BM2015: Sunday PM and Racers’ Meeting
September 13, 2015 by jnyyz
Once again, it’s time for Burning Man for Bike Geeks and Speed Freaks, AKA the World Human Powered Speed Challenge. As we roll into the Super 8 parking lot, we see many familiar faces. Late in the afternoon, people were milling around and waiting to go through tech inspection with George and Carole Leone.
HPVDT: Alan sitting in Vortex.
Jan Marcel in Cygnus Chronos.
Andrea warming up in PulsaR.
Ellen checking fit in CO2 with Garrie.
Thomas and Calvin practicing launches in the parking lot.
VeloxV going through tech with George, and Bas and Dave looking on.
Micro Moby and Beagle parked in the hallway.
Then it was time for the racer and volunteer meeting.
Al and Alice lay down the law, with Mike Sova as backup.
Racers drew numbers to decide the order in which they got to choose heats for tomorrow morning’s qualifying runs.
Racers sorted into heats.
Tomorrow’s official start order, with faster racers going before slower ones. In the absence of data, these orders represented the organizers’ best guesses.
Weather looks iffy for tomorrow, and it’s not going to be very warm. Fingers crossed that the rain will hold off.