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Sorry, meant Bentwaters Embarrassed
Right Time - Right Place - Wrong Speed
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Yep - The record for an unfaired machine (set on a velodrome) is apparently 33.554 for ladies and 39.244 for men, so 40MPH would pick up lots of records...
 
There is a lot of room for improvement on her current machine as well which has no wheel covers, cables all over the place and is still sporting a mirror as it was really for training on...
 
 

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No runs Wednesday morning as it is raining, has been raining all night and is showing no signs of being not raining for the next Several of hours.  Meeting at 11:00 (19:00 in BRITAIN) to establish running orders and have a good moan.  I don't understand these people - the forecast looked great when we decided on the dates a year ago Tongue

Actually, we couldn't have held the event last week as Monday the 7th was a bank holibob in USAnia (and Canada, come to that).
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None too warm this evening but the wind was better than expected.  Todd Reichert nevertheless decided not to run and may well be kicking himself now.  The teams asked us to push back the runs as late as possible which proved to be something of a curate's egg.  We ran three heats and none of the four riders in the last heat had a legal wind speed, which is the opposite of what usually happens.  Things didn't go brilliantly for the Liverpool team; Dave Collins had a skipping chain and got 60.57 mph while Ken Buckley had camera issues and trundled through at 31.64 with Lieske Yntema in Velox V close behind.  This made life in catch somewhat interesting, but both teams have a plentiful supply of Penniless Student Oaves so no-one had to ride back to town in the dark.  Top speed of the night was my man Jan-Marcel van Dijken in Cygnus Chronos, with a fully-legal 75.31, which means he won't go out tomorrow morning, which in turn means I can do other Stuffs.

Pictures from this evening at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/albums/72157658293144988 once they've finished uploading; full results will be on Jun Nogami's blog at https://jnyyz.wordpress.com/ once he's had his dinner.
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Bah!
What do you think should be a realistic target for Arion 1 in their first year?

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World record broken:
Tod Reichert on Eta at 85.71 mph
 
Ken Buckley on Arion1 does 69.73
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That's a new British record for Ken as well....
 
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Soz, I was having me lunch...  Pretty good conditions this morning - not as cold as it often gets and it had rained overnight so more humid than usual.  The consensus here was that if conditions were right Todd would hammer the world record.  They were and he did.  And IIRC he's having another run tonight (boggles).



New BRITISH record for Ken Buckley at 69.73 mph plus a world 600/200m mark of 21.95 mph for Liz McTernan's unfaired handcycle.  And for completeness, a new Italian national record of 68.32 mph for Andrea Gallo in the Turin Polytechnic machine PulsaR.  I was in the catch area so my pictures are all dead dull but they're at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/sets/72157658332736699
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Ken decked the ARION1 at about 55 mph this evening two miles from timing.  He's OK; I haven't seen the bike but it was too badly damaged to allow Dave to run it later in the session and Boss Scouser Pat gave the impression that it's not pretty.  Ellen upped her own trike record to 54.45 mph, Damjan got a legal 79.16 and Todd's 82.29 had everyone saying "meh".

My man Jan-Marcel had an off day and went over a Several of times at launch before running out of time for further attempts.  Bondo and sandpaper for breakfast, lads Ouch
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