Oct 5, 2007

Save the World Human Powered Speed Challenge!

Just as catchy as "save the whales!" isn't it?

The WHPSC has been undergoing some strife lately. First SR-305 started to break down, then a proposed chip seal solution (which would basically ruin the road for high speed runs), now the wind and temperature is making record attempts harder than usual this year.

None of these is as detrimental to the event as waning turnout though. It seems like participation has been down the last couple years (to me, at least). This year, there's no Matt Weaver, no Sean Costin, no Fast Freddy and only three guys are going over 60 mph. I've only seen the results for the first three days, but if you look at 2005, it seems like turnout is down. If no one shows up to race, there will be no reason to keep the event going.

Anyway, the Rolla guys seem to be doing well. I've heard of other college students going to Battle Mountain, but I don't think anyone has taken it as seriously since Berkley did six years ago. Good Luck!


Damjan rides his Eivie backwards

Sam's Diablo 3, based on the 81 mph Diablo 2

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