The weather gods are fickle. Not half an hour after the decision to cancel the morning heats was made, it started clearing. The idea came up to see if we could run two short qualifying heats on the 2.5 mile course. Al and I headed out to survey the course to see if it would be possible. Before we headed out, we alerted HPT Delft/Amsterdam and HPVDT that it might be possible to qualify their bikes after all. Delft was so excited that they pulled into the 2.5 mile start while Al and I were still checking things out.
Unfortunately, word had not gotten to Plymouth about the cancellation, and they were waiting to run Liz down the course, but we told them that given the fact we might only have about 90 minutes or less to run two short heats, we had decided to restrict the heats to two potentially fast bikes, VeloxV and Bluenose, with two riders each.
Upon our return to the Super8 to rouse all the volunteers to had gone back to bad, we see U of T practicing with Sherry in Bluenose. Although she is an extremely experienced rider, this was the first time for her in the bike.
Calvin riding Bluenose through the traps. The team lost the rear hatch from the bike which blew off the bike somewhere between catch and town yesterday, and were up late last night improvising a replacement from a plastic garbage can. Also, his speedo cut out during the run. He went 59.6 mph; if it was working, he would have pushed a little more.
Three more bike/rider qualified for the five mile course. It was worth it to get back out of bed.