25 Feb 2018: First test ride on 200m track in Amsterdam Sloten After a few minutes of struggeling with the large steering radius of the Velox XS Matthias managed to ride his first meters with the bike. At this stage Hans decided to leave the head cover at home due to speed issues on this really […]
Velox XS + Matthias The first bike fitting was successful at the Dutch bicycle Centre, Njimegen. Ellen and Matthias have almost the same body size. Only small changes needs to be done to adjust the Velox to his size. We are planing the first test ride in february/ march. Pictures were taken by Ralf […]
Ready to Race! Bad weather made it impossible to make any runs. So there was enough time to socialise and share. Students of the schools nearby came to visit. It is always nice to meet and greet with such enthousiastic young people. Also is it a good moment to share your toughts with fellow competitors. […]
The World Human Powered Speed Challenge has started……….
Met vliegende start 200meter fietsen met een gemiddelde van 90,714km/uur. Dat is wat de Nijmeegse wielrenster Ellen van Vugt afgelopen zaterdag heeft gedaan. Het vorige record van 79,03 km/uur is gereden door Andrea Blaseckie in 1999.
Ellen smashed the six-hour world record.
This is her story.
The Dekra track is not next door which is why we spent most of Friday travelling to Klettwitz, not far from Dresden. On arrival at the track there was a riders meeting and the bike was inspected.
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Ellen van Vugt is sneller dan alle mannen. Ze heeft het wereldrecord bij de vrouwen in de zes uur categorie verbeterd. In totaal legt ze 404,04 kilometer af, oftewel 67,3 km/h gemiddeld. Hierbij is ze als eerste de magische grens van 400Km doorbreekt. (ook bij de mannen!)
Wednesday morning we did fly out of Schiphol to Vancouver. We had to Check in the Velox and 3 pieces of heavy luggage, at the counter they had to look up what to do with the bike. But we didn’t have to pay extra.
Now it was 2 hours of waiting before the plane left. Then 10 hours of sitting in a completely booked plane. But I must say we had a really good flight. Next was the Custums in Cananda there was a long line and after 45 minutes that was done also.