Sunday, June 9, 2013

dust storm on the dry lake...


6:30am waiting for the tech.

6:30am、車検待ち。
 
A's triumph. he did an extensive upgrading and redesigned his machine for this season last month.

Aのトライアンフ、前回大幅に改造して今はこんな感じ。試行錯誤を繰り返しながらどんどん早くなっているマシン。
 


hello RH and SBL! and just right after this, they got 237.741mph!! congrats!

RHとSBL。この後、237.741mph(382.6km)叩きだしていた! 
 
waiting in the starting line.

スターティング・ラインに並び始めます。
 
TC and MS were here!

栗一郎とMSが遊びに来た。
 
the first round.

第一走目。
 
right after he left, i, as a support crew need to follow him by the van on the return road and i could hear the result over the radio from the tower. so, i knew it didn't go well and it made me a bit disappointed but after the result the radio didn't say anything else which meant both shinya and spike were ok so i ended up feel happy and serene :)

ライダーが出走するとすぐに、サポート・カー(チャボバン)はリターンロードにそれて後を追う。追っている途中でタワーからの無線で結果が分かる。なので、うまくいかなかったことが分かって少しだけがっかりするも、その後無線から他に何も聞こえてこなければ木村氏とスパイクが無事だったということなので、すっかり嬉しくなって穏やかな気持ちになる。記録が出なくたって無事ならまたもう一度走ればいいだけ。いつもそんな気持ちだけど、近頃スパイクが未知の速度領域にはいって特にそう思う。でも、「遅くてもいいから怪我しないでね」なんて口が裂けても言えない。だってこれはスピードを賭けたレースなのだから。

the result was 106.85mph. the ram air intake didn't work well. the mid range was pretty rough. since this was the first try, shinya wanted to adjust and try a couple more times but we only had one more run so instead of adjusting it, he decided to put the old air box back to see if other changes he made were ok.

さて、結果は106.85マイル。中速でエンジンが吹けなかった。ラム・エア・インテークにしてから初だったので、何回も走れるなら調整しながらベストなコンディションを探れるけれど、あと一本しか走れない。なので前に付いていたお弁当箱に戻して今回色々改善したり変えた部分の良し悪しを見ることに。


waiting for the second round.

ふて寝しながら2走目の順番を待つ。
 
back in the starting line.

スターティングラインに並び始める。
 



wind hold because of 40+mph cross wind.

風速40マイル以上の横風が吹きだして一時中断中。
 

 


the wind was picking up to 70+mph. most of people started to pack their stuff.

風は止むどころか風速70マイル以上に。皆諦めてマシンを片付け始める。
 
at 90+mph, the poly-john started to move around by themselves. and the second round was called off. oh, well. next month we have a course duty so we're not able to race. the next race will be on the salt flats in august.

風速90マイル以上になると、簡易トイレは勝手に動き出す。ひとつこっちに向かって来るのがあって、びびった。そして、レースの中止が発表された。残念!でも、自然の中で遊ばせてもらっているので、天候は風任せ、仕方ありません。また来月、と言いたいところですが、来月は当番でコースの監視係をやらなくてはならないので、走れない。次はボンネビル!




8 comments:

ǝʌɹnɔoıpnʇs said...
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Bruce said...

Ah man ! Too bad guys. I was looking forward to see if all the changes to spike would help Shinya go faster than his record. Oh well. Better luck next time. At least it gives you more time to work on improvements. Keep up the good work and the amazing blog. Peace x

menacing ayu said...

Bruce: thank you sooooo much for your kind words!

maximiliano said...

bummer!! spike did great last time!! she looks faster now!! better luck next time guys!!

menacing ayu said...

maximilano: thank you!!

Mac Guy said...

The adventure continues! As I am sure you guys already know, the fun is in the journey. From looking at your awesome photos, you guys had a blast and made new friends. Also Shinya was able to learn new and interesting things putting the Spike through its paces. As always, I ‘m looking forward to what comes next!!

Thanks for the great coverage!!!

Botkyrka Motorklubb - MC-sektionen said...

Great pics!

menacing ayu said...

Mac Guy: thank you! yes, we enjoy not only the result but the whole process so much and that's why we keep racing!

Botkyrka Motorklubb - MC-sektionen: thank you!!