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HP Velotechnik Street Machine Gte to complement the Rans Stratus XP

A crazy thing happened in Fort Collins, and I now own two recumbent bicycles: a HP Velotechnik Street Machine Gte, which is short, and a Rans Stratus XP, which is quite long indeed. HP Velotechnik Street Machine Gte short-wheelbase recumbent bicycle. I got the Street Machine last weekend, purchased at my “local” recumbent bicycle shop that’s 50 or so miles away in Fort Collins: Spring Creek Recumbents. While recumbent bicycles are not exactly unknown or unseen in the bicycling mecca of Boulder, there isn’t a single bike shop that sells recumbents....

 · Laura Lis Scott

Rode my Rans

Labor Day weekend was simply gorgeous in Boulder. Lots of sun, not too hot, blue skies. It was a perfect weekend for getting to know my new Rans Stratus XP. The long wheelbase required an extra-long bicycle mount, one designed for tandem bicycles. Earlier in the week, I picked up a Thule rack and a RockyMounts R4 rack that could handle the 65" wheelbase of my Rans. The bike fit perfectly....

 · Laura Lis Scott