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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2018, 06:36:51 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...?

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

Wot you need is the hill between Concocha and Paramonga

For the Optimists it descends from 4095m to 16m over 72 miles of continuous downhill

For the Pessimists it is climbs from 16m  to 4095m over 72 miles of continuous climbing

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2018, 12:47:17 pm »

Yee-hah! by Mr Larrington, on Flickr

About 80 of those 99 are uphill from where the photo was taken.  About ten minutes after taking it I passed a bloke on a well-laden tourer, going up.  It was raining.  Rispek.
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2018, 10:04:01 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...?

I would have thought an essential requirement for the hill is pubs top and bottom (preferably with good, cheap food for ballasting competitors participants and spectators.
Are lead-weighted bidons considered bad form for this sort of event?

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2018, 01:36:31 pm »
Hartside Cafe -> Alston, 5.75 mile, -1000 feet, 10-15 minutes.

That's one of the better descents I know about with food at the top and beer at the bottom .......  ;D

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2018, 01:55:40 pm »
Might there be a category for proto hobby-horses? I could take the transmission and seat off the Dino and put a set of drops on the forks for a sort of Beasty2 (to be ridden prone, à l'Obree). Almost worth the trip from France to do that! 8)

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2018, 06:37:12 am »
Tim Elsdale raced a machine called "Cool Breeze" for a couple of seasons





At one  point there was a rear fairing, which covered the body as far forward as the mid torso.... looked like a cross between a slug and a cycle-based centaur

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2018, 12:47:35 pm »
Won the unfaired class in, IIRC, 1999 with his tame gorilla Matt Norman finishing second coz he didn't do all the races.
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2018, 03:49:50 pm »
Tim Elsdale raced a machine called "Cool Breeze" for a couple of seasons





At one  point there was a rear fairing, which covered the body as far forward as the mid torso.... looked like a cross between a slug and a cycle-based centaur

What a mchine, I am impressed. Did he ever have a problem with his knees decking out? What do all the cables to the front wheel do, 3 brakes?

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2018, 03:55:35 pm »
Not really clear but it looks like he used STi levers on the controls down at the front axle. What look like the bars are actually shoulder supports (?) and there doesn't seem to be derailleur at the crank. I think it's front brake rear brake and rear derailleur.

I think it's been said before but imagine ploughing into a big pile of dog emptyings . . .

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

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2018, 09:27:26 am »
I actually go to ride this, albeit on rollers at a Cycle Show in London, and saw it racing at Goodwood in the World Championships when it had the rear fairing

It was surprisingly comfortable

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2018, 10:23:16 pm »
Is that an absolute or relative assessment?

Looked like it'd kill me, turned out I got half an hour before something fell off. Surprisingly comfortable.  O:-)
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