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Battle Mountain 2017

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Very cold and initially quite breezy this morning, so much so that the riders scheduled for the 07:30 heat decided not to run.  It never got properly warm but the wind died for the later runs. No wrecks and nobody drownded; fastest run was Shinsuke Kouzai with an non-legal 76.22.  Best wind-legal run was Andrea with  73.72, just ahead of Ken's 73.37.  Both the Dutch women were over 70 too; Yasmin's 67.96 was thus a little disappointing, though both BRITONS will be running this evening when it's forecast to be warm and not windy.

Photo op and visit from the Highway Patrol afterwards, which saw Calvin, Aniek and serial offender Barbara cuffed and led away in disgrace.  The latter was launched, in French, by Todd Reichert last night and this morning, which seems to have done wonders for her confidence.

Final runs tonight, plus the awards bash.  Things this Unit would like to see:

  1. 80 mph from Andrea/Calvin/Ken
  2. World record for Yasmin
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So good speeds from both UK riders but not wind legal - sob
71.48 mph Yasmin
77.40 mph Ken


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Yep, wind refused to cooperate on the last night and only Aniek in VeloX 7 got a legal run in: 75.51 mph and just a whisker under Barbara's record.  If she hadn't dropped it on her first start attempt, who knows?  Ken got moved to the third heat after dropping three times in the second; fortunately there was a slot free.  Calvin missed out on the chance of an 80 mph run after Alan binned Eta Prime bigly halfway down the course, losing his specs in the process.  I drove down 305 on the way out of town this morning and they were back out there looking for them...

Bit of a letdown all told, considering the possibilities, but if the weather hadn't been so sh*t things might have turned out better.
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