feeling guilty that I inadventantly hijacked the "Is wattage output directly linked to calories burned?" thread, so moving it here for anyone else interested in these impressive performances...
here's posts todate:
Back to 'Watts of the Titans' of the hour record...
Found this way cool page on Hour Record Holders
, has great tech numbers for all the hour record holders.
the numbers just blow me away! and then I scroll down to Eddy's Numbers - gawd...
I remember reading about all of them, since Ole Ritter's record in 68, its been great to follow these when they were announced. Shame they regressed the record back, tech innovation is part of the sport. it certainly doesn't negate Ole or Eddy's efforts. Cycling is about man and machine and as each improves, so should the distances...
Anyway, my next fun project is to accummulate a full series of pics with each of the Hour Holders on the equipment they used - would be a fun comparo...
posted by Fuzzthebee:
Indurain averaged 510 watts for his 1 hr record, and he weighed 81 kilos.
then posted by moi:
This would be HUGE numbers if so. Where did these come from?
A fairly large disparity between whats listed on the page, for both Mig's avg wattage and his lsited weight at the attempt.
I can only assume the Bikecult page directly quotes UCI listed stats; since there are no references listed and the Biblio page is not done - who really knows where these numbers come from. Although the actual hour record numbers are as i;ve read from other sources.
BTW, near the bottom of the page, Jeannie Longo's numbers are no less impressive, especially in prespective of her size. I couldn't imagine any guy close to her size coming up with the numbers she produced.