Okay you Bacchetta kitties and cats, if you’re even anywhere near this part of the country you better come see us. Saturday we’ll be giving tons of test rides and Sunday, there’ll be a tour of southern New England. All hosted by Wheelworks and their top cycling/recumbent dog, Scott Chamberlain.
For more information and some absolutely beautiful photography, check out Scott’s blog: Wheelworks/Bacchetta Weekend
We’ll see you there!
Here is a cool ride that a couple of the Bacchetta hive members are involved in:
Grandparents Ride for the Health of Grandchildren.
We know times are tough out there but if you can help out, please do!
Here’s a nice little note from two members of the ever-growing Bacchetta family. The Gustafson’s were nice enough to share it with us and we’re returning the favor- Thanks Paul and Brenda!
I thought you might get a kick out of this photo. It was taken on the last day (8 days total) of our 400 mile trip in 2008 from Buffalo to Albany along the Erie Canal. It was the first trip like that for both me and my wife Brenda.
Paul Gustafson, PhD, RKT
Paul and Brenda Gustafson along the Erie Canal
We’ve been slowly relaunching the X-Eyed line, first with our X-Eyed high end brakes and now with our Hi-Viz and new, Red jersey’s. The idea was to tone these jersey’s down from our Bacchetta label jersey’s, so every recumbent rider can enjoy the benefits of this cutting edge design, but with the super-cool X-Eyed label.
Below are some pictures of the new jersey and logo, which should be available around June 21st. Also, look for the expansion of this logo into other products in the very near future.
X-Eyed Red- Front
X-Eyed Red- Rear
Since RAAM is starting today we just wanted to make everyone aware that there are several RAAM records of interest up for grabs this year. The 4-person and Men’s solo records for stock recumbent are the ones we’ll be keeping an eye on but a new record for solo women, stock recumbent, could also be established this year. It’s all very exciting stuff and we’d like to encourage you all to follow along.
And everyone here at Bacchetta would like to wish all those involved in this years RAAM a safe and successful ride!
RAAM Records for stock recumbents:
Category: 4-Person, Stock Recumbent
Riders: Karta Purk Atehortua, Phil Plath, John Schlitter, Tim Woudenberg
Average speed: 20.70 mph
Time: 6 days: 03 hours: 26 minutes
Category: 2-Person, Stock Recumbent
Team: Bacchetta B Team/Military Families Foundation
Riders: John Schlitter, Phil Plath
Average speed: 18.07 mph
Time: 7 days: 00 hours: 26 minutes
Category: Solo, Stock Recumbent
Rider: John Schlitter
Average speed: 11.30 mph
Time: 11 days: 02 hours: 50 minutes