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24 hour cycle world record attempt

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Nov 2017
1:05pm, 23 Nov 2017
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Some may have seen this: But I'm in awe of the guy. Ex-pro but went from homeless to world record attempt on a borrowed bike!
Nov 2017
3:20pm, 23 Nov 2017
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K5 Gus
Are those records he set, given at the end of the article, correct ?

eg 100km in 2:43:08, by my calculations that works out at 22.8mph, surely that can't be the world record pace, can it ? I'd have thought it would be at least 30mph.

The current 24 hour record it says is 548 miles, which itself works out at 22.833mph, so surely for 62 miles the record would be way faster ?

Disclaimer - I do very little cycling, but sure that some of my more serious mates can average close to 20mph on an undulating road ride of 2 or 3 hours.
Nov 2017
4:25pm, 23 Nov 2017
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Seems reasonable but you'd wonder given the lack of coverage whether these will stand
Nov 2017
4:49pm, 23 Nov 2017
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I had a look at 100km records and his seem right, but I did wonder if they would stand. But think he could easily beat them in future.
Nov 2017
4:53pm, 23 Nov 2017
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That's quite a story in itself.

There seems to be a bit more interest in these records lately. Christoph Strasser rode 556.856 miles earlier in the year but it wasn't on a velodrome, only a closed circuit, and he recently rode 585.525 miles indoors

If you compare this to Chris Hopkinson's attempt those distances/times look about right, even though the 100km and 200km records seem very slow. I reckon I could easily beat 5:44:49 for 200km, having ridden 100miles in under 4 hours quite a few times (as could any decent UK timetriallist)

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