Author Topic: Battle Mountain 2023  (Read 11436 times)

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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #50 on: 15 September, 2023, 08:36:23 am »
Has anyone enquired to the thoughts of Bethany (13) on the exploits of Alyssa (12)? Enquiring minds and all that
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #51 on: 15 September, 2023, 01:38:48 pm »
I am starting to get the impression that Bethany (13) and Alyssa (12) may be kindred spirits.
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #52 on: 15 September, 2023, 10:02:46 pm »
Better turnout this morning as everyone but IUT Annecy took the opportunity to run.  Wind mostly favourable until heat four, though it's got something against Australians.  Chris and Oscar both got Bilby up into the high 60s but were thwarted by Wind.  Some clod forgot to plug in the power supply to Cerberus complicated gear-change system, hence Diego only managed 2.16 runs this morning, topping out at 48.66 mph.  Fastest of the morning was Matilde with 71.57 - a new personal best.

And Alyssa (12) broke her own World Record.  Twice.  Leaving it at 24.72 mph :thumbsup:
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #53 on: 16 September, 2023, 04:44:52 am »
Not quite as good as we'd hoped for tonight but still far from shabby.  Enzo binned Phoenix at ~ 100 km/h but he's OK and the bike was healthy enough to perform a rapid turnaround and run in the next heat with Matilde at the helm.  Daniel ran the Milan to a legal 56.70; Diego's 48.50 was not so wind-free.

72.32 for Kit in Bilby is a new Australian 2-wheel record, eclipsing Adam Hari's best from last year, but still a little off Gareth Hanks' outright mark set in a trike (!)  Matilde's 69.16 was smoak by the wind but Diego's fourth complete run of the day was a legal 48.66 mph.  Exactly the same as he ran this morning.

François improved his PB and the European & French records, but only to 86.40 mph chiz.  Al was only slightly slower than his compatriot with 72.11.  Niklas refitted the lights to the Milan, ran 50.49 and then carried on back to town.  Unfortunately Mason Mauldin, on traffic control duty at the finish end of the course, didn't know about this plan and nearly twatted the errant velomobile with his STOP sign :P  Peter was last off; 55.61.  All winds legal for the third heat.

Last day tomorrow.  Will François get up early and try a morning run?  Can one of the Aussies set a new national record?  How many MOAR times can Alyssa (12) break her own record?  And whither the Sprockettes?  Stay tuned, hurtling fans!
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #54 on: 17 September, 2023, 12:02:22 am »
Bollocks!  Doned a post but something et it >:(

A bit blowy this morning and some of the happenings are still subject to reporting restrictions.  Highlights: legal 73.97 mph and a PB for Matilde; 51.45 mph for Diego.  Second handcyclist over 50 mph behind Ken Talbot's 51.58 in Liverpool's ARION 4 in 2018.  Group photo shoot interrupted by Officer Aten slapping the cuffs on serial offender Denise Mueller:


Denise does the perp walk by Mr Larrington, on Flickr.  Alyssa (12) on the left is relieved not be get nicked herself.
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #55 on: 17 September, 2023, 06:00:34 am »
Saturday pm Matilde 75.44 legal wind.  She's got to catch a flight back to her day job.  Rest of results to follow.

Edit: D-notice now lifted.  Oscar in Bilby had a big crash this morning when Bilby's front tyre let go.  Bike too badly damaged to run again but Oscar mostly OK.  Like François last year he's got a neck brace on.

Saturday results:

Heat one: no runners because Wind

Heat two:
Diego, 51.42 mph

Heat 3:
François, 86.92 mph
Matilde: 75.44 mph
Sprockettes: 61.04 mph
Peter: 56.91 mph
Diego: DNF - setting sun meant he couldn't see the road chiz.

All runs tonight had legal wind.

Edit 2: Wild Bill just dropped his (glass) trophy for 3rd place Men's Multitrack and b0rked it :'(
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #56 on: 23 September, 2023, 10:24:18 pm »
I love the '50s "Full speed to the future" look of the Sprocket Rocket.
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #57 on: 28 September, 2023, 12:00:10 pm »
A link to a clip of a video featuring François popped up on my Linkedin feed today. A little searching yielded this Youtube link .. https://youtu.be/PlA13v1BVGE?si=cFEH9daNgZobONNM
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #58 on: 28 September, 2023, 04:06:40 pm »
Some of that footage is MINE, the robdogs :P
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #59 on: 29 September, 2023, 10:56:35 pm »
Get the shoes off! FFS get the shoes off!!!1!

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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #60 on: 01 October, 2023, 09:11:10 pm »
F1 style breathing systems! It's all a bit... sub-aqua?
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #61 on: 01 October, 2023, 09:22:28 pm »
A link to a clip of a video featuring François popped up on my Linkedin feed today. A little searching yielded this Youtube link .. https://youtu.be/PlA13v1BVGE?si=cFEH9daNgZobONNM

Oh boy, when he first emerges.....the pain......the pain...............the pain.

Mighty fine run, good fellow!!
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #62 on: 24 January, 2024, 06:53:52 pm »
My grate frend Al rites

WHPSC 2024, September 8-14, Battle Mountain, Nevada

Sept 6-7 Course set-up
Sept 7 Tech inspection and mandatory first evening meeting
Sunday Sept 8 First heats
Friday  Sept 13 Drag races
Saturday Sept 14 Last heats and  awards ceremonies,
Sept 15-16 Course and Civic Center clean up and load storage
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #63 on: 25 January, 2024, 05:31:48 pm »
wasn’t aware of this event, it looks fabulous… any chance to watch it live now that GCN+ is bust?

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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #64 on: 25 January, 2024, 06:05:41 pm »

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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #65 on: 25 January, 2024, 06:09:02 pm »
There's a bunch of video from 2022 on Laidback Bike Report's YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/mxIFjhISIsk  Otherwise you’ll probably have to go mining in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/123929127660938/ – not sure whether this needs an FB logon or not.

Edit: ninja'd by Kim.
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #66 on: 25 January, 2024, 06:12:34 pm »
https://www.facebook.com/groups/123929127660938/ – not sure whether this needs an FB logon or not.

It does the usual Facebook thing of letting you read for a bit then slamming an obnoxious login popup in your face and refusing to let you scroll any further.

Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #67 on: 25 January, 2024, 06:49:30 pm »
I wonder about organising something similar in the UK… disused airfield or something, maybe in conjunction with something else, able to generate the kind of revenue required to rent such a venue…

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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #68 on: 25 January, 2024, 07:26:44 pm »
For a pure straight line event it’s unlikely you’d get many takers since no-one appears to be interested in the sea-level record.  No attempt on it seems to have been made in 25 years and it's currently 100.60 km/h compared with the outright record of 144.17 km/h.  It stands to Sam Whittingham and the Varna Mephisto; the same combination were 25 km/h faster at Battle Mountain.

The BHPC is running the HPV World Championships this summer but although there’ll be a sprint event during the weekend the main focus is on circuit racing.

Vehicle oval test tracks are generally a better prospect than runways but the decent ones in the UK - Millbrook and MIRA – are somewhat reluctant to let mere cyclists onto their hallowed concrete.
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #69 on: 25 January, 2024, 07:33:34 pm »
awesome, might well take a trip to Kent

https://wc2024.bhpc.org.uk/

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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #70 on: 25 January, 2024, 09:36:49 pm »

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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #71 on: 28 January, 2024, 08:44:05 am »
https://www.facebook.com/groups/123929127660938/ – not sure whether this needs an FB logon or not.

It does the usual Facebook thing of letting you read for a bit then slamming an obnoxious login popup in your face and refusing to let you scroll any further.

Does farcebok still exist? I don't think I've used it in the last 5 years  :P
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #72 on: 28 January, 2024, 10:24:14 am »
If this event (and to a lesser extent the BHPC) hadn’t moved mob-handed to Farcebok I probably wouldn’t have bothered with it at all but for some reason that’s what the Organisators did.  Yes, they’re USAnians but they’re also hippies…
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Re: Battle Mountain 2023
« Reply #74 on: 29 January, 2024, 09:37:01 am »
I didn’t know that about Barney Townsend  :D
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