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HPB's

Postby Poiter » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:51 am

Boats that is.
Rick Willoughby and I are doing the Echuca Mini Marathon 50km race tomorrow on a couple of his sophisticated human power boats.
All going well, I could back up for the full Murray Marathon - 5 days & 404km - after Christmas.
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Re: HPB's

Postby Rhubarb » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:08 am

Best of luck Poiter !!!!

Looks fun, although I certainly hope you don't pick up any punctures ;-)

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Re: HPB's

Postby Joeblake » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:45 am

Don't forget to check out our KAYAKs thread for some hot tips on water cycling.

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Lucky you. Have fun.

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Re: HPB's

Postby Poiter » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:50 pm

4th out of 33 boats.
Average speed with current (2kmh) about 14kmh.
Pretty hard work - felt like riding up a steep hill in one or two gears too high.
The guys who beat me in were a lot younger and had a lot more upper body muscle than scrawny old Pete.
http://www.raceresult.com/my/details/results.php?lang=en&page=6&eventid=13126&contest=0&name=Online%20results%7CEchuca%20Mini%20Overall%20Result&CertificateLink=1&format=view

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Re: HPB's

Postby Joeblake » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:25 pm

Next thing will be a human powered hydrofoil. :wink:

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Re: HPB's

Postby il padrone » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:56 pm

Joeblake wrote:Next thing will be a human powered hydrofoil. :wink:

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OT, but when it comes to hydrfoils you can hardly go past the Moth class racing..... wild!

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