Author Topic: Jens is going to try the hour!  (Read 8202 times)

Dibdib

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2014, 05:53:37 pm »
55x14... 103" gear!

Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2014, 06:40:50 pm »
Any chance of a written report on completion for those who cannot see it live on the computer/TV.

David Martin

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2014, 06:47:02 pm »
Going well - 14 mins to go and slowly raising the pace. Looks to be up by about 1km at the moment.
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2014, 06:49:39 pm »
He is on target to get the record. I think the numbers on the screen are saying that, distance for distance, he is now about a minute ahead of the record with 13 minutes to go.

Also: he seems to be having a bit of saddle discomfort, occasionally having to get out of the saddle.

The commentators are struggling a bit - they had a difficult middle 20 minutes :)

Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2014, 06:50:24 pm »
Carlton needs to pace himself  ;D
#makewattsnotwar

Jaded

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2014, 06:51:52 pm »
1minute and  10 seconds ahead - he's gaining time
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David Martin

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #31 on: September 18, 2014, 06:52:52 pm »
8 mins to go 177 laps.

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David Martin

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #32 on: September 18, 2014, 06:53:49 pm »
A shade under 51km/h average speed - now clocking sub 17s laps.
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David Martin

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2014, 06:56:10 pm »
5 mins 188 laps. Needs 204 to hit 51km.
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Jaded

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2014, 06:56:16 pm »
51 km p h
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David Martin

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2014, 06:57:54 pm »
4 laps to go for the record
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David Martin

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2014, 06:58:45 pm »
Touch and go for 51km
He now has the record.
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David Martin

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2014, 07:00:26 pm »
He's going to do it.. 51 km passed
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Jaded

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2014, 07:01:05 pm »
51.115
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David Martin

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2014, 07:01:21 pm »
Awesome. Simply awesome.
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Pingu

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2014, 07:02:19 pm »
Got this running sound is behind http://www.frombar.com/20140916/vv54182bfcb710d5.01727518-895216.html watch out for pop ups though

Thanks for that Woolly  :thumbsup:

Graeme

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2014, 07:02:27 pm »
Utterly fantastic!
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Jaded

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2014, 07:02:58 pm »
Apparently he has to do it the other way round the velodrome for the record to be validated.
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2014, 07:03:32 pm »
He ramped that up from 10 minutes out and even though the numbers were telling the story I was on the edge of my seat.  Brilliant!
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2014, 07:04:08 pm »
Apparently he is doing a charity bike ride in the UK on Saturday.
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Dibdib

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2014, 07:06:34 pm »
Bloody hell... Top stuff, Jensie.

Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #46 on: September 18, 2014, 07:09:52 pm »
Great result. Thanks for the updates.

woollypigs

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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #47 on: September 18, 2014, 07:11:36 pm »
What a waste of time... Everyone knows Jens can do the hour in 57 minutes.

 ;D ;D ;D



You nearly called, record was beaten about that time. :-)

Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2014, 07:14:47 pm »
 ;D

Jens . . .  the awesome keeps on rolling
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Re: Jens is going to try the hour!
« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2014, 07:47:22 pm »
Superb effort by a great rider and character.

He went where others feared to go!

And the music that kept hi going during the ride:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/09/news/must-read-jens-voigts-hour-record-pacing-playlist_346360

I'm sure the UCI will bring out some rule on music and riding.  Can't wait!