Monthly Archives: October 2018

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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 – 2018-10-102018-10-28T08:22:36+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00