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World record!  My man Jan-Marcel van Dijken freewheels almost the entire length of the course at 35-40 mph after dropping the chain at the start while Confused of E17/.nl/Minnesota[1] tried to figure out what was happening from the appalling Chavrolet Suburban that Team Cygnus are using this year.

World record!  Florian Kowalik's 62.69 mph was slower than his run this morning but tonight he had legal wind and set a Junior Men's record.  I thought that Tanya Markham had been quicker in the Varna Mephisto but my memory-branes may be as faulty as the internets in this place and also she's a gurl.

World record!  Todd Reichert gave his own mark a good battering with 88.29 mph.  Wowsa!  Three other bikes over 76 mph and BRITAIN's Ken Buckley just under his own national record at 74.9 mph.

Weather conditions set to improve over the rest of the week.  Does happy bounce.

1: Official observer/radio operator Deb Teubner that's who.
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Wow thats fast...88mph! And not a Delorean in sight...

Come on Ken, let's get to 80!
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Ken didn't run this morning but Yasmin did and gave the BRITISH Ladies' record a proper pummelling with a 67.58 mph pass.  One of the Senior Chaps on the Liverpooligans' squad tells me she would have gone to Rio as a rower but injured her back and was advised to try cycling to aid recovery.  Her power output is thus up there with Ken's and as soon as she's back home it's back to the grind for Tokyo 2020.  Ken will run tonight and Yasmin too if she wants to.  Wind permitting things should be quicker as it was bloody freezing this morning but it's already into the eighties in those old-skool Fahrenheits wot the USAnians still use.

Yasmin Tredell &amp; PSOs

Yasmin (R) in pre-race discussion withe some of Liverpool's myriad Penniless Student Oaves.
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Fantastic job Yasmin well done.
 
Come on Ken your turn now. What do you need us to do - hire some cheerleaders?
 
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Only sixty dead for Ken tonight because of a disturbing smell as of something rubbing against something it shouldn't have been rubbing against.  Whatever it was, it wasn't doing it by the time Yasmin ran in the third heat and she upped her own BRITISH record to 69.94 mph.

Florian Kowalik pushed his own junior record out to 63.86 mph, Andrea Gallo put the Italian record back above the BRITISH one with 76.13 mph and AurĂ©lien Bonneteau was 0.002 seconds off his personal best (which is probably a French national record to boot).  Todd only did 86.27.  Ten out of the twelve riders tonight had legal wind; natch my man Jan-Marcel was one of those who didn't but he got going without any problems, kept the chain on and did 73.84.

Can't remember what the start order is tomorrow but we're running the long course heats first and there's no skool bus tomorrow so we can close the road at 07:00, so even less sleep for the likes of me chiz.


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THURSDAY NIGHT SPEEDS IN ERROR STOP YASMIN OVER 70 STOP JUN TO BE PUBLICLY FLOGGED WITH KMC CHAIN @ 11 AM MEETING ENDS
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Corrected speeds from last night: Ken Buckley: 61.20, Todd Reichert: 87.62, Yasmin Tredell: 70.05.  So a better hat and a speeding ticket for Yas, though Officer Aten of the Highway Patrol had the misfortune to get sent to Las Vegas this week so tickets for road traffic violations will have to go by post chiz.

Busy morning with generally benign wind conditions.  Sarah Piercy set a new Women's arm-powered record at 24.85 mph, but Ken Buckley dropped ARION2 twice and had to be hauled off for fettling.  To the bike, obv, not Ken.  He later did 72.33 mph; fastest of the morning was Jan Bos in VeloX 6 at 75.22.  Andrew Sourk looked as though he was finally going to get a proper run in but then a knee went SPANGGG and he finished with 18.61 mph with one legged pedalling.   Clap to the University of Toronto Oaves who managed to run Vortex in all five heats without dropping it, holding up proceedings or dropping seat cushions halfway down the course.  Conditions looking better than last night for this evening's runs.
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There were drag races this afternoon, open to anyone without an engine.  For the umpteenth time, I didn't go but my Sinister Agents tell me that first place was scooped by Scout, who is Beth & Barclay Henry's golden labrador.  Srsly.

So, evening runs and everyone had a wind speed below the legal maximum.  Highlights include:

Ken Buckley: New BRITISH record at 76.59 mph
Yasmin Tredell: New BRITISH record at 71.05 mph
Andrea Gallo: New Italian record at 78.85 mph
AurĂ©lien Bonneteau: New French record (I think) at 78.95 mph.  Certainly a personal best
Ryohei Komori: New Japanese record at 80.06 mph; 6th member of 80 mph club, 5th fastest person evvah, edging out Damjan Zabovnik's 80.01 on his final run last year.
Florian Kowalik: New Junior Men's World Record at 65.93 mph

For reasons unknown Todd was off the pace with a mere 79.69 mph while my man Jan-Marcel couldn't get top gear and only clocked 73.26.  Top marks to the Japanese team for building a bike in a couple of months that cracked 80 pretty much straight out of the box.
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All the fast boys and girls opted for a lie-in this morning, plus it was a little windy. Doubt anyone went much above 65 but we've not had the debrief yet.  Meh.
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