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Topic: Battle Mountain 2016
Posted By: legs_larry
Subject: Battle Mountain 2016
Date Posted: 28 August 2016 at 3:19am
A couple of weeks before things get going but I'll just leave this here in case anyone gets lonely.  Ushual rules apply i.e.
  • gibberish at http://automatic-diary.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow - Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
  • official webby SCIENCE: http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2016/speedchallenge.htm" rel="nofollow - 2016 World Human Powered Speed Challenge
  • results from Mr Sir Professor Lord Chief Timer Jun Nogami will show up first at: https://jnyyz.wordpress.com/category/hpv/" rel="nofollow - Biking in a Big City - Archive for the ‘HPV’ Category

  • There's probably some inconsequential guff on Facebook too but ICBA to look for it.


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    Posted By: Yanto
    Date Posted: 28 August 2016 at 3:43pm
    Looking forward to the diary Thumbs Up


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 12 September 2016 at 8:57pm
    Am I right that a certain UK University down sarth has produced their HPV with a massive frontal area *again*?
     
    The rider should beg a go in the DF. Even used as a hand trike the DF is going to be much faster than what they have surely. One of my mates always used to say never make the same mistake once!
     
    Good luck to the Liverpool boys and girls.
     
     


    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 12 September 2016 at 11:19pm
    Plymouth Uni's machine is basically the same shape as last year's; Sarah Piercy ran 23.5 mph this morning over the short course in gusty crosswinds.  Speeds well down from last year with my man Jan-Marcel quickest of all with a fairly modest 61.65 mph - last year Todd Reichert did 72 in qualifying.  My Monday photos at  http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/sets/72157670500931764" rel="nofollow - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/sets/72157670500931764

    This morning's results:  http://jnyyz.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/bm2016-monday-morning-qualifying/" rel="nofollow - https://jnyyz.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/bm2016-monday-morning-qualifying/


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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 13 September 2016 at 7:17am
    Windy again Monday pm - only seven of the twelve scheduled starters actually ran.  Todd Reichert fastest at 76.37 mph.  No wrecks and nobody drownded, in fact nothing to laugh at at all.

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    Posted By: russellbridge
    Date Posted: 13 September 2016 at 8:16am
    Thanks for the update photos, and for the diary which I assume updates itself...  http://automatic-diary.blogspot.co.uk/" rel="nofollow - http://automatic-diary.blogspot.co.uk/
    Wish the Liverpool lot good luck - hopefully it was our recommendation of Woodford aerodrome to practice on which got them in good shape :)




    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 13 September 2016 at 4:46pm
    Tuesday morning runs cancelled.  It is debatable which is louder - the trucks running over the rumble strips on the down-to-one-lane interstate fifty yards from my window or the rain lashing against it.

    Bah!


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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 13 September 2016 at 5:46pm
    We're on the telly!



    Bunch of hippies on Al-Jazeera = Homeland Security Arrest-o-Bot visit expected shortly


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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 14 September 2016 at 1:03am
    Tuesday night runs cancelled chiz.  Not raining in town ATM but the start is twenty miles away and it's still git murky over there.

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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 14 September 2016 at 10:08pm
    More rain overnight but it had dried out enough to run this morning.  Yasmin Tredell of the Liverpooligans was first off but ran off the road at low speed at launch and b0rked the camera housing.  They couldn't fix it in time for her to have another run but the PSOs got ARION2 fixed for Ken Buckley to do a 71.23 over the long course later in the morning.  Sarah Piercy in Reynold, the Plymouth Uni handcycle, did 22.66 mph with the 2.5 mile start.  She reckons it's too long so we're looking at the possibility of starting her from or near Badger Ranch Road about 600-1000 metres from timing.

    Some bloke called "Reichert" did 81 mph over the long course.  Yawn.  For some reason Jun hasn't got the results up yet.  Hunger, probably.  When he does they'll be at or near https://jnyyz.wordpress.com/category/hpv/" rel="nofollow - https://jnyyz.wordpress.com/category/hpv/ .  We both sneaked out of a meeting just now so hopefully not long.


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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 15 September 2016 at 6:31am
    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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    Posted By: russellbridge
    Date Posted: 15 September 2016 at 8:41am
    Wow thats fast...88mph! And not a Delorean in sight...

    Come on Ken, let's get to 80!


    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 15 September 2016 at 9:42pm
    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 & PSOs

    Yasmin (R) in pre-race discussion withe some of Liverpool's myriad Penniless Student Oaves.


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    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 15 September 2016 at 10:00pm
    Fantastic job Yasmin well done.
     
    Come on Ken your turn now. What do you need us to do - hire some cheerleaders?
     


    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 16 September 2016 at 6:00am
    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 Aurélien 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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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 16 September 2016 at 2:16pm
    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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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 16 September 2016 at 9:23pm
    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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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 17 September 2016 at 6:29am
    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
    Aurélien 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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    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 17 September 2016 at 5:08pm
    Thumbs Up

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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 17 September 2016 at 6:48pm
    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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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 18 September 2016 at 3:52am
    Ken stacked it on his final run; he's OK but they couldn't fix the bike in time for Yas to have a run.  She's gutted as she reckoned she was in with a real chance of taking Barbara's world record chiz.

    We think Todd broke the record again - more details in a couple of hours when I get back from the awards bash (though someone will have posted it on Facething first).


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    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 18 September 2016 at 7:33am
    We were right: 89.59 mph!  Also a new multi-track record for Gareth Hanks with 73.95 mph.  The Automatic Diary won't see much in the way of updates until this time tomorrow because slow internets and knackerdom.  Night all.

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    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 18 September 2016 at 9:03am
    This must be so frustrating for both riders. I really feel for them.
     
    But at the same time really well done to them - they made new UK records this year. They should bring the bike along to Quibell Park and have a go at the hour record to make up.
     
    Are there any video links to Arion2 running down the track? It would give a good idea of the bike at speed.
     
    A big thanks to legs larry for the updates.
     


    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 19 September 2016 at 4:27am
    I haven't even looked for any video links to, well, anything as the pipe connecting the Super 8 to the rest of the Intertubes is about three hundred miles long and thinner than than a coked-up supermodel.  When I tried to watch one of the Italians' vids it played the first two seconds and then broke.  I have proper internets now, being four hundred miles away from the offending wossname, but much still to do and no time in which to do anything very much except snore the place down.  Note to the honest citizens of Idaho Falls: that's just me, not an air raid.

    Must find out what camera-toting nuisance Bas de Meijer uses to get his pictures out of the place before the heat death of the universe.


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