Author Topic: Battle Mountain 2018  (Read 3142 times)

Re: Battle Mountain 2018
« Reply #50 on: December 05, 2018, 02:55:32 pm »
Rather than start the 2019 thread ridiculously early, I merely note here that the dates for 2029 are September 8-14.  An extra day of racing, as if the volunteers weren't already sleep-deprived zombies by Thursday as it is.  Tech inspections and introductory briefing on Saturday 7th.

Not booking anything until this Brexit fustercluck is sorted, mind.

 :o  That's planning ahead indeed  ;D
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Re: Battle Mountain 2018
« Reply #51 on: December 05, 2018, 03:20:14 pm »
Curse my stubby peasant fingers on this infernal contraption!
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Re: Battle Mountain 2018
« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2018, 03:24:00 pm »
What's Battle Mountain?

Re: Battle Mountain 2018
« Reply #53 on: December 05, 2018, 06:47:30 pm »
What's Battle Mountain?
It’s the venue of Mr Larrington OTP's annual holibobs finale. Apprntly there’s a long straight flat road there that he likes to charge along at 80mph+ twice a day in a variety of hired vehicles, in pursuit of a variety of penniless students and hired athletes in various human powered vehicles.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Battle Mountain 2018
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2018, 09:59:02 am »
What's Battle Mountain?

Informal name for the World Human Powered Speed Challenge.  Battle Mountain itself is a small town in northern Nevada, on Interstate 80 about halfway between Reno and the Utah state line; fifteen-odd miles south of the town is a stretch of State Highway 305 across the shallow valley of the Reese River, which has a ruler-straight section about seven miles long.  The first five of which perfectly match Teh Roolz for permitted slope of a sprint course (which were written about twenty-five years before the venue was first used).

We get to close it for up to twenty minutes at a time morning and evening for a week in September; each closure is just about long enough to fire four or five human-powered streamliners down the road to be timed over a flying 200 metres at the other end.  Twentieth anniversary next year; before the event was started the world record was 68.73 mph and now it's 89.59.
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