Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Scrambling To Get Ready

May 9th - The challenge starts in just 6 days and I'm still trying to finish the fairing for the trike. "What's a fairing?" you ask. In simple terms its an aerodynamic and weather proof shell around my home built recumbent trike. I'm building mine out of coroplast, a relatively inexpensive corrugated plastic used for outdoor signs. The fairing has several purposes. It will hopefully make me a little more aerodynamic making it easier to ride longer and faster. More importantly for the challenge I'm counting on it to keep me dry when it rains and be a rolling billboard to advertise this blog.

I think I've successfully created the support and hinge system enabling the front half of the fairing to open up for easier in and out access.

1 comment:

saldal@sbcglobal.net said...

man that house in the background is nice but couldn't you have waited till the plants were in the ground before you took the pic?? just kidding......