Battle Mountain - Guardian article

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Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Postby atlas_shrugged » 9 Sep 2018, 5:52pm

Mike Burrows and Glen Thompson have designed and made a bike called the Soup Dragon as a record breaker. The Guardian article describes an attempt at the record at Battle Mountain (currently 89 mph held by a Canadian Team):

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ord-nevada

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Re: Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Postby D.TEK HPVS » 9 Sep 2018, 9:52pm

It appears that the Soup Dragon arrived in the States but not at the agreed delivery point !
Russell Bridge stated on the BHPC Forum " but is in Cincinatti customs (four day drive away)"
Latest news ……...The D.TEK supplied training recumbent "Red Baron" (actually its blue ) might be pressed into service .
Now that was not in the script ………..when I agreed to loan the bike to the team !"£$%
Further reports to follow …………...lets hope the Dragon is released in time :wink:

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Re: Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Postby D.TEK HPVS » 11 Sep 2018, 3:29pm

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Unless your shipping a Soup Dragon from the UK to Battle Mountain USA

DHL cann't find it .............dispite phone calls .....it appears to have gone into a dark hole

What a great story for the Guardian Newspaper

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Re: Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Postby [XAP]Bob » 11 Sep 2018, 4:02pm

Have they tried whistling at the moon?
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Postby Cunobelin » 11 Sep 2018, 4:24pm

A few years ago (2001) the BHPC World Championship were held on Brighton Seafront.

I was privy to a "gentle discussion" between Mike Burrows and a gentleman who was insisting he could put deckchairs along the route.

With that experience in mind, I would not like to be the Manager of the DHL deputy that "misplaced" the Soup Dragon

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Re: Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Postby D.TEK HPVS » 13 Sep 2018, 4:48pm

DHL have now found the Soup Dragon :D
Bad news …………...its been damaged in transit whilst in the safe hands of DHL :roll:
It was collected by the SD team after a long drive across country and finally it has arrived looking a bit sad :oops:
However folk from other teams have offered help with repairs 8)
It should be out on the road by Friday morning with Wing Commander Russell at the the controls :) :) :) :)
if anyone has pictures of the Soup Dragon arriving at Battle Mountain with all the battle scars could they pop them on here please .

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Re: Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Postby fossala » 13 Sep 2018, 4:55pm

D.TEK HPVS wrote:DHL have now found the Soup Dragon :D
Bad news …………...its been damaged in transit whilst in the safe hands of DHL :roll:
It was collected by the SD team after a long drive across country and finally it has arrived looking a bit sad :oops:
However folk from other teams have offered help with repairs 8)
It should be out on the road by Friday morning with Wing Commander Russell at the the controls :) :) :) :)
if anyone has pictures of the Soup Dragon arriving at Battle Mountain with all the battle scars could they pop them on here please .

There are some pictures here http://forum.bhpc.org.uk/battle-mountai ... page3.html Doesn't look pretty.

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Re: Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Postby squeaker » 14 Sep 2018, 10:12am

fossala wrote:There are some pictures here http://forum.bhpc.org.uk/battle-mountai ... page3.html Doesn't look pretty.
Neither does the steering wobble :( :shock:
"42"

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Re: Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Postby D.TEK HPVS » 14 Sep 2018, 11:50am

The team might be tempted to bid on a bright orange HP Speedmachine listed on Ebay as a late replacement :o

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Re: Battle Mountain - Guardian article

Postby belgiangoth » 14 Sep 2018, 9:17pm

Surely not! (I'd lend them mine if that were the case, though I am in the wrong country)
If I had a baby elephant I would let it sleep in the garage in place of the car. If I had either a garage or a car. (I miss sigs about baby elephants)