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Samuel and Claude-Alain Gailland – time and distance records – December 18-19 2018

Congratulations to the brothers Samuel and Claude-Alain Gailland, who set the following records at the 200 meter CMC Aigle track in Switzerland: You can read the summary report below the pictures Photographer: David Carlier, www.davidcarlierphotography.com Photographer: David Carlier, www.davidcarlierphotography.com Photographer: David Carlier, www.davidcarlierphotography.com Photographer: David Carlier, www.davidcarlierphotography.com Name : Gailland bro's 24h indoor track project 2 men's relayRecords: 100km-200km-300km-500km- 100miles- 200miles- 300miles-500miles- 6h- 12h-24hGailland Claude-Alain 45 years oldGailland Samuel 43 years oldDate: December 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. until December 19, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.Location: UCI Indoor track - Aigle-Switzerland (200m long)The conditions were a little cold (16°), pleasant to drive but not hot enough during the breaks.The lighting on the track was perfect and the notice board very easy to read.We used a professional timing system that indicated to the nearest thousandth of a second thetime of each lap, the total number of laps, the speed in km and miles and the average speed.Everything was recorded on a second backup system. We also started a manual emergencystopwatch but we didn't need to use it.First of all, we wanted to share a sporting challenge between two brothers who werepassionate about sports and cycling. The idea of setting a record came [...]

Samuel and Claude-Alain Gailland – time and distance records – December 18-19 20182019-01-15T03:49:29-07:00

Kevin Nickel – Kansas N-S – December 14, 2018

  Congratulations to Kevin Nickel for setting the Kansas N-S record (18-49 - Standard bike). Kevin covered the 229 miles in 10 hrs and 54 min for an average speed of 21.01 mph despite starting in sub freezing temps. Read Kevin's full account below the pictures Rider’s Narrative Summary I, Kevin Nickel, attempted the Kansas N-S WUCA record on December 14th, 2018. The ride began at the on US highway 83 at the Kansas/Nebraska border at 6:34am. The temperature was 19 degrees Fahrenheit with a a light 5mph NW tailwind as we headed off into the still dark morning. I was joined by my WUCA official, Russell Adrian (Newton, KS), and my two crew members Elton Nickel and Dawson Duerksen of Goessel, KS. The record attempt was undertaken as an event that we hoped would generate interest in a fundraiser for the church both my crew and I attend, Tabor Mennonite Church of rural Goessel, KS. A Gofundme page was set up with funds given directly to the nonprofit and media outlets, including both local and those areas we would pass through, were contacted. This specific record attempt across Kansas was chosen as it had been on my goals list [...]

Kevin Nickel – Kansas N-S – December 14, 20182018-12-27T13:09:57-07:00

Dr Mahendra Mahajan – India N-to-S November 15 – 2018

Congratulation to Dr Mahendra Mahajan and his Crew for setting a WUCA world record for India N-to-S. They started on Nov 5, 2018 at Kashmir and 10 days, 10 hours and 1 minute later then arrived at Kanyakumari. He covered the 2331 miles at an average speed of 9.32 mph. There were many exciting things along the way. Please read Dr Mahajan's  pictures he shared with us and his personal day by day account below them.   K2K was a CHALLENGE which tested my determination and all the experience I acquired not only in ENDURANCE but through lessons in LIFE... Why I say that... A brief write up on challenges and overcoming them. 1) Delayed start due to Snowfall in Kashmir Valley : We intended to start on 3rd morning, but mother nature has some other plans. It rained heavily on 2nd and 3rd and snowed on 4th (first time in 9 years in Nov.) This disrupted the road to Jammu with landslides. So had to start on 5th, although many suggested against it as the snow beside the road was still melting and roads were slippery. 2) 3°C at Start point : It was biting cold at the start point with 1°C [...]

Dr Mahendra Mahajan – India N-to-S November 15 – 20182018-12-09T13:12:55-07:00

Taylor Kitchens Alabama W-E Oct 27, 2018

Rider’s Narrative by Taylor Kitchens This record attempt was for Alabama W-E. It began at exactly 4:30am on 10-27-2018 I started at the Mississippi/Alabama line. It was 43 degrees at the start and got to a high of 60 degrees. I wanted to do a record for the challenge to see if it was possible. I rode a Specialized Tarmac and Geurciotti Time Trial Bike. Fueling was Endurox R4 and 4 fig Newtons The Best park was not worrying about anything but riding. My crew took care of everything. The hardest part was crashing on a bottle exchange doing 25 mph at mile 40. Interesting/unusual things during the attempt: I set PR on Century by doing 4:43 on the first 100 miles. Lost radio communication due to blown fuse at mile 80. The mind really tells you, “You can’t do this, your body is tired”. I kept telling it to “shut-up” not my legs which usually get that speech. I finished at the Al/Ga line in Pheonix City on the Bridge at 4:15pm ……………………………….. Ride report from Crew Chief Taylor Kitchens is no stranger to hard work but he was a stranger to competitive cycling until 3 years ago. He [...]

Taylor Kitchens Alabama W-E Oct 27, 20182018-11-12T06:31:32-07:00

Bob Willix North Carolina W-E Record – 2018-10-10

Bob Willix NC Border-to-Border Record October 10-11, 2018 Rider’s Narrative Summary Record attempt: North Carolina Border-to-Border, West to East Name of rider: Bob Willix Start date and exact start time to the nearest minute: Wednesday morning, October 10, 2018 at 4:00 a.m. Exact start location described so that someone else could find the same spot: Murphy, NC Courthouse at 75 Peachtree Street, Murphy, NC 28906 What were conditions like? Absolutely Epic!!! We started at 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning, and 30 minutes later it started raining because Hurricane Michael was approaching from the Gulf of Mexico. It basically never stopped raining for almost the entire record attempt! We had numerous challenges, from closed roads to incredibly high winds at the end when approaching the eye of the storm. Why did you want to do a record? I’ve known Terry Landsdell for many years and he holds the 49 and under record. I also had met Jim Casper several years ago, who has the current (until now) age group record. BOTH men are amazing individuals that were very gracious and kind in supporting me to break their records. As an endurance athlete, I’ve done many events, but I’d never ridden this [...]

Bob Willix North Carolina W-E Record – 2018-10-102018-12-02T11:25:16-07:00

Peter Horton – Outdoor Road Records – 2018-09-29

Rider’s Narrative Summary Record Attempt: - 100 Km Road Solo, 200 Km Road Solo, 100-mile Road Solo and 6 hours Distance Road Solo, Rider: - Peter John Horton, 51 years old, United Kingdom Crew: - Simon Chetwynd and Susan Horton Officials: - Kevin Van Dyke After my last record attempt where I achieved the 100 Km Road Solo record but did not complete all the records upto 6 hours as originally planned I wanted to attempt the records again. I decided that I was going to attempt to beat my 100Km Road Solo record and look to achieve the 200Km Distance Road Solo, 100-mile Road Solo and 6 hour distance record. I set out a training program over a 12-month period and was determined to attempt to achieve these records in September 2018. As with my previous record attempt it wasn’t smooth sailing as you may be aware Lumberton North Carolina was hit by hurricane Florence and severe flooding a week and a half before I was due to attempt the records but my flights were already booked. I flew out to America to acclimatise to the weather a week earlier before the anticipated attempt date of the 29th September. [...]

Peter Horton – Outdoor Road Records – 2018-09-292018-10-28T08:24:04-07:00

Anthony Lisinicchia – Indiana S-N Record – 2018-09-29

Congratulation s to Anthony Lisinicchia for setting the Indiana S-N Record on 2018-09-29. He completed the 300 mile attempt in 16hours 39 minutes for a average speed of 18.08 mph The following is a rider narrative summary of an attempt to set the World Ultracycling Association Point-to-Point record for Indiana, South to North, by Anthony Lisinicchia. The ride began on September 29, 2018 at 7:17AM CST. The ride started on Indiana State Highway 161 on the Indiana-Kentucky along the Ohio River. The weather was near perfect. Despite a day long head wind (NNE 6mph, gusting to 10mph), the temperature was ideal for riding. It was 58 degrees in the morning and the daytime high reached low 70s before falling again into the mid-50s by midnight. The roads were in great shape. Shoulders varied greatly. Sometimes they were five feet wide; other times they did not exist. A good portion of the roads had rumble strips. In the northern half of Indiana, Hwy 43 and 421 both had sections of a rather rough type asphalt - almost like a mini cobblestone. I could’ve done without that, especially late in the ride. After qualifying for RAAM and setting the Illinois N-S WUCA [...]

Anthony Lisinicchia – Indiana S-N Record – 2018-09-292018-10-28T08:24:01-07:00

Gerry Eddleman Outdoor Track Records 2018-09-06

Congratulations to Gerry Eddleman for setting the Male 70+ Standard records on 2018-09-06 for: 100km outdoor track at 3:30:38.35 with an avg speed of 17.70mph 200km outdoor track at 7:39:25.59 with an avg speed of 16.23mph 300km outdoor track at 13:01:41.33 with an avg speed of 14.31mph 6 hours outdoor track for 100.38 miles with an avg speed of 16.73mph Read his ride report below Rider G.K. Eddlemon’s Narrative Summary 115th through 118th UMCA Records (pending certification)! Note to reader: I’ve yet to recheck my arithmetic for total number of records, but I believe these are the correct figures. And yes, some of these records were set in some of our smallest states, others in some of our larger states, e.g., Alaska and Florida. Six time and distance trial record attempts were made concurrently: UMCA Time/Distance Trials: 100-Km; 100-Mile; 200-Km; 300-Km; 6-Hour; 12-Hour; 24-Hour Name of Rider: Gerald K. “Gerry” Eddlemon Start date and time: Sept. 6, 2018 at 10:30:00 AM local (EDST) time. Exact Start Location: About 30 meters east of intersection of ~1.1 mile long unnamed access road for Melton Hill Dam and boat launch driveway just east off US Hwy 95, near Oak Ridge, TN. Actual length [...]

Gerry Eddleman Outdoor Track Records 2018-09-062018-10-28T08:23:35-07:00

Valerie Litznerski – Michigan S-N record – 2018-09-08

Congratulations to Valerie Litznerski who set the Michigan S-N record on 2018-09-08 with a distance if 364 miles a time of 1 day 3:46, at an avg speed of 13.11mph. Valerie now holds both S-N and W-E solo records. Read her narrative below On a beautiful early fall day in September, I set out to establish the women's south-to-north cross-state record for the state of Michigan. After establishing the west-to-east record in 2012, I decided that I wanted to have the S/N record as well. A recent crash with a car during a group ride compelled me to complete this goal and through the legitimacy offered by the certifying organization, WUCA, I was able to generate awareness and donations for the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club's efforts to make cycling safer in the state of Michigan. Notably, Michigan is the 11th most dangerous state for bicyclists based on the most recent statistics that I am aware of. This is significant because few Michiganders ride our roads year-round. I was prepared for a headwind during my ride and in the days leading up to my ride ad fretted as I saw rain and headwinds in the forecast. Luckily the rain didn't come, but [...]

Valerie Litznerski – Michigan S-N record – 2018-09-082018-10-31T15:02:49-07:00

Julie Lyons & Jerry Schemmel, Colorado West-East September 6 – 7, 2018

  Riders Summary X-Colorado West to East  - September 6 - 7, 2018 Jerry Schemmel, Julie Lyons This record attempt was the fourth in a series of four cross - colorado attempts. This final one being the West to East Crossing ridden by Jerry Schemmel and Julie Lyons . The starting point was at the Colorado/Utah state line on Hwy 50 west of Fruita, Colorado. It is impossible to miss the line thanks to a brightly hand painted piece of wood nailed to a post stating UTAH! Stuck right in the middle of nowhere. We started on September 6, 2018 at 5:30 am and rode non-stop relay fashion with pulls averaging about 5 miles each. We finished at the Colorado Kansas state line on September 7, 2018 at 9:48 am for a total ride time of 28 hours and 18 min. The Colorado/Kansas state line is clearly marked on Hwy 50 outside of Holly, Colorado just past a big rest area proudly displaying both the welcome to Kansas sign as well as Welcome to Colorful Colorado on the North side of the hwy. We were excited to finish four attempts with this final run all in hopes of completing both [...]

Julie Lyons & Jerry Schemmel, Colorado West-East September 6 – 7, 20182018-10-14T22:20:44-07:00
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