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Old 05-13-08, 04:32 AM   #1
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Talk about endurance

I know, I know, it's not time spent on the road, but still, what a feat...

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - A suburban Chicago man has reclaimed the Guinness world record for time spent on a stationary bicycle.

George Hood's time isn't official yet, but organizers say he spent about 177 hours over eight days riding a spinning bike at a suburban YMCA.

He rode the equivalent of 2,016 miles, burned more than 46,000 calories and never slept for more than 12 minutes at a time.

The retired Drug Enforcement Agency investigator from Aurora began his ride on May 5 and finished early Monday. He was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.

He had held the record until last summer after spending 111 hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds on a bike. That record was broken by another cyclist from Tasmania.
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IHe was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.
After 177 hours on a stationary "bike", they'd have to take me to a mental institution, and not just as a precaution...

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The retired Drug Enforcement Agency investigator from Aurora began his ride on May 5 and finished early Monday. He was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.
Check the evidence locker. You gotta be on something to ride a stationary bike for 8 straight days.
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Police evidence room clerk: "Hey, whatever happened to all that speed George had locked up in here for that case that got dismissed...?"
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Wow, I fell asleep on the rollers after only 30 minutes! I'm now up to 60 minutes on the rollers but I'm not falling asleep. I don't think I could make it to 177 minutes on a stationary bike.
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Wow, I fell asleep on the rollers after only 30 minutes! I'm now up to 60 minutes on the rollers but I'm not falling asleep. I don't think I could make it to 177 minutes on a stationary bike.
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Well I can't do that either.
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