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Mr Larrington

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Battle Mountain 2019
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:30:53 pm »
OK, so the first runs are not until Sunday 8th September (just after lunch for BRITONS) but details are now beginning to emerge of the runners and riders, so I figured why not start the thread now rather than twatting about with rubbish hotel internets once I actually arrive in USAnia...

Team/EntrantVehicleNationalityRider(s)Class(es)  Comments
Team FalconFalconAUSAdam HariMen's Open 
University of Toronto?CDNCalvin Moes*/Evan BennewiesMen's Multirider 
IUT AnnecyAltaïr 6FFabien Canal*
Illona Peltier
Men's Open
Women's Open
 
London South Bank UniversityAIM93GBRussell Bridge*Men's Open 
Liverpool UniversityARION5GBKen Buckley*
Yasmin Tredell*
Men's Multitrack
Women's Multitrack
 
Team PolicumbentTaurus
Taurus-X
IAndrea Gallo*
Vittoria Spada
Men's Open
Women's Open
  Vittoria is riding Taurus-X, with the red tail
Tokyo University of SCIENCEHaruka2019JKazuhiro TakeiMen's Open 
HPT Delft-AmsterdamVeloX 9NLJennifer Breet*
Rosa Bas
Women's Open 
Team ElanVeloX XSNLEllen van Vugt*Women's Open 
Cal Poly, San Luis ObispoAmbitionUSAJosh GieschenMen's Open 
Peter Borenstadt DF VelomobileUSAPeter Borenstadt *Men's Multitrack 
Land Speed Record LLCSprocket RocketUSAChris DeMarchi
Rudy Napolitano
Daniel Kam
Phil Tinstman
Joshua Stockinger
Men's Multirider Multitrack  Four wheels.  Five riders :o
Andrew SourkTriageUSAAndrew Sourk*Men's Multitrack 
Garrie Hill1VeloX SUSAMike Mowett*
Ishtey Amminger*
Men's Open
Men's Junior 15-17
 
Larry LemWahooUSADenise Mueller-KorenekWomen's Open  Current world motor-paced record holder (296 km/h)
Bill ThorntonMilan VelomobileUSABill ThorntonMen's Multitrack 

1: I think...
* = repeat offender

Current recordsSpeed (km/h)Speed (mph)Bike/Rider(s)  Year
Men's Open144.1589.59Eta/Todd Reichert (CDN)  2016
Women's Open121.7975.69Varna Tempest/Barbara Buatois (F)  2010
Men's Multitrack (single rider)118.9973.95All Overzealous/Gareth Hanks (AUS)  2016
Men's Multirider117.5973.08Glowworm/Tom Amick & Phil Plath (USA)  2012
Men's Junior 15-17106.0865.93VeloX S/Florian Kowalik (USA)  2016
Men's Multitrack (multirider)101.2462.92Vector Tandem/Dave Grylls & Leigh Barczewski  (USA)  1980
Women's Multitrack (single rider)87.6154.453CO2/Ellen van Vugt (NL)  2015

Linky Stuffs

Thee Automatic Diary: http://automatic-diary.blogspot.com/.  Starts on or about August 31st, or September 1st for BRITONS.
Jun Nogami's blog: https://jnyyz.wordpress.com/category/hpv/The best place to find results after each session.
WHPSC home page: http://ihpva.org/whpsc/.  Professor Sir Lord Admiral Ambassador Nogami sez this is where the results will got after each session.
Farcebok froup: https://www.facebook.com/groups/123929127660938/

Edit: It's a no-no from Tokyo chiz
Edit 2: Liverpool have announced their riders
Edit 3: Cal Poly machine haz a name, corrected Denise's name
Edit 4: Looks like Tokyo are back in; Sprocket Rocket risers announced; add Bill Thornton
Edit 5: LBSU's n00b is a Noah, not an Oscar
Edit 6: Results will be on event home page, not Jun's blog.
Edit 7: Annecy have announced they haz a female rider also.
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ElyDave

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 07:33:31 am »
How is the multi-person multi track slower than the single person multitrack?  Just no-body riding that?
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 12:20:54 pm »
How is the multi-person multi track slower than the single person multitrack?  Just no-body riding that?

Yes.  Multirider machines are rare enough as it is; I can only recall four appearing at Battle Mountain, all bikes.  Adding extra wheels also adds a new level of complication.  The other thing is the venue; IIRC the Vector record was set at the now-demolished Ontario Motor Speedway just outside LA.  It was basically a clone of Indianapolis, at much lower altitude and likely even flatter than Route 305.  No shortage of power in the thing.  A chap named Phil Norton is active in the FB group; he competed in the events of the late 1970s/early 1980s and says that Mr Barczewski's thighs were the same diameter as his waist, meaning custom-built trousers ;D

The Sprocket Rocket is a sight to behold, being a long shiny cylinder with pointy ends.  I'll try to post a picture when I'm on a Proper Computer.  I reckoned that the RAF dropped one on the Bielefeld Viaduct in 1945.
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spesh

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 12:47:13 pm »
The Sprocket Rocket is a sight to behold, being a long shiny cylinder with pointy ends.  I'll try to post a picture when I'm on a Proper Computer.  I reckoned that the RAF dropped one on the Bielefeld Viaduct in 1945.

Alternatively, they've nicked a B-58 Hustler's fuel/weapons pod out of a museum. :demon:
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 03:12:56 pm »
That Denise Muller is clearly a nutter very brave/trusting/foolhardy.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 03:24:17 pm »
Hopefully this picture of the Sprocket Rocket will appear for everyone:



The NACA duct suggests that the front is to the right left of the picture.  MOAR Stuffs at https://www.facebook.com/Land-Speed-Record-LLC-1871046772968606/.
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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 03:24:41 pm »
That Denise Muller is clearly a nutter very brave/trusting/foolhardy.
when it says motor-paced does it mean that car drafting thing that Guy Martin had a go at?
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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 03:26:20 pm »
That Denise Muller is clearly a nutter very brave/trusting/foolhardy.
when it says motor-paced does it mean that car drafting thing that Guy Martin had a go at?

Yes.  She set the record at Bonneville last year, the day after Battle Mountain finished.  I actually drove past the Salt Flats, observed that Something Was Going On, pondered stopping for a shufti and decided not to :facepalm:
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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 03:30:36 pm »
That Denise Muller is clearly a nutter very brave/trusting/foolhardy.
when it says motor-paced does it mean that car drafting thing that Guy Martin had a go at?

Yes.  She set the record at Bonneville last year, the day after Battle Mountain finished.  I actually drove past the Salt Flats, observed that Something Was Going On, pondered stopping for a shufti and decided not to :facepalm:
Then I concur with cudzo, and she’s clearly a nutter. Especially if the 296km/h isn’t a typo for 196 or 96. It was on an upwrong as well from what I remember. Totally bonkers.
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Arellcat

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 03:40:38 pm »
The NACA duct suggests that the front is to the right of the picture.

Are you sure, Mr L?  The tip of a submerged duct points in the direction of travel, so the front must be out of shot to the left.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 03:43:03 pm »
She's clearly an incredibly strong and dedicated nutter. I'm wondering if I've ever been that fast on land. I think Eurostar reaches 300km/h so I probably have. Hard to imagine it on a bike. And it was an upwrong, albeit most definitely not UCI type-approved. Video: https://www.wired.com/story/denise-mueller-korenek-bike-speed-record-168-mph/
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 03:44:48 pm »
The NACA duct suggests that the front is to the right of the picture.

Are you sure, Mr L?  The tip of a submerged duct points in the direction of travel, so the front must be out of shot to the left.
The position furthest to the right is labelled Co-Pilot. I don't know if that gives any indication? I can't make out any of the other labels.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

spesh

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 03:55:25 pm »
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Mr Larrington

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2019, 04:11:27 pm »
The NACA duct suggests that the front is to the right of the picture.

Are you sure, Mr L?  The tip of a submerged duct points in the direction of travel, so the front must be out of shot to the left.

Curse my stubby peasant fingers!
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2019, 04:13:01 pm »
According to my grate frend Al "the entry from Tokyo University of Science is having an issue getting the bike out of Japan due to a ban on carbon fiber export" :o
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ElyDave

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2019, 04:15:12 pm »
That would be one hell of a ride in that toothpaste tube, shame I have skinny legs mostly suited to pottering about
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2019, 05:07:11 pm »
There ought to be enough clues about which way a NACA duct points here:

https://www.windingroad.com/articles/news/ten-of-the-greatest-uses-of-naca-ducts-in-automotive-history/
But example no. 1 isn't even parked!
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

spesh

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 05:14:14 pm »
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 07:24:05 pm »
Video of Denise Mueller-Korenek's land speed record breaking run, from withing the fairing of the drag car:
https://youtu.be/X-FC1wMPu8Q
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Kim

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 09:41:28 pm »
Hopefully this picture of the Sprocket Rocket will appear for everyone:



The NACA duct suggests that the front is to the right left of the picture.  MOAR Stuffs at https://www.facebook.com/Land-Speed-Record-LLC-1871046772968606/.

Doesn't look very DHL-proof.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2019, 10:49:10 pm »
They are USAnian and haz a custom trailer.  See the launch video on their Farcebok page.
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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2019, 07:38:58 am »
Calvin Moes tells us that the Toronto Tandem is named "Double Eta Reverse Prime" or "DERP" for short.  If this is a joke it is one that might easily backfire.
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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2019, 08:06:34 am »
They are USAnian and haz a custom trailer.  See the launch video on their Farcebok page.

Quite extraordinary. Looks like one of Saddams old Scud missiles.
Took some building I should think! Look forward to the updates.

https://www.facebook.com/1871046772968606/videos/346533429621815/
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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2019, 08:31:33 am »
Calvin Moes tells us that the Toronto Tandem is named "Double Eta Reverse Prime" or "DERP" for short.  If this is a joke it is one that might easily backfire.
i would have thought the best way to avoid backfires in an enclosed cockpit is to leave the curries alone. In a multi person cockpit I’d think that one would police this very carefully in one’s co engines.  ;D
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Kim

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2019, 10:45:07 am »
They are USAnian and haz a custom trailer.  See the launch video on their Farcebok page.

Quite extraordinary. Looks like one of Saddams old Scud missiles.

I was reminded of the R7, on account of the "let's just add more engines" principle.
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