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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

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

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

Roland Schell – Faired Recumbent Trike (HPV) – August 25, 2018

On Saturday, 25th of August 2018, we arrived on the IVECO Test Track for Roland Schell's attempt at 24h Outdoor Track with the streamlined Milan SL (faired recumbent) - which he planned to use 2 of. Since 2 of the Crew already were ill with flu-like symptoms preparation took longer than anticipated. Traffic cones were placed in the banked curves and inspected. A large amount of broken off metal nuts and bolts were removed from the track for safety reasons and the electronic timekeeping was installed and tested. Weather conditions weren't great, it started to rain at around 2 p.m. and continued to rain on and off until 9 p.m. Tim Botzelmann and Anja Rodinger were timekeepers whereas Christoph Rummel, Stefan Wolsfeld and Helge Riechert coordinated shifts to oversee Roland from the top of the banked curves so that he could be surveyed at all times. Although the test track has lighting, not all of the lights were working. So both velomobiles were outfitted with reflective tape and the lighting checked. At 16:40h Roland started his attempt, 40 min later than anticipated. For the first 2 hours he was on track for the standing record of 1219 km by Christian [...]

Roland Schell – Faired Recumbent Trike (HPV) – August 25, 20182018-10-14T22:23:36-07:00

Julie Lyons and Jerry Schemmel – Colorado: N-S – August 20, 2018

Rider’s Narrative Summary - Cross Colorado North to South This was a record attempt crossing Colorado from North (Cheyenne, WY) to South (Raton, New Mexico) by Julie Lyons and Jerry Schemmel on August 20, 2018 starting at 5:43 am from the zero mile marker on Hwy 85 on the Wyoming/Colorado state line. Conditions were brisk but clear. We were surprised at the amount of traffic along Hwy 85 early on Monday morning but apparently, many folks live outside of and commute to Greeley. Who knew? We literally had traffic on most of this route until after Pueblo so you must enjoy riding with cars to attempt this record. We are attempting four records this summer and this was number 3 of 4. We are making these record attempts while fundraising for a local literacy program for children. We were lucky in that the weather was relatively mild for this attempt with temperatures in the high 70’s. We did face quite a bit of headwind for most of the route and smoky air conditions due to multiple fires in CA blowing our way. We both brought and rode a road bike and a TT bike. We used the TT bikes during [...]

Julie Lyons and Jerry Schemmel – Colorado: N-S – August 20, 20182018-10-14T22:25:14-07:00

Karen Taylor – 100 Km outdoor track – August 8, 2018

      Rider’s Narrative Summary Record attempt by Karen Taylor Age 52 Masters Category Attempt date: 08/08/2018 at 10:00 am GMT Held at Quibell Park Outdoor Velodrome – Length 485m, surface macadam, degree of banking at ends 45 degrees, degree of middle of banking at middle of straights 12 degree’s, length of straights 100m. The conditions were warm at 23.3 celsius and as the attempt went on the wind picked up with short gusts hitting me into the bends and along the back straight causing balance issues. The idea of doing a track record attempt was thought of as I followed President Chris Hopkinson’s successful attempt on same track; Was this something I could do – having never ridden track? As year progressed I joined UMCA and the idea took hold.  Aged 52 a keen TT cyclist always looking for something different to do, this just really appealed to me – Ive always been good at the longer distances but having been involved in a road traffic accident with car  meant that I have been unable to race 100 mile TT’s recently. I also wanted to show other athletes with a pacemaker that you can return to sport and [...]

Karen Taylor – 100 Km outdoor track – August 8, 20182018-08-19T22:00:21-07:00

Julie Lyons and Jerry Schemmel July 24, 2018 – Colorado East to West record

Riders Narrative Summary - Colorado East to West Julie Lyons, Jerry Schemmel July 23-24, 2018   This record attempt was Cross Colorado from East to West. This was a mixed two person team of Julie Lyons (61 years) and Jerry Schemmel(59 years). We started at the Colorado/Kansas State Line on State Hwy 50 east of Holly, Colorado at exactly 5:03 am on July 23, 2018 and followed State Hwy 50 through La Junta, Pueblo, Canyon City, Salida, Monarch Pass, Gunnison, Montrose, Delta, Grand Junction, Fruita and finished at the Colorado/Utah State Line on Hwy 50 just west of Mack, Colorado at 8:33 am on July 24, 2018. Road conditions were good, traffic was relatively light with the exception of Pueblo where there was some construction and heavier traffic. We had a crew of 12 with 2 follow vehicles and one RV to house resting crew. We provided all meals and food for the crew and also had our specific race nutrition in our personal follow vehicles. Crew changed out every 4-8 hours depending on terrain. We are attempting to set 4 records this summer and this was number two! Best part was riding! Worst/hardest part was Monarch Pass which is [...]

Julie Lyons and Jerry Schemmel July 24, 2018 – Colorado East to West record2018-08-06T21:40:57-07:00

Julián Sanz – Camino de Santiago record – July 26, 2018

http://www.ciclismoafondo.es/competicion/noticias-resultados-ciclismo/articulo/reto-julian-sanz-completa-camino-santiago-menos-24-horas https://www.triatlonweb.es/noticias/articulo/julian-sanz-completa-el-camino-de-santiago-en-23-horas-37-minutos https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28006199 JULIAN SANZ RECORD: • Record attempt, POINT TO POINT RONCESVALLES - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (Camino de Santiago) • Name of rider: Julián Sanz García • Start date and exact start time to the nearest minute: Record Start Date: 2018-07-25 / 16h13min00sec • Exact start location described so that someone else could find the same spot. In the town of Roncesvalles, in front of the hotel "La Posada" where it indicates the beginning of the town of Roncesvalles. • What were conditions like? Sunny day, 23 degrees of temperature, north wind and with forecast of storm. • Why did you want to do a record? In 2006, 2007 and 2008 I made the attempt to do it in 24 hours with the aim of publicizing the specialty of ultracycling in Spain. Now eleven years later the objective has been to know what I have improved as an athlete in this specialty. • What equipment did you use? I used a TT bike on the flattest part of the course. Anything special? An important feature is that we expect to determine the day of the record when the weather conditions were the best to achieve it, which made it much [...]

Julián Sanz – Camino de Santiago record – July 26, 20182018-07-31T23:20:17-07:00

Looby-Wolcott Illinois W-E 2 person team record July 21, 2018

Rider’s Narrative Summary by Keith Wolcott Record attempt: Illinois W-E 2 person team Name of rider(s): Keith Wolcott (this report), John Looby Start date and exact start time to the nearest minute:  Saturday July 21, 2018;  4:58 a.m. CST Start location: Illinois/ Missouri state line sign on the Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River. The weather was excellent.  The high was only about 78 and we had a pretty nice tailwind. Our crew consisted of Ellen Wolcott (my 2014 RAAM and 2016 NCOM crew chief), Marcus Ricci (RAAM crew and NCOM crew and has now crewed with us five times!), Judy Looby (RAAM off-site crew, NCOM crew, Cross-State record crew last year), and Jerry Boyd (RAAM off-site crew).  Our Official was Melissa Boyd (RAAM off-site crew). The crew kept us very close to 15 minute shifts so we could push hard and then rest for 15 minutes. It was my first team event and I enjoyed it. Three of the main challenges of solo ultracycling are hydration, getting enough calories, and not going so hard that you blow up.  With a team and regular breaks, these issues are not difficult to manage so it is much easier to stay on [...]

Looby-Wolcott Illinois W-E 2 person team record July 21, 20182018-07-31T18:25:24-07:00
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