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Torslanda

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BHPC World Championships
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:51:05 pm »
13-15th July 2018 Betteshanger, Kent

Ever since the demise of Cyclefest in Lancaster, there's been some silliness missing from my life. I've always loved recumbents and HPVs and, like Redshift OTP, a particular admiration for Mr. Burrows Windcheetahs, Ratcatchers and the like.

As part of the meeting this year there is a move to get as many of Mike's creations in one place as possible, to celebrate his 75th birthday.

So I'm going.

Redshift & I will be taking a Speedy each (#s 176 & 216 respectively) and making a 600 mile round trip for a weekend on the Kent coast. I doubt it gets much sillier but might if Arellcat pitches up with her velomobile. I reckon if you have to ask why then you wouldn't understand the answer...

We're looking to arrive on Friday afternoon. I'll be taking all the rubbish that goes to Long Itch or any other of Polar Bear's camping weekends. If you're going then look out for the gazebo with a couple of Speedies and possibly a pirate flag (if I can find it). Knowing me there won't be much riding but there may be beer and other silliness.

Anyone else planning on being there?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 01:05:14 pm »
I would like to be there, but it all depends if I can borrow a car that the Windcheetah fits in (It's been in mine, but I'm restricted to using 5th gear...  :facepalm:



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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 01:14:04 pm »
I was seriously considering turning up, even though I'm Burrows-less.  It looks like fun...
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Torslanda

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 01:16:33 pm »
I was seriously considering turning up, even though I'm Burrows-less.  It looks like fun...

It's not a condition of attendance!
VELOMANCER

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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 01:25:07 pm »
I was seriously considering turning up, even though I'm Burrows-less.  It looks like fun...

It's not a condition of attendance!

It's worse than that, people were trying to persuade me to enter the racing the other week...
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 01:27:55 pm »
I would like to watch but the overnight 300 brevet that weekend will stop me riding (luckily for me).
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Torslanda

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 01:28:13 pm »
The only 'racing' I would be able to take part in would be downhill.  8)
VELOMANCER

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 02:47:06 pm »
The only 'racing' I would be able to take part in would be downhill.  8)

I'd pay to watch that.   :demon:

Torslanda

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 02:48:03 pm »
On a drift trike . . .
VELOMANCER

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citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 07:59:25 pm »
Since it’s just 20 miles down the road from me, it would be rude not to. I’ll have to make sure my diary is clear that weekend. Will be good to put a few more faces to names.

The Betteshanger track is where my club holds its regular Wednesday night 10. I suspect the BHPC racers will be going somewhat faster than my time around the circuit.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 08:35:18 pm »
The only 'racing' I would be able to take part in would be downhill.  8)

I'd pay to watch that.   :demon:

I keep thinking YACF really ought to have a freewheeling competition.  We could take inspiration from the BHPC categories for things like fared and multitrack, but have extra ones for those riding fixed[1], electric-assisted[2] or carrying BEER/anvils[3]/pies/children/christmas trees/full touring kit...


[1] Obviously a YACF freewheeling competition would allow people on fixed.  Feet off the pedals at all times!
[2] Assistance level must be set to zero or lower.  Dark-emitting diodes are permitted.
[3] When wearing ACME kit.
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Torslanda

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2018, 01:36:58 am »
If we're going to do it then we need a gert big hill with a long run out at the bottom.

e.g. Set off from the radio mast above Jct 22 M62 and roll down towards Ripponden on teh A672.
Pedalling allowed for the first 200m, finish line at The Turnpike Inn by the dam.
3.1 miles. 472ft descent.
Prizes for:
Lowest ET
Highest maximum velocity,
Coolest hair,
Hair most likely to be caught in transmission/brakes/rear wheel,
Facial hair
Most outrageous attempt to gain unfair advantage
Most outrageous aero position
Loudest OMG! on fastest section of the course
Best mandolin player
Worst banjo player
Best cornering face
Most scared expression
Best cornering skills
Best/Worst road rash (depends on your POV) [Instant win if MEDEVAC required]
Biggest off (extra points awarded for falling into the valley, instant win if you end up in the lake)


...and anything else you can think of.

So who has access to timing & speed trap equipment...?
VELOMANCER

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Torslanda

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2018, 01:55:19 am »
Or, if you carry on to Rishworth.

4.7 miles, 810 feet descent. That's. Just. Mental.
VELOMANCER

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ElyDave

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2018, 08:48:25 am »
why not combine it with an aerial component as well? They have a big ski-jump at Garmisch.  Points for distance, style and execution of tricks

We just need a big crash mat for the landings, anyone know a stuntman?
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Torslanda

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2018, 09:55:50 am »
I'll do the jokes...
VELOMANCER

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2018, 02:46:33 pm »
If we're going to do it then we need a gert big hill with a long run out at the bottom.

e.g. Set off from the radio mast above Jct 22 M62 and roll down towards Ripponden on teh A672.
Pedalling allowed for the first 200m, finish line at The Turnpike Inn by the dam.
3.1 miles. 472ft descent.
Prizes for:
Lowest ET
Highest maximum velocity,
Coolest hair,
Hair most likely to be caught in transmission/brakes/rear wheel,
Facial hair
Most outrageous attempt to gain unfair advantage
Most outrageous aero position
Loudest OMG! on fastest section of the course
Best mandolin player
Worst banjo player
Best cornering face
Most scared expression
Best cornering skills
Best/Worst road rash (depends on your POV) [Instant win if MEDEVAC required]
Biggest off (extra points awarded for falling into the valley, instant win if you end up in the lake)


...and anything else you can think of.

So who has access to timing & speed trap equipment...?

Fastest strava speed for an upwrong is 52mph, we're gonna need a bigger 'ill

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2018, 08:50:49 pm »
I'll be racing, not as fast as a lot though, No 567 is me.

Arellcat

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2018, 10:09:22 pm »
I miss Cyclefest.  BikeRite never quite had the same sort of magic.

Redshift & I will be taking a Speedy each (#s 176 & 216 respectively) and making a 600 mile round trip for a weekend on the Kent coast. I doubt it gets much sillier but might if Arellcat pitches up with her velomobile. I reckon if you have to ask why then you wouldn't understand the answer.

I would dearly love to be there, as a distant BHPC member too, but the prospect of driving there and back again worries my bank balance.  I'm also supposed to be coordinating Important1 Stuff at work around then, and also looking after2 cats3 while my parents are away.

1 -ish
2 This would perhaps be easier if my own house had anywhere to put a catflap.
3 Of course, they daren't board them, for fear the big one, who was rescued, might get the fear that he was being taken away again.

Torslanda

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2018, 05:18:51 pm »

Fastest strava speed for an upwrong is 52mph, we're gonna need a bigger 'ill


Nah. Just need to go faster! MOAR VOLTZ IGOR! :demon:
VELOMANCER

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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2018, 07:26:41 pm »
In the interests of you-only-get-to-do-this-sort-of-thing-once silliness, I've confirmed that my silly bike will fit in Co-Wheels's silly car and I have now signed up.
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Torslanda

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2018, 08:36:18 pm »
MOAR silliness! Go Kim!
VELOMANCER

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citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2018, 10:57:17 pm »
Excellent. In that case I’ll definitely be there to laugh at you/cheer you on.

Which race have you entered?

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2018, 10:20:49 am »
We should also have a yacf e cycle race sometime .  As for the kent bhpc event , if there is a a campsite nearby and if I have fund's I would like to come and watch the fun  :)
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Mr Larrington

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2018, 11:04:22 am »
Camping available on-site, £10.50 per night.  Book via the BHPC shop.
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2018, 06:10:09 pm »
Good to know thanks mr larrington  . I hope that funds permit me to come  :)
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