Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling - Detail about 24-hour time trials ?
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09-09-07, 12:05 AM
Hi, Im newbie from Wuhan, mid-China. Recently I know about 24hour cycling with Michael Secrest' record. It's amazing, and one of my friend willing to try this extreme sport. Up to date, the longest continuous cycling is 410Kms<254miles> in 15 hours in our city. Now we only know Michael Secrest equip a peeing system and not rest in his 24hrs, and we are willing to know more about the detail. Such as food and water supply, rest time, logistics, safeguard......3q:)
The nice thing about 24 hour races is that how you handle them is up to you. You do laps and your crew (if you have one), or the place you've stashed your stuff (if you don't have a crew), is at a set location - the start/finish area. Every time you come by the start/finish area you can stop if you want, or not. It's up to you.
You can rest as long or as little as you want. It is only 24 hours, so there should be no need for sleep, but if you want a bit of a break off the bicycle you can take it. However the more time off your bicycle means the less distance you get at the end.
If you do have a crew, you'll likely do better than if you don't because they can get everything ready for you and just hand it up as you go through the start/finish area. But if you are on your own, you'll have to get off the bicycle to get your food and more water. If that is the case, it's a good idea to arrange things in your bags, or in the back of your car, or wherever so they are easy to access.
09-09-07, 01:04 PM
Thank you for your reply, machka. Your homepage is also helpful. Yes, do better than last time, we can.
09-15-07, 07:58 PM
And look at the RAAM qualify (no drafting)
That's a 24 hour TT :)
I don't like the lonelyness so I did the non-raam 24 hours... Kicking back and eating pizza I managed to knock out 425 miles in 2006...
Though the diamond frame RAAM TT record for this course I think is right at 500 miles...
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