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Auntie Helen

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Holger Seidel gets the Germany South to North record
« on: 28 August, 2022, 07:41:44 pm »
Holger Seidel, a 47 year old Velomobilist, has smashed Roland (Aerolandius)' record for the Germany South to North ride which was 33 hours. Holger started yesterday morning and finished this lunchtime with a time of 29 hours 57 minutes.



He hit a raccoon on the way and sustained some minor velomobile damage. I didn't know Germany had raccoons but apparently they are a real problem in some areas (imports from America).
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Re: Holger Seidel get the Germany South to North record
« Reply #1 on: 29 August, 2022, 11:33:17 am »
Fantastic and such a high average speed.

StuAff

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Re: Holger Seidel get the Germany South to North record
« Reply #2 on: 29 August, 2022, 11:51:27 am »
Awesome achievement. I've watched a few of the videos on velomobileworld's YT channel. A pretty good demonstration of what the Bülk can do!

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Re: Holger Seidel get the Germany South to North record
« Reply #3 on: 29 August, 2022, 01:28:15 pm »
I knew about the raccoons! Escapees from a private zoo, IIRC (or rather, descendants of... )
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Re: Holger Seidel gets the Germany South to North record
« Reply #4 on: 11 September, 2022, 01:21:48 pm »
One of Wild Bill Thornton's crew was wearing the T-shaped shirt from this ^^^^ ride yesterday :thumbsup:
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Re: Holger Seidel gets the Germany South to North record
« Reply #5 on: 14 February, 2023, 09:06:42 am »
Surprisingly low average Watts.

The likes of Christine Mackenzie can crank out over 200 for sustained periods.
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Re: Holger Seidel gets the Germany South to North record
« Reply #6 on: 14 February, 2023, 12:59:25 pm »
It’ll be a Strava estimate which is bunk unless they had a power meter.  The aerodynamics will mean a lot less power (than a TT bike) required for that average speed with that amount of climbing, but I doubt that low. If someone can see if it is from a power meter I stand corrected

Auntie Helen

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Re: Holger Seidel gets the Germany South to North record
« Reply #7 on: 14 February, 2023, 01:29:36 pm »
He had a power meter for his last Bülk ride in November so I assume he did for the record ride too.
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