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.

vrijdag 12 september 2014

Friday evening

The weather was looking very good this evening, with hardly any wind. Jan-Marcel started as the second bike in the second heat, after Damjan. The start was one out of the book. The run looked very good from the chase car too. At catch the bike did waver off to the left a bit. When we had extracted Jan-Marcel from the bike, which took some effort, the front tire was as flat as it could be. Jan-Marcel did say that he could not get the bike to go faster anymore, the flat tire explains that. He did get a decent speed, but not the speed he had wanted to reach.

At the riders meeting the speed Jan-Marcel reached turned out to be 76 mph. After diner at the Chinese restaurant,we went back to the hotel where Jan-Marcel took some time in the spa. The front tire turned out to have a number of punctures from goat head thorns. There must have been some on the road somewhere. The tire got changed, the bike is ready for tomorrow again.

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