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Old 06-20-2010, 11:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Very neat, especially for the 20's.

New stuff is quick, but maybe a little less flexible.
From recumbents.com

(www recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2009/speedchallenge-2009.htm)
In September of 2009 cyclists from around the world will gather on SR305 outside of Battle Mountain, Nevada for the 10th consecutive year to race on one of the straightest, flattest, and smoothest surfaces in the world. The 4,619ft (1,408m) altitude road allows riders an acceleration zone of over 4 miles, enabling them to reach their maximum velocity before being timed over a 200 meter distance. The section of the road that we use will be newly refinished this year, with a smooth surface specially prepared for this event by the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Current WHPSC Records:
In 2008, Sam Whittingham broke the world speed record once again at a human powered speed of 82.33 MPH!

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Old 06-21-2010, 12:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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On a non faired encumbent I do around 30 mph steady speed... And I'm fairly fit... I'm pretty sure I could challenge that world record on a normal bike though going flat out like a madman for a short dash... Wouldn't last very long though... How long did he maintain speed for?
That was his average speed over a one hour period. the faired record is now over 56mph for one hour. JJ

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