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Re: Jens gets Hour record

29 October 2014 - 8:12pm
Matthias Brändle trying to beat it tomorrow, http://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/page/hour-record

Re: Jens gets Hour record

2 October 2014 - 9:02pm
I'm not going to shame myself by checking what records they set.

Re: ITV4 20.00 today Greg Lemond ; Slaying The Badger

30 September 2014 - 7:33pm
Hi,
I think we could do with a Must not miss section.................

Re: ITV4 20.00 today Greg Lemond ; Slaying The Badger

30 September 2014 - 5:20pm
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Might be worth a gander........
Thanks for posting as I have just watched it and I thought it was brilliant. If you hadn't posted I would have not even known it was on.

Re: Jens gets Hour record

27 September 2014 - 8:34am
And don't forget to limit your athlete to pre-clipless shoes, a hairnet, whatever training and nutrition regimes etc., always use the same velodrome with comparable temperature and pressure etc.
The record became moribund by trying to compare everyone to EM, much better IMHO to have something current athletes are interested in, and if any of them wishes to don't "heritage" clothes and use a "heritage" bike, who's stopping them?
In the meantime I see a 70 year old chap has got another age-bracket Hour Record with the new rules. We've had 4 (100+, 80+, 70-74 & Jens) in the last year, after nothing for ages. I can't see that as a problem.

Pete.

Re: World Time Trial chamionship (spoiler alert!)

25 September 2014 - 9:41am
Shame nobody was flying the flag in the ladies' elite this year. Jo Rowsell has now joined Emma Pooley in criticising this (see http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/sep/24/joanna-rowsell-criticises-british-cycling-womens-time-trial.

I'd be a lot happier with BC's stance if they'd put some numbers on it, and I find it hard to believe that an organisation as obsessed with measuring things as they are doesn't have them to hand. How much did it cost to send the road entrants and their support staff and their equipment to the Worlds, and what extra would have been required to send one more rider (say, Lucy Coldwell?) and one more bike to ride the Elite Women's TT?
And, while we're at it, how much were they prepared to spend on, say, XC mountain bike riders going to the Worlds in Norway earlier this year who might reasonably be described as not terribly likely to get a medal?

My interest in paying BC money and giving up my time to coach kids at a Go Ride club might not be piqued next year if they go on with arm-waving excuses like we've had so far.

But excellent ride from SBW!

Pete.

Re: Jens gets Hour record

25 September 2014 - 7:50am
bearing improvements etc are a fact of life.

But the "spokes, drops and tubes" record should be held aloft as an inter-generational challenge.
The "current rules" record is there for any "current rules" - I'd even question the retrospective banning of positions (maybe have them recorded but "starred")

Then the "absolute" record is with the IHPVA - not even a close race with the UCI really...

Re: World Time Trial chamionship (spoiler alert!)

24 September 2014 - 11:36pm
I think Dowsett just said that he'd had an off day.

Re: World Time Trial chamionship (spoiler alert!)

24 September 2014 - 9:17pm
Awesome result as I thought Tony Martin was a nailed on cert. Did Dowsett have problems?

Re: World Time Trial chamionship (spoiler alert!)

24 September 2014 - 7:55pm
3rd Brit if you include the women's race, Emma Pooley in 2010.

Re: World Time Trial chamionship (spoiler alert!)

24 September 2014 - 6:28pm
Hope he carries that form into his hour attempt, he'd only need to go a little faster for a few more minutes.

Re: World Time Trial chamionship (spoiler alert!)

24 September 2014 - 6:01pm
Good stuff, it's nice that he's managed to come back from a bit of a patchy year with one of his best results ever!

Re: Jens gets Hour record

24 September 2014 - 2:58pm
Hi,
How much do you think that a standard Eddy bike would cost today, plenty of old bikes knocking around even NOS / new stuff to build up one, you wouldnt have to train on it just set the parts up saddle etc, to the same as the real thing to train.

It does give a level playing field so you can compare and the difference can just be theorised on as better nutrition / training etc,
Age of previous record holders

Re: Jens gets Hour record

24 September 2014 - 2:56pm
Postboxer wrote:It seems silly having it set by whatever the current rules allow, their should be the standard bike, then the whatever is technologically possible record. How do they find the standard bike, do they have to use the same bearings and lubricants etc.? ....

The gap between Mercx's record and Boardman's covers the period when Obree invented his "tuck" position riding a home-made bike, which they disqualified so he invented the "superman" position which was copied by Boardman and then, in turn disallowed. There was a strong feeling at the time, at least in the UK, that they simply wanted to give the record back to Mercx. (I remember a cartoon in the comic showing Boardman tackling the hour on a penny-farthing in wellington boots. )Towards the end of his career and not in the best of health IIRC, Boardman drummed up the determination to get the record back.

World Time Trial chamionship (spoiler alert!)

24 September 2014 - 2:46pm
In sunny (today, not like yesterday!) Ponfrerrada, the only chap who managed over 31mph on a rolling course was.....
(drum roll....)

Sir Bradley Wiggins!

He whomped Tony Martin into second place by over 26 seconds, and is the second ever British gold medallist (in the twenty years it has been run) at this championship.

Mission achieved!

He says it is his last one ever but who knows.

When interviewed he was asked how he felt; "I don't know what to say...." he said. Then he was asked what the first thing that went through his mind was this morning when he woke up.

In typical casual form he replied;

" the first thing that went through my mind this morning was that... I needed a wee..."

good ol' WIggo.....

cheers

Road World Cycling Championships SPOILER ALERT

24 September 2014 - 2:42pm
Congratulations to Tony Martin, for your silver medal in the time trial.


Massive congratulations to Bradley Wiggins, for somehow managing to beat Tony Martin to the World Championship!!

Re: Jens gets Hour record

24 September 2014 - 2:39pm
It seems silly having it set by whatever the current rules allow, their should be the standard bike, then the whatever is technologically possible record. How do they find the standard bike, do they have to use the same bearings and lubricants etc.?

Edit- As the rules for track bikes change, it makes it impossible to compare different records.

Re: Jens gets Hour record

24 September 2014 - 12:00pm
Hi,
thirdcrank wrote:When Boardman set that mark, I think he was way past his best.
Yes, I agree.........but Boardman still set the record on the Eddy style bike spokes an all.

What will Wiggo be doing and on what

I would like to see the next contenders do a Eddy bike , A today Jen's bike and anything else best human effort, in that order.

Re: Jens gets Hour record

24 September 2014 - 11:40am
When Boardman set that mark, I think he was way past his best.

Re: Jens gets Hour record

24 September 2014 - 10:58am
"It was encouraging Jens went so fast. It set a marker, and it was good for the sport," added Wiggins.
"Someone had to do it first and now it's a realistic aim... not like the record Chris Boardman set 14 years ago!"

Does that rather imply that he thinks Boardman and Merckx were at the limit of human performance on that style of bike?

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