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Discussion in 'Australia' started by GodSilla, Nov 5, 2020.
Things don't always go to plan (Valerie sustained minor injuries)
Unfortunately, a good Mate, Trent Clare, was not so lucky, his recovery is slow, but his determination is getting great results,,
Those external images of Trents 2015 crash were taken by me. All the other people with cameras along the pits just gaped at the unfolding destruction.
Here he is at SpeedWeek in 2018, a damn good recovery considering.
"All the other people with cameras along the pits just gaped at the unfolding destruction." yep, I was one of the gapers, I was in the Clare's shade structure at the time
The only Aussy to reach 300 mph on Lake G
That was John Lynch in 2005 in his bellytanker, a different car than the one pictured Tiny. I was there when he did it, quite an achievement.
Here's his car in a photo from 2013. I have a better one somewhere, but with well over 10 thousand photos i just can't find it at the moment. Cheers.
I stand corrected , I hope I remember the "right" sound of That run then
At least I remembered his name
The short course in use on the far side of the timing van, that's a US car in the image.
The US car Target 550 (that's 880 kph) throws the parachutes out prior to the timed section, and still recorded 299 MPH.
The wide open spaces.....
I'll see your Hardly Ableson and raise you a bagger:
Not all the bikes or riders are huge:
(When asked why this kind of racing, she replied, "Because it's the only type of motorsport mum and dad haven't already done!")
Nice shots there.
(nicked from a build thread on the DLRA website)
Ive had a sit in the feet forward bussa above.
Bit strange sitting at ground level in front of a 200 hp bussa engine.
Handle bars are under your knees with cables to center hub steering.
I can't imagine what the first run would be like, wondering if it will work or get all jiggly.
Here's another feet-forward jobbie I saw in 2018.
Yep super charged GS500 Suzuki, 142.4 mph, 1 mph quicker than my 250.
I'm no engineer, but.... nope.
Does it pivot through the steering head? Really?
How does the rider weight over the front half, presumably outweighing the back half, affect the stability? My mind tells me it would handle like a wheelbarrow. Cant help but think anything else. The stresses on the steering head, with over a meter of frame in front of it, plus the rider etc....
Does the aerodynamic advantages overcome the engineering issues in building such a rig? Or is it just a case of running down a record in a different class?
As i said, I'm no engineer, so what would I know though......
Front wheel turns in frame via center hub, lower frame joins to bike frame under engine. There are a few in the States that run this configuration but not Bussa powered.
The owner / builder rides a recumbent push bike, has a sholder injury so finds normal bikes uncomfortable.
Not saying that i would ride it.