Lots of good racing this morning, with all runs wind legal. Many personal bests were set, and others had their fastest times of the week.
Five heats of speed runs were preceded by a qualifying run for Graeme Obree. Here he is biking through the traps.
He said that he did not feel comfortable in the bike, and so he didn’t push it, as recounted here.
Florian crashed in the timing traps, and the fairing popped apart, but he was very lucky to be OK.
The bike slid right over one of the mile marker posts which had just been changed from metal to flexible plastic this summer. With the three serious crashes this year, we need to start a serious discussion about safety features. THe two U of T bikes are much safer than the majority of other machines since they were built for ASME.
The other story for U of T was the success of Bluenose. I’m really liking the new colour scheme of the fin.
Todd, Cameron, Calvin and Trefor all set new personal bests, with Todd, Trefor, and Calvin getting 75 mph hats, and Cam getting a 70 mph hat. Quite the haul for one morning.
Sebastiaan of the Delft/Amsterdam team set a new fast time of the week at 79.2 MPH so we still await our first 80 mph run. Lots of people above 70, though.