I confirmed today that I have no real speed advantage on my recumbent when compared to a road bike with Aero bars. My Klein with Aero bars weighs similar to my Corsa SS but my time on the Altamont absolutely destroyed my last ride on the Corsa under similar conditions. I actually did a p.b. today which made me very happy considering my lack of form.
Course : Altamont Pass
Bike : Klein Quantum pro
Course Record : 55m47s (1/29/2010) Klein Quantum pro
Course Record (Recumbent): 59m07s (12/28/2008) Corsa SS
Distance: 19.16 miles
MPH: Av= 20.6, Max= 33.6
BPM: Av= 164, Max= 180