Time is of the essence now. The team is quite far behind their original plan, but they are still planning to have the bike done in time for them to depart for Battle Mountain at least a few days early so that they can get some testing done. All the component pieces are almost finished. These photos were taken over the past week or so.
This is the frame, all done. It is upside down in this picture. The BB is to the left, and you can see the headtube at the lower center. The blue foam is part of a guard that keeps the rider away from the front wheel fairing. This is an upgrade from Bluenose which had no such protection: in fact during the testing and running of that bike, there were times where the only material between the front tire and the rider’s crotch was bike shorts and a piece of duct tape. Not a pretty thing to picture.
Marc is working away at Ultimate Workshop, CNCing a spare front hub.
Speaking of the event itself, from this thread on the WHPSC forum, it would appear that we will have far fewer than the fifteen bikes that we had last year. In particular, this will be the first WHPSC since 1998 without the participation of Team Varna.
More to come in the next week…..
Update: according to the WHPSC forum, Barbara and Team Varna are coming after all!