September 14, 2011 by jnyyz
The Henry brothers arrived this afternoon. This is Jay’s new bike.
If you are wondering how Jay can fit into the very low and small fairing, here is a picture of the linear drive. No lack of originality here.
Paul Gracey arrived yesterday with a Dahon with full fairing. Mike is working alongside on his Brompton, and my folder is parked behind them both.
On the other side of the Super8 entrance, the streamliner people were busy working away as usual.
Here is a picture of the side of the Cygnus fairing after this morning’s incident. The damage appears to be largely superficial.
Back out at the traps for the evening runs, we are greeted by a gorgeous sky.
The wind was dead tonight, and all runs were legal. Here is Cygnus going through the traps. It is a very low bike (for one designed to accommodate such tall riders) and they have lowered the roof by sighting through a periscope system. I am taking this picture from timing, so we see the undamaged side. Sadly, on this run Thomas was not able to go 70 mph. It was amusing yesterday when a message came over the radio to the catch area that all hand signals to Cygnus had to be below waist height, or else they wouldn’t be seen by the rider.
Here is the Avos Arrow going thru the traps. Greg Westlake set a new world record, but he is very hungry for 50 mph. He feels that he is still undergeared.
Here is a picture of the wrap meeting where the new record was announced.
One further note on the results listed below: Barbara Buatois lost her chain at the two mile mark, and still coasted thru the traps at 60 mph.