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copria Posted - 09/06/2012 : 22:06:19
The Human Powered Vehicle Team at Kansas State University has just entered its first season with ASME HPVC. Because we are a new team, we have no idea how other teams have performed in the past. Are records from previous competitions posted online? We are particularly interested in team speeds during the sprint and endurance events.


John Opsahl
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Moorhead17 Posted - 06/12/2013 : 04:25:56
Originally posted by W Hilgenberg

There hasn't been a 200m trap for a while. This past year there was a 50m time trap timed by hand.

Actually, Will, I believe the flag/hand/stopwatch timing was only used as a backup. A photogate was used as the primary timing.
W Hilgenberg Posted - 06/05/2013 : 15:06:26
There hasn't been a 200m trap for a while. This past year there was a 50m time trap timed by hand.
Upright Mike Posted - 05/28/2013 : 12:03:01
It seems that the Drag/Speed Event (at least the most recent ASME-East) list only the drag times from a standing start over whatever distance was chosen for the Drags (450 meters at the recent ASME-East). So there is not data like a flying start 200-meters time captured at the ASME events. These would allow good comparitive results of ASME machines to other cycling records.

In my opinion, the maximum speed potential of the faster machines is not realized with the short run-up of the ASME courses. As pointed out, factors such as light weight come into play for quick acceleration to do well in such a short event.

A few of the ASME machines are certainly capable of 60 mph, even 72 mph as the University of Toronto has demonstrated, at Battle Mountain World Human Powered Speed Challenge event.
Ross Jensen Posted - 09/17/2012 : 10:40:00
Hello, I am an active member of the Missouri S&T HPV design team and depending on the year and competition base we have been pushing 40-48+ at competition. Three years ago when we still competed in speed class, Siren would push 45 on course and one of our members broke 50 on it during a unofficial sprint run. Titan was in the lower 40's, while Kronos, last years bike was pushing ~42-45 depending on the rider but it was built for best performance at 32 mph. During the real competition if you have a well designed 2 wheeled fully faired recumbent you should be pushing ~32-38 mph on course top speeds for endurance and sprints are highly dependent on weight but its not unheard of to be hitting those 45mph marks. This is a good information for designing a fairing but the most important thing to be looking for in your bike is going to be easy handling, durability, and then low weight. Fairings help a lot but if you have a good handling bike, that is low weight, the lap times will not be that far off of a fully faired bike. If you have any specific questions you can PM me (if you can do that on this site???)

- RJ
copria Posted - 09/07/2012 : 11:35:54
Just in case anyone else overlooked the obvious link to HPVC results. Here it is:

John Opsahl

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