Re: World 1 Hour Record

Postby mfw on Thu 26/Feb/15 8:03pm

LOL you guys are funny.

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Anyway, back the local attempt, I am currently on track, currently arranging the local 'velodrome' access, it will be a sea level attempt, hopefully in the next 2 or 3 weeks.

Since the Bobridge attempt failed in the Southern hemisphere my strategy on the Coriolis effect is looking a bit shakey :(
Therefore I have reeled back my 58 tooth aspirations and will run with a 50 tooth :blush:, but I do have user selectable rear sprockets (another cunning strategy :sneaky: ) with up to a 12t rear.

Based on recent reports pacing seems crucial, can anyone recommend a pacing strategy?

TODO list: chase up Brian Cookson, he still hasn't got back to me :hmmm:
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Re: World 1 Hour Record

Postby Farm on Thu 26/Feb/15 8:16pm

mfw wrote:
Based on recent reports pacing seems crucial, can anyone recommend a pacing strategy?



52.5 km/hr for an hour should do it.
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Re: World Hour Record

Postby weetbicks on Thu 26/Feb/15 10:30pm

I've heard in the past stadiums like the cake tin have a swirling wind. I'm sure there is probably a configuration of 'wind directing' 2x4s that can be erected around the drome to take a tailwind down the home straight and direct it into a tailwind on the other side. Combine that with Coriolis, and 58T and you'll knock that bastard off for sure!
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Re: World Hour Record

Postby znomit on Thu 26/Feb/15 10:40pm

Why don't they just make a velodrome with a track like this:

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Re: World Hour Record

Postby weetbicks on Thu 26/Feb/15 10:50pm

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Re: World 1 Hour Record

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Fri 27/Feb/15 12:26am

Kev wrote:I know right? Even online cycling forums have fancy graphical representations

RankNameStageBonusTotalMap
1great uncle b7218690Image
2Claude7218663Image



I clicked on the video link just in time to watch a dejected rider doing a few cool down laps with no indication of whether he was successful or, if not, how much he missed by


clearly i should be planning my attempt, after claude ;)
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Re: World Hour Record

Postby slidecontrol on Sun 7/Jun/15 9:07pm

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Re: World Hour Record

Postby mfw on Sun 7/Jun/15 10:31pm

Doesn't seem to be much doubt about if, just how much, and whether he can beat 'superman''...
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Re: World Hour Record

Postby Fraser on Mon 8/Jun/15 5:59am

He is doing averaging 54.16 kph and did 109 laps of the velodrome in half an hour. But can he keep the pace up...
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Re: World Hour Record

Postby Fraser on Mon 8/Jun/15 6:31am

54.546km is smoking :crazy:
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Re: World Hour Record

Postby scatter on Mon 8/Jun/15 6:32am

He did it!!!!!
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Re: World Hour Record

Postby scatter on Mon 8/Jun/15 6:34am

218 laps. Paced himself beautifully
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Re: World Hour Record

Postby Bigfoot on Mon 8/Jun/15 7:30am

:exclaim:
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Re: World Hour Record

Postby mfw on Mon 8/Jun/15 7:54am

Respect! Was a bit worried about him delivering after all the hype. Wonder what he would have done with lower air pressure.

Also wonder how velodrome distance compares to road, presumably there are large losses in the turns, but gains in rolling resistance?
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Re: World Hour Record

Postby Fraser on Mon 8/Jun/15 5:15pm

Getting rid of the wind completely?
Image I am sure there are a range of conditions that you could do in a sealed building, Lower the air pressure and take out the Nitrogen and replace it with pure oxygen.
Givin that it was done indoors with lots of C02 breathing spectators on a day with high barometric pressure :eh: His only nod to aero other than the bike /helmet and a one piece suit was shaving his beard - Man up.
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