Dropped by the student shop on Friday to touch base with the HPVDT as they prepare for Battle Mountain. The Aerovelo folks are busy testing and tweaking last year’s bike eta so that it will reach its full potential. Notably, they will have a more reliable set of wheels. Todd Reichert will be the sole rider.
HPVDT is working on a separate entry for the WHPSC. They are building a copy of eta, using the same shell design, but with a revised internal structure. These are the molds for the shell, made available to the team by Aerovelo.
They are also changing up the fabrication methods so that they will have a
heavier but lighter and cheaper bike. From the project timeline, it is apparent that they will also not have much time for testing before the event, but that is more or less their tradition at this point 😉