We got up early this morning to be in time for Thomas' speed run. The temperature was low this morning and the wind was stronger than usual. The run went without any problems. Even though there was a strong head wind, Thomas could build up his run nicely. He had forgotten to put his heart rate monitor belt on, so it was a bit tricky to go flat out at the right moment. It should therefore be possible to reach higher speeds than the 71.44 mph he achieved this morning.
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.