)
All in all it was another great recumbent weekend. The weather Sunday was perfect for the 47 mile ride around Lake Keuka. Thanks again to Bryan Ball at BendriderOnline for organizing it.Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Bentride this weekend

I'm looking forward to the annual Bentride around Kukla Lake in NY this weekend. Bryan Ball, publisher of organizes this event each year. This year I'll be heading out with my friend Mike. We haven't finished building his trike yet, but it will be a great opportunity to check out the new trikes and other people's homebuilts.