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General Category => Freewheeling => The Dark Side => Topic started by: Wobbly John on October 21, 2018, 01:20:54 am

Title: From the HPV archives
Post by: Wobbly John on October 21, 2018, 01:20:54 am
Just seen this on Facebook feed: https://youtu.be/0X_3yTfnF7c
...and part 2: https://youtu.be/1WZugy7GXuc

 :D
Title: Re: From the HPV archives
Post by: Butterfly on October 25, 2018, 10:05:30 am
That's a fantastic bit of film, thanks John. :D
Title: Re: From the HPV archives
Post by: Kim on November 04, 2018, 05:41:37 pm
How splendidly 80s...
Title: Re: From the HPV archives
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 05, 2018, 10:53:13 am
Must watch those in full some time and see if I'm in it.
Title: Re: From the HPV archives
Post by: Kim on November 05, 2018, 12:07:52 pm
I noticed barakta watching it last night, on account of the spontaneous LOLing when it got to the McBoatface part.  I then had to explain Heinz Wolff.  (Barakta missed the 80s, because they didn't come with subtitles.)
Title: Re: From the HPV archives
Post by: ElyDave on November 07, 2018, 06:09:44 am
Must come back and watch part two, you can never have too much Heinz Wolf
Title: Re: From the HPV archives
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 07, 2018, 02:10:38 pm
The water craft were interesting to see. Do the human power club or whatever they're called nowadays still do those?
How splendidly 80s...
I wonder if, 30 years from now, your SILVER MEDAL* performance will seem equally geeky and futilely optimistic?

*I've no idea if there actually was a medal. I kind of suspect not.
Title: Re: From the HPV archives
Post by: Kim on November 07, 2018, 02:48:40 pm
How splendidly 80s...
I wonder if, 30 years from now, your SILVER MEDAL* performance will seem equally geeky and futilely optimistic?

I'm fairly sure it already does (plus I was on a 1990s bike, so not that far off).  Going fast while not taking things too seriously[1] is part of the appeal of HPV racing.

I think the recumbent world has come to accept that mainstream cycle sport simply isn't interested in radical engineering changes, and that the real-world market for recumbent cycles is based mainly on comfort/ergonomics rather than performance advantages.  And that's fine.


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*I've no idea if there actually was a medal. I kind of suspect not.

There was a ceramic cup thing.  I've since won some much sillier trophies[2] in the BHPC championship.


[1] Hence a complete non-athlete like me can make a decent go of it.
[2] Some re-assembly required.
Title: Re: From the HPV archives
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 07, 2018, 05:25:50 pm
BHPC Championship? So what was the championship in which you silver-medalizated?

(Remembered: it was the WORLD championship, wasn't it? Or World Cup [of not football], or similar title.)