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 4 - Morning runs

We all got up early this morning to be in time for the morning runs. Packing all the stuff we need in the car becomes more of a routine and we had time to spare before the start of the 5 mile runs in the morning. The weather was really good this morning. The temperature rose fast and there was hardly any wind. Only two of all the morning runs had illegal wind. Thomas already knew during the warming-up that his chances were very good now. The clouds of dust made by the trucks, kept hanging in the air for minutes. The start went well and his build-up of the race was perfect. His speed was about 111 km/h at the 1 mile marker. Then he could even increase his speed further to be able to leave the time-traps with 119 km/h. A new personal record and legal wind! He finally got rid of his "pointy hat". Tonight it is Davids and Jan-Marcels turn again. It's time for lunch now and then time to relax.

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