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Race Day at Pikes Peak With The Buckeye Current E-Motorcycle

Race Day at Pikes Peak With The Buckeye Current E-Motorcycle

Pikes Peak, Colo., 26 June— “It’s wet up there, really wet,” says Rob “The Bullet” Barber, the pro racer who’s riding the Ohio State student team’s electric motorcycle up this mountain in the hundredth annual running of this race, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Water in general is bad news for the bike, called the Buckeye Current, whose batteries and wiring are rather open to the elements. But here the problem is much more basic. The tires—racing slicks, which are smooth rather than treaded —can’t funnel water away and thus prevent hydroplaning, that is, slipping and sliding. Another hour and the sun would surely burn the water off the pavement, but the show must go on, and the electric motorcycles are the designated first act. Barber thinks that sticking to the schedule is ridiculous: surely the gasoline-powered bikes ought to go first. And why can’t the organiz...

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