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    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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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.
 


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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