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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!
VELOMANCER

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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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2018, 10:15:26 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.

Dave. What was that hill we used to do in the Darlington time trial? In the Kingcycle Wasp I hit 70 mph overtaking Slash and went through the village at the bottom at 50 mph.

I won't be overtaking him in the Worlds, I'm still creeping along despite my best efforts.

All the best.

Roy

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2018, 01:38:33 pm »
I think it was the A68 into West Auckland.  I had 90 km/h on the clock on the Kingcycle one year when Wilko passed me like I was tied to a tree.
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2018, 10:14:27 am »
I might find myself there on the Sunday. Will any of the YACF massive still be around then?
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2018, 10:19:32 am »
I'll be there for the duration.
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Torslanda

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2018, 10:47:24 am »
Hopefully arriving late Thursday departing Sunday.

From a purely selfish POV, I'm hoping that INGERLUND make it to the final of the foopball cos it will mean the road North will be quieter than you'd expect.
VELOMANCER

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

Kim

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2018, 10:52:27 am »
I'm planning to arrive at some point on Friday morning, leaving Sunday evening.
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Torslanda

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2018, 02:54:15 pm »
Apologies to everyone. A death in the family now prevents me attending.

Have a good one.
VELOMANCER

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

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2018, 03:10:53 pm »
:(

Condolences.
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citoyen

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2018, 04:32:31 pm »
Sorry to hear that, Torslanda.  :(

Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2018, 08:11:25 pm »
Condolences from me as well.
the slower you go the more you see

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2018, 08:47:00 pm »
Bah!  I was keeping an eye out but last read the forum on Thursday am so didn't see the bad news.  Kudos to Kim for her second place in the Women's Unfaired class, narrowly beaten by some beastly FOREIGN and her sneaky tactics viz. shamelessly let Kim do most of the work in the 1-hour race before outsprinting her and latching onto a group of faster chaps in the 3-hour >:(

Anyone who completed even half the 3-hour race this afternoon deserved Max RISPEK.  Thoroughly deserving World Champion is Charles Henry of Switzerland riding a very very gorgeous fully-faired Birk.  I haz pictures but they're staying on the camera until tomorrow because I am tired and hungry and covered in coal dust.
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2018, 09:00:25 pm »
I too has pictures and I too am tired and hungry. The Boy and I had to escape sharpish afterwards, pausing briefly to chat to Kim ("I'm  off to the loos to throw up" were more or less her words), snap a couple of pics of the Charles Henry ridiculously fast bike and of Mr Larrington in his Marshall's hi viz.

Noob question:  is there any rhyme or reason to the number system? We tried asking a passing Mike Burroughs but he tried to blame someone else.
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

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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #48 on: July 16, 2018, 02:06:28 am »
Bah!  I was keeping an eye out but last read the forum on Thursday am so didn't see the bad news.  Kudos to Kim for her second place in the Women's Unfaired class, narrowly beaten by some beastly FOREIGN and her sneaky tactics viz. shamelessly let Kim do most of the work in the 1-hour race before outsprinting her and latching onto a group of faster chaps in the 3-hour >:(

And impressively staying ~2 minutes out of phase with me for the entire duration.  Given that I spent the first half of the 3 hour race taking turns in slightly slower groups in order to pace myself, with hindsight I could probably have given it a modicum more beans for Old Blighty and made the failure a bit more heroic, at least.

In conclusion, I appear to be best at races that don't require oxygen.  I think I may have worked that out on a school sports day back in the mid-1980s, but it's good to have it confirmed.


The number system for the world championships appears to be the order people signed up in, starting at 500.  The usual BHPC number system seems semi-arbitrary, with the allocation process being manipulated for comedy value where necessary.
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Re: BHPC World Championships
« Reply #49 on: July 16, 2018, 08:41:48 am »
Well done Kim! We knew you could do it! Medal trophy cup Recumbent's coming home etc etc!
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