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.
zondag 11 september 2016
We arrived in Battle Mountain
After a good nights sleep and breakfast, we are on the road again. First stop is Bonneville. It is very busy there. People drive all kinds of vehicles, not because they have to, but because they can on that enormous plain of salt. We had a nice lunch in Wells at Porter House Skillet restaurant. Around 16.00h we arrive in Battle Mountain. We shake hands with Mr Larrington, Joyce Lem and her partner whose name does not come to mind right now. We move into our room and dive into the swimming pool. I mean, we take a swim, diving is not allowed of course. Ming Dynasty is closed tonight, due to family circumstances. We are assured that they will be open tomorrow. So we go for a pizza in the Pizza Factory. When we get back to the hotel, there are more hands to shake. Arnold and Marieke have arrive too, just as Hans and Ellen and team Aerovelo. We chat a bit with Todd, Hans and Steve Nash. Now it is time for bed. Tomorrow will be busy enough.