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2012 WHPSC Thursday Racing Pictures

Thursday Morning

Photo by Mike Mowett
Cygnus1 - Thomas grimaces as he steps out onto his injured ankle after a nearly 74 mph 119 kph run, his lifetime best and it was wind legal! Note the ankle brace that he rides with.
Cygnus2 - Thomas limps off. He crashed two years ago into a metal post at the World Championships and fractured his ankle. He then rode 46 miles 74 km only 2 weeks later at the Ford Challenge 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Cygnus3 - Thomas is helped off by David Verbbroekken
Cygnus4 - Thomas can manage a smile and interview 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Cygnus5 - Thomas tired but happy gets a back massage from Jan Marcel
Cygnus6 - is carried off in a large custom luggage bag the team had made 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Super7 (1) -Racers and volunteers gather around the Super7. Kira works on it, Charlie Ollinger assists
Super7 (2) -Kira makes adjustments to the shifting 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Super7 (3) -front drive Ive seen several teams now ingeniously using the disk brake hubs reengineering as middrive gear carriers Super7 and Ellens VeloXS are two examples
Super7 (4) -part of the front drive mechanism 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Super7 (5) - front drive
Super7 (6) -catchers prepare to catch Kira - Wait a minute the machine has 7 wheels and doesnt need a catch 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Super7 (7) - the lid comes off
T - Catch Area - everyone is crowded around after their runs 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
University of Toronto - Todd Reichert does a series of stretches to get ready for an almost 59 mph 95 kph run in the BlueNose which was continually being improved
University of Toronto - Trefor Evans did a 56 mph 90 km run in the BlueNose which ran twice this morning 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Varna Mephisto1 - Mike Mowett tries out the Varna Mephisto now owned by Greg Thomas - Four years ago Mike was crew for Freddy and Tanya when they owned this marvelous machine
Varna Mephisto2 - Mike is still a bit too big for the bike Greg Thomas observes 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
OBWan3 - better side view the riding position inside mimics his lowracer position which he also built
OBWan4 - the rear left quarterpanel comes off to provide access - Sean Costin rolls it out to the start 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
OBWan5 - Charlie Ollinger, Sean Costin and others tape Thom Ollinger in
OBWan6 - awaiting launch 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
OBWan7 - front view
OBWan8 - Thom is off on 54 mph 87 kph run. Charlie Ollinger was the primary launcher Sean and an IUT team member assisted 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Neil and Eric from the Human Power Documentary crew prepare their camera to shoot video sideways out the back of their van
OBWan1 - Thom gets it ready the team borrowed a trick from other teamswhich is covering the cameras with saran wrap to keep early morning dew off the lens until ready 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
OBWan2 - Thom Speedbiker Ollinger warms up before doing a 54 mph 87 kph

Thursday Night


Photo by Mike Mowett
Al Krause telling the nice police officer that he went that way at 70 mph on his bicycle
Ben Goodall's Nitroglycerin at left and Sean Costin's Swift at right 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
David and Georgi talk with John Gamble the local machinist who is a huge help as always to all the teams
Folks milling around in the shade on the side of the Super8 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Following the law down the highway
IHPVA general membership meeting in the Super8 conference room 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
John Gamble is a huge help each year tot he teams
Mike Mowett List of Interesting Facts and Stats for everyone's runs. These should make it onto the awards certificates 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Nightly meeting in Super8 conference room - The Civic Center was booked for other use on this night
Sean Costin and Raymond Gage tired but happy after Sean finally achieves a lifetime dream of doing 70 mph - unlike in 2002 this run was official 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Sean Costin in Catch area after doing his first 70 mph run though wind was not legal
Team Ince1 Adam and his father work on bike 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Team Ince2 - Mr Ince
Team Ince3 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Todd Reichert tired and stretching after his nearly 65 mph run in the BlueNose
TriSled Spy Photo number 192 of this marvelous machine Sorry Ben and Gareth dont be surprised if there are copys of this machine 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Nightly meeting in crowded Super8 conference room
TU Delft epoxy fix to shell that was crashed 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
TU Delft working on the bike
TUDelft ventilation system 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Varna Mephisto1 with Greg Thomas is launched by Peter Borenstadt on rollerblades with assistance from a person pushing with board
Varna Mephisto2 70 mph club hats Peter Borenstadt at left and Greg Thomas rider at right 
Photo by Mike Mowett

Photo by Mike Mowett
Yannick about to be put into the Altair3

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