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    Posted: 14 February 2015 at 8:47pm
Well, why not?

Despite completing London - Edinburgh - London, and saying "never, ever again" here I am not only contemplating PBP but have booked and paid for the ferry.

There is still the small matter of qualifying, i.e, completing an "SR" Super Randonneur, which involves completing within time limits a 200, 300, 400 and 600km rides.  Me being me and not finding a suitable local 300km ride I've entered a 200, 400, 400, 600km series.

The 200 is the first week in April, the 400's are a week apart in May, and the 600 in June, then there's keeping the fitness and stamina until the 3rd week in august for PBP which is 1220km.

Plus, talking about doing things out of order I guess I should get a suitable steed and get fit, at least the steed bit is sorted I'm picking up my velomobile on 16th of Feb.

If anybody should stumble across my rambling story I will update it as things progress.

Ian 


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Another velomobile Ian !, pray tell more, good luck by the way, no more pies for the time being then.
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Good luck Iain. 

Definitely will watch out for updates. 

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Geoff, it's worse than no pies, it's no beeeeeer as well ;-(

Well as some have seen on FB the velomobile has been collected, a marathon 900 mile drive in 23hrs including 4 hours with Ymte at Intercitybikes (manufacturer of the velo).

If i remember how i'll put a photo of it on here.

I took it out for a short ride yesterday, there are some set up changes i need to make but the performance was good (velo' not me) with 22mph ave over 25 miles.

I hope to get out on Friday before the rain returns - yes i'm still a wuss despite being fully faired, then a ride on Sunday morning.

I think the best approach to "training" is for now to get a couple hundred miles under my belt, sort the seating and BB settings and just learn how it goes, it is different to a Quest! Slowly, slowly catcha monkey as they say, who "they" are i've no idea. when i'm a bit more settled I will start exploring it's potential a bit more.


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So 22mph avg is not a bad start!!
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What you bought Ian?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Yanto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2015 at 7:47am
It is called a DF

here is a link to the US forum where a kind chap posted on my behalf.

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Ah yes - D.F. for Daniel Fenn. There were a few at the Worlds (as was Daniel), including Swanette's. Looks very similar to the Evo K, but then Daniel did design that as well apparently.
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