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The TRUE world hour record

Postby Kalgrm » Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:08 pm

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:

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Postby sogood » Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:26 pm

Ever seen those torpedoes sliding off the road during a cross wind? :D
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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:45 pm

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.
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:35 am

: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'.

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Postby MichaelB » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:41 am

Holy smokes - love the air snorkel and handlebars !!!!!
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Postby Blybo » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:56 pm

linky not worky :( ...
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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:05 pm

Ah well, the ethereal nature of cyberspace strikes again .... Sorry, I don't know where they put it now.

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Re: The TRUE world hour record

Postby exadios » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:25 pm

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.
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