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General Category => Freewheeling => Racing => Topic started by: Really Ancien on May 20, 2008, 11:23:23 am

Title: 100 mile Indoor Record Attempt.
Post by: Really Ancien on May 20, 2008, 11:23:23 am
'Dan McGehee will be going after the 100-mile world track record on Saturday,
May 24 8 a.m. to noon at the ADT velodrome in Carson, CA. McGehee is one of
our strongest riders. He's ridden 100-miles on the road in 3:56:03. The
indoor track record is is 3:47:5, set by Rod Evans in 1994. Indoor track records
are ususally faster - excellent riding surface and no wind - so Dan has a good
shot at taking the world record.'

Is the 100 track record really that slow?

Damon.


Title: Re: 100 mile Indoor Record Attempt.
Post by: nuttycyclist on May 20, 2008, 12:08:48 pm
Well I wouldn't fancy "cruising" at 26.6 miles an hour for nearly four hours.
Title: Re: 100 mile Indoor Record Attempt.
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on May 20, 2008, 12:13:37 pm

Is the 100 track record really that slow?


I think Rod did it as part of a 24 hr record attempt (he got it).  There are some records that aren't attempted very often.
Title: Re: 100 mile Indoor Record Attempt.
Post by: Really Ancien on May 20, 2008, 12:44:22 pm
Well I wouldn't fancy "cruising" at 26.6 miles an hour for nearly four hours.
I was thinking in comparison with these.
http://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/comprec.asp?Cat1=1&Cat2=5

Damon.
Title: Re: 100 mile Indoor Record Attempt.
Post by: Deano on May 20, 2008, 03:37:54 pm
Maybe no tailwinds, no downhills. Isn't is possible to select a mostly downhill course and a tailwind for a 100mile record attempt ?

My dad told me that, in the 1950s, someone did a time trial from Stainmore summit to Scotch Corner on the A66.  He missed the marshalls, and ended up going down the A1.  Apparently he was in Boroughbridge when they finally caught him up ;D

That route would be downhill, with a tailwind and arrow straight.
Title: Re: 100 mile Indoor Record Attempt.
Post by: Tom M on May 20, 2008, 03:40:07 pm
The CTT records will be on 'proper' courses, i.e. the start has to be within so many miles of the finish to compensate for ups and downs, rather than a place to place which could take advantage of topography and wind.

One important factor to remember is that the faster modern records will have the advantage of taking place on a dual-carraigeway, and therefore gaining considerable drafting/sucking along benefit from passing traffic. No, it's got terribly right is it, but that's how it works...

Also, the track type records don't have so much cache (hour record aside) for TT'ers. It's fairly unlikely that most of the proper fast guys would want to have a go at it, hence a slower record time. It's also got to be massively boring riding round for 100 miles.
Title: Re: 100 mile Indoor Record Attempt.
Post by: teethgrinder on June 16, 2008, 08:31:11 pm
Well I wouldn't fancy "cruising" at 26.6 miles an hour for nearly four hours.
I was thinking in comparison with these.
CTT (http://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/comprec.asp?Cat1=1&Cat2=5)

Damon.

I remember the annecdote I heard about Ian Cammish going for the 100 mile record. He asked his support crew to, "Tell me when I stop doing 20 minute tens."