Pedal Prix HPV crashes

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Pedal Prix HPV crashes

Postby raptordesigns » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:39 am

I just ran across this video compilation of crashes from the Pedal Prix series. If you ever wondered why they have strict rules about roll bars, side intrusion, four point seat belts and no internal projections, this will answer all your questions!

see:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NsT4FdHQAc&NR=1

The RACV Energy Breakthrough race in Maryborough last Sunday was abandoned partway through due to rain and squally wind.

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Re: Pedal Prix HPV crashes

Postby Storm » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:54 pm

You know I always question the quotes "the velomobiles are the future of transportation", I heard 4 wheels are far superior in cornering, re greenspeeds quad velo. It's a shame our laws dont allow for moped cars.
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Re: Pedal Prix HPV crashes

Postby sogood » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:59 pm

Isn't it more an issue of the centre of gravity? All those vehicles looked to reduce air resistance/weight by keeping themselves relatively narrow.
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Re: Pedal Prix HPV crashes

Postby kukamunga » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:43 pm

What a corker !!! :lol:

That's better than any dumb-ass F1GP circus I've ever seen.....

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Postby Kalgrm » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:54 pm

... and no ear plugs required, either! :)
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Re: Pedal Prix HPV crashes

Postby raptordesigns » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:02 pm

sogood wrote:Isn't it more an issue of the centre of gravity? All those vehicles looked to reduce air resistance/weight by keeping themselves relatively narrow.


Correct. Pedal prix vehicles must have a minimum track of 600mm, whereas most commercial trikes tend to make the track width the maximum that will fit though a house doorway for practical reasons.

Full specs here:
http://www.pedalprix.com.au/files/documents/2009%20Vehicle%20Specifications.pdf

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Re: Pedal Prix HPV crashes

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:00 pm

More biffo going on in these races than the V8 super cars plus the marshals get a hammering as well that was a great video. :D

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Re: Pedal Prix HPV crashes

Postby rustguard » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:00 pm

I loved that clip, thanks for posting. I am going to do some reading I'm really interested in this stuff.

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Re: Pedal Prix HPV crashes

Postby Gunlock » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:05 pm

I remember a few years back i was racing there, took a corner a little too fast and started to tip. Just my luck, another trike was on its way around the corner and knocked me back on 4 wheels :D

Was some seriously hairy stuff now and then though, i remember when one of the teams with a tent near ours had a kid come back with some brake in his leg D:
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Re: Pedal Prix HPV crashes

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:50 pm

They look like they need some down draft!.

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