Monday, August 24, 2009

Manuel Morand leads the pack..

Manuel Morand leads the pack on a Mochet Velocar during the "Paris-Limoges" race in 1934. When Manuel was leading the field he would go an easy 31 MPH for several miles at a time. This forced his rivals to work very hard. Unfortunately, uphill he was usually dropped. As happens today, Manuel raced by himself, and was not able to race in a team pace line. Because of this he did not win races, but usually finished in a quite respectable position.


"The Velocar was a fast racing bike, but like most most modern recumbents, the Velocar was most often used as a recreational bike. Here, a woman pedals serenely through the French countryside."

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