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Carlo Tannoury Santa Barbara to San Diego City Hall May 11, 2018

My name is Carlo Tannoury and I have complete a city to city record attempt Santa Barbara city hall to San Diego city hall just because I am passionate about cycling and I love California. Participating in the endurance events and championships lately, I encounter cyclists mapping the floor with Lance's best ever record with races that are far longer. Feeling frustrated with those unnatural performances, I set to go after old records were people had a free and clean spirit. This one in particular was completed in 1986 with a believable speed attainable by fit cyclist with any extra boosts. Most importantly, I did it because I love nature and UMCA. The conditions were windy, luckily mostly tailwind.I have use an introductory bike with Shimano 105, I am not a fan of aero machines. I am old school and I believe in races of riders and not machines. I drank water, no gatorade or special drinks because of my weak stomach. I ate blocks energy chews 3x sodium during the event, gluten free muffins before the race, and nothing for hours afterwards. The best part was entering North San Diego county, it is very scenic. The hardest part was [...]

Carlo Tannoury Santa Barbara to San Diego City Hall May 11, 20182018-06-10T20:09:24-07:00

XColorado South – North June 1, 2018 Jerry Schemmel, Julie Lyons

Rider’s Summary XColorado South - North June 1, 2018 Jerry Schemmel, Julie Lyons The record that was attempted was a cross Colorado state record from the southern border between New Mexico and Colorado the northern border between Colorado and Wyoming traveling south to north. Riders were Jerry Schemmel and Julie Lyons. Starting date and time were 07:53 am on May 31, 2018 from the top of Raton Pass and finishing at 00:09 am on June 1, 2018 at the Colorado/Wyoming border located south of Cheyenne. Start location was at the zero mile marker located just under the Welcome to Colorado sign on the east side of I25. Conditions were mostly pleasant with heat peaking in the low 90’s with a significant wind starting in Colorado Springs and changing directions many times over through the course of the ride. This is the first attempted record out of what we hope will be four records this summer. Both riders interchanged bikes depending on the terrain between road and time trial style bikes. The riders rode in 5-10 mile increments depending on the terrain and weather. We used two support vehicles, one for each rider which carried our crew, safety gear, food, fluids, [...]

XColorado South – North June 1, 2018 Jerry Schemmel, Julie Lyons2018-06-10T19:55:14-07:00

Peter Horton – 100Km record – 50-59 Male Standard – May 6, 2018

Rider’s Narrative Summary Record Attempt: - 100 Km Distance Road Solo Rider: - Peter John Horton, 51 years old, United Kingdom Crew: - Danny White, Lesa White and Luisa Mabee Eddlemon Officials: - Gerald “Gerry” Eddlemon, James Galo and Mickey Ledbetter At 8.00.00 am of May 6th 2018 I finally got toattempt to achieve the 100 Km Distance Road Solo at Lumberton North Carolina which was Nationally Certified by Danny White – USATF/RRTC in June 2017. I started on Hilly Branch Road (Hwy. 301) just South of US Hwy. 74 and completed the first loop of 32.19 miles and then finished the 100 Km at Hwy. 74 at the intersection with State Road #1159 at I like a goal to aim for and after coming third in Sebring 24hr ride with a distance of 402.8 miles in 2017 and being fascinated with Graham Obree and Chris Boardman’s record efforts obviously I’m nowhere near their fantastic standards. I contacted Drew Clarke (Records Chairman) re attempting world records at longer distances. He was extremely helpful and sent me details and people to contact. Drew put me in touch with Jim Parker (Winner of Male US National Century race 2017) and Gerry [...]

Peter Horton – 100Km record – 50-59 Male Standard – May 6, 20182018-05-20T19:33:42-07:00

Wales – E-W Matthew Stevens 4-27-2018

At 0819hrs on 27/04/18, I, Matt Stevens, set off on a WUCA world record attempt at breaking the record for the fastest crossing (East to West) of Wales. The start was on the A44, west of the English town of Kington, at the junction with the B4594. The weather was extremely poor. 5 degrees with a wind-chill factor bringing it down to -1 degrees C and heavy rain made for a very wet and cold start, but an advantage of a slight tailwind for the first section of the route was very welcome! I wanted to attempt a record as a good way of entering the world of ultra-cycling. After a number of years cycling smaller distances, ultra-cycling has always been in the back of my mind! My bike was a Specialized Roubaix. Not a particularly fast bike, but nethertheless one that I am comfortable doing the bigger miles on. As the attempt wasn't a mega amount of miles, fuelling was quite simple, about 4 energy bars, 4 bottles of SIS and 2 gels got me there. The hardest part was by far the first half of the route as it was very cold and was torrential rain, which managed [...]

Wales – E-W Matthew Stevens 4-27-20182018-11-07T04:11:59-07:00

Texas W-E Dex Tooke 4-11-2018

Rider's Narrative Summary by Dex Tooke Record attempt : Texas W-E long Start date and exact start time to the nearest minute: April 7, 2018 20:57 CDT Exact start location described so that someone else could find the same spot: Intersection of W. Paisano Dr and Ewald Kipp Way, El Paso, Texas What were conditions like? Calm winds and heavy traffic at the start. Headwinds going up Guadalupe Mountain Climb (113 mile). Tailwind push from Carlsbad (mile 148) to West of Lamesa (308 mile), Strong, gusty headwind from East of Snyder ( mile 371) to Breckenridge (mile 492), Headwind from Breckenridge to Bowie (mile 587), Cross/headwind from Bowie to Texarkana (mile 823). Road conditions were good/bad, off/on throughout the entire ride. Texas coughed up some of the worst chipseal I've ever seen. Why did you want to do a record? I already held the Texas N-S long record and I thought it would be super cool to have my name for both N-S and W-E. What equipment did you use? Anything special? ● My primary bike was a November road bike with Shimano Di2 components, Syntace Aero Bars, Speedplay pedals, Alloy wheels and White Industry Hubs. ●My back up bicycle [...]

Texas W-E Dex Tooke 4-11-20182018-04-30T23:56:28-07:00

Mitch Anderson Outdoor Track Records 3-31-2018

Congrats to Mitch Anderson on these 5 new WUCA/UMCA records in the Standard 18-49 division Distance Event Kilometers Time Avg Sp (Km) Avg Sp (Miles) 300 Kilometer outdoor track 0:7:42:37.67 38.91 24.18 500 Kilometer outdoor track 0:13:18:5.80 37.59 23.36 Distance Event Miles Time Avg Sp (Miles) Avg Sp (Km) 300 Mile outdoor track 0:12:42:10.87 23.62 38.01 500 Mile outdoor track 0:21:32:10.39 23.22 37.36 Timed Event Miles Kilometers Avg Sp (Miles) Avg Sp (Km) 24 Hour outdoor track 555.723 894.349 23.16 37.26 See Mitch's report below Not Just Another 24hours 895km Outdoor Track Cycling World Record AARC, Wensleydale Vic April 17:38 30th-31st By Dr Mitch Anderson I have a guilty secret: pop-culture is right in my honey hole. But it’s pop-culture of the eighties and nineties that really gets me going- mostly vinyl and movies. So I guess more accurately ‘antiquated kitsch culture’ is my sweet spot. Music: INXS; Australian Crawl; Icehouse; Radiohead; AC/DC. Movies: Groundhog Day; Back to the Future; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Miller’s Crossing; Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Speaking of Austin Powers 2 (behave!)- it is rare for a sequel to out perform the original like the Powers sequel. But I feel like my twenty-four [...]

Mitch Anderson Outdoor Track Records 3-31-20182018-04-22T00:26:18-07:00

Chris Hopkinson Outdoor Track Records

Name – Chris Hopkinson Start Date and time: March 23, 2018 7:10pm Location: Quibell Park Track, Scunthorpe England Records attempted: 100Km, 200Km, 300Km, 500Km 100Mile, 200Mile, 300Mile, 500Mile, 6hr, 12hr, 24hr Category: Men 50-59 Standard bike Summary: Conditions were wet, raining, and cold (1 C). I wanted to do the records to get the 500 mile as I already have most of the others. I also wanted a good 6hr, 12hr, 24hr, and 500 mile counter for all those WUCA/UMCA 2018 Competitions. I used my EVO2Max Kronos + Nebula bikes and apart from 1 burger used only Hammer Nutrition. Best Part: The best part was finishing Hardest Part: The hardest part was all of it because of the extreme conditions – cold & wet! No unusual happenings. I finished at 4:53:32.4 am on Sunday March 25, 2018 The clocks went forward 1 hr for daylight savings time during my attempt. Chris Hopkinson Final Official Certified Results: Distance Event Kilometers Official Time Avg Sp (Kph) Avg Sp (Mph) Existing records 50-59 Men Std new record 100 Kilometer outdoor track 2:47:49.02 35.75 22.22 Chris Hopkinson 50 UK Solo Standard Men 50-59 2017-09-29 00:02:48:13 yes Distance Event Miles Official Time Avg Sp (Mph) [...]

Chris Hopkinson Outdoor Track Records2018-04-09T00:17:52-07:00

Steven Abraham HAMR record

Steve Abraham 2017 HAMR report I set off at midnight on March 3rd, 2017 with Matt Seward, who had ridden a few training rides with me. On that first day I clocked 319 miles and it felt easy and was a good start to my year. The next few days went well and I felt comfortable for the rest of the month averaging around 230 miles a day. I was riding for around 95-100 hours a week, not including stops and from my power meter, my fitness seemed to be improving. On into April and I could see signs of improvements in my fitness and my speed was increasing slightly, but my mileage had dropped, which did puzzle me because I thought that I was spending the same number of hours on the road. Looking back at my rides on Strava, I probably was spending roughly the same time out on the road but was stopping for a bit longer so was riding a few hours less each week. The decrease in mileage didn't concern me very much because I could see the increase in speed and the weather was improving. I had the whole of summer to catch up [...]

Steven Abraham HAMR record2018-03-26T15:02:40-07:00

Jonathan Shubert ride report for Muscat- Salalah, cross country record attempt, Oman

Muscat- Salalah, cross country record attempt, Oman Solo rider- Jonathan Shubert Start 6:10 -11th February 2018 Finish 5:31 -13th February 2018 6:10 Sunday 11th February 2018 saw me depart from Al Alam palace, Old Muscat Oman (Longitude: 23.612731176549353 Latitude 58.59390061173099). The support from cyclists, friends and media who came to see me off is vivid in my mind, so too was the gastroenteritis I developed the night before; the level of dehydration this added to my body before the start was surely catastrophic, but something I had to hope I could marginally compensate for with the water and electrolyte supplements I was taking. The passage across the city of Muscat was unmarred by issues, but memorable for all the people who were waiting at the sides of the roads to cheer me on. The gastric distress I was suffering forced me to briefly stop near Fanja, 90 minutes into the attempt and worryingly, lose close to another half a liter of liquid. Putting this to the back of my mind I continued on, beneath the foothills of Oman’s Hajer mountains until the afternoon, rice cakes and energy drinks fueling me along at close to 38km/h for the first 6 hours, [...]

Jonathan Shubert ride report for Muscat- Salalah, cross country record attempt, Oman2018-03-11T18:57:20-07:00
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