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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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RAAM Story Part 3: Speak to the Mountain, Maria
Submitted by Jim Parker on Thu, 29/08/2013 - 8:40
  Maria left Kansas ahead of the remaining three women in the race, but looming ahead were 25 time stations spanning Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Word of her comeback spread to the other racers and crew in our vicinity, who celebrated having Mar
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RAAM Report Part 2: The Rockies and the Plains
Submitted by Jim Parker on Tue, 09/07/2013 - 18:32
“You’re joking, right?” was the reply from my daughter, Genevieve, when I told her that her mother, Maria, was back on the course near Tuba City and, once again, officially in the Race Across America.    Genevieve was back in Flagstaff with the rest of the crew, think
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RAAM 2013: Maria Parker’s amazing comeback victory
Submitted by Jim Parker on Thu, 27/06/2013 - 10:24
To give hope to victims of cancer, Maria proved that even against overwhelming odds, victory can be achieved. In 32 years, Race Across America has never been won by someone coming so far from behind.    Part 1: Oceanside, California, June 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM local time: Maria crossed
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