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mattc

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womens 1000km record (and others ...)
« on: January 18, 2016, 07:28:11 pm »
Rather than divert the womens year record thread, I thought I'd post this for seperate discussion; its more of an "athletic" challenge than the 80mpd-for-a-year target, so is perhaps more representative of female capability*

www.ultracycling.com/wp_news/?p=944
n.b. from November, not exactly news!

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Anna Mei, 48, Milano, Italy
Standard Bike
Indoor Track (Fassa Bortolo Indoor Track), Montichiari, Italy
October 31-November 1, 2015
100 Miles  4:35:52.38, 21.75 mph  (35.00 kph)
200 Miles  9:34:12.50, 20.90 mph  (33.63 kph)
12 Hour    247 Miles 3348 feet or 247.634 miles  (398.528 km),  20.64 mph (33.21 kph)
1000 Km  35:11:11.52, 17.66 mph (28.42 kph)
Officials: Irma Baloh, Giuseppe Fontana, Claudia Lorenza Pallanca
Crew: Bianchi Mordini, Tonali Luca, Ruspi Moreno, Kranjec Frane, Zoran Jagodic╠ć, Marko Baloh
Certified by Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman
"

Anyone fancy a crack at that?!?


*Best word I could think of right now    :-\
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Re: womens 1000km record (and others ...)
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 07:49:09 pm »
4000 laps  !

Re: womens 1000km record (and others ...)
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 04:59:13 am »
This is hardly relevant to the:- 2015 Tommy Godwin Record Attempt.

Nor is it Audax related?
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Re: womens 1000km record (and others ...)
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 08:53:01 am »
Not sure I like the implication that riding 80 miles per day for 365 consecutive days isn't 'athletic'.
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mattc

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Re: womens 1000km record (and others ...)
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 01:16:58 pm »
Not sure I like the implication that riding 80 miles per day for 365 consecutive days isn't 'athletic'.

It's more than an implication.

In my opinion (and others, as evidenced in K's thread), 80mpd is more about having the determination to ride for the whole year; whereas the Godwin figure requires a pretty decent athlete who is prepared to push her/his physical limits every day.

(Some see this statement as critical of K: its not meant that way, but several people took exception to it in the main thread.)

And incidentally; K doesn't have to ride every day of the 365 in the year. She could take Sundays off, and this might well make the challenge mentally "easier" (without being an unfeasible physical challenge), at least IMO. There is no way Steve or Kurt could do their totals on a 6-day week.
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles