UMCA Junior Mens 100 mile

Datum: 
Fre, 2011-06-10
Rekord: 
4 hours 55 minutes
Fahrer: 
William Parker
Rekord-Klasse : 
World
Ort: 
White Oak, North Carolina
Bicycle model: 
Vendetta V20 2.2 Frame Set

My sixteen year-old son,  Will Parker, plans to ride the new Cruzbike Vendetta 100 miles on Saturday, June 11th on the certified course in White Oak, NC. The WRRA World record for adult women was set by his mother, Maria Parker in 2010, riding a prototype of the Vendetta.

The Junior record has not been set, therefore there is no mark to beat. However Will plans to set a respectable mark that won't be easy for any other youths to reach, although he hopes they'll try.

"I hope to show people my age that not only are recumbents cool to ride, but they can also carry you very far, very fast, and without spending any money on gas," said Will.

We have UMCA certified judges lined up, but the only hitch is that one of the roads on the course was blocked due to replacement of a sewer line. It's supposed to be open by Saturday, but you never know about these construction projects.
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Update: June 12, 2011
Will did an amazing job yesterday, espacially after taking a hard spill on lap 1 which damaged his rear tire, causing a blow-out on lap 2. Here are lap by lap times, with splits at the 10 mile mark. FInal time 4:54:43.4

                       clock time  elapsed     distance     speed
1   START        5:55 AM      0:00:00     0                  0
2                      6:21 AM      0:26:48     10              22.4
3                      6:51 AM      0:56:25     20              20.3     Crashed on gravel, turn 4, lap1
4                      7:18 AM      1:23:39     30              22.0
5                      7:55 AM      2:00:58     40              16.1      tire blow-out, delayed repair 11 minutes.
6                      8:23 AM      2:28:03     50              22.2
7                      8:50 AM      2:55:40     60              21.7
8                      9:18 AM      3:23:58     70              21.2
9                      9:49 AM      3:54:30     80              19.7       wind picking up, flags snapping
10                  10:19 AM     4:24:22      90              20.1
11 FINISH      10:49 AM      4:54:43     100            19.8