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General Category => Audax => PBP 2019 => Topic started by: Phil W on June 05, 2019, 05:58:05 pm

Title: Switching road bike to recumbent
Post by: Phil W on June 05, 2019, 05:58:05 pm
I've been pondering this a while.

I'm half minded to take the recumbent to PBP instead of my road bike. I'm currently entered as road bike. I haven't been doing audaxes on the recumbent this year, getting the qualifiers done on the road bike. I'll be out trying to get my last qualifier, a 600 in 2.5 weeks. I'm going to use the recumbent for this. I did an SR series on the recumbent in 2017.

Is it too late to be able to change to a special needs bike or do I need to stick to my pre registration choice. I can't begin registration yet as my 400 doesn't have the ACP number yet.

I just think it will give a different slant to PBP than my 2015 experience.  Plus you've just got to love wearing normal clothes and the comfort of recumbents for 1215km.

Still got to complete a 600 so nothing certain yet. Just seeing if anyone has an idea?
Title: Re: Switching road bike to recumbent
Post by: yanto on June 05, 2019, 06:09:03 pm
I don't know how you'd go about changing to special needs, but I've just checked and the 90hr is showing 0 places, although when I started my full registration process a week or so ago there was 1 place.

As for which bike, obviously I'm biased but laid back is the most comfortable way.
Title: Re: Switching road bike to recumbent
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on June 05, 2019, 06:09:18 pm
I think you'll be able to change to VS but it may take an email to 'the right person', rather than just changing start groups through the website.
Title: Re: Switching road bike to recumbent
Post by: Phil W on June 05, 2019, 06:27:21 pm
Ok, I will decide after June 23rd. So may be seeing if anyone knows a contact at that point. For now I'll focus on getting this final qualifier done on the recumbent.