Sunday, May 31, 2009

Raid Provence Extrême

Barbara and Jérôme are riding Zockra bikes in the RPE (600Km in Provence mountains -10000m positive).
They started saturday at 11H and the first climb was the Mont Ventoux.
You can follow their GPS:
Outils cartographique/extraction des trajectoires.

The full race map:

At 12H30 on sunday, they completed 520Km and about 9000m positive. they managed to catch up a few rider even up-hill but they ride together to simply the assistance's work (1 van for two riders)

A few pictures:

Many recumbents rider joined the crazy riders on the way to support them.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Kouign Amann is nearly ready

The bike will be unveiled on the 22nd of May.

Marc Lesourd (the rider) crashed during the French Championship on the very wet and slippery road but managed to finished 3rd.
The following WE, he won the Classique Genevoise race in Swizerland. The first part of the race was flat and fast (60-62Km/h) and Marc was following a fully faired bike. He left alone in the first hill climb and the rest of the riders could not catch up. Marc won with 8min lead over the DF (ordinary diamond frame bikes).
Congratulation Marc!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

New Rocket

A new fairing has been built to fit a Lowracer Baron. A few large openings will be required to get onboard.
This is the fairing just after demoulding. I used as little gelcoat as possible.

After painting, the complete fairing weighs just under 10Kg.

Proposal for opening.
Side hatches required in way of feet.
As you can see the rider's knee are very close to the top shell. A rear gear hub will be required.