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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*Men's Open 
London South Bank UniversityAIM93GBRussell Bridge*
Oscar Phillips
Men's Open 
Liverpool UniversityARION5GBKen Buckley*
Milo Dixon
Yasmin Tredell*
Men's Multitrack

Women's Multitrack
 
Team PolicumbentTaurus
Taurus-X
IAndrea Gallo*
Vittoria Spada
Men's Open
Women's Open
  Not yet known which rider will be in which bike
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.
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
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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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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.
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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/
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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.
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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 03:55:25 pm »
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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.

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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!
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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
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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.

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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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