|Rear bumper of Danny Guthrie's van|
|Awooga! Awooga! Western Half-Devil Monster Face alert...|
|Yasmin shoehorns herself into ARION 3|
|Taurus (has Moment)|
|Damage to Bluenose's tail fin|
|Less than smooth start for Iris in VeloX 7|
|Tracks left by Super Ketta Machine 162 before sliding off into the boonies|
Even before leaving the summit of Mount Lewis had rendered itself invisible behind the clouds, and rain could clearly be seen falling behind the mountains either side of our valley. Which stayed dry. Had all the teams been present in the start area before the first heats were scheduled to start we could have brought the schedule forward a bit, but instead we stuck to the timetable.
Two bikes only in the first heat; Ken in ARION 3 and new bug Bill Kong in Bluenose. Ken got away without issues while Bill needed two bites at the cherry, though with the highly-experience Calvin Moes in charge of launching he stayed upright and clocked a more-than-respectable 67.8 mph run, though not with a legal wind speed. And, or so I'm told, without paying much heed to the notion of stopping the bike afterwards as he barrelled through catch and a further Several of hundreds of metres down the road. Ken, meanwhile, had contrived to blow his rear tyre halfway down the course while travelling at ~65 mph. A visit to the sagebrush soon followed. Ken is OK and the bike was not very badly damaged, though too much so to be fixed in situ. Thereby depriving Yasmin of her turn. Again. Words will have to Be Had.
|Bill waits in line. Note clouds.|
On the bright side I only had five photos to upload and we were able to get out of the Mexican before the nine o'clock curfew. With a bit of luck I could be in bed by eleven. Well, OK, midnight.
The rest of today's pictures, nearly all from this morning, are at BM2017 - Monday on Flickr