I tried asking about this in the Touring group. Didn't work. Let's see if it fits here better.
How is the UL scene doing in road riding? There's an email list / Yahoo group.
Any major news?
I think the self-supported RAAM still stands at 14 days from 1958 by Richard Berg. Is this record apocryphal?
Chris K was organizing such an event but canceled it due to safety concerns, as I recall. Lon H. has said that tired riders and car traffic don't mix and that his Pactours are about the outer limit, at 150 mi days with support. He may be right but it doesn't seem like common sense has ever influenced bikers or record attempters before.
UL has transformed backpacking and mtbiking. How's it doing on the road?
I imagine an aero carbon bike with cushy geometry and 10 lbs of goodies...flying across the land. Call it hyper credit-card touring.
Anyway, any news here?
(Beyond the super Oz dude, Peter Poit [corrected: Peter Neal], just finishing his record run on a lowracer with 300k ave days over 50 days for 15000kms.)