29/12/2018 Dutch Bicycle Centre, Nijmegen After two month of work we got again together to discuss our progress and to specify short and long term goals. This time we met at the working place of Hans, where you can find everything a cyclist likes. Ralf had a lot of news about potential support. The growing […]
Team Meeting! A whole day Hans, Ellen, Ralf and Matthias worked on the planning of the next season. They got supported by Edwin Poorte a specialist in aerodynamics and inventiv problem solving using TRIZ. Besides a lot of long-term aims we collected a to-do-list of things we need to do right now. If we want to reach our ambitious aim […]
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.