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.

dinsdag 9 september 2014

Team Delft Mats-ched our expectations

This morning we got up even earlier than yesterday, just to be on time to be able to get everything ready and warm-up properly. Two qualification runs were held, Jan-Marcel was in the second. Mats, Delfts starter on skeelers, helped us wonderfully to get Jan-Marcel started. We needen two tries to do so. The Cygnus Chronos was on its way, Sjaak drove the chase car with Thomas and Erika in it. The bike passed through the time-traps nicely and had almost come to a complete stand still at the catchers.

After catching our breaths, we went back to the hotel for some stuff and drove out to the quite road again to practise starting. We are improving. The temperatures were rising and the sun was bright. We had to remove the hatch a number of times during practise, because it became too hot in the bike. Afterwards we got to the hotel to change and go to the Civic Center for the riders meeting, lunch and the show-and-shine where the school childred come to watch the bikes and ask for autographs.

The registered time of Jan-Marcel's qualifying run was 64 mph.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. We also took the opportunity to "decorate" Mr Larrington's car:



    (Fish in first photo by Al Krause)

    1. Thank you mr Larrington for your addition. It was to hard to resist ;-)