Lightning riders

Pete Penseyres

Pete Penseyres is an UltraCycling Hall of Fame 2003 Inductee who has set a number of records on Lightning bicycles — in some cases, the same bicycles you can buy today.

“On grades up to 6%, I climb faster on my Lightning than on my road bike. Also, the road bike doesn’t have a noticeable advantage unless the grade is greater than 10%.”

Here is a list of just some of Pete’s exploits:

Pete even used a Lightning F-40 for his daily commute.

Here is Martin Krieg’s podcast interview with Pete, dealing with his experiences with the Lightning recumbent, and his record-breaking 1989 RAAM victory aboard the Lightning F-40.

(Note: Part 1 of this interview deals with Pete’s experience on upright bikes. )

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