russo's ristretto speedbike



Record attempts this summer - Training

I am preparing to attack the hour record. After five years it's time for a new mark! Last month I enjoyed to ride in the province of Jujuy where all is a little bit larger, higher and simply different. On the pictures the "cuesta de lipan" starting at 2195m in Purmamarca and the Salina Grande on the opposite side of the pass.

By the way, there is a nice ruta crossing the salt lake: more than 10km long, less than 0.5% slope and at 3500m altitude. Figure out how fast we could push there a speedbike.....Should I take Metastretto to Argentina?







Rainy day - Training bike just in time

It is summer in Argentina and here in Urdinarrain a hot one. Mostly the sun shines and shines and shines: Wonderful! I discovered a lot of nice "caminos de tierra" and it is funny riding here. But, how to train recumbent? I need a new hometrainer!

So cool I have a new friend! Jairo is the crazy guy who helped me ordering parts for it in a country were it is not so easy to obtain them and he also welded and painted this beauty. The triplet cycle behind shows that he is also interested in special bike constuctions. It appears I find funny, exotic guys all over the world...just to feel like at home.

Yesterday we finished the new trainingbike and just today came a thunderstorm - let's train recument in the living room...yeah!


Cambio total – hasta 30psi, nunca mas!

We changed a lot in our life: We moved to Argentina! Here around live many german descendents who still speak the language of their grandfathers. We try to get in contact with them, bringing the nice hope based on the Bible. We are here as volunteers and quit with our jobs, our flat in Switzerland and said bye-bye to families and friends.

Of course I have to change my habits, also concerning riding and training. But all in all, if you don't inflate more than 30psi, it runs smooth on the "caminos de tierra and rutas" in the flat countryside around Urdinarrain. The good aspect of beeing a cyclist is, you can do it all over the world.


Futurebike-Jubiläum Verkehrshaus Luzern

Zum 30-Jährigen feiert Futurebike mit einer zweiwöchigen, interaktiven Ausstellung im Verkehrshaus Luzern. Wir stellen als Exponat das schnellste Fahrrad der Welt, unser Rekordfahrzeug Eiviestretto, zur Verfügung.

Ausstellungsdauer 12.-25. Oktober 2015. Mehr Infos auf  


Metastretto is ready

Just back from Germany. For the second time this year, we passed a weekend testing and improving our Speedbike at Dekra. We were able to solve previous problems on the bike. Only in the very last time window I rode Metastretto like a recordbike must be: fast, stable and safe. The bike is ready now. In the meantime, four years passed (2nd of august 2011) and our Hour-record still stands. Never in the HPV-story this mark hold for so long. Thanks to all who contributed to the Record in 2011 and for all who helped building, improving and testing Metastretto!





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