It'll be the 4th time that I take part in the time trial of Nijeveen. This small place, about 40 kilometre south-west of Assen, is the hometown Nazca Recumbents. This time, I'm breaking with the habit of using my Fuego to do the race. I've got a brand new and very fast Mango Sport that should be good far an impressive average. By the way, there's also a chance of having a moist or even wet race!
The time trial is organized by the local df-club. The event ends with the recumbent time trial. We get to do two individual laps on the 11 kilometre track. It's all done on public roads. Intersections are kept clear of traffic when participants approach.
Last year, Ymte set a record by averaging 54.1kph in his Quest velomobile. I won't even get close to that. Actually, I have no idea how fast I'll be. Let's say between 41 and 45kph. The thing is that I don't have much experience with velomobile racing. But this one should be a fun to start with.
I hope I can keep the foam cover on. That's good for the aerodynamics, but the slightly asthmatic engine like a lot of air...