INTO THE RIDE #105
Monster Touring on Long Wheelbase Recumbents
by Randy Schlitter
I got a letter the other day (yep, an actual piece of paper!) from a super-nice retired craftsman, who has been busy making monster touring racks for our bikes. He sent along actual photos, some of which I have scanned and included here. The interesting aspect of all this is the great “can-do” spirit that comes across in the letter and photos. His name is Paul Krieg and in the body of the letter there was one sentence (among several) that really stuck out… “I realize you may not have had heavy-duty touring in mind when you developed these bikes, but as often is the case with various products, they end up being used in ways not anticipated by the designers/manufacturers.”
* The Xstream won RAAM in 2009 in the 4-man division.