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Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2018, 08:50:37 am »
(Tiny niggle) The results page is slightly awry. The button pointing to the 3hr race results brings up results claimiing to be the 1 h criterium. Mind you, they show Stephen Slade doing 2079.6 mph. I know he's fast, but...

The url is right, IYSWIM.

http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events18/wc2018/05-3hr/3hr-wc2018.html



There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2018, 09:28:42 am »
(Tiny niggle) The results page is slightly awry. The button pointing to the 3hr race results brings up results claimiing to be the 1 h criterium. Mind you, they show Stephen Slade doing 2079.6 mph. I know he's fast, but...

The url is right, IYSWIM.

http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events18/wc2018/05-3hr/3hr-wc2018.html



I expect the Organisators will be on the case when they get home and have been jet-washed to remove the coal dust ;D
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2018, 10:49:01 am »
(Tiny niggle) The results page is slightly awry. The button pointing to the 3hr race results brings up results claimiing to be the 1 h criterium. Mind you, they show Stephen Slade doing 2079.6 mph. I know he's fast, but...

The url is right, IYSWIM.

http://www.bhpc.org.uk/Data/Sites/1/media/events/events18/wc2018/05-3hr/3hr-wc2018.html

Yeah, that looks like test data, it's been there since before the event, and is being replaced with the real data as and when it becomes available.

Quote from: Chris Hamilton
The 3hr results (and the final overall results table) are on my laptop buried somewhere in the back of my chaotically packed car. Once I've finished breakfast, I'll be driving home from Betteshanger. As long as I don't crash (or get my car nicked), the results will go online this evening or tomorrow...
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2018, 10:56:33 am »
So now I've met a former unfaired recumbent world champ woman (French, now just returned from cycletouring) and the current silver medalist unfaired etc. Good work Kim.
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citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2018, 04:01:31 pm »
Yeah, congratulations Kim. Unfortunately, I didn't make it down there this weekend - too busy with other stuff (eg repairing windows, goddamit) - and it sounds like I missed a treat.

Mr Larrington

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2018, 05:39:04 pm »
Me photies are now on Flickr:

1 Lap TT

1 Hour races

15 Minute Criterium

3 Hour Race

O hai! I am made ov Win!

The Whole Sort Ov General Mish-Mash


Women unfaired podium by Mr Larrington, on Flickr
3rd: Rosmarie Bühler, 2nd: Kim, 1st: Anna May Brönnimann
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Torslanda

  • Professional Gobshite
  • Just a tart for retro kit . . .
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2018, 05:59:15 pm »
Slightly disappointed not to see any pics ov Teh Crimson Hay-Bailer or Pat Pending's Convertacar. You've captured just about everything else . . .
VELOMANCER

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

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2018, 06:14:41 pm »
A podium even Flatus can be envious of.  :D
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2018, 09:24:00 pm »
I take it that Kim is the one in the geek black T’ ?
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2018, 10:13:01 pm »
I take it that Kim is the one in the geek black T’ ?

Indeed.  That T-shirt was standard-issue.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2018, 11:29:22 pm »
Some nice photos of the 15 minute criterium races by my friend Ben, who I'd given a headsup to on account of being local and having previous for photographing fast-moving vehicles: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcc/sets/72157693279982710

I think this one sums up my weekend:

Human Powered Vehicle World Championship 2018 by Ben Charlton, on Flickr


But this one wins on sheer Wacky Races factor...


Human Powered Vehicle World Championship 2018 by Ben Charlton, on Flickr
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2018, 11:36:03 pm »
Well done Kim  :thumbsup:   Nice pottery.     Battle Mountain next year ?
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Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2018, 11:39:20 pm »
Well done Kim  :thumbsup:   Nice pottery.     Battle Mountain next year ?

Fuck no.   :hand:
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Mr Larrington

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #63 on: July 17, 2018, 02:14:48 am »
Well done Kim  :thumbsup:   Nice pottery.     Battle Mountain next year ?

Fuck no.   :hand:

Though I an informed that the luckless Matthias König* is going this year to ride a bike built by Hans van Vugt. And if he does well, to get properly serious about it for 2019.

* self-digesting front spokes in the 1-Hour, attempting to follow Steve Slade through a bike-only sized gap in the 15 minute one and ending up on the grass.
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2018, 10:17:25 am »
Thing 2
Human Powered Vehicle World Championship 2018 by Ben Charlton, on Flickr
looks like a Jelcz 43 bus.


I expect the Thing is faster but I'm far from certain which makes a better cucumber sandwich.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #65 on: July 17, 2018, 10:27:06 am »
Thing 1 had a teeny camera mounted above the cockpit, Improvement of Forward Vision for the use of. Thing 2 did not. Stationed, as i was, on the outside of a bend, this meant on a couple of occasions that Thing 2 got closer than is perhaps comfortable, steering in what looked like "ooh, there's the edge of the track, left hand down a bit" stylee. 
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #66 on: July 17, 2018, 10:29:00 am »
I was about to enquire if the winner had been handed a model of an upwrong bicycle but closer investigation of the photo reveals that it is in fact a recumbent.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #67 on: July 17, 2018, 10:29:38 am »

Human Powered Vehicle World Championship 2018 by Ben Charlton, on Flickr

Ms Brönnimann doesn't seem to have an awful lot of shin clearance under her bars. Or is that a trick of the camera angle?

Mr Larrington

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #68 on: July 17, 2018, 11:22:50 am »
These things can get a bit marginal.  I remember Simon "Trigger" Thompson planing the skin off his shins with his forward-facing race number in the Hour at the 1990 Europeans.  He very sensibly took up long-distance mountain bike racing not long after.
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Tim Hall

  • I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #69 on: July 17, 2018, 11:24:20 am »

This is what champions do. Blow their nose while riding very fast. Note aerodynamic hair acting as vortex shedder.

A Mr Larrington, Sunday.

A very fast Charles Henry, knackered.

A The Boy, sitting.

Rest of the pics here: Linky
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2018, 11:31:04 am »
These things can get a bit marginal.  I remember Simon "Trigger" Thompson planing the skin off his shins with his forward-facing race number in the Hour at the 1990 Europeans.  He very sensibly took up long-distance mountain bike racing not long after.

Indeed.  I don't have an awful lot of thigh clearance in front of my brake levers, either, but thighs are squishier than shins and it's only an issue during low-speed wobble manoeuvres.  (It's a tradeoff between brake lever ergonomics, a more aerodynamic elbow position, and how much the handlebars obstruct my view of the approaching potholes.  If I were only using it on the track, I'd throw the latter out the window and fully recline the seat, but I reckoned that, in the interests of keeping all my skin, familiar handling beat aero gains in this instance.  This was probably the right decision - I had a brief chainring guard vs windcheetah rear wheel moment in the 3 hour, but Nothing didn't happen.)
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #71 on: July 17, 2018, 11:32:40 am »
I like that there gnuprite trikes and even bikes mixed in there. And a bloke racing in a civilian button-up shirt-style shirt.
The earth is vast and beautiful and contains many miraculous places. (Chekhov)

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #72 on: July 17, 2018, 11:35:25 am »

This is what champions do. Blow their nose while riding very fast. Note aerodynamic hair acting as vortex shedder.

In the interests of accuracy, I was scraping bits of sweat-drowned beastie[1] from somewhere under my glasses, rather than actually blowing my nose.

On a related note, if you're going to draft a high-racer, you've got to watch out for snot-rockets.  DAHIKT.


[1] Logically you'd expect some sort of small fly, but it's entirely possible that one of the millions ants from the camping field wasteland sneaked in under my helmet.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #73 on: July 17, 2018, 11:38:41 am »
I like that there gnuprite trikes and even bikes mixed in there. And a bloke racing in a civilian button-up shirt-style shirt.

If that's the guy on the Scorpion, it's because his faster machine was out of action for mechanical reasons, so he decided to bring the Vorsprung Durch HPVelotechnik Panzerliegedreirad and a Hawaiian shirt and generally not take things too seriously.   :thumbsup:

The great thing about these events is that anything that's human powered and meets the safety rules (which are mostly about brakes, magic hats and stabby bits) can come and play.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #74 on: July 17, 2018, 12:19:43 pm »
BHPC mandate majic plastic bonnets? Shame.

They're usually a condition of the use of the tracks, so I assume they require them for consistency as much as arse-covering.  For the world championships they additionally enforced a standards-compliant helmet requirement for those in fully-enclosed machines - normally anything that prevents you bumping your head in a crash is permitted.

http://www.bhpc.org.uk/how-to-race-with-bhpc.aspx refers.

In practical terms, helmets make a useful place to attach the RFID tags[1] to something that's neither metal nor carbon fibre at a mostly-consistent height, and can function as an aerodynamic fairing for the head.  They make more noise about the more significant safety benefits of chainring guards, mirrors, and elbow pads.

To be fair, this is the sort of situation where helmets are potentially worthwhile, so I don't mind wearing one (as long as there aren't ants in it).  I'm already wearing mitts, elbow pads, non-sandal shoes and older shorts that I don't mind too much if they get torn.


[1] That usefully stays with the rider if they swap machines mid-race due to a mechanical.
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