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.

woensdag 10 september 2014

Wednesday morning

After a nice evening run on Tuesday we decided not to run this morning, so we did not have to get up so early. That gave us the extra sleep we really needed. After breakfast we checked the bike and the tires thoroughly. We took the frame out of the bike to make certain everything is still where it should be. The bike bag also needed some more mending, that was also worked on. We were early in the Civic Center for the riders meeting. Christien came in, she had crashed the bike during the morning runs. Luckily she was fine.

During the meeting the positions for the evening runs and the runs for the next morning were filled in. There will not be any qualifying runs in the morning, just some 2.5 mile runs after the 5 mile runs. Afterwards we got some groceries, such as drinking water and bananas. Then we got back to working on the bike and the bag again. The little rubber piece of the bicycle pump was too worn out, thankfully we could borrow one from Greg. Thanks, this way we can get enough air in the tires without having to resort to all kinds of tricks.

We had a swim in the pool in the early afternoon and Jan-Marcel is getting some rest for his evening run.

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