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A Ray of Light on Labor Day Weekend
Submitted by Jim Parker on Sun, 31/08/2014 - 8:46
August was an unusually tough month for me at work, sixty-hour weeks at the hospital helping care for very sick people. At home, the mood has been somber as Maria mourns the loss of her dear sister, Jenny. On Friday, miraculously, I finished work earlier than expected and called Maria as I drove h
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Breaking the 4-Hour Century Barrier
Submitted by Jim Parker on Sun, 24/08/2014 - 14:35
The great thing about a bike race is that you never know what is going to happen. We've had the Mid-Atlantic race on our calendars for a long time, but only as a minor event, with our focus on the Texas Time Trials in September. Maria and I signed up to do the 100 mile event rather than the 12
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Assault on Mt. Mitchell 2014
Submitted by Jim Parker on Wed, 21/05/2014 - 18:14
One of the things that make Cruzbikes unique in the world of recumbents is their ability to climb fast. Maria and I noticed this many years ago while riding 34 lb. Sofriders during the Ride Across North Carolina. Hundreds of customers have, through their own experience, validated the great
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Goodbye, Cruzbike Kit (sniffle, sniffle)
Submitted by Jim Parker on Fri, 21/03/2014 - 18:55
In the beginning, Cruzbike WAS the kit... and the KIT was Cruzbike. My first recumbent was a Cruzbike kit paired with a $130 Walmart "Mongoose" mountain bike. I rode that bike more than any other bike, up to that time, in my life. Here I am in September 2005, chubbier than now and cl
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Two Recent Noteworthy Races
Submitted by Jim Parker on Mon, 17/02/2014 - 19:43
The first race worth mentioning is actually a series of races held on a track and velodrome: the 2014 HPRA Florida held 8 & 9 February.  Charlie Ollinger came in second overall on a Cruzbike Vendetta. Why is that noteworthy? Let me count the ways: 1) Charlie's ridden the b
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