Fifty Plus (50+) - 54 Year Old sets New 1 Hour record
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12-11-09, 12:48 PM
Great job.Clean and old.Sweet.
12-11-09, 02:20 PM
Darn, I thought it might be for drinking beer.
12-11-09, 02:22 PM
A 70t front ring! Yikes!
12-11-09, 04:01 PM
12-11-09, 04:33 PM
That only matters as to comparing the speed vs a non-motorpaced speed.
It is still a world record regardless. Anyone else wishing to break it, can also be motorpaced. I'd say its a remarkable achievement for a 54 year old.
41.18 mph average speed for one hour in a 70/13 gear means he was spinning approximately 95 rpm - not a big deal. Going 41 mph behind the motorpacer is not a big deal either. However, breaking a record is always pretty cool and hard to do and hats off to him. Riding motorpaced on the track is not trivial, you need concentration for an hour and a great motorpacer. It is hard to say what his average power was on the bike but I suspect it was not "massive" per se. However, 41 mph on a bike for an hour on the track through the turns is definitely tough. This would take a lot of practice and coordination as well as very good threshold power.:thumb:
12-11-09, 07:46 PM
I could do 41 mph ... if I were lashed to the motorpacer.
12-11-09, 07:53 PM
This is great. I am watching the movie the Flying Scotsman on TV right now.
12-11-09, 09:27 PM
Is it just me or are those like 200 mm cranks?
They look like they would hit the ground going straight.
12-12-09, 04:27 AM
To hell with his crank, did you take a look at his legs?
12-12-09, 10:24 AM
I'd do it motorpaced behind a tractor-trailer! Or maybe a minivan with the tailgate up. I bet I wouldn't need to pedal much at all. :thumb:
I could do that downhill with a long enough grade. If the grade is steep enough.
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