Author Archives: Lonnie Morse

About Lonnie Morse

Long time recumbent bike rider - former general aviation pilot - always looking for an adventure to experience - aero dynamics fastenates me.

faired or un-faired

         The human body and the up-right bicycle are both aerodynamic disasters. Yes – for this up-right rider – this is improvement – but there are better ways. I have come to realized there are two camps regarding the recumbent bicycle. Even … Continue reading

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Low Tech testing any one can do

Wheel aerodynamics Do your wheels pass the “flame test”? What ? ? ?  – – What the hay are you talking about ? ? One evening a friend and I was installing a set of reconditioned tri spoke wheels for … Continue reading

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Velomobiles

Roll Over America “ROAM” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2FylDRaYEI What is ROAM?  A 24 day tour of Velomobiles Rolling Over America from Portland OR to Washington DC. ROAM was a historical event that took place July/August of 2011. I was already interested in having a Velomobile – … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the Closet

Raw dump of various content from past articles published and subject discussions with recumbent riders. Some duplication of data may exist. _________________________________________________________________ Subject: Re: fairings Answers with in your email ~ —– Original Message —– To: AeroWing1@comcast.net Sent: Saturday, April 28, … Continue reading

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Tail Frame and Body Sock FAQ

What are tail frames? Answer: A tail frame is a skeletal tubular structure covered by cloth to shape an aerodynamic form much like a cloth covered aircraft wing. The tail frame purpose is to minimize turbulent air that forms behind … Continue reading

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Streamliner has Sold

Nothing like the freedom from air resistance Human powered streamliners are the “fighter jets” of bicycles. They are much like flying light aircraft on the ground. Sensitive to cross winds – quiet and fast – it is an indescribable feeling setting up for a deep lean into a … Continue reading

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Aerodynamic expectations

First – let’s set the stage with an unscientific example “me”. I prefer to use the “comfort zone” as a honest measurement of speed the rider can hold comfortably all day. I have found this to be a more than satisfactory method of performance … Continue reading

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Streamliners vs Velomobiles

Single track Streamliners “Liners” are usually a fantasy for most recumbent riders. Why? – these bikes are all hand crafted custom builds for a specific rider with purpose. With exception of the very few – most “liners” are used for racing only. Example … Continue reading

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Tail Frame – Tail box

Notice the riders shoulder snug inside the composite Tail Box If possible, the tail box should be positioned close to the rear/outside portion of the riders shoulders for best results. Many riders do not prefer the inconvenience of getting into a … Continue reading

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Lonnie Morse – Aero Wing components

Aero Wing components take the aerodynamics of recumbent riding to the next level of performance. Though body position is enough for many riders – more and more riders are taking the next step with the aid of fairings – front, … Continue reading

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