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.

zaterdag 7 september 2013

Battle Mountain - On our way (part 1)

This year we did not encounter any problems while travelling to America. We arrived at Schiphol Airport in time, we could all sit in a normal chair in the plane, and the flight was pleasant.

David could jump the line at the car rental company in San Francisco, because he had already booked and paid for the car at home. They did try to get him to take another car, but of course he did not fall for that. A bigger car does not always offer more room on the inside. Or has a back seat that cannot be partially folded.

Within 45 minutes we could even pack the car. We crossed the new Baybridge on our way to Sacramento. As always we had a meal at Chipotle. After that we drove the last bit to Reno. We will stay at La Quinta, the same hotel as last year. We plan to visit REI, Barnes and Noble en Scheels tomorrow, and then we will drive to Battle Mountain.

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