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"WHIP" the HAM'R
« on: February 19, 2016, 02:40:07 pm »
Alicia is going for it :thumbsup:

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 02:41:58 pm »

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 03:02:51 pm »
woo-hoo great news, good luck Alicia  :thumbsup:

though maybe not for Kajsa  :-\
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 03:03:55 pm »
Best of British to both of them  :thumbsup:
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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2016, 03:14:48 pm »
woo-hoo great news, good luck Alicia  :thumbsup:

though maybe not for Kajsa  :-\
Different records, Kajsa has continued undrafted so the two records should stand side by side.

IIRC Jacquie Schlitter is having a crack soon, she'll be under HAMR rules.
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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2016, 03:23:06 pm »
Any news when this will start? 

This is all very good indeed,  I'm really pleased to see so much interest has been revived in these records! :-)

Very best wishes to Alica and Team!

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 03:41:38 pm »
End of March according to Alicia's FB posts.

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2016, 03:42:04 pm »
Nuts!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2016, 03:55:56 pm »
Way to go!
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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2016, 04:43:38 pm »
Bike Type (circle one)...

Is that gonna work?  ???

Go Whip!    :thumbsup:

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2016, 05:18:40 pm »
Ooooh! Those two are just as bad as each other :thumbsup:

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2016, 05:32:59 pm »
Excellent. Sometimes I'm happy to be wrong.
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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2016, 05:53:28 pm »
woo-hoo great news, good luck Alicia  :thumbsup:

though maybe not for Kajsa  :-\
Different records, Kajsa has continued undrafted so the two records should stand side by side.

IIRC Jacquie Schlitter is having a crack soon, she'll be under HAMR rules.

They may be should stand side by side, but currently that won't be the case.

There is no distinction between drafting and non-drafting records as Guinness have accepted Kurt's UMCA (HAMR rules) ride as their own new World Record. There will be only one overall Guinness World Record Holder in each of the male and female categories unless they create separate drafting and non-drafting records in the future (I hope for Kajsa that this is the case).

Up until that point there could have been a clear distinction - register with the UMCA and it's a UMCA approved drafting record, register with Guinness and it's a non-drafting record.

I wonder if UMCA are accepting rides done under Guinness rules in a reciprocal agreement. Otherwise we could have a World Record Holder who rode under Guinness rules who doesn't feature in the UMCA age or overall categories. I thought part of the rationale of Guinness accepting UMCA approved rides was to prevent the situation where we had different records for the same thing under different governing bodies.

A bit messy if that is indeed the case.


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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2016, 06:29:05 pm »

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2016, 06:31:51 pm »

I've just seen the latest video from Kajsa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3_72NT930I

It seems Guinness have now retracted their rule changes that brought them in to line with the UMCA rules and Kajsa has been assured that they won't be changed again in the future.

So we now effectively have different rules for the Guinness male (drafting allowed etc) and female (non drafting etc) year records.

Does that have implications for Alicia who entering via the UMCA would have expected a Guinness Record acceptance just like Kurt?


Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2016, 07:26:58 pm »
Thanks you for all the support!

"Whip crack away, whip crack away!" - funny Ham!!!!

FYI, Jacquie Schlitter is a friend of mine and has informed me that she won't be attempting the women's record at this time. Although, she is supporting me and my attempt along with... pssst an up and coming dynamo (you'll find out very soon if you haven't guessed).

As far as Guinness, it looks like it is what has been. I think the difference is that the UMCA is an official cycling verifying body. Whether Guinness will accept the women's record from the UMCA, we'll have to see. Guinness is not an official cycling verifying body, therefore I doubt the UMCA will accept a record from them, but I could be wrong. Whether I make it into Guinness has no bearing on my attempt. I just want to ride a century a day for a year and if it counts somewhere, great!

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2016, 07:40:52 pm »
Good luck, Whip.  I'll be following your efforts (from my armchair) with interest and support.

GO WHIP!
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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2016, 08:01:26 pm »
Not the first time IIRC has been a flat 'no, you don't', won't be the last.

Best of luck Whip, I too shall be keenly watching from my warm & comfortable chair  :thumbsup:
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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2016, 09:35:43 pm »
Best of luck! This year is turning out to have great entertainment with Kajsa and now Alicia!
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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2016, 11:51:10 pm »
Nuts!  :thumbsup:

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2016, 05:10:13 am »
Best of luck! This year is turning out to have great entertainment with Kajsa and now Alicia!

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2016, 06:49:33 am »
Go Alicia.

The motto “Fortune favours the bold” was and is the motto of the Dixon family dating back to Sir James Dixon, 2nd Baronet of Hywortone. A Northumberland family.

Sir James’ son Robertus Dixon was the great grandfather of the surveyor Jeremiah Dixon, who together with Charles Mason, devised the Mason-Dixon line.

In American folklore, the southern states are affectionately referred to as ‘Dixie’.

Kurt rode his HAMR in Dixie, so IMHO, Fortune favoured the bold.

May the same be upon Alicia.

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2016, 07:20:29 am »
 8)  :thumbsup:

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2016, 08:26:40 am »
Of course, the most amazing part of this whole endeavour is I never had the Whip down as a day over 30.  ;D

The very best of luck for your attempt, clearly you are one of a very select group that truly know what is required to ride consistent big miles, and I hope that those experiences pay huge dividends during the darker hours.

This all has the makings of a true Hollywood blockbuster!

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2016, 09:42:25 am »
Kurt riding point  :thumbsup:
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