Archived, from 1999:
Los Altos' Solar Bikes finished first and sixth in their
division in this year's Solar BikeRayce! Both bicycles
ran beautifully for the first half of the race. In the
second half, the riders cranked out without motor assistance
to finish a beautiful race.
The Los Altos Solar Bike is a project that was started
last year by a group of students in the Engineering
Academy who wanted to do something new. The bike is
sort of an extension of LASV, primarily for younger
students. Last year's team was made up of mostly sophomores.
They were able to assemble a solar bike and complete
the 1999 Solar BikeRayce USA.
Ken Otsubo took over the solar bike project after advisor
Jeff Lamb left Los Altos. The team is made up of students
from last year and students new to the project this
year. The team has expanded on what they had last year
and now has two bicycles that will be competing in this