We have returned from Battle Mountain and our "normal" lives have been taken up again. We are going to take a break for a month before we will start working on the cygnus project again.
An huge number of volunteers have made this event possible. We would like to mention some of the people who have made the World Human Powered Speed Challenge a success.
Our sponsors, have a look at our sponsor page.
Al & Alice Krause as organizers of this event.
Chris Broome as starter and technical inspector.
Bill Gaines, Brad & Debora Teuber, Marieke Ligtvoet, Paul Gracey, Jun Nogami, Jonathan Woolrich, Adrian Gotts, Vicky Johnson as timing committee. This was quite a feat because of the enormous number of competitors and runs.
The catching crew. A variable group of people that has caught our bike at the finish and prevented it from being scratched or otherwise damaged.
Team Varna, our source of inspiration.
Arnold Ligtvoet for his moral support and for making some chase runs.
Mr. Wessels for his unprecedented hospitality during all our weekends of working on the cygnus project.
And, of course, our other team members, who could not come along: Jan van Steeg, Pieter Pas, Hans Wessels en Arjen van Noordenne.
The Cygnus photo album and youtube section will be updated during the next few weeks:
Cygnus at Picasa
Cygnus at Youtube
Team Cygnus has developed a fully faired recumbent bicycle that can compete with the fastest recumbents in the world. The main goal is to use an optimum man-machine combination to break world records. The Cygnus team consists of technical specialists from various disciplines. Between them they have many years of experience with fully faired recumbents both in racing and in designing. All Cygnus team members are racers at the highest level. Every year they compete in national and international competitions such as Battle Mountain, the European Championship, the World Championship, and the Michigan Human Powered Speed Challenge, but they also attempt to break records on the tracks of RDW, DEKRA and Opel.