|Fig. 1: Thick woolly socks to keep chill breezes off the toeses|
|Fig 2: Al Krause models his latest creation, sure to be a sensation on the autumn catwalks|
Alice: Didya have enough gears?
Orin: Yeah, but I didn't have enough gas!
Then out to the five mile start. Damjan got in a corker in spite of the chill, with a 75+. Christien finally made it to the end of the full course and did a more than respectable 64.9. We hear that she was selected on power but had little recumbent experience so getting into one of the world's fastest bikes - and a camera bike to boot - must have necessitated a steep learning curve. Eta digested another spoke on its first run and took no further part in the proceedings. Clicky for Friday morning results.
|Teagan: Lordette of All she Surveys. When she hasn't got her eyes closed, obv.|
As I bring things up to date on teh Intarwebs Robert "Mr" Barnett is running the drag races which, for the eleventh time, I have missed. I've also missed Robert's lovely old Chevy truck; this year he and Linda have made the long trip in a new Nissan pickup instead. BO-O-O-O-O-RING.
And to to the penultimate evening session of 2014. A little hazy, but warmer than yesterday and, crucially, a metric fuckton less windy. Only Vadim Dunayev had a non-legal wind speed and still ran 63.68 mph. Other highlights included 76.3 for Jan-Marcel with a slow p*nct*r*, 60.08 for Peter Borenstadt - sixty mph at sixty years of age, a storming 82.18 for Rik Houwers in Velox 4 and a new trike record of 72.94 mph for Gareth Hanks in All Overzealous. He had a communiqué from Ben Goodall last night reminding him of who was still the fastest Aussie. Not any more, mate. A good night - see more Stuffs and full results on Jun Nogami's blog.
|Damjan checks Eivie's interior for snakes, scorpions, pikeys etc.|
|The top comes down on Teagan|
Note cool bracelet and list of target speeds taped to the bars.
|Trefor Evans in Eta has failed to get underway but is still upright.|
Vadim Dunayev in Tetiva 2 is not so lucky...
Surprisingly quiet and better interior than the Pious but no rear legroom due to the thick shield required to stop Bad People from shooting or knifecriming the driver. No, dolts, not in handcuffs. We had co-opted Sergeant Aten and his fellow