Great photos Cleave. It is not easy to get well lit images at HDC. We were at HDC over Christmas and the middle of January. We saw KK's practice attempt and dress rehearsal for the attempt. He got the record both times. We watched the event on the computer from our hotel room in Park City, UT (ski week). He raced a fantastic race and we are really happy for him.
The one hour world record is the Holy Grail of cycling. It is so tough. I think the fixed gear bike and the requirement to ride the black line for over 160 laps is mentally over the top.
Besides holding two One Hour World records, KK won three gold medals at Masters Track Worlds two years ago.
Last year, my wife and I had the privilege of training in the same group at HDC with KK during Roger Young's training sessions. Training along side racers of his caliber is very inspiring and we learned a lot. KK helped us with our technique and racing. Great guy.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle