Author Topic: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008  (Read 14002 times)

richie_b

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2008, 12:14:31 am »
Thanks for the compliments about the pictures chaps, I do my poor best!   ;D



A few favourites:



Speeeeeeeeeeed!



I have a few more to upload, so it'll take a day or so to get everything straight.

Poor best?!?  I'd like to be able to do that badly!!  & whilst she might have a good camera, Becky, I find it's the numpty behind the lens that's the limiting factor with my photography  :-[

That's a NoCom, isn't it?  The only bike I've ever really lusted after that would be utterly impractical...  At least I have the same shoes as him, maybe I can work up to having the same bike...

I'm on honeymoon in Paris in a few weeks & need to check out if Pulsar Cycles have a demonstration model they'd let me play on.

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2008, 07:22:37 pm »

Ian Chattington


Hans Wessels leads the part-faired bunch


I am unable to identify any of these people except Neil Fleming (yellow jersey)


Ymte Sybrandy in the lead


Steve Slade in the Kingcycle Bambeano


Friend Wood


Eddie Robbins


Chris Wilson


Heather Fortnum


Ymte Sybrandy not in the lead any more.  Hans van Vugt wields the track pump

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2008, 07:23:33 pm »

Keith Davis & M5 Carbon High Racer


That big-wheeled Quest again; which may well have been camped next to us at P-B-P


Judith Griffiths' Catrike ahead of a lot of people too small to make out


Nigel Sleigh & the Plastic Maggot take delivery of a consignment of Fail


Steve Slade en route to victory


Eric Marynissen en route to second place


Sandro Bollina


Claire King in Geoff Bird's streamliner


Lightning X2 with the bonnet up; basically a fully-faired P38.  One of these did 64 mph as far back as 1985


Sunday pm: Anna and Kevins Jenkins line up on their Windcheetahs

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2008, 07:24:21 pm »

Pete Cox & Velokraft VK2


The criterium field streams round the first bend.  Hannah Tweddle in the middle with black nosecone (prior to a mid-race bike change!)


Nigel Sleigh


Kit Wolf tries the RaptoBike low racer


Kevin Jenkins


Pete Cox and the Dutch chap who kept braking for the corner!


Heat 1 winner Andy Harrington in his Windcheetah


A suffering Paul Collender & Velokraft NoCom


Jon Coulson, his squeaky rabbit & Toxy ZR


Beginning of heat 2: Barney Harle (L) & Claire King line up

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2008, 07:25:12 pm »

Front row (L-R): Geoff Bird, Swanette Tempelman, Dave Tigwell, the Danish bloke with BEER in his pocket, Jaap Stolk


Behind Geoff: Andrew Sidwell (L) & Tim Costen (#55)


Heat 2 gets underway


Heat winner Tim Costen


The un/part-faired boys scrapping for third place.  Darth Stuart with red tailbox, Keith Davis on infeasibly tall machine


Andy Forey's Correx-faired Moulton


Anne Coulson & Kingcycle


Runner-up Swanette Tempelman


Claire King


Geoff Bird chased by Jaap Stolk


Keith Davis

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2008, 07:26:01 pm »

Heat 3: Eric Marynissen chases Ymte Sybrandy


Mike Burrows and his Edwardian bathing suit


Denise Wilson in the wrong heat (late arrival due to earlier migraine)


Ymte goes rallying


Lee Wakefield's Correx-faired Challenge Fujin


Sandro Bollina chases blue Quest and Ian Chattington


Ian still ahead of Sandro


Steve Slade


More unorthodox cornering lines


Even yet more unorthodox cornering lines part deux


We wanted to remove the manhole cover, but it was stuck…

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2008, 07:26:52 pm »

Rob Gillions had faithlessly deserted his marshalling post


Ymte starts his final lap with a healthy lead


The Twed enjoying himself


Junior aces Sarah (L) & winner Hannah Tweddle


The unfaired top six; winner Eric Baeten at right


Part-faired top six; winner Hans Wessels at right


Fully-faired top almost six: winner Steve Slade at right.  Runner-up Ymte Sybrandy had been obliged to leave


Ladies (L-R): Barbara Buatois, Ellen van Vugt, Claire King


Overall winners: Hannah, Claire & Steve


Damjan Zabovnik (R) thanks his helpers

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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2008, 08:20:29 pm »
Why is Sandro's aero so tall?
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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2008, 08:55:40 pm »
Fascinating photos.  I wish they were held a bit closer, but perhaps I will just have to make the effort next time.  I don't think I could get the Frankenbent on the train, though!

Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2008, 08:58:08 pm »
Lovely pictures.

In particular the B&W ones by Annie.
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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2008, 11:32:24 am »
Why is Sandro's aero so tall?

It's ancient ;D  The fairing design has been around since 1983.  In those days it was firmly believed that any attempt to ride inna-laid-back-stylee on two wheels with a seat lower than about 40 cm was a sure-fire way to end up on one's head.  The bike inside appears to be a boggo Lightning P38, which has a seat height of about 45 cm and a minimum seat angle of 50 degrees, so it was always going to be tall.

An X2 with Carl Sundquist powering it did 64.2 mph at Palmdale, CA in 1986, which is why when the IHPVA followed the UCI's definition of "low-altitude" as being below 700 m, the only dissenting voice was that of Lightning Head Honcho Tim Brummer, who wanted 800 instead.  The Palmdale course was about 760 m above sea level...  A pity no-one's taken one to Battle Mountain.
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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2008, 01:50:29 pm »
Hurrah for Mr Larrington's pictures, especially since he knows everyone's names.  It looks like Sunday turned into something nice.  Sadly, we had to leave to get back to work, and missed most of Sunday, apart from the rain.
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Re: Calling all darksiders - World Championships Aug 16-17 2008
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2008, 01:55:39 pm »
Sunday morning it tipped down the very second I had parked my motorcar, which is why there are no pictures of the TT, but it cleared up by lunchtime.  It looked as though Sandro Bollina was out there for at least an hour and a half - I reckon that he couldn't see people telling him he'd finished.

Anyway, results are on the NVHPV1's site at here: Clicky.

1 - coz we used their timing system
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