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Old 03-26-2016, 10:02 AM   #1918 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
The EiviE is way more aero but needed a bigger rider.
I'm surprised that none of these human powered machine teams ever seem to hire a pro level sprinter or track racer which are able put out more than 2hp for 30 seconds at the end of a grueling 150 mile race.
Graeme Obree and Jason Queally had tried and failed badly.
Obree had quite amateurish bike. He wanted to win by using prone position which failed.
Queally insisted on spacious interior, so he could produce all his power which killed his drag area.
And Todd is actually better for the task than most pros - because he's a pro trained for top power for 30 seconds w/out a 150 mile race before.

Queally is a 3 hp engine, yet made 103 km/h. That's 26 below the record at the time.
Obree made 91.

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