We had a last test run on the test track in Aldenhoven before going to the speed challenge near Battle Mountain in September. The weather conditions could be worse, but the wind speed was so high that we could go as fast as we wanted. Ellen is much more familar with the bike than Matthias so she tried first. From the […]
Monday, 27.03.2018: We (Hans and Matthias) start to build a new bike, which is of course faster than the old one. Therefore we prepared the negative mold for a new fairing. The outer shape will stay the same, but the new one will be a camera bike and have no window in the front. We […]
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. […]
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.
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.