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2005 World Human Powered Speed Challenge

Picture by Brad Teubner
 The long flat road, otherwise known as Nevada SR305, as viewed from the start of the 200 meter traps.
Charlie Ollinger works on the M5 lowracer in the M5 #8 fairing. 
Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
The Coslinger drivetrain has been continually revised by both Thom Ollinger and Sean Costin, since the bike was built 5 years ago.  It is now a very efficient and smooth running system.
Warren Beauchamp works on the body of the Cuda-W in the Super-8 parking lot. 

Almost every team spent considerable time fixing scrapes and performing other bodywork to get the speedbikes as smooth as possible.  


Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
A mountain bike looms conspicuously over the Cuda-W and Coslinger Special. In the background, Chris Broome looks for vehicles to tech-inspect.
Chris finds an un-inspected, though freshly painted  Cuda-W, and gives it a clean bill of health. 
Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Damjan Zabovnik's Eivie speedbike drivetrain is very simple and efficient, using only a monster chainring and 5 or so gears. The extremely high gearing makes it a bit difficult to get started, but Damjan  (usually) makes it look easy, even though he's laying on his back and facing backwards.
Damjan breathes through a hose that gathers air in front of the front wheel fairing, goes through the frame, into another hose, and then attaches to a valved mouthpiece.  

Here, Damjan works on the front wheel of titanium framed speedbike.


Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Eivie was covered in strips of plastic for the first few days, until Damjan was convinced he could make runs without getting the fairing scraped up.
 More work in the parking lot.
Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Steve Nash (in the hat), Hans Van Vugt, and Ellen (in the bike).

This new Varna body was built by Steve just in time for this year's event, and was still being tweaked, sanded , and painted as the week went on. 

Ellen fits! Last year's model was very tight for Ellen. This year modifications were made to ensure she fit properly, and to further fair the wheels.

After WHPSC2005 this body was shipped to Holland. Ellen and Hans are building a new frame for it, and it will be used for Ellen to set long distance records in Europe. 


Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Eric Ware prepares to go for a test ride in Brad Teubner's Orange Varna. His brother and teammate prepares to go chase Eric.
Larry Lem scoots around the Battle Mountain Civic Center on his adult sized Krazy Kar. This thing had a lot of mass, so course corrections took a good tug and a some respect to prevent ripping your arm out of it's socket. It was great fun!
Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
 The Varnowski II in it's pre-painted state site in front of the Cuda-W in it's partially painted state. 
Warren had to replace a bolt that had broken off at the front bulkhead. It's a bit hard to see in this picture, but there's a body hanging out of that bike, or some legs anyway...

This picture shows how narrow the bike is in front. 


Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Here's another shot of the Cuda-W with Warren inside.
Raymond Gage arrived and proceeded to spread the parts that needed to be assembled to build his Orion speedtrike all over the work area by the Motel. 
Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Raymond and Alex unpack the glue and begin to reinforce one of the fairings halves.
Arne Hodalic and Milovan, the two Slovenian journalists, rented a small plane to fly up and down SR 305 during the races and take pictures and video. The plane flew by a couple times and then was seen no more. Later they told us that after a couple passes the pilot said "Uh-oh". The plane had overheated, so they made a bee line for the Battle Mountain airport and were able to make a safe landing.
Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Sunsets were spectacular. Every night. 
Here's the drivetrain of the FWD rear-steer Tri-rush delta trike. Very simple, very efficient.
Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Scenes from the parking lot, take 12

Foreground: Tri-rush 

Midground: Eivie

Background: Easy Racers van

Cue the miniature poodle. Yap Yap. Nice doggy.

Friday was drag race day. Racers gathered on Muleshoe for the elimination rounds. 
Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Dusty Wood on his TourEasy (L), races  Robert Barnett on his hand and foot powered delta trike. 
Roadie powerhouse and Varna team member Matt Chater annihilates the Cal Poly streamliner in the 1/8 mile drag.  
Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Saturday was cold and cloudy for the 1 hour criterion. Here, racers line up at the start/finish line. 
The Cal-Poly streamliner performed admirably on the short track, and had a respectable showing despite crashing and burning (ok, not so much burning).
Picture by Brad Teubner

Picture by Brad Teubner
Dusty Wood cruises by on the straightaway.
Larry Lem races by on his ultra-low racer.
Picture by Brad Teubner
Burt Rutan's GlobalLiner makes a 172MPH pass through the timing traps during a top secret testing session. 

(yes it's a joke!)

   


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