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.

donderdag 13 september 2012

Battle Mountain - Day 3 - Evening Runs

Just a short message before we are off to bed. This evening both David and Jan-Marcel made a speed run. David in the first heat, Jan-Marcel in the third heat. The circumstances tonight were okay but not really good. David in the first heat, had too much wind and did not go flat out. He still managed to nearly reach 65 mph. Jan Bos made a wonderful run and finished with 76+ mph. The winds were legal in the second and third heat, and a number of (personal) records have been broken. Ellen improved her personal record and Larry and Phil broke the tandem record that Tom and Phil set earlier. The sun lowered behind the mountains at the beginning of the third heat and the temperature fell. This heat should have started 20 minutes earlier. All runs went smoothly. Jan-Marcel managed a 76.3 mph, just below his personal record. Sebastiaan did extremely well and set a speed of 80.18 mph. This is the fastest run this week until now. Now it is bed-time. Tomorrow will have an early start as well for Thomas' speed run.

Nice article at bikeradar: dutch-team-aiming-to-break-human-powered-speed-record

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