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John Looby-Kim Looby – Illinois W-E Record – 2019-06-08

Congratulations to John and Kim Looby - for setting a 2-Person Mixed team for Illinois W-E crossing. The crossed the 153.8 miles in 10 hr 49 mins Here is John's narrative of their journey: Rider’s Narrative Summary Record attempt: Illinois W-E 2 person mixed team Name of rider(s): John Looby 64 (this report), Kimberly Looby 31 Start date and exact start time to the nearest minute: Saturday June 8, 2019; 5:02 a.m. CST Start location: Illinois/Missouri state line sign on the Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River near Alton Illinois. What were conditions like? The temperatures for the start were in the upper 60s Fahrenheit, with a strong breeze from the East. We had head winds for most all of the ride with wind speeds of around 10 mph with gusts of around 20 mph. The winds shifted a little and were primarily from the East. The skies were overcast for most of the ride. Visibility was 10 miles. The temperature climbed into the upper 70 degrees Fahrenheit then dropped again as it began to lightly rain during the middle and the end portions of the ride. Why did you want to do a record? During the Christmas Holiday, my [...]

John Looby-Kim Looby – Illinois W-E Record – 2019-06-082019-06-23T18:17:05-07:00

Paolo Della Sala – Road Records – 2019-06-15

WUCA has certified 4 new road records in the 60-69 Male Standard Bicycle classification for Paolo Della Sala. Congratulations. Those records are: Distance Event Kilometers Time Avg Sp (Km) Avg Sp (Miles) 100 Kilometer Road Course 2:54:24.17 34.43 21.4 200 Kilometer Road Course 6:07:05.47 32.65 20.29 Distance Event Miles Time Avg Sp (Miles) Avg Sp (Km) 100 Mile Road Course 4:47:36.03 20.88 33.60 Timed Event Miles Kilometers Avg Sp (Miles) Avg Sp (Km) 6 Hour Road Course 122.327 196.866 20.39 32.81 Here are some pictures of his record attempts: Here is his personal account of his adventure: Rider's Narrative Summary Rider's name: Paolo Della Sala, age 61, male Record attempt performed: 100Km, 200Km, 100Miles, 6H Date of the attempt: 15 June 2019 Start time: 05 53' a.m. Location: Start and finish point in Via Provinciale 18, Fontanelle (municipality of Roccabianca, province of Parma, Italy). The approved Road Survey 'circuit' is 25.526 Km long (25Km and 526 meters = 15.861 Miles). Condition: Excellent visibility, sunny, temperature from 16/18° till 32/33° (Celsius); wind: weak at the beginning from SSWISW reinforcing after three hours and half from W. The wind at the beginning was not disturbing the attempt and the parts where it [...]

Paolo Della Sala – Road Records – 2019-06-152019-06-25T02:57:13-07:00

José Manuel Díaz Palomares – Indoor Track Records 2019-06-01

Congratulations to José Manuel Díaz Palomares for setting the following records on 2019-06-01: Distance Event Kilometers Time Avg Sp (Km) Avg Sp (Miles)   100 Kilometer indoor track 03:03:10.36 32.76 20.35   200 Kilometer indoor track 06:15:28.53 31.96 19.86   300 Kilometer indoor track 09:39:44.01 31.05 19.29   500 Kilometer indoort rack 16:43:21.25 29.90 18.58   1000 Kilometer indoor track 1:14:23:16.08 26.05 16.19             Distance Event Miles Time Avg Sp (Miles) Avg Sp (Km)   100 Mile indoor track 05:00:26.60 19.97 32.14   200 Mile indoor track 10:27:55.34 19.11 30.76   300 Mile indoor track 16:08:32.63 18.58 29.91   500 Mile indoor track 1:05:13:27.53 17.11 27.53             Timed Event Miles Kilometers Avg Sp (Miles) Avg Sp (Km) 6 Hour indoor track 119.296 191.988 19.88 32.00   Here is his Spanish report: He necesitado unos días para ir asimilando lo que ocurrió en el Velódromo de las Illes Balears, posiblemente sea poco, y lo primero es acordarse del trabajo previo para tener todo listo antes de empezar a rodar, aquí empieza el esfuerzo de un equipo de trabajo que se ha volcado para que yo pueda contar esta historia. Cosa rara [...]

José Manuel Díaz Palomares – Indoor Track Records 2019-06-012019-06-23T13:41:14-07:00

Alexandria Meixner – Australia W-E (Perth-to-Sydney) – 2019-04-11

Congratulations to Alexandria Meixner  for setting the woman's 19-49- Australia Perth-to-Sydney mark on 2019-04-11. "Xandi" covered the 2,464.36 Miles in 9 days 12 hours and 33 minutes. She left Perth on 2019-04-02 at 11am and arrived at the Opera hall - in Sydney on 2019-04-11 at 11:33pm Here is her personal account of this amazing feat followed by some pictures of the adventure We are sitting currently in the plane to Munich and my attempt to sleep is foiled by the huge amount of snoring here in the plane. So what is closer than finally revueing our adventure and sharing it with you. But I am doing exactly as I have thought in the last few days - I want to think, sort events, tell you facts. And all that comes is emotions. Not easy. As always. So I just write my report and you take out what's interesting for you?Perth, the city in the west of Australia - one of the many impressions during our last preparations, which will accompany us the next few days and which can only be described in one word: helpfulness. The crew grows closer even more in these days, than has happened at the team meetings before, even though we did not think [...]

Alexandria Meixner – Australia W-E (Perth-to-Sydney) – 2019-04-112019-05-17T06:47:02-07:00

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
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