Registered: Nov 2009
Location: boise idaho
Originally posted by Bill Stevenson
"It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races." - Mark Twain. My Zipper fairing sits rolled up in a corner of my garage most of the time. Really prefer to ride my GRR without it except in certain conditions involving lower temperatures and stronger winds. Nice wheels, however, are always desirable on every occasion.
the same can be said about the bodyskin, I suppose, but that is not my experience. I enjoy no benefits from the fairing in cold that make unmounting it in the summer worthwhile but I'm in Idaho. I run the skin on the desert because of the sun protection. People are always asking me, "Hey, is it hot in there?" (as if it's an original thought) and I have to wonder what they're thinking so my rebuttal is, "I'm riding in the shade, is it hot out there in the sun?" to which they have no credible response except to agree the shade looks good. The lycra provides lots of air passage and opening the zipper promotes lots of circulation. But I'm in Idaho where desert riding is in humidity under 10%. I have little experience in iar with higher moisture content. Running the skin in rian is fun but not always practical. I often furl it because fo the winds, not the rain. ON the western side of Oregon the skin would get damp and stay that way but it was not uncomfortable.
The fairing does not extend far enough to the sides to protect my hands from icey blasts and the lack of wind on my chest is exactly what the fairing is supposed to do all the time so it stays on the biek all the time. Expensive wheels, like anodized parts, are for a certain niche of recumbent riders. I'm not in that group.Unless, of course, someone said, "Here, Bogie, take these high-zoot wheels for free." Then I'd be a huge proponent of rotational mass reduction and micro-aero improvements.
I play go.
I use Macintosh.
Of course I ride a recumbent.
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