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Doug Chivington – Ohio S-N – 2019-09-11

Doug sets the new male standard (50-59) age group record covdering the 209.23 miles in 13 hours 31 min with an average speed of 15.48mph     Here is Doug's ride report: September 11, 2019 Doug Chivington Ohio South to North Route 50-59 Age Group   Exact Location: Start was the Cincinnati Zoo Entrance on Vine St and Finish was the Toledo Zoo Entrance on Rt 25. What were the conditions like? Conditions were good but humid, temperatures reached upper 80’s in the afternoon and high 60’s low 70’s at the start.   We had a WSW wind and in the afternoon reached 10-12 MPH.   Experienced some difficult cross winds in the late afternoon, strong enough that a passing truck knocked off the amber lights from the follow vehicle.  Fortunately the lights were only scratched and battle beaten but still in good operation to continue the attempt. We left the hotel at 3:45a and started at approximately 4:00a to get a jump on Cincinnati commuter traffic and rode 3 hours in the dark hours of the morning.  Traffic was light through Cincinnati and Dayton area considering the time of day.   The first 50 miles were rolling hills and we climbed 2900 [...]

Doug Chivington – Ohio S-N – 2019-09-112019-09-29T17:39:39-08:00

Joe Barr – Ireland E-W – 2019-09-01

Congratulations to Joe Barr for setting the new Ireland East to West crossing for male (60-69) on a standard Bike Here is his ride report for the great adventure: Rider:  Joe Barr - Record Attempt: East to West  Ireland On Sunday September 1st 2019 at 7.00am I started the East to West of Ireland point to point record. Directly below the Wicklow Head Lighthouse on the East coast of Ireland. It was a dry but cold morning light wind which was forecast to get very strong as the morning progressed and it did, almost 200miles of direct headwind. The reason for this record was for two reasons, firstly to help promote the WUCA point to point records in Ireland and we choose to do this shorter one with  a view to the new riders seeing it as a distance they could challenge themselves on over the next year. And Secondly from a personal point of another WUCA race in Ireland for my team and the oppertunity to hold all the WUCA records in Ireland at the same time ... a first ever I believe... I expect it will not be for long. I used two standard road bikes, a Colnago [...]

Joe Barr – Ireland E-W – 2019-09-012019-09-29T06:56:43-08:00

Marcello Danese – 2019-08-23 – 10 new Road records

Congratulations to Marcello Danese for setting 10 new road records between 100Km and 24 hours. 8 of the records he already set 2 years ago, but he set even faster ones this time! Here is a spreadsheet showing his accomplishments Distance Event KilometersTimeAvg Sp (Km)Avg Sp (Miles)Existing records <50-59> <male> <Standard>new record100 Kilometer Road02:45:35.6836.2322.51John Horton, 2018-09-29, 2:54:29yes200 Kilometer Road05:39:14.8535.3721.98Marcello Danese, 2017-06-02, 6:09:20yes300 Kilometer Road08:37:12.6234.8021.63Marcello Danese, 2017-06-02, 9:18:29yes500 Kilometer Road15:20:09.2732.6020.26Marcello Danese, 2017-06-02, 16:05:41yesDistance Event MilesTimeAvg Sp (Miles)Avg Sp (Km)100 Mile Road04:31:19.6622.1135.59John Horton, 2018-09-29, 4:46:24yes200 Mile Road09:18:06.1221.5034.60Marcello Danese, 2017-06-02, 10:01:23yes300 Mile Road14:21:12.4420.9033.64Marcello Danese, 2017-06-02, 15:30:46yesTimed EventMilesKilometersAvg Sp (Miles)Avg Sp (Km)6 Hour Road131.586211.76821.9335.29Marcello Danese, 2017-06-02, 121.68 milesyes12 Hour Road251.001403.94620.9233.66Marcello Danese, 2017-06-02, 235.889 milesyes24 Hour Road466.838751.30419.4531.30Marcello Danese, 2017-06-02, 442.118 milesyes Here is his account of this record attempt: In English first (Italian below) 24h record attempt Rider : Marcello Danese Start : 7.07 PM di venerdì 23 agosto 2019 Location : Quaderni di Villafranca di Verona (VR) – Italy Bike: S’Works allez (alluminium frame) whit rear wheel disk. The idea of the attempt origins from the awareness that the first attempt hasn't been good enough. A lot of factors could have been better, to begin from the starting time, but also the training and [...]

Marcello Danese – 2019-08-23 – 10 new Road records2019-09-08T18:39:30-08:00

David Kiser – SC S-N Record Aug 3, 2019

Congratulations to David Kiser for setting the male (60-69) -traditional bike for South Carolina S-N record. He covered the 233.5 miles in 13 hours 52 at and average speed of 16.84 mph   Here is his account of his attempt: Record - South Carolina S-N Rider – David Kiser   Start date and exact start time to the nearest minute  August 3rd, 2019 7:00pm EDT   Exact start location described so that someone else could find the same spot.  Hwy 17 North at the Georgia/South Carolina border just north of Savannah,GA on the Talmadge Memorial Bridge.   What were conditions like?    Conditions were ideal – temperatures in the mid-80s at the start, falling into the upper 70s overnight.  Wind was nearly non-existent except for the last 20-30 miles where we picked up a light headwind (5-10mph), although at that point in the attempt, it was greatly unwelcomed.      Traffic was heavy for the first several miles heading north from Savannah.  There is a very limited shoulder on that section of the course. Only a mile or two into the attempt I had to pull over and stop in order to not impede traffic, but traffic thinned out the [...]

David Kiser – SC S-N Record Aug 3, 20192019-08-31T18:57:23-08:00

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 – 2019-06-082019-06-23T18:17:05-08:00

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 – 2019-06-152019-06-25T02:57:13-08:00

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 2019-06-012019-06-23T13:41:14-08:00

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) – 2019-04-112019-05-17T06:47:02-08:00

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 20182019-01-15T03:49:29-08:00
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