Last night we had lots of rain. When we get to the track at 6, everything is still soaking wet. We decide not to ride for the time being. The risk of running a flat or slipping on the wet surface of the track are too big.
Jan moves his speedometer, so he can see his speed and power a bit easier. When looking through a periscoop you focus in the distance, so the speedometer should not be too close. When using the cameras and looking at a screen closer by, the speedometer should also be closer to make focussing easier for the eyes. In the mean time Jan-Marcel attaches the wheel plate on the rear wheel again. The rubbing is solved by that.
Pieter is starting his search for the lost speed.
At 8 we leave the track which is slowly drying. Time for another copious breakfast. This afternoon at 4 we can use the track again.
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.