After two very long days of travelling, we arrived in Battle Mountain on Saturday. The plane on Friday was delayed a bit, but we got on board alright. The que at the Immigration/Airport Security was long, but our bags arrived soon. When we got to pick up the bike at the Odd Size Luggage, we noticed that the bag was severely damaged, and the bike was also damaged. Sadly the luggage personnel did not want to give any service, we were only given a telephone number. Picking up the rental car took some time as well, it was very busy there.
Then it was time to pick up Sjaak at Oakland International Airport. He had travelled on Thursday to Oslo. We spent the night in Sacramento and travelled to Battle Mountain on Saturday.
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.