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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legs_larry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 September 2019 at 12:30am
I haz arrived!  Not strayed away from the Super 8 yet but the Wahoo and Toronto tandem are here and so are some big Dutch boxes - HPT Delft/Amsterdam have set up shop in the Civic Center.  Nothing much happening for another 24 hours or so except lifting Heavy Things, a task best suited to Penniless Student Oaves.
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Much better start than last year on many fronts:
1) We flew into San Fransisco instead of Vegas, we didn't sleep in a casino, I actually got some sleep.
2) The bike was actually where it was meant to be and was picked up all OK, unpacked from the crate and loaded into the 18ft long SUV. unloaded & repacked, repeat a few times until everything fit.
3)Beatiful drive from San Fransisco through wine country and then Eldorado National Forest
and then picnic lunch on Lake Tahoe:

( I can't get that image to rotate sorry)
4) Even got to the Big Chief to do some fettling and meet the Liverpool gang, Annecy, Adam Hari from Sydney and the Sprocket Rocket which looks veeeeeeeeery loooooooooooooooooong. Not sure how there's only space for 5 in there...

Sprocket Rocket. This is minus the nose and tail.
We'll go and register and have a snoop around the rest of the teams in the Civic Centre tomorrow...
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Best of luck chaps!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 September 2019 at 11:31am
Originally posted by russellbridge russellbridge wrote:

Much better start than last year on many fronts:
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2) The bike was actually where it was meant to be and was picked up all OK,
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Result!

Best of luck Russ - we're all watching (no pressure there then).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 September 2019 at 11:40am
Originally posted by legs_larry legs_larry wrote:

Does the underlying SCIENCE of this forum understand tables?
For posting race results I just copy cells from Excel (^C) and paste in the compose window (^V), which gives an editable table:

Round 1 Race 2






Pos Name Nr Bike Name Class Laps Time MPH
1 Steve Slade 1 Beano O 39 46:46.75 31
2 Antonin Delpeuch 64 Quest O/Mf 33 48:25.40 25.4
3 David L'Hostis 18 Z High Racer O/P/U 32 47:52.34 24.9
4 Kim Wall 136 Red Baron O/P/U/L/Lp/St/S 29 48:05.81 22.4

However that is real corporate, capitalist, cash-to-Gates Excel.
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BN: I am at the Battle Mountain Super 8 where the internets will shortly be clogged up with a hundred or more Young People doing Social Media.

GN: My room is at the right end of the building for the free wifi of the Scottish Restaurant next door to be within range.

Currently hiding under the bed until the heavy lifting crew have gone out to the course to wrestle with straw bales, board up the armco on the bridge and reassemble all the signs dismantled with infinite care by Battle Mountain Mike last year.  Then I can go to the Civic Center and point a camera at Things.
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Kim
For some reason the HTML lt and gt symbols are being escaped by the compose window which is why your demo table does not display.
 
Not sure why the table that Andrew then pastes in does not get escaped as it is basically the same HTML table format.
 
This should break <br> now and it does not because lt and gt get escaped so they do not appear as HTML chars
 
 


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Latest from the front line: almost everyone is here except Mike Mowett and the Amminger tribe.  Liverpool are only fielding two riders, viz. Ken and Yasmin.  The Japanese entry failed tech inspection because they did not have redundant video systems, but have cut a small hole in the shell and installed one of Hans van Vugt's spare windscreens.  Almost full complement of riders and machines expected in qualifying tomorrow am with Andrew Sourk needing time out for minor repairs and recovery from the 36 hour drive from Michigan and Guillaume (Annecy) and Noah (London South Bank) choosing not to ride because Reasons.

That's if we run at all.  At the moment (22:30 local time) it's chucking down and doing the old thunder and lightning business Angry
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Originally posted by legs_larry legs_larry wrote:



GN: My room is at the right end of the building for the free wifi of the Scottish Restaurant next door to be within range.


Hi Dave 

What constitutes a Scottish Restaurant in Nevada? I'm intrigued.

Always enjoy your Battle Mountain reportsThumbs Up

All the best.
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Saturday:
Mooch around the Civic Centre in the morning taking photos of lots of very very nice looking bikes, all the result of thousands of hours on input from mostly student based outfits. Delft still leading the way (24 PSO's working on their bikes full time for a whole student year, each year starting from scratch), with Team Policumbent (Turin Uni) close behind with two bikes this year.  Sprocket Rocket is sharing the Big Chief with us and is a hugely impressive piece of engineering with 5 ex US-pro cyclists with thighs like tree trunks. Rear wheels are three Ultremo tyres side by side, fronts are 2 side by side.
Sprocket Rocket
Hans and Ellen's very, very well sorted machine. Many ceramic bearings resulting a near friction-free rear-drive configuration.
Delft
Adam Hari (Sydney)
Grrrrr can't fix upside down photos sorry, lots more to upload, but that'd do everyones's nut.

Out to Poo Lane (road leading to sewerage works) in the afternoon for more testing with the lid off and on, then evening meeting at the Civic Centre, before back to the Big Chief for full bike strip down to fix a front tyre rub issue. My heel is also catching on some protruding bolts but we need to wait for the hardware store to open tomorrow before we can get countersunk M3's (and full bike strip down again...). Thunder and lightening, very heavy rain from 10pm until 1am really taking the piss of our efforts to do all bike engineering outside in the parking lot of the Big Chief under a lean-to canopy with convenient rain holes.  Liverpool up all night filing, sanding, grinding bits off their trike until thier two big riders fit.

We're booked in for Heat 1 on the 2.5mile course in the morning.

Sleep better than last year but not perfect. Getting nervous now to run a machine that we've only done 30mph in, and has crashed lots.

ps The Scottish Restaurant is the colloquilism given to the popular fast food establishment frequented by the Obree team when they were here. (McDonalds)


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