We decided not to run in the morning, so everybody could get the much needed rest.Yes, Team Cygnus did post that on their blog last night, the ["Uncle Montys" - Ed...]. A mostly good set of runs in the morning, with late arrivals Peter Borenstadt and Greg Thomas running a DF velomobile down the qualifying course. Both of them have previous here, having run the ex-Team Trisled trike Completely Overzealous last year (Greg has also run the Varna Mephisto in the past). As far as I can tell all winds were legal, though Sarah Piercy was slower starting from 1000m out than she had been over the full 2.5 miles earlier. Could just have been because it was bloody freezing, mind.
|Liverpool's PSOs had the bricks in place but Greg arrived before they cold have the wheels off...|
|The impossibly shiny Super Ketta Machine 162 shortly before Komori-san spoiled the paintwork|
|Calvin showing that crime pays1|
|See your bike? That's a girl's bike, that is!|
Florian Kowalik increased his own Junior record to 63.86 mph, while Yasmin did a 69.94 mph to edge her national record out further. This is getting dangerously close to "Almost 70 mph" hat territory, though as far as I know Western Half-Devil Monster Face van Schaik still has that one in his possession. Speeds were high. Andrea bettered his Italian national record with a 76.13, Auré's 77.59 was 0.002 seconds slower than his personal best (which I assume is also a French national record) and Gareth was very close to his own muti-track mark at 72.32. Jan Bos is having a much better time of it than on his last visit and did 77.06 and Calvin hit 74 and some change. Todd's 86.27 was almost a letdown, which shows how far the goalposts have shifted in the last twelve months.
Whileall this was happening we were treated to the sight of the almost-full moon in a storm climb above the mountains which, I'm sure you'll agree, is much more wik than silly old bicycles.