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The TRUE world hour record

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:08 pm
by Kalgrm
What's the real 1 hour distance record? How does more than 85km sound? What's more, it was set by a 48 year old man .....

Find out more here.. (It's a little hard to read the font. Use ctrl + to zoom in, but give it a few seconds to take effect).

See how fast you can go if the UCI would just keep their self-serving hands off bike design? :twisted:

Cheers,
Graeme

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:26 pm
by sogood
Ever seen those torpedoes sliding off the road during a cross wind? :D

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:45 pm
by Kalgrm
No, but I did see some people climbing back over guard rails in the TdF! :D

From the article liked above, it seems just getting off the starting line can lead to falls. :shock: Cross winds would be a pain at those speeds on 1" tyres, that's for sure, but the English guy still managed to finish an hour run with 25mph cross winds, so it can be done.

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:35 am
by Mulger bill
:shock: No way I'd take that out in traffic, not even painted flouro red and yellow with an aviation strobe on top. Damn quick tho'.

Shaun

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:41 am
by MichaelB
Holy smokes - love the air snorkel and handlebars !!!!!

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:56 pm
by Blybo
linky not worky :( ...

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:05 pm
by Kalgrm
Ah well, the ethereal nature of cyberspace strikes again .... Sorry, I don't know where they put it now.

Cheers,
Graeme

Re: The TRUE world hour record

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:25 pm
by exadios
Kalgrm wrote:What's the real 1 hour distance record? How does more than 85km sound? What's more, it was set by a 48 year old here. (It's a little hard to read the font. Use ctrl + to zoom in, but give it a few seconds to take effect).

See how fast you can go if the UCI would just keep their self-serving hands off bike design? :twisted:

Cheers,
Graeme


Unfortunately the original link has disappeared. However, there is a link to a thesis, from my cycling links page, which discusses many of the same issues.