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 15 september 2015

Tuesday, day 2: Qualifications and a 5 mile run

This morning the weather appeared a lot better than yesterday. All runs were cancelled yesterday, because of strong winds and a bit of rain. This morning everything appeared a lot better. We got up at 5.50 and got everything ready. At 6.15 it was clear that the morning runs were held as planned. We headed out to the 305.

Jan-Marcel was the first rider in the first heat. He came through the timing traps with a speed of 57.66 mph. The chain did come off again during the run. This time on the left side. We immediately got it fixed after the run. Fortunately tools were available to us. Some we brought ourselves, some were borrowed from others, like the files and a big plier. Now the chain is a bit tighter.

Then we went to the start of the 5 mile run. Jan-Marcel was in the second and last run, together with Liz. We could use the warm-up bike from Liverpool, really appreciate that guys!

The 5 mile run went fine, he had a speed of 76.02 mph. Running twice in the morning is a bit tiring, especially since we're a bit short on sleep. Todd did 81 mph this morning, Ellen has a new female trike record.

Jan-Marcel is on the list for the third run this evening. Not for tomorrow morning, a bit more sleep would be nice.

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