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Garrie L Hill Posted - 10/17/2009 : 02:56:20
I'm here at the track right now, and will start posting a few pictures. Stay tuned!!

Garrie "carbon based lifeform" Hill
for pics of some of my time and money sucking projects
http://garriehill.winkflash.com/
and
http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g277/cfbb/

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Speedbiker Posted - 11/14/2009 : 16:11:58
Niels, thanks for the info. I've been
racing in our series since 1991 and at
BM since the beginning. I mostly compete
nonfaired at local time trial events.
Though my 27 mph efforts pale when
compared to the speeds you guy are
achieving. My primary goal is designing
for higher speeds.

Good luck with your record attempts,
Thom
Niels van der Wal Posted - 11/14/2009 : 09:43:49
Hello Thom,

Position of the hands are difficult. I would have liked to bike with straight arms, but if i stretch them, they get past my knees. So my position is a compromise; we build my steering the way that i did just not kick my hands with my legs. So, it is not only the thought of the bike, but also the build of the biker. Gugi can stretch his arms more then i can. Bram (M5) is having some thoughts about an alternative, but we will first experiment with it.

O, and it is fun to see, that you follow the racing so close.

Greetings,

Niels van der Wal
Speedbiker Posted - 11/14/2009 : 06:46:39
Gert-Jan,
Congratulations on the fine performances
of yourself and fellow competitors. I
noticed from the pictures that some
hour competitors seemed to have hand positions
that are higher and wider than Sean Costin's
hand positions. I believe I realized an
increase in speed when I adopted a
position similar to Sean's. I've tried most
every hand position and I feel the lower
your hands are and the straighter your
arms are, the faster you'll go. I'm sure
you've worked on this. What are your
thoughts?

Best regards,
Thom Ollinger
Gugi100 Posted - 11/14/2009 : 06:04:11
It is always nice to see when the result gets better. It is now 51.313 kmh
But still Niels is around 20 meters (0.02 kmh!) faster... And of course Aurélien is around 3 laps in front.

But as always one thinks one can go faster. I was second to make an attempt. It was after the first attempt of Aurélien. He did only 50.3xx the first time. It was reason for me to make a cautious run. Was there something adverse in the conditions? No, Aurélien had a bad run due to own little mistakes....

So I did I hold back to much? Perhaps it went very smooth. During the whole run there was never any "indicator" on red.

One thing I like to share. I was very content with my drinking method. The Apeldoorn accomodation is heated. So it is not that humid. I used a PET bottle of 0.5 ltr ( could have been less around 0.25 ltr) with a little hole in the "closure" and another whole for a flexible tube.
I did the bottle under my skinsuit on my chest beneath my chin. The tube can be vey short that way! The tube diameter was rather small, around 4 mm.
Then I taped it on my cheek. When I do this carefully in the corner of my mouth I can flip the tube in my mouth without the need to use my hands.

It was very comfortable to sipp during the run. I didnot get a dry mouth.

Greetings Gert-Jan
sean costin Posted - 11/05/2009 : 20:25:35
Thanks Hans,
Great data. I was able to compare my first Kilo to the Second with the bad start due to traction issues. If I could have put the better start with the better finish of the second run, I could have gone under 1:06.
I learned that I should not go into the big gear until the last lap and Use a wide sticky rear tire.

Sean
ellen Posted - 11/05/2009 : 11:13:59
At the next link you can see the speeds and grafics off the races at Apeldoorn:
http://www.ligfiets.net/agenda/grafiek.php?id_race=360
http://www.ligfiets.net/agenda/grafiek.php?id_race=359

Greetings Hans
ellen Posted - 11/02/2009 : 12:27:41
He wanted to give it a try at the track but at the time he had time the track was busy, properly next time.
Greetings Hans van Vugt
25hz Posted - 11/02/2009 : 06:16:31
So, did he comment on what he thought about the bent racing? I wonder if he would consider taking a shot at racing on one? Maybe later on in his DF career?
randy Posted - 11/01/2009 : 09:40:35
Based on all of the pictures I don't think anyone enjoyed themselves more than Ellen did. Hopefully I can earn (buy) a spot next year but, if not, I think it would be quite an experience just to spectate.
ellen Posted - 11/01/2009 : 01:48:02
I have an other nice picture with Theo.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cFao0zH2oMg/StosFO4vOKI/AAAAAAAAFF0/px--ynDdNfs/s1600-h/P1010195.jpg


Greetings
Ellen
sean costin Posted - 10/29/2009 : 05:08:17
quote:
Originally posted by Gugi100

One of my favourite pictures of the weekend is this one. We see here the UCI 200 m worldrecordholder and the current WRRA 200 m recordholder.



http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/44979/2685203420041794835S600x600Q85.jpg


http://www.theobos.eu/Theo/


Greetings Gert-Jan





I look like his coach! I would have put my arm around him like we were good buddies but the Boss was on his rollers and I was worried that I was going to be the guy who knocked him off causing a career ending injury. Once you get older I guess you start to worry about little stuff like that. The only thing that separates me and Theo is 18 years and 1 second.

It was great to meet you Gert-Jan. I'm looking forward to seeing you get the hour record back.

Sorry Mike, We didn't talk about streamliners. He wanted to know what my fastest 200 time was and feeling rather humbled I told him to watch and see. I'd be going under 11 seconds. I should have given him my Battle Mountain time.

Sean


OpusthePoet Posted - 10/26/2009 : 16:27:17
quote:
Originally posted by Speedbiker

Hey Mike, what's a "shopping" bike?

I want those brakes!

Thom



Storebought bike, not a special or custom built.

Opus

My gas is up to $.99 a burrito, $5.99 for premium and I'm only getting 20 miles to the regular burrito.
Upright Mike Posted - 10/25/2009 : 18:17:20
Amazing! - seems like a great guy to pose for a picture during his warmup with Sean - I hope he asked Sean about his shirt - with the picture of the Varna on it! Sean could have asked him, "Hey Theo, you want to go fast, really fast?!!" Je wilt snel gaan, heel snel?

- In case anyone was wondering what Theo Bos was doing there...this from a Google translation of his website:

Theo - Monday in Amsterdam has made a successful debut as a six-day Renner (rider?). He won on the opening day with his partner Peter Schep the trial flock. Earlier in the evening the new duo finished fourth in the Points Race. The victory that was part Traksel Bobbie and Tim Veldt. Theo and Peter Schep together all at once convinced as time riders. They were renowned six-day specialists like Robert Bartko / Roger Kluge (GER) and Bruno Risi / Franco Marvulli (Swi) for. The promising Dutch couple riding together again in the Six Days of Rotterdam. Theo has decided this winter some of these events on the track length in his program to take with a view to possible participation in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

PS: Theo is the former UCI record holder, his 2006 record having been beaten twice by the same rider, Sireau, earlier this year.
Gugi100 Posted - 10/25/2009 : 14:02:33
One of my favourite pictures of the weekend is this one. We see here the UCI 200 m worldrecordholder and the current WRRA 200 m recordholder.

http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/44979/2685203420041794835S600x600Q85.jpg


http://www.theobos.eu/Theo/


Greetings Gert-Jan

Speedbiker Posted - 10/24/2009 : 19:52:39
Hey Mike, what's a "shopping" bike?

I want those brakes!

Thom
mikeatlbch Posted - 10/24/2009 : 06:45:23
"You know what: We challenge you. The first man or woman to surpass Gert Jan's WRRA unfaired record on his own shopping bike (and that can also be an M5 Carbon High Racer..) wins a set of Gold plated M5 Bram Brakes with a value of 999,- Euros. We don't think we have to wrap them up already.."
Any certified shopping bikes at Appledorn?

An Amazing weekend.

Mike
sean costin Posted - 10/20/2009 : 19:27:02
quote:
Originally posted by Larry Lem

How steep is the mid-turn banking at Apeldoorn, 45°? I did a short search and could not find that info.

Is it similar to the ADT Event Center (Home Depot Center) in Los Angeles where Sean rode a couple of years ago?


Larry Lem


Larry,

It's pretty similar banking to ADT, even the wood appears to the same, but fewer creaks at Appeldorn. I think the banking is taller which helps with the sprinting.

harv Posted - 10/20/2009 : 08:22:45
This has been a very exciting read. Thanks to the organizers and reporters and congratulations to all the competitors. The records keep falling.

And thanks to the video clip, I now know how van Vugt sounds.

Harv
Grasshopper Posted - 10/20/2009 : 07:17:47
Great job Sean! You did us USA recumbent racers proud!
Chris
sean costin Posted - 10/20/2009 : 04:24:47
I'm home and just woke up from 13 straight hours of sleep and I'm suffering from a bad cold.

Wow. I just reviewed all the results and posts and it seems that someone pushed a hyperspace button and we were launched into the future. There were so many records broken that it is hard to digest it all.

What a absolute pleasure it was to meet so many talented, interesting and friendly people. A heartfelt thanks to Hans and Ellen van Vugt who put this event and hosted me for the weekend.

There were so many great, exciting and fun moments that I hardly even felt disappointment over the difficulty I had in the hour where I had hoped to break 30 mph. On attempt 1 I had chosen too big of a gear. Attempt 2, I just did not have it.

I think it is time to leave the hour to those with the natural talent for it. It seems that the unfaired records have matured to the point where specialization of athletes and bikes has begun.

There was one record that was picked up at the end of the competition that was not immediately noticed. Paul Collender, my fellow Nocom racer beat my 200M record before I did my 67km/hr run.

Thanks again to all the timers, volunteers, Cheerleaders and the NVHPV
for sponsoring this great event.

Sean





Larry Lem Posted - 10/19/2009 : 13:41:20
How steep is the mid-turn banking at Apeldoorn, 45°? I did a short search and could not find that info.

Is it similar to the ADT Event Center (Home Depot Center) in Los Angeles where Sean rode a couple of years ago?


Larry Lem
ellen Posted - 10/19/2009 : 13:16:16
I have the link to the TV show where Ellen is in:

http://www.garnierstreamingmedia.com/asx/openclip.asp?file=/omroepgelderland/wmv/091019%20192%20Sparren.wmv

Greetings Hans van Vugt
ellen Posted - 10/19/2009 : 12:56:04
Start training for next year it will be around the same time again dates will be there soon.
Just came back from the TV studio they did make a nice special about Ellen when I have it I will post it on you tube.

Hans
randy Posted - 10/19/2009 : 11:11:47
quote:
Originally posted by Larry Lem



Randy,
Barbara's 46.163 km/hr would be 26:00 at Fiesta Island.
Golly. How do I drop a minute a lap?

Larry Lem



I'm curious how the speed translates between Fiesta Island and an indoor wooden velodrome. I feel the outdoor track in Northbrook is substantially faster than Fiesta Island as it feels like riding through soup. If training goes well through the spring I wouldn't mind renting some track time in L.A. for an American record attempt.
Larry Lem Posted - 10/19/2009 : 10:53:04
Thomas,
Good thing you're not a horse.
(Mabye that's just an American joke...)

Randy,
Barbara's 46.163 km/hr would be 26:00 at Fiesta Island.
Golly. How do I drop a minute a lap?

Larry Lem

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