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.

zondag 9 september 2012

Battle Mountain - The journey

After a bit of a slow start, we arrived at Schiphol Airport nicely on time. Checking in went fairly smooth. After that it got exciting, because the plane turned out to be fully booked. The ground and cabin crew were very helpful and we did get to travel on the plane we had hoped to get. The flight itself was without any problems. Picking up the rental car did turn out to be more troublesome than expected. The booked pickup was not ready for us. Even worse, they did not even have one. The personnel behind the desk was not very helpful and so we went to look for a better car in the garage. Finally we found a beter rental company. They did not have a pickup, so we are driving a Ford Expedition now. We travelled savely to Reno where we spent the night. On Sunday we travelled on to Battle Mountain where we were welcomed warmly at the Super 8 Motel. Some of the teams were already present, most of the other teams will probably arrive today. We are going to have some breakfast and then we will put the bike back together again.

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