The day starts at about 8 with a copious breakfast in the cosy breakfast room. Fresh bread rolls, jam, honey, three kinds of sliced cold meat, five kinds of cheese, coffee, tea, boiled eggs and fresh fruit are consumed by the members of team Cygnus.
After finishing the meal we get some groceries for ourselves and we admire each others bikes. Around noon Pieter is getting a bit agitated and we take him to his fellow-countrymen. While enjoying a meal he settles down again. Afterwards Jan and Pieter are working on tuning the trike. The front service hatch is taped shut and the edges are rounded off with filler. We have a bit of leisure time and then we are off to the track for the meeting. We are ready!
Team Cygnus has developed a fully faired recumbent bicycle that can compete with the fastest recumbents in the world. The main goal is to use an optimum man-machine combination to break world records. The Cygnus team consists of technical specialists from various disciplines. Between them they have many years of experience with fully faired recumbents both in racing and in designing. All Cygnus team members are racers at the highest level. Every year they compete in national and international competitions such as Battle Mountain, the European Championship, the World Championship, and the Michigan Human Powered Speed Challenge, but they also attempt to break records on the tracks of RDW, DEKRA and Opel.