Last night the Mexicans threw a party to celebrate their nation's Independence Day, and also Organisator Al Krause's birthday. I am told that the partying continued into the wee small hours with Toronto's Sherry Shi being singled out for recognition as a Dancing Queen.
This event, and its tequila, and Jun's mathematical error are entirely unrelated.
Youth is wasted on the young, as the Toronto PSOs were bouncing around in a most unseemly manner as they attempted - successfully - to run Vortex in all five morning heats. Calvin Moes reckons the much-travelled bike has been down 305 some sixty to seventy times and probably deserves a quiet retirement in a museum somewhere.
|Calvin trudges back to the chase car after yet another successful Vortex launch|
|The Plymouth University team got their trophy and medals today coz they have to leave sharpish tomorrow|
Conditions were as good as I've ever seen them for the evening session and all twelve riders had wind speeds below the permitted wossname. Highlights of the evening included:
- Ken Buckley: New BRITISH record at 76.59 mph
- Yasmin Tredell: New BRITISH record at 71.05 mph; second fastest woman evvah after Barbara Buatois, who must have had something really special to go as fast as she did in an antediluvian shed like the Varna
|Yasmin waits for ARION2's top and another BRITISH record|
- Andrea Gallo: New Italian record at 78.85 mph
- Aurélien Bonneteau: New French record (I think) at 78.95 mph. Certainly a personal best.
- Ryohei Komori: New Japanese record at 80.06 mph; 6th member of 80 mph club, 5th fastest person evvah, edging out Damjan Zabovnik's 80.01 on his final run last year.
|Komori-san flanked by a couple of happy Experts|
- Florian Kowalik: New Junior Men's World Record at 65.93 mph
After the last trip of the year to the Ming Dynasty with my Chaps from Team Cygnus it's back here to try to persuade the Internets to behave. It's taken me two hours to get this far, which is probably comparable to the fate of two of the Delft PSOs currently burning the midnight lamp in the back of their truck. Their ambition is to make VeloX 6 the world record holder in the Not-Todd-Reichert class, but it rather looks as though the Super Ketta Machine 162 squad might have something to say about that.