Hey EZ, have you read the article about anti-bent rant at road bike action magazine thread at BROL? If so, any thoughts on the subject? Signed Ron
Ron, Thanks for your email and YES, I have been keeping up with various threads at BROL, including the so-called recumbent rant, by some columnist named Phil B... . Admittedly, I have not read the ACTUAL article; and (To be perfectly honest) I don't really need to. The bent community continues to face tremendous adversity from your typical HARD CORE Diamond Frame publications, as well as your (Equally) HARD CORE (Diamond frame exclusive only) bike shops and HARDCORE Diamond Frame ONLY welcome bike events. AND as I have previously preached BEFORE, a lot of this stems from the Diamond Frame industry Cash Cow MONSTER, who is the driver behind all of this. In simple terms, it's called surviving and continuing to be in demand, to keep your lively hood alive and well, even if your technology is CRUSTY OLD SCHOOL, that's been around FOREVER. Hey, if you want our continued advertising dollars and ads, appearing in your publication or support for your bike event, YOU WILL NOT have anything to do with any other kind of bicycling, unless it's diamond frame orientated. I'm YOUR MIGHTY CASH COW Diamond Frame God and I have spoken!
However there's still another side of that columnist and others like him that do the rants (Allegedly against) recumbents and that's "Bent Phobia". In certain other walks of life, those that VIGOROUSLY lash out the most against something, secretly (Subconsciously) have just the opposite internal feelings about the subject matter. They may actually be in PASSIONATE LUSTFUL HEAT to try a recumbent, but have to hide their true desires, out of fear of angering the Diamond Frame cash cow God, and their employer, having their cash lifeline cut off.