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Old 12-16-06, 05:48 PM   #1
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What Records In Bicycling Have You Set?

There are many categories in which people have set records in bicycling. Perhaps you have set some of these records. Throughout my experiences in bicycling, I discovered that I set a few.

1. In the American Lung Associasion's Trek Across Maine, I was the first visually impaired cyclist to cross the state on his own single-seated bicycle without needing a ride somewhere along the way.

2. In the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (bicycle club) I turned out to be their first disabled member despite problems of legal blindness, glaucoma, and epilepsy during any of its activities.

Rather than using my disabilities as a badge of honor, I have set these records to have fun and enjoy life despite how difficult it is. Perhaps one day there won't be these problems and other records.

So what records have you set? And please, I'm not asking you to go out and do anything dangerous!
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Old 12-16-06, 06:18 PM   #2
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I was the first female to ride and complete the Great Southern Randonnee (1200K) in Australia in 2004.

http://www.machka.net/australia/oct26.htm



I'm also the only female to have been awarded the International Super Randonneur ... for doing four 1200K randonnees on three different continents.

http://www.machka.net/mantelpiece/isr/isr.htm

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Old 12-16-06, 06:41 PM   #3
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for doing four 1200K randonnees on three different continents.
Holy goodness! I'm in awe! (No, seriously. You're amazing. )
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Not really a record but in 2002 I took up Tandem riding. Initially to get over a medical problem but decided to set a goal to see If I was getting back to fitness. I had previously done a Long offroad ride that was tough. 100 miles in one day over pretty tough terrain and I had done it on 5 occasions before- but many years before. Spent a fortune on setting the Tandem up- spent a fortune at the gym getting fit in the winter and Entered. I was told by the organisor that although many Tandems had previously entered, none had ever finished. Still have the special certificate around somewhere for being the first Tandem to ever complete the South Downs Way Randonnee. Following year did the ride again to find That another Tandem was attempting the ride and although we never rode together any of the ride- the two Tandems completed the ride together.(We lost Time at the start with a lost chain and finally caught them on the last hill) So in 2005 the Advertising splurge had the two Tandems at the finish. Kept on finding it for all the advertising that year for the event

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I set unofficial record for the most cussing in foreign language on one ride.
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I tossed a bike "frisbie" style one time into a large ravine during a ride. The bike was giving me shifting fits and it deserved it. I'm sure it still stands as a Midwestern Bike Toss record to this day.
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Old 12-17-06, 07:59 AM   #7
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I ate an entire box of Twinkees on a solo century this summer. Without ever putting my foot down.

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mmmmm, dunno know, but @ 54 I can still do a sprint and hit over 40+ mph in a .25 of a mile
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Old 12-17-06, 06:26 PM   #9
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I was the first person to cycle commute between my house and my workplace.
(with no disrepect to some of the fanstatic records others in this thread have set.)
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It isn't official yet, but I believe I am the first bicyclist to hit the Pioneer State Bank parking lot speed bump at 20 mph and crash without killing the rider.

I am not sure how much air I got, but I thought I saw the face of God for a minute while airborne.
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I hold the world record for most miles ridden without setting any kind of record.......
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I ate an entire box of Twinkees on a solo century this summer. Without ever putting my foot down.

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mmmmMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm Twinkees.....
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I rode the most miles ever by a rookie, with the factory installed wheel reflectore still in place. [say it...moron] On a Mtn bike yet!
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I must have set the record on the most excuses not to get my lazy carcass on the bike.

"weather is calling for rain on Thursday, drat, can't ride" (this is Monday)
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Another Twinkie Case? Oh, no.
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Edit: Seriously, I have to think humour-based variations on the futility-record theme are going to dominate the posts here.
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I had one of the 68 all time top tips in Bicycling 1992.
Specifically the "grossest tip"
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The first person to do a century on a 45 pound Walmart mountain bike.
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The first person to do a century on a 45 pound Walmart mountain bike.

What year did you do your century?


Starting in 1999, I've done several centuries on a 45 lb Walmart mtn bike ... my Mongoose. I even did my first 200K (125 mile) brevet on it. It's great for winter centuries when you're slogging through ice and snow! And in the case of the 200K brevet, I had torn my rotator cuff and couldn't put weight on my left arm, so the upright position, and extra balance provided by the wide knobby tires, allowed me to do the whole brevet with minimal pain to my rotator cuff.
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Not a one! And its taken me 46 years of cycling to do it!

However, I did earn a bronze medal in Aerobatics in the 2nd Great International Paper Airplane Contest.
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Specifically the "grossest tip"
Which is?
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What year did you do your century?


Starting in 1999, I've done several centuries on a 45 lb Walmart mtn bike ... my Mongoose. I even did my first 200K (125 mile) brevet on it.
2005. Did one back in England in 1985 but it was on a used Raleigh. So I'm the first male to do it on a Walmart bike.. Just joking of course, I'm sure other males have done 100 miles on a walmart bike also. Found some geocaches during the century ride though along with several NGS benchmark recoveries.

What I remember most about it is that my headlight died right after dusk and I had to ride 15 miles of backroads in South Carolina without one, only had the red blinkie in the back.

I think I might be the only tour listed on crazyguyonabike that did one on a Walmart bicycle.

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