Well it was not a case of eBike domination at the track, Saturday, but at least other electric competitors are showing up again. A new, fat-ebike racing team, Shaun and Sydni drove all-the-way from Shriveport, Louisiana to prove their mettle. Corbin K and Dave K came to support the electric bike crews as well. Here is the whole electric contingent;
Having sold our original race machine, the 48v Ranger was promoted to Racer, and did fine for the first heat. That race, Shaun had a sizeable lead when his Crystalite overheated in the 90° heat, and limped to a second place finish.
Not willing to burn up their other two bikes in the desert heat, the Louisiana contingent packed up their marbles and left the playground, leaving Juicer as the only electric competitor once again. But having to recharge in the dirt caused Juicer's entry to pick up a thorn that forced our first DNF result in four years of racing. Corbin snapped this pic minutes before disaster struck for team Juicer.
The blowout in heat three resulted in a violent wreck (from my perspective) at over 30mph. The winner, #59 an upper-middleweight caught the crash on camera as he was preparing to lap #62.
Juicer tweaked its fork in the wreck and could not return for the last heat. But in the Ultimate "anything goes" Race, Corbin piloted DK's dual-motor cargo bike for the first few laps. But by this time in the afternoon it was in the mid 90's and the heat caused one of the controllers to shut down.
So, no trophies for the electrics...unless you count this cool, antique Ammeter that the announcer/track electrician gave me. I guess he liked the heart we showed- our efforts to stay in the race did not go unnoticed. Should I mount it like yay?