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Old 05-27-13, 11:36 PM   #1
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Oregon Human Power Challenge 2013

If you weren't in Portland this last weekend for the annual recumbent races/get-together... you were somewhere else!

The race results are still being compiled. Here's a couple collections of photos:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohpv/se...7633700134940/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wmbates...7633701678550/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sylviah...7633718068033/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wmbates...7633729959352/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sylviah...7633728786073/
(Check out the autocross videos!)
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I was sitting here not getting anywhere...thanks Jeff!
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Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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#505, a Velomobile looks like it was made like a strip canoe , out of Wood. True?
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#505, a Velomobile looks like it was made like a strip canoe , out of Wood. True?
Yep. It's real purty...

More photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/8750402...7633772722156/

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I love that stuff.

One of the things that I like most about recumbents is the willingness of users to tinker with their machines. Some of those, maybe a lot of them, aren't serious racing machines. They are simply the creations of people who enjoy tinkering.

I'm greatly impressed by the workmanship in several of the machines too. All-to-often my mind has a picture that my hands can't produce.

I wish that I could have been there.
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I love that stuff.

One of the things that I like most about recumbents is the willingness of users to tinker with their machines. Some of those, maybe a lot of them, aren't serious racing machines. They are simply the creations of people who enjoy tinkering.
Yep, that's an aspect I like about HPV racing, too. People come out to try their own ideas, not just to burn each other's legs off. There was about a 3-to-1 ratio in the speed of the tandem racers... that is, John & Margaret (below) were about 3 times as fast as Gary and Judy Dinsmore (bottom). Everyone had fun.



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Fantastic thread OP,,Tanks.
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