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Velonium
Starting Member

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2019 :  20:01:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I posted this on Bentrider, and everyone said to come here. So here's a repost...

Iím thinking about entering Battle Mountain next year. My goal would be to set an over-70 record. Here are some questions I have:

Question 1. Is there an over-70 record?
Question 2. If so, what is it?
Question 3. If not, would anyone be interested in starting it?

Iím in pretty good shape since I ride almost every day. However, I havenít trained for many years since I was young and raced. Nonetheless, here are my current numbers on a recumbent exercise bike. Iím assuming that the event takes no longer than 15 minutes.

200 watts >15 minutes
300 watts. 3 minutes
400 watts. 46 seconds

Question 3. Do I have a chance of breaking 55?

So assuming that there are enough yeses to the above:

Question 4. Where can I find advice on training and nutrition for this kind of event?
Question 5. Where can I beg, borrow, buy or rent a competitive machine?

I do have a couple of strengths that will help. First, I have a fair bit of experience piloting an F-40 and a DF velo. I recognize that Battle Mountain has much higher speeds than those machines, but itís a start. Second, I have access to a great training road, where it would be safe to reach very high speeds.

Thanks everyone in advance.

Garrie L Hill
human power supergeek

USA
1812 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2019 :  22:00:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where do you live? Height and xseam?

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Jerry
human power supergeek

USA
1483 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2019 :  07:27:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I do believe Richard Myers has the "unofficial" over 70 record. I think in 2008 Richard, age 72, went 48.79 mph in the Gee Bee Moby. http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2008/results.htm .

At this years BM Peter Borenstadt went 55.35 mph legal wind at age 65. He went 55.9 but non-legal wind.
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Balor
recumbent guru

Russia
800 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2019 :  09:35:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Velonium

I posted this on Bentrider, and everyone said to come here. So here's a repost...

Iím thinking about entering Battle Mountain next year. My goal would be to set an over-70 record. Here are some questions I have:

Question 1. Is there an over-70 record?
Question 2. If so, what is it?
Question 3. If not, would anyone be interested in starting it?

Iím in pretty good shape since I ride almost every day. However, I havenít trained for many years since I was young and raced. Nonetheless, here are my current numbers on a recumbent exercise bike. Iím assuming that the event takes no longer than 15 minutes.

200 watts >15 minutes
300 watts. 3 minutes
400 watts. 46 seconds

Question 3. Do I have a chance of breaking 55?

So assuming that there are enough yeses to the above:

Question 4. Where can I find advice on training and nutrition for this kind of event?
Question 5. Where can I beg, borrow, buy or rent a competitive machine?

I do have a couple of strengths that will help. First, I have a fair bit of experience piloting an F-40 and a DF velo. I recognize that Battle Mountain has much higher speeds than those machines, but itís a start. Second, I have access to a great training road, where it would be safe to reach very high speeds.

Thanks everyone in advance.




Those are very impressive numbers! Though it is not guaranteed you'll be able to output as much in a cramped cockpit at high altitude.

There are actually a few streamliners for sale from CalPoly it seems:
http://www.recumbents.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7457

I'm not sure if it is too late to grap a couple :)
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Velonium
Starting Member

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2019 :  22:58:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm 5'9" tall, with an X-seam of 41. Size 9 shoes. I am used to 155 cranks, although I guess I could go lower. Size 40 jacket at the shoulders.
I live in eastern Pennsylvania, but I'm retired and have plenty of time.
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Hans
Starting Member

Netherlands
2 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2019 :  06:30:05  Show Profile  Visit Hans's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I do have a streamliner standing around, the Velox XS Bould for people until 180 cm
With your power output it should be possible to hit 75 miles.

It is for sale
Hans
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Larry Lem
human power expert

South Sandwich Islands
2541 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2019 :  16:53:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The only age groups in the IHPVA rules are for "Juniors". Everyone else is undefined and get unofficially grouped into "Adults".

3.2.1.5 Junior riders: The IHPVA shall recognize separate records for Juniors, with three sub-classes:
A. Age 11 years and under
B. Ages 12 through 14 years
C. Ages 15 through 17 years


There is significant room for improvement in the IHPVA rules organization for the competition classes.

Larry Lem
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Jerry
human power supergeek

USA
1483 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2019 :  19:20:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hans

I do have a streamliner standing around, the Velox XS Bould for people until 180 cm
With your power output it should be possible to hit 75 miles.

It is for sale
Hans



How much are you asking for it?
I am 177.8cm tall and weigh around 96kg.
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Hans
Starting Member

Netherlands
2 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2019 :  07:12:17  Show Profile  Visit Hans's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Send a mail to info@elan.cc and I will send you a mail.

Hans
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Jerry
human power supergeek

USA
1483 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2019 :  08:17:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Email sent.
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