Showing posts from September, 2016


AeroVelo's 2016 WHPSC record now stands at 89.59 mph. Now take a look back at their 2015 video when they set the record at 86.65mph.

Devin's "Batmobile" in Adventure Cyclist Magazine

Back in August I wrote about the loss of Devin Skelton.  Devin's legacy lives on on page 8 of the Oct/Nov 2016 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine. In the below picture he's the one next to the Velomobile that he has fondly dubbed the "Batmobile". Although new to the world of Velomobiles he logged over 7,000 miles in one year. Shortly after that on August 14th 2016 Devin passed away while pedaling around Cape Cod.

Devin always stopped to talk to folks about his Velomobile and his recent decision to "go car free". It wouldn't be unusual to see kids taking a test ride in his Velo.
The only thing missing from the Adventure Cyclist article is his name. So I'll write Adventure Cycling and I hope they'll include his name in the Letters from the Readers section in the next issue.

ICE at Bent Up Cycles

Email from Bent Up Cycles
ICE will be here on Sept 17. The owners of ICE (Inspired Cycle Engineering) are visiting from Cornwall. We will be hosting a meet-and-greet this Saturday morning, September 17, at 10am. The crew will be delighted to answer any questions you may have, talk to you about their amazing trikes and show you some of their offerings. This is a rare opportunity to get an inside look at ICE. Come on over and hang out! ________________________________________ When I received the above email I decided to head down to North Hollywood to check out the ICE Suspended Sprint and ICE VTX. I need something that will handle the rougher and faster roads of the Central Coast. I'm not so concerned about the rough ride as I am with the steering taking on a life of it's own when riding at speed on rougher roads. I'm looking at indirect steering and suspension as a way of maintaining a better since of steering control. With the feedback of other trikers and now after meeti…

New Human Powered Multi Track Record

Gareth Hanks just broke his own trike record: 73.72 MPH (118.64 Km/h)

Go to Gareth Hanks Facebook

AEROVELO-New World Record 89.59mph

New human powered speed record. An impressive 88.26mph (142.04kph). Will we be seeing 90 mph before the end of week?

Updated 9/17/16
Todd Reichert and Aero Velo have broken their own record set just two days ago. The record nows stands at 89.59mph (144.17kph).

Todd Reichert and AeroVelo broke their own record of 86.65 set last year at Battle Mountain.

Go To AEROVELO Website

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Battle Mountain 2016 Video

While the ultimate test of human powered speed goes relatively unnoticed by the media or the cycling world in general at least Al Jazeera has taken note.

Paso Robles and Wine Country

After living for 4 months on the Central Coast I finally gave Hwy 46 a try. Short fast and sweet describes my ride to Paso Robles from the top of Hwy 46. I didn't want to make the 1,700 foot climb from the coast to the top of the Hwy. I was looking for speed and a relaxing ride not sweat. There was still plenty of climbing to do but nothing like the unrelenting climb from the coast to the top of the grade. 
I was a bit disappointed with my top speed of 46mph. I was hoping for more. Maybe it's time to ditch the air catching riding shorts and break out the Lycra for those rides that promise fast downhill runs. Next on my to do list is the ride from the top of Hwy 46 down to Hwy 1 on the coast. I anticipate getting to at least 55mph and possibly break 60 on this steeper section of the 46 that offers long downhill sections to build up speed.

Preview of Battle Mountain Participants

Here's a excellent preview posted at Biking In The City of who to expect to see at this years Battle Mountain's WHPSC.