[CR]Spectacular biffs and recumbents.

Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Steve Leitgen <sleitgen@charter.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 08:42:34 -0600
Subject: [CR]Spectacular biffs and recumbents.

I believe recently we had a thread about great splats and thought I should share this one with the group.

In the spring of 83 I finished my second recumbent. (Would an old 'bent be on topic?) A rather precocious short wheel base machine. I even rode it at the Shakopee Velodrome a few times. Pucker factor could best be described as coming off a 55 degree bank on a rolling lawn chair. Anyway, I took it on RAGBRAI 12 (1983). The beast had a two stage drive. I was tooling down the road about 22-23mph when the front chain came off. It instantly wrapped around the front wheel which also came to an immediate stop. The bike cartwheeled with me flying through the air coming to a point worthy telemark landing. I slid for about 10-15 feet grinding down my left cleat and buffing a little skin off the top of my right ankle. Arms out, Taa Daa! I meant to do that.

Points given for style.

Steve Leitgen
La Crosse, WI