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Re: Wow... Bernard Stamm's Open 60 "breaks in half" in the Western Approaches...

Capt vines,
Thanks for the link to the current UCI rules, it has been a long time since I've read them. I think you must realize that most of these rules were written to protect the integrity of bicycle racing as it has been known for more than a hundred years and to exclude recumbent style bicycles which rightly are raced by those that wish in races promoted by the human-powered vehicle association (IHPVA). If your interests are in these types of developments, then go there. There is no need to bash the UCI for establishing safety specifications that might exclude your favorite style of bicycle. And you have to recognize the huge advancements made in bicycle technology since Eddy Mercks smoked the peloton and UCIs honest efforts to keep the focus on the athlete, not the bike.
John
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