Yesterday, the HPVDT loaded up the van and hit the road to Battle Mountain. They’re going to have to move right along if they want to make it in time for tech inspection on Sunday.
Doing some final paperwork (signing waivers).
Vortex and Eta Prime all loaded up.
The “before” picture of the team.
I noted that this is the first time we’re showing up with a new bike that is already painted. Calvin retorted that this is the first time we’ve showed up with a new bike that has been fully tested!
For the rest of this post, I’ve collected some recent pictures posted by various teams on Facebook.
I like this graphic from Liverpool.
I’d note that the women’s record should show a French flag (unless we are talking about builders, not riders). Also, if Ken was putting out 800 peak watts, then Arion1 was a much slower bike than Eta.
Andrew Sourk all loaded up and ready to make the drive from Michigan.
Latest picture of Larry Lem’s bike.
Delft/Amsterdam is already there. Here they are toasting with a combination of water, Coke, and Sam Adams.
Super Ketta 162 revealed! A huge change from #161. Looks a bit like Eta with a Cygnus Chronos type hatch.
The current weather forecast looks like this:
Looks like Tues may be a washout. The other thing to look at is the wind. The legal limit for wind is 6 kph, so you can see why we run in the early morning, and just before sunset. The hotter the weather, the better (decreased air density).
As a point of comparison, here is the forecast for last year
and what actually happened was that Monday and Tuesday evening runs were scrubbed, as well as Wednesday morning. Here’s hoping that we have better luck with the weather this year.
For those of you who are coming, see you tomorrow!