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Old 05-13-08, 04:31 AM
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Stationary bike record

I didn't see any of this posted recently, so thought I'd throw it out there:

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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I can't stand 30 minutes on a bike without going anywhere. Good for him, I guess.
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His mileage is zero.
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Originally Posted by Toddorado View Post
The retired Drug Enforcement Agency investigator
Perhaps he had some "help" with his riding?

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Dang, if I was going to spend that much time on a bike, I'd like to tell people "I rode to Chicago and back last week", not "I sat in a gym for 8 days straight pedaling".
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i'd rather fall down a long flight of stairs.
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Originally Posted by Nermal View Post
His mileage is zero.
If you read carefully, that's why it is called an equivalent. Are you saying he did no work? 46,000 calories later, I think he did.
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