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2010 WHPSC Friday Racing Pictures and Results
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

French Rider Sets New Women’s Record
at World Human Powered Speed Challenge

Battle Mountain, NV, Sept. 16 – French recumbent bicycle racer Barbara Buatois (Varna) broke her own world record yesterday, with a top speed of 75.69 mph/121.81 kmh during Wednesday afternoon speed runs at the 2010 Hydrive Energy Drink World Human Powered Speed Challenge. The 33 year-old Buatois, from Oullins, Rhone, France is also the current holder of the women’s hour record (52.2077 miles/84.0204 kilometres) set in July of 2009 at the Ford Automotive test track in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and the fourth fastest self-propelled human ever, according to IHPVA (International Human Powered Vehicle Association) records.
Buatois' other accomplishments include first place in the women’s solo division of the 2010 RAAM (Race Across America), first place at the 2009 and 2007 World Recumbent championships, and numerous other podium finishes in recumbent races dating back to 2004.

Speaking through an translator, Buatois commented on her record-breaking run, "Weather conditions were very good and I thought it was going to be a good run, especially as I have been going faster each day (of the competition)."

With three more days of racing still to go, both Buatois and the current men’s record holder, Canadian Sam Whittingham (also Team Varna), stand a very good chance of breaking their records yet again. Buatois believes that with the right bike, she could even surpass 80 mph.

"With the Tempest (her current bike) I think I can go 77 or 78 (mph). With a smaller bike, I think I could reach 80."

Because wind resistance is a critical factor for the racers, they build their fully-faired recumbent bikes to be as narrow and low to the ground as possible, to minimize drag as their machine punches through the air. These circumstances favour small riders who can pedal hard and still maintain control inside the smallest bike possible.

For more information on Buatois, please visit her website: www.bbhpv.com

For event pictures, complete results, and listings of all the competitors at this year’s event please visit:
http://recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2010/speedchallenge.htm

CONTACT:
Al Krause – WHPSC Race Director
(707) 443-8261
email: a.krause@humboldt1.com

Jonathan Woolrich Friday pictures

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Photo by Jonathan Woolrich

Mike Mowett Friday pictures


Photo by Mike Mowett
Damjan checks fit of his helmet that he ordered overnight His homemade carbon fiber helmet which is smaller was not approved.
Damjan has no extra room for a big helmet.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Damjan feeling with his hands.
Damjan is forced to sit lower with any road helmet this constricts his legs and he cant put out full power He had some pain after his runs.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Damjan Friday the upstairs rear of balcony of Big Chief outside our rooms became a workshop Joze works on something in the background.
Damjan checking where the windshield will be Scott Wilson assists.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Damjan: the nose of the Eivie III is very aero.
Damjan sands the Eivie III on the balcony of the Big Chief.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Damjan working an interesting view as I am on my back looking up.
Damjan side view of helmet.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Damjan working hard all day.
The setting sun and mountains in Battle Mountain is very impressive.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Friday night timing gets setup Everyone was anticipating good and fast runs but the wind picked up resulting in several teams deciding not to go.
Human Power Documentary film crew was assisted by Eric Anderssen setting up a camera at the finish line.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Specator area Friday 3 people from Bend It Cycling in white T shirts came to watch They make recumbent clothing.
Spectator area.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
George Leone and Ron Layman are very happy that Ron entered the elite 70 mph club with his run Wednesday even though this pict is on Friday.
Timing crew getting ready.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Take a close look at the 70 mph tag added to the Builder hat worn by George This was a gift to George from the Cal Poly team.
The setting sun and mountains in Battle Mountain is very impressive.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Where's the 2 guys from Cal Poly and Todd Reichert from Univ of Toronto? They set off up this large peak to the south of the course. We looked for them through binoculars.
Damjan heads off to motel after a long day.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
University of Toronto Dan Zolyniak and Amanda Chu pack up their streamliner Dan joined the 60 plus mph club this night.
John Pocok Cal Poly alum was fastest in the drags earlier in the day on an upright Both wait for members of their group to return from climbing the mountain outside the course.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Eivie strapped to top of rental car Despite all the good straps it managed to move around even turning sideways at one point when Scott Joze and Damjan were driving.
Friday night Damjan speaking to someone in the Catch area after the runs.
Photo by Mike Mowett
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Photo by Mike Mowett
The warmup wheel ontop the trailer which transports the Backslider and Stellar Jay.
Matt who works in Battle Mountain was a ever present volunteer lending a hand where needed and showing alot of enthusiam for what we do Thanks Matt.
Photo by Mike Mowett
Photo by Mike Mowett
Hanging out in Mark and Eric room sampling homemade chili from Mark.
Larry prays to the Troxel helmet gods for more speed This is the helmet that Eric Ware wears inside the Wedge.
Photo by Mike Mowett

WHPSC 2010 DRAG RACE (1/8-MILE) RESULTS
Thanks to Robert Barnett for providing a Christmas Tree Timing System and organizing this event.   Thanks to the volunteers who manned the course and stood around in the hot sun. Races held in downtown Battle Mountain in front of courthouse.  There was a slight downhill and a tailwind. Times were recorded on automated timing slips provided by Robert, Data entry by Mike Mowett. The Run order for each individual may or may not be in the correct order. The Vehicle may or may not be correct. Competitors changed vehicles and/or ran the course on foot. Competitors did not race head to head against each other.  They ran individually down the course. Held Friday Sept 17, 2010 starting about 1 pm
Name Age Run Order Reaction
Time
(sec)
1/16 mile
Time
(sec)
1/8 mile
Time
(sec)
1/8 mile
Avg Speed
VEHICLE or FOOT COMMENTS
Mike Mowett 36 Run 3 0.964 11.063 17.926 25.10 mph RECUMBENT - "Challenge" lowracer Fastest 1/8 mile Time of competition at 17.926 seconds, speedometer peak of 36 mph
John Polock 29 Run 3 1.266 10.685 17.947 25.07 mph UPRIGHT - single speed bicycle Fastest 1/16 mile time of competition at 10.685 seconds showing quickest acceleration
John Polock 29 Run 2 0.561 11.065 18.079 24.89 mph UPRIGHT - single speed bicycle  
Mike Mowett 36 Run 2 1.023 ---- 18.472 24.36 mph RECUMBENT - "Challenge" lowracer Sheriff car cut across course, speedometer peak of 35 mph
Mike Mowett 36 Run 1 -1.300 11.663 18.683 24.09 mph RECUMBENT - "Challenge" lowracer Jumped lights early hence negative reaction time, 34 mph top speed
Scott Wilson 59 Run 1 0.131 11.330 18.779 23.96 mph UPRIGHT - "Schwinn"
-borrowed from Robert
fast time
John Polock 29 Run 1 0.852 11.702 18.854 23.87 mph UPRIGHT - single speed bicycle  
Brian Hill 25 Run 1 ---- 11.855 19.109 23.55 mph UPRIGHT - "Felt Curbside" reaction time incorrect at 9.999
Brian Hill 25 Run 2 0.280 11.781 19.171 23.47 mph UPRIGHT - "Felt Curbside"  
Whittney Metcalf 22 Run 2 1.086 11.554 19.498 23.08 mph UPRIGHT - Trek carbon Road bike  
Ivan Sack 20 Run 1 0.699 12.183 20.219 22.26 mph UPRIGHT - "Pugo"  
Whittney Metcalf 22 Run 1 1.300 12.344 20.561 21.89 mph UPRIGHT - Trek carbon Road bike  
Robert Barnett 55 Run 2 0.839 12.556 21.084 21.34 mph UPRIGHT - "Schwinn" Robert had another vehicle to ride but freewheel body broke at start
Scott Wilson 59 Run 2 0.750 13.347 21.905 20.54 mph RECUMBENT - "Challenge" lowracer
-borrowed from Mike
heard Scott dropped 5 seconds off his best upright time using lowracer, first time riding a lowracer
Robert Barnett 55 Run 1 0.603 13.145 21.972 20.48 mph UPRIGHT - "Schwinn"  
Victor Ragusila 26 Run 2 0.750 13.796 22.400 20.09 mph RECUMBENT - "Vision"  
Tamaki Layman 32 Run 1 1.237 14.503 22.455 20.04 mph UPRIGHT - "Trek"  
Victor Ragusila 26 Run 1 0.808 12.686 22.791 19.74 mph RECUMBENT - "Vision"  
Paul Gracey 68 Run 1 ---- 15.350 23.991 18.76 mph RECUMBENT - Lightning F40 "Black Mariah" only faired recumbent in competition with spandex bodysock, reaction time incorrect at 9.999
Tamaki Layman 32 Run 2 0.889 14.353 24.127 18.65 mph UPRIGHT - "Trek"  
Julius Makuch 37 Run 1 1.021 13.670 25.178 17.87 mph ELECTRIC - ASSIST
Varna 3-wheeler upright
WINNER of Electric Assist Category!
Scott Wilson 59 Run 3 0.590 17.318 26.025 17.29 mph UPRIGHT - "Schwinn"
-borrowed from Robert
 
David Long 21 Run 2 0.366 12.770 26.152 17.21 mph RUNNING Fastest RUNNING time of Competition, compare to Usain Bolt 200 meter world record of 19.09 sec
Larry Lem 49 Run 1 0.592 13.167 27.368 16.44 mph RUNNING - Bike "Invisible"  
Andrew Sourk 24 Run 1 0.080 14.309 29.557 15.22 mph RUNNING -Bike me sans pedals Fastest Reaction Time Overall at 0.080
Scott Wilson 59 Run 4 0.260 15.313 32.806 13.72 mph RUNNING also did the course 3 times by bike
David Long 21 Run 1 0.467 12.941 33.431 13.46 mph RUNNING  
Will Nesling 50-7/8 Run 1 0.843 13.899 33.618 13.39 mph Bike then RUNNING started with bike, then got off and ran carrying bike to finish cyclocross style!
John Jackson 53 Run 1 0.477 16.056 37.781 11.91 mph RUNNING (On foot)  

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