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16 September 2013: Ricky Geoghegan sets a new record across Ireland

Congratulations to Ricky Geoghegan for setting a new East-West record across Ireland!

Ricky Geoghegan, 45, Trim, Ireland
Standard Bike
Ireland, East-West
New endpoints:
East: Viewpoint at end of public road to Wicklow Head Lighthouse
West: End of parking area at public access to beach at Garruan Point
August 10, 2013
17 Hr 20 Min
235.6 Miles
13.59 mph average speed
Officials: John Doherty, John Kavanagh
Crew: Mary Geoghegan, Esther Kavanagh

Note: Geoghegan now has records for Ireland N-S-N, Ireland E-W, and Northern Ireland S-N-S.

16 September 2013: Ricky Geoghegan sets three records across Northern Ireland

Congratulations to Ricky Geoghegan for setting three records across Northern Ireland!

Ricky Geoghegan, 45, Trim, Ireland
Standard Bike
Northern Ireland
August 3, 2013
New endpoints:
North: Carpark for the viewing area/platform for Dunseverick Castle, northwest of Ballycastle
South: At the entrance to the caravan park at the end of Cranfield Road, southwest of Kilkeel
South-North: 6 Hr 56 Min, 114.8 Miles, 16.56 mph average speed
North-South: 8 Hr 4 Min, 114.8 Miles, 14.23 mph average speed
S-N-S: 16 Hr 7 Min, 229.6 Miles, 14.25 mph average speed
Officials: John Doherty, John Kavanagh
Crew: Esther Kavanagh, Mary Geoghegan

16 September 2013: John Harthoorn lowers his record across Iowa

Congratulations to John Harthoorn for his new record across Iowa!

John Harthoorn, 62, Watkins, Iowa
Recumbent Bike
Iowa, South-North
Using previously established endpoints
August 10, 2013
15 Hr 17 Min
224.8 Miles
14.71 mph average speed
Official: Angela Houston

Crew: Sue Harthoorn, Maggie Harthoorn

Note: Harthoorn already held the Iowa S-N for age 50-59, but he felt he could do better than his 2008 record (20:40). And he did much better, beating his 2008 record by over five full hours!
(The 2008 record by Harthoorn will remain listed since Harthoorn was in a younger age category then.)

10 September 2013: Chris Gottwald breaks the 100-mile outdoor track record

Congratulations to Chris Gottwald for setting a new 100-mile outdoor track record

Chris Gottwald, 42, Richland, Michigan
Standard Bike
100 Mile Outdoor Track (Major Taylor Velodrome, Indianapolis, Indiana)
July 5, 2013
3 hr 55 min 55.1 Sec (3:55:55.1)
25.43 mph average speed
Officials: Doug Hadaway, Jeff Kloostra, Brian Bangma
Crew: Terry Ritter, Sharon Watson, Clayton Watson, Jessica Gottwald


Note: This record will replace the record set by Marko Baloh in Sep 2008 (4:00:29)
Great ride to get a very competitive record!

28 August 2013: Philippe Kunzler sets a record across Switzerland

Congratulations to Philippe for setting a new record across Switzerland

Philippe Kunzler, 43, Lucerne, Switzerland
Standard Bike
Switzerland, North-South
New endpoints:
North: Frontier Station Oberbargen CH Hoftalstrasse, direct across from the building of the frontier station
South: Ending Point B: Frontier Station Chiasso CH Intersection Via Como / Viale Stoppa
August 3, 2013
12 Hr 39 Min (12:39)
204.43 Miles (329 Km)
16.16 mph average speed (26.01 km/hr average)
Officials: Milena Altorfer, Franz Schuerch
Crew: Sacha Hunkeler

Note: Excellent ride! Kunzler has plans for more record attempts.

26 August 2013: Gerry sets a new record across West Virginia

Congratulations to Gerry Eddlemon for setting a record across West Virginia

Gerry Eddlemon, 68, Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
West Virginia, South-North
Using previously established endpoints
July 31, 2013
18 Hr 44 Min
228.8 Miles
12.21 mph average speed
Official: Mark Cristy
Crew: Mikki Mabee Eddlemon, Chris Nagorka

16 July 2013: Gerry Eddlemon sets two records across Tennessee

Congratulations to Gerry Eddlemon for setting two records across Tennessee

Gerry Eddlemon, 68, Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
Tennessee
Using previously established endpoints
North-South: 8 Hr 15 Min, 124.3 Miles, 15.07 mph average speed
South-North: No record
North-South-North: 18 Hr 9 Min, 247.4 Miles, 13.63 mph average speed
June 9-10, 2013
Official: Anthony Curtis
Crew: Mikki Mabee, Joseph Eddlemon

Note: The N-S record REPLACES the previous record, which Eddlemon had set previously (8 Hr 44 Min in November 2006).

16 July 2013: Daniel Mallais sets a new record across New Brunswick!

Congratulations to Daniel Mallais for setting a new record across New Brunswick!

Daniel Mallais, 38, Shediac, New Brunswick
Standard Bike
New Brunswick West-East
Using previously established endpoints
9 Hr 38 Min
178.3 Miles
18.51 mph average speed
June 29, 2013
Official: Philippe Richard
Crew: Caroline Labrecque
Note: This record betters a previous record by Gerry Eddlemon; however, Eddlemon's record will remain listed due to category differences.

15 July 2013: Paolo Aste establishes three records across Italy

Congratulations to Paula Aste for setting three records across Italy!

Paolo Aste, 33, Valli del Pasubio, Italy
Standard Bike
Italy
North-South-North
Using new endpoints:
North: Northernmost paved road of Italy, which is located in Casere-Knappenegg (BZ), hamlet of Predoi (BZ), under the "Vetta d'Italia" mountain, at the end of the road called SS 621, near the GPS coordinates of: 47.049306,12.12307
South:  In Palizzi Marina (RC) along the road called SS 106 at marker for KM52 (also road sign for city limits of Palizzi Marina), at or near GPS coordinates 37.917198,15.997475
May 9-16, 2013
North-South: 2 Days 14 Hours 13 Min (62:13)    939.5 Miles (1512 KM)  15.1 mph average speed
South-North: 4 days 11 Hours 9 Min    (107:09)      974.9 Miles (1569 KM)  9.10 mph average speed
North-South-North:  7 Days 6 Hours 54 Min (174:54)   1914.4 Miles  (3081 Km)   10.95 mph average speed
Officials: Remigio Fossati, Matteo Colo
Crew: Stefano Pento, Enrico Grondini, Lucio Micheletto, Giacomo Sartore

 

3 July 2013: Gerry Eddlemon sets three records across the Bahamas

Congratulations Gerry Eddlemon on your records across the Bahamas

Gerry Eddlemon, 68, Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
Commonwealth of the Bahamas
West-East-West Endpoints (new):
West endpoint: Entrance gate/guardhouse of Old Bahama Bay Resort, Bayshore Road (Queen's Hwy) West End, Grand Bahama
East endpoint: Ferry dock at McLean's Town, east end of Grand Bahama
W-E: 4 Hr 35 Min (4:35) 80.3 Miles 17.52 mph average speed
E-W: 4 Hr 57 Min (4:57) 81.6 Miles 16.48 mph average speed
W-E-W: 10 Hr 1 Min (10:01) 161.9 Miles 16.16 mph average speed
May 4, 2013
Official: Tony Curtis
Crew: Bert Bell

1 July 2013: Paulo Aste sets the W-E record across Italy

Congratulations to Paulo Aste on his new record across Italy

Paolo Aste, 33, Valli del Pasubio, Italy
Standard Bike
Italy West-East, using previously established endpoints
April 26-27, 2013
1 Day 1 Hour 56 Minutes (25:56)
444 Miles (714.5 Km)
17.12 mph average speed (32.57 km/hr)

Officials: Remigio Fossati, Corrado Simonato Crew: Carlo Corra, Lucio Micheletto, Giacomo Sartore, Enrico Maria Grondini, Stefano Pento

This record replaces the record set by Roberto Trotta (26:40 in Sep 2012).

This record also beats the time posted by Valerio Zamboni (32:16 in March 2012), but Zamboni's record will remain listed as it is in a different category.

30 June 2013: Lisa Dougherty sets the W-E record across New Mexico

Congratulations to Lisa Dougherty on her new record across New Mexico

Lisa Dougherty, 42, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Standard Bike
New Mexico
West-East
April 13-14, 2013
20 Hours 19 Min (20:19)
392.4 Miles
19.31 mph average speed
Official: Gordon Phillips
Crew: Gene Dougherty, Jerry Rieper, Ken Shipley, Ken Pritchett, Allegra Dougherty, Sean Dougherty

21 Apr 2013: Valerio Zamboni sets a new record across Italy

Congratulations to Valerio Zamboni on his new record across Italy

Valerio Zamboni, 59, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Standard Bike
Italy E-W
Using previously established endpoints
1 Day 6 Hours 6 Minutes (30:06)
445 Miles
14.78 mph average speed
March 9, 2013
Officials: Enrico de Angeli, Piero Dal Maso

Crew: Alessandro Colo, Alastair Bunster, Davide Beghe, Jakub Lorek, Marie Duvernuil

21 Apr 2013: Meurig James sets three records across Maryland

Congratulations to Merig on his three records across Maryland!


Meurig James, 36, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Standard Bike
Maryland, North-South-North
Using previously established endpoints
North-South: 7 Hours 35 Minutes (7:35) 137.2 Miles 18.09 mph
South-North: 8 Hours 8 Minutes (8:08) 138 Miles 16.97 mph
N-S-N: 16 Hours 4 Minutes (16:04) 275.2 Miles 17.13 mph
March 1, 2013
Officials: Mark Gallagher, Ryan Shank
Crew: Ted Slack, Aaron Ritz, Alfonso Bellacosa, Allen Nichols, Fran Nichols, Kristie Nichols, Kevin Greene

Note: Meurig previously set these same three Maryland records as part of a tandem team with Kristie Nichols.

21 Mar 2013: Colin Anderson sets two track records!

Congratulations to Colin on two new track records

Colin Anderson, 66, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Outdoor Track (Feilding Velodrome, New Zealand)
Standard Bike
12 Hour: 219 Miles 57 Feet (219.0109 Miles=352.464 KM) 18.25 mph average speed (29.37 km/hr)
24 Hours: 393 Miles 1344 Feet (393.2545 Miles=632.8818 KM) 16.39 mph average speed (26.37 km/hr)
January 18-19, 2013
Officials: Christopher Keenan, Richard Sheehan, Marcus Ingley, Austin Smith, Neil Vertongen, Gavin Donaldson, Wayne Christian, Mark Robinson, Michael Burt

Crew: Wayne Fage, Mike Sturgess, John Lithgow, Kevin Waters, John Burmeister, Christine Hughes-Anderson

Note: The 24 Hour record is a new record for this category.
The 12 Hour record replaces the previous record of 217.9 miles held by Gerry Eddlemon (set in Sep 2007).

31 Jan 2013: Rules for the 2013 Ultracup/WorldCup of Ultracycling have been posted

Here are the links to the rules. (They can also found on the "competitions" and "corporate documents" webpages.)

Key changes: new point assignments and addition of the 6-hour challenge.


1 Dec 2012: Meurig James and Kristie Nichols establish three new tandem records across Maryland!

Congratulations Meurig and Kristie on your new records across Maryland!

Meurig James, 35, Philadelphia PA
Kristie Nichols, 33, Philadelphia PA
Tandem
Maryland North-South-North
Using previously established endpoints
November 3-4, 2012
N-S: 8 Hr 27 Min (8:27) 140.1 Miles 16.58 mph average speed
S-N: 10 Hr 19 Min (10:19) 140.9 Miles 13.66 mph average speed
N-S-N: 20 Hr 8 Min (20:08) 281.0 Miles 13.96 mph average speed
Officials: Darco Lalevic, Mark Gallagher

Crew: Ted Slack, Kevin Greene, Alfonso Bellacosa, Brett Kielick, Al Nichols, Fran Nichols

Note: Meurig and Kristie are planning to race their tandem in RAAM in 2013!

18 Nov 2012: Maria Parker sets three records, beats one of her own!

Congratulations Maria on your new 12-houR, 24-hour, and 200-mile records!

Maria Parker, 49, Lumberton NC
Unfaired Recumbent
Surveyed Road Course near Lumberton NC
Oct 13-14, 2012
12 Hour: 257 Miles 4246 Feet (257.804 Miles) 21.48 mph average speed
24 Hour: 469 Miles 1046 Feet (469.198 Miles) 19.550 mph average speed
200 Miles: 9 Hours 17 Minutes 3.0 Seconds (9:17:03.0) 21.54 mph average speed
Officials: Brad Losh, Rob Redfearn, David Price, Tom Florian

Crew: Steven Parker, Kent Parker, James Parker

Note:
The new 12 Hour record by Maria Parker will replace her own previous record of 250.365 Miles set on Oct 8, 2011.
The new 24 Hour record by Maria Parker will replace the previous record of 442.46 Miles by Sandy Earl set on Aug 13-14, 2011.
The new 200 Mile record by Maria Parker will replace her own previous record of 9:27:10 set on Oct 8, 2011

28 Oct 2012:Valerie Litznerski sets a new record across Michigan!

Congratulations to Valerie on her record across Michigan (W-E)!

Valerie Litznerski, 30, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Standard Bike
Michigan
West-East
Using previously established endpoints
October 6, 2012
11 Hours 19 Minutes (11:19)
206.9 Miles
18.28 mph average speed
Official: Andrew Simmons

Crew: Mariann Litznerski, Robert Litznerski

A great ride in cold wet weather!

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

19 Oct 2012: Ares Bursic sets the first UMCA record across Croatia!

Congratulations to Ares for his record across Croatia (E-W)

Ares Bursic, 40, Zagreb, CROATIA
Standard Bike
Croatia, East-West
New endpoints:
East: BORDER CROSSING ILOK (Croatia-Serbia) 45° 12' 57.51“ N, 19° 25' 43.94“ E
West: LIGHT HOUSE SAVUDRIJA 45° 29' 24.84“ N, 13° 29' 33.88“ E
September 28-29, 2012
23 hours 28 minutes
387.1 Miles (623.0 km)
16.50 mph average speed (26.55 km/h)
Official: Damir Horvat
Crew: Ervin Skacan, Ino Cvitesic, Robert Kaludjerovic, Tomislav Buturajac, Bojan Gunjevic

Great ride by Ares!
Note: This is another of the growing body of cross-country records, which now includes Austria, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Panama, and Slovenia.

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

19 Oct 2012: Gerry Eddlemon beats his own record across Vermont!

Congratulations to Gerry for his record across Vermont!

Gerry Eddlemon, 67, Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
Vermont, East-West
Using previously established endpoints
September 26, 2012
7 Hours 27 Minutes (7:27)
115.5 Miles
15.50 mph average speed
Official: Martha Gingrich

Crew: Luisa Mabee Eddlemon

Note: Eddlemon cut almost three hours off the record, which was held by him!

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

19 Oct 2012: Roberto Trotta sets a new record across Italy!

Congratulations to Roberto for his record across Italy!

Roberto Trotta, 47, Susa, Italy
Standard Bike
Italy, West-East
Using previously established endpoints
September 28-30, 2012
1 Day 2 Hours 40 Minutes (26:40)
441 Miles (709.7 KM)
16.53 mph (26.61 Km/hr) average speed
Officials: Fabio Vedana, Luca Vincenzo Barbaro

Crew:
Gandolfi Fabio
Pelissero Umberto

Excellent ride! Almost 5 1/2 hours better than the existing record by Zamboni!

Note: The record held by Zamboni will remain listed due to category differences.

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

18 Oct 2012: Bill Windhorst breaks the 100-mile track record!

Congratulations to Bill for beating the existing 100-mile track record (50-59).

Bill Windhorst, 53, Sterling Heights, Michigan
Standard Bike
International Velodrome at Bloomer Park (Rochester Hills, Michigan)
September 22, 2012
100 Mile Outdoor Track
4 Hours 58 Minutes 59 Seconds (4:58:59)
20.07 mph average speed
Officials: Jacob Boley, Christopher Gottwald, Brian Bangma

Excellent ride, beating the old record by almost 20 minutes!

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

17 Oct 2012: Martha Gingrich sets three records across Rhode Island!

Congratulations to Martha for setting three records across Rhode Island!

Martha Gingrich, 54, Chappaqua, New York
Standard Bike
Rhode Island
Using previously established endpoints
September 23, 2012
East-West: 1 Hour 33 Minutes (1:33) 25.4 Miles 16.38 mph average speed
West-East: 1 Hour 30 Minutes (1:30) 25.4 Miles 16.93 mph average speed
E-W-E: 3 Hours 12 Minutes (3:12) 50.8 Miles 15.88 mph average speed
Official: Luisa Mabee Eddlemon

Note: This ride by Martha Gingrich beats or ties all existing records for E-W, W-E, and E-W-E by any age or gender!
Crew: Gerry Eddlemon

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

17 Oct 2012: Gerry Eddleman raises the bar in Rhode Island!

Congratulations Gerry on beating three of his own records across Rhode Island!

Gerry Eddlemon, 67, Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
Rhode Island
Using perviously established endpoints
September 23, 2012
East-West: 1 Hour 35 Minutes (1:35) 25.4 Miles 16.04 mph average speed
West-East: 1 Hour 29 Minutes (1:29) 25.4 Miles 17.12 mph average speed
E-W-E: 3 Hours 12 Minutes (3:12) 50.8 Miles 15.88 mph average speed
Official: Martha Gingrich

Crew: Luisa Mabee

Note: This adds to the long list of records set by Eddlemon (well over 70; some since broken).

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

16 Oct 2012: Stephen Bugbee appointed to the UMCA board

Welcome aboard Stephen!

15 Oct 2012: Jerry Arnold sets a new record across Nebraska!

Congratulations Jerry on your new record across Nebraska!

Jerry Arnold, 55, Valentine, Nebraska
Standard Bike
Nebraska, West-East
Using previously established endpoints
September 29-30, 2012
1 Day 4 Hours 42 Minutes (28:42)
438 Miles
15.26 mph average speed
Officials: Greg Gass, Glen Houts

Crew: Judith Arnold, Tammy Gass

Very good average speed for a ride this long!

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

15 Oct 2012: Joe Kratovil beats the record across New Jersey!

Congratulations to Joe Kratovil on your new record across New Jersey!

Joe Kratovil, 61, Hillsborough, New Jersey
Standard Bike
New Jersey, East-West
Using previously established endpoints
September 9, 2012
4 Hours 27 minutes (4:27)
78.1 Miles
17.55 mph average speed
Official: David Eisenberg

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

14 Oct 2012: Pauline Lundgren sets a new record across Nebraska!

Congratulations to Pauline on your new record across Nebraska!

Pauline Lundgren, 68, Omaha, Nebraska
Nebraska, South-North
Using previously established endpoints
September 16, 2012
12 Hours 56 Minutes (12:56)
217.9 Miles
16.85 mph average speed
Official: Earline Petersen

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

8 Sept 2012: David Meredith sets a record across Maryland

Congratulations to David on your new record across Maryland!

David Meridith, 58, Laurel, MD
Standard Bike
Maryland, West-East
Using previously established endpoints
1 day 2 Hours 30 Min (26:30)
392.0 Miles
14.79 mph average speed
August 26, 2012
Officials: Bill Schwarz, Randy Johnson

Note: This ride by Meridith betters the only existing W-E record for Maryland:
Aug 11, 1990 by Steve Sussman (age 18-49) who covered 438 miles in 32:12 for an average speed of 13.61mph.

Apparently, Meridith found a shorter route, as well as a faster speed!

The Sussman record will remain listed as it is a different category.

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

4 Sept 2012: Mark Ehlers sets a record across Wisconsin

Congratulations Mark on your new record across Wisconsin!

Mark Ehlers, 54, Milwaukee, WI
Standard Bike
Wisconsin, West-East
Using previously established endpoints
19 Hours 43 Minutes (19:43)
298.1 Miles
15.12 mph average speed
August 19, 2012
Official: Nick Carver

Crew: Brian Larson (crew chief), Judith Zink, Linda Ehlers

Note: This ride by Ehlers beats both existing Wisconsin W-E records.
The Frederickson record will remain listed as it is in a different category.
The Boethling record is replaced by the Ehlers record.

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

29 July 2012: Marko Baloh breaks the 100-mile road record!

Congratulations to Marko for setting a new 100-mile road record!

Marko Baloh, 45, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Standard Bike
Surveyed road course: Moravske Toplice, Slovenia
100 Mile Road
3 Hr 48 Min 41 Sec (3:48:41)otto
26.24 mph average speed
June 25, 2012
Officials: Mira Gasparic Petrovic, Matjaz Jelovcan

This replaces the record set by Dan McGehee (3:52:49 on March 6, 2011).
Great ride, Marko!

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

28 July 2012: Gerry sets the first record across Alaska!

Congratulations Gerry on your record ride across Alaska!

Gerry Eddlemon, 67, Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
Alaska South-North
New endpoints:
South: Mile 0 of Seward Highway (Marker of start of Iditarod Trail)
North: North end of Dalton Highway (North Slope Haul Road) at Lake Coleen north of Deadhorse Airport
6 Days 17 Hrs 25 Min
987.4 Miles
6.12 mph average speed
June 26-July 3, 2012
Officials: Veronica Beagan, Tom Parker

Note: This is another great effort by the "King of the UMCA Record Book" and by far his longest to date.
Excellent effort in difficult terrain!

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

27 July 2012: John Harthoom sets a new record across Missouri

Congratulations John on your new record across Missouri

John Harthoorn, 61, Watkins, Iowa
Unfaired Recumbent
Missouri
West-East
Using previously established endpoints
June 16, 2012
14 Hours 24 Min (14:24)
195.0 Miles
13.54 mph average speed
Official: Angela Houston

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

26 July 2012: Jerry Shafer sets a new 100-mile track record!

Congratulations Jerry on your new 100-mile track record

Jerry Shafer, 65, Seattle, Washington
Standard Bike
Outdoor Track (Marymoor Velodrome, Redmond, WA)
June 16, 2012
100 Miles
4 Hr 27 Min 57 Sec (4:27:57)
22.39 mph average speed
Officials: Brian Gore, Trevor Hall, Mick Walsh, Jeff Brain, Gloria Brain

Note: This record replaces the 100 Mile record of 4:45:40 set by Gerry Eddlemon on Sep 29, 2007.
Shafer's record is nearly half an hour faster! Great ride!

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

6 June 2012: RAAM legend Seana Hogan sets 4 records during her 24-hour ride!

Congratulations to the 5-time RAAM champion Seana Hogan on setting 4 records during her 24-hour ride!

12- and 24-hour track records
100, 200 mile track records
Summary:
Standard Bike

100 Mile, 4:42:54, 21.21 mph
200 Mile, 9:44:39.3, 20.52 mph
12 Hour, 244.16 miles, 20.34 mph
24 Hour, 445.78 miles, 18.57 mph

6 June 2012: Jeff Rose sets a new record across Kentucky (S-N)

Congratulations to Jeff on his new record across Kentucky!

Jeff Rose, 46, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Standard Bike
Kentucky South-North

Using previously established endpoints
May 20, 2012
12 Hours 44 Minutes
213.4 Miles
16.76 mph average speed
Official: Norman O'Neal

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

31 May 2012: Sara Kay Carrell sets a new record across Oklahoma (S-N)

Congratulations to Sara Kay to her new record across Oklahoma!

Sara Kay Carrell, 35, Liebenthal, Kansas
Unfaired Recumbent
Oklahoma
South-North

Using previously established endpoints
April 29, 2012
11 hr 45 min, 230.8 miles, 19.64 mph
Official: Darryl Younger

That is a very impressive average speed!

Note: Sara Kay's Oklahoma record even beats the time of the 1995 tandem record by Danny Dea & Marilyn Phillips (14:18) and the 2011 recumbent record by Scott Freeman (17:12). Both those records will remain listed as they are in different categories.

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

25 April 2012: Read Grabol's story about her 2011 Florida (E-W) record

Read Danielle's story

21 April 2012: Eddlemon establishes records across Panama

Congratulations to Gerry Eddlemon on his new records across Panama!
Read his story!

Gerry Eddlemon, 67, Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
Panama South-North-South

New endpoints:
South: Traffic circle at SE terminus of Ave. Amador, Panama City (NW edge of Isla Flamenco)
Latitude: 8° 54' 36.85" N
Longitude: 79° 31' 18.91" W

North: Car turnout off Carretera (Hwy) A Portobelo 30 meters SW of bridge across Rio Piedras
Latitude: 9° 27' 12.92" N
Longitude: 79° 44' 25.52"W

March 11, 2012

direction time distance (miles) speed (mph)
S-N 3:53 55.1 14.19
N-S 4:38 54.7 11.81
S-N-S 8:44 109.8 12.57

Official: Luis Calvo

24 April 2012: New members installed on UMCA board

At today's board meeting, we welcomed newly elected board members

Thanks to outgoing board members for their service:

Nancy has agreed to stay on to manage the McSweeney Scholarship program

The board agreed to hold meetings monthly, on the third Tuesday.

10 March 2012: Valerio Zamboni Sets the Bar for Italy

Congratuations to Velerio on his new record across Italy!
Read his story

Valerio Zamboni, 58, Monte Carlo, MONACO

Standard Bike
Italy West-East

New endpoints:
West: Piazzale de Gasperi, 18039 Ventimiglia, IM (Italy) , at border with France, coordinates: 43.784346,7.529932
East: Strada per Lazzaretto, 34015 Muggia, TS (Italy) at border with Slovenia, coordinates: 45.594819,13.724039

March 10-11, 2012

1 day 8 hours 16 minutes (32:16), 451 miles, 13.98 mph average speed
Officials: Piero Dal Maso, Enrico de Angeli

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member


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14 February 2012: Zamboni sets new record across Florida

Congratuations to Velerio on his new record across Florida!

Valerio Zamboni (58) Monte Carlo, Monaco
Standard Bike
Florida West-East, using previously established endpoints
January 14-15, 2012
24 Hours 20 Minutes, 397.8 Miles, 16.35 mph average speed

Officials: Mark Andrews, Darrel Smith

Note: This is the fastest recorded ride ever across Florida. All existing Florida records will remain listed as they are in different age/gender categories.

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

23 January 2012: Help Marko Baloh with your pledge to support his book on RAAM

MarkoAs an ultra-cyclist you've probably heard of me before. I've had some good results in ultra-cycling races, had a victory here and there, even set a few World Records, but I am still missing the one that brought me to ultra-cycling - the victory at RAAM. I would like to write an autobiography telling the real story of my six participations at the World's hardest cycling race -- the Race across America (RAAM). The book's working title is "Marko Baloh's RAAM" and it will tell my story from my first RAAM qualification in 2000 until last year's RAAM 2011. The race was not always kind to me, but I didn't give up (still haven't!) and came back again and again. It will not be just a race recap, but a story of perseverance, hard work and relentless belief in a dream, my dream of winning the World's hardest race.

If you think this is a tale worth telling and you would like to read it, you can help me by pledging your support in exchange for one or more of the incentives listed on my project's website on PLEASEFUND.US -- www.pleasefund.us/projects/marko-balohs-raam-the-book. Of course, there are books (to pre-order), but also T-shirts, cycling jerseys, DVDs, posters and even a TT bike, the one with which I set one of my 24h World Records. The project only gets financed if it is funded in full, meaning you will get your money back if the budget isn't met. I hope that at least people who would like to read his book will participate and lend me a helping hand. Thank you.

22 January 2012: Danielle sets a new E-W record across Florida

Congratulations to Danielle for her record across Florida!
Read her story!

Danielle Grabol (30) Atlanta, Georgia
Standard Bike
Florida West-East
Using previously established endpoints
December 4-5, 2011
27 hr 54 min (27:54), 420 Miles, 15.05 mph average speed

Official: Keith Woodward

Note: Great ride! Danielle even beat the time set by Fred Boethling (owner of RAAM).
Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

20 January 2012: Gerry sets new 12-hour, 100- and 200-mile (60-69) road records

Congratulations to Gerry for his new 12-hour and new distance (100/200) mile road records!

Gerry Eddlemon (66) Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
November 5, 2011

Using surveyed Road Course near White Oak, North Carolina
100 Mile, 6hr 8 min 58 sec (6:08:58), 16.26 mph
200 Mile, 14 hr 30 min 16 sec (14:30:16), 13.79 mph
12 Hour, 159 Miles 5033 Feet (159.9533 Miles), 13.33 mph average speed

Officials: Tony Curtis, JoAnn Fafrowicz

Note: More records for Eddlemon, with even more planned for 2012!
Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

19 December 2011: Nicole Hughes and Vaune Davis receive the 2012 McSweeney Scholarship

Congratulations to Vaune Davis and Nicole Hughes!  Thet are the 2012 receipients of the McSweeney Scholarship and will be attending PAC Tour AZ Camp.  Read more about Nicole on her blog.

6 December 2011: Dan McGehee breaks the 100-mile road record!McGehee

We posted the ride report for Dan McGehee's 100-mile record-setting time-trial!

Time: 3 hours, 52 minutes, 49 seconds

Speed: 25.77 mph

Bike: Cervelo P3C

Location: course near Coolidge, Arizona

 


5 December 2011: Jan Larsen sets TWO records across Denmark

Congratulations to Jan for his records across Denmark!

Jan Larsen, 27, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Standard Bike
Denmark
Using previously established endpoints
November 12-13, 2011

E-W: 11 hr 25 min, 350 km/217.5 Miles, 30.66kph/19.04 mph
E-W-E: 26 hr 13 min, 699km/434.3 Miles, 26.66 kph/16.57 mph
W-E: No record broken

Officials: Mads Fabricius, Martin Thomassen

Note: Larsen was unable to break the Denmark W-E record, still held by Mads Fabricius, who graciously was serving as an official while Larsen attempted to break his record. Larsen promises more record attempts are coming!

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

4 December 2011: Hunter takes Ohio (W-E)

Congratulations to Michael for breaking the age-group record for Ohio (W-E)!

Michael Hunter, 60, Athens, Ohio
Standard Bike
Ohio, West-East
Using previously established endpoints
November 12, 2011
14 hr 20 min, 232.6 Miles, 16.23 mph
Official: Steve Miner

This record replaces the previous record of 15 hr 41 min by David Buzzee set in 2002.
Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

15 November 2011: Eddlemon sets new Arkansas (E-W) record and takes overall by 14 minutes

Congratulations to Gerry for setting new records (age-group and overall) for Arkansas (E-W)!

Gerry Eddlemon, 66, Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
Arkansas East-West
Using previously established endpoints
October 2, 2011
11 hr 24 min, 188.6 Miles, 16.54 mph
Official: Anthony Curtis

Note: Eddlemon's time for Arkansas is 14 minutes faster than the current E-W record by Kurt Searvogel, although fairness dictates that I mention that Searvogel was doing the second half of a double crossing when he set his record.
Searvogel's record will remain listed as it is still the best in his age category.

Drew Clark, UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

14 November 2011: Parker raises the bar with new 200 mile and 12-hour road records

parker 12-hour recordCongratulations to Maria on her new 200 mile and 12-hour road records!

Maria Parker, 48, Lumberton North Carolina
Recumbent
Road Course (White Oak, North Carolina)
October 8, 2011

200 Mile: 9 hr 27 min 10 sec (9:27:10), 21.18 mph
12 Hour: 250.365 miles, 20.86 mph

Officials: Rob Redfearn, Brad Losh

Note: The recumbent bike ridden by Maria Parker is a FRONT WHEEL drive. Very cool looking machine. This ride replaces the 12 Hour Road record set by Sandy Earl in August 2011 and also replaces the 200 Mile Road that Parker set two years ago.

Drew Clark
UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

12 November 2011: Life member Secrest sets new 100 mile track record

secrest 100-mile recordWe have a new 100 mile world track record. Congratulations to Michael!

Michael Secrest, 58, Scottsdale, Arizona
Standard Bike
Indoor Track (Home Depot Center Velodrome, Carson CA)
100 Mile
3 hr 46 min 16 sec (3:46:16)
26.52 mph
October 15, 2011
Officials: John Marino (co-founder of the UMCA), David Nelson, Margaret Nelson

Note: This is an amazing ride by Secrest. This beats the time by Rod Evans of 3:47:26 set in 1994.
Secrest now has the overall best time in this category, and he did it at age 58!

Further note: The record by Evans will remain listed as his time is still the best in his age category, even though it is no longer the overall best.

Drew Clark
UMCA Records Chairman and Board member

7 November 2011: Eddlemon sets three records across MA

We have a new state record for Massachussetts Congratulations to Gerry!

Gerry Eddlemon, 66, Knoxville, Tennessee
Standard Bike
Massachusetts South-North-South
Using previously established endpoints

September 21, 2011
North-South: 3 hr 32 min, 54.4 Miles, 15.40 mph (Age group record)
South-North: 4 hr 1 min, 60.7 Miles, 15.11 mph (Age group record)
North-South-North: 7 hr 47 min, 115.1 Miles, 14.79 mph (Age group record)

Official: Ed Collier (Certified by Drew Clark)

6 November 2011: Eddlemon ties one and sets two records across RI

We have a new state record for Rhode Island Congratulations to Gerry!

Gerry Eddlemon, 66, Knoxville Tennessee
Standard Bike
Rhode Island South-North-South
Using previously established endpoints

September 17, 2011
South-North: 3 hr 3 min, 50.6 Miles, 16.59 mph
North-South: 3 hr 0 min, 50.2 Miles, 16.73 mph (Note: this TIES a previous record)
South-North-South: 6 hr 10 min, 100.8 Miles, 16.35 mph

Official: Jerry Jones

Note: The North-South ride TIES a previous record, so both the previous record and this one will be listed.
Another great ride by the king of the record book! (Certified by Drew Clark.)


21 October 2011: Read about Bobby's record across NY

Read Bobby Leong's story about his record-setting ride across NY  E-W (2011)

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15 October 2011: Read about Cathy's record across OK

Read Cathy Cramer's story about her record-setting ride across OK W-E (2010)

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11 October 2011: Browser compatibility improved

The site works best in Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera. Now works with IE8! (Fixed the wrapping issue.)


8 October 2011: New Ultracycling site goes live

We've made the online ride submission forms for the Year-Rounder (and Indoor Competition) more secure.
As a result of these changes, you now must sign into the site in order to submit rides.

18 September 2011: Michael Arenberg sets Illinois Record

We have a new state record for Illinois. Congratulations to Michael.

Michael Arenberg, 51, Belleville, Illinois
Standard Bike
Illinois West-East (using previously established endpoints)
September 18, 2011
8 hr 14 min, 155.0 miles, 18.83 mph
Official: Tom Jackson

17 September 2011: Bobby Leong sets New York Record

We have a new state record for New York. Congratulations to Bobby, who qualified for RAAM with this ride.
Read the story about his adventure.

Bobby Leong, 48, Astoria, New York
Standard Bike
New York East-West
New endpoints:

  East: NY/MA state line on US Hwy 20 (Columbia Pike) southeast of Lebanon Springs, NY
  West: East end of the Rainbow Bridge on 89 Niagara Street, Niagara Fall, NY

September 17, 2011
1 day 9 hr 56 min, 365.7 Miles, 10.78 mph
Officials: Brad Gansberg, Carl Morrishow

11 September 2011: Christopher Hodges sets New Hampshire Record

We have a new state record for New Hampshire. Congratulations to Chris.

Christopher Hodges, 43, Campton, New Hampshire
Standard Bike
New Hampshire North-South (using previously established endpoints)
September 11, 2011
12 hr 38 minutes, 229.4 Miles, 18.16 mph
Official: Brett Walker

10 September 2011: Scott Freeman sets Oklahoma Record

We have a new state record for Oklahoma. Congratulations to Scott.

Scott Freeman, 56, Midwest City, Oklahoma
Unfaired recumbent
Oklahoma South-North (using previously established endpoints)
September 10, 2011
17 hr 12 min, 229.9 Miles,13.37 mph
Official: Mary Watts

3 September 2011: Mark Peterson and Bill Emery set a new Oregon 2X relay record

Mark Peterson, 42, Lake Oswego, Oregon (Standard Bike)
Bill Emery, 36, Sherwood, Oregon (Recumbent)
Standard/Recumbent
Oregon North-South (using previously established endpoints)
September 3, 2011
13 hr 55 min, 292.3 miles, 21.00 mph
Official: Scott Engle

Note: Excellent average speed. These two riders really zipped along! Their planning was meticulous. They matched their expected power output specifically to each segment to be ridden and calculated ETAs all along the route. And then went even faster than they planned!

3-4 September 2011: Ross Muecke sets two Washington Records

We have two new state records for Washington state! Congratulations to Ross.

Ross Muecke, 46, Kennewick, Washington
Standard bike
Washington South-North-South (using previously established endpoints)
South-North: 15 hr 34 min, 263.9 miles, 16.95 mph
South-North-South: 35 hr 00 min, 525.8 miles, 15.02 mph
September 3-4, 2011
Officials: Nancy Holton, Brian Cimmiyotti

27 August 2011: Mary Kay sets Nebraska Record

We have a new state record for Nebraska. Congratulations to Sara Kay.

Sara Kay Carrell, 34, Hays, Kansas
Unfaired recumbent
Nebraska South-North (using previously established endpoints)
August 27, 2011
12 hr 45 min, 218.9 Miles, 17.17 mph average speed
Official: Lyle Nordhooek

26 June 2011: Gerry puts Hawaii on the map with THREE records

We have three new state records for Hawaii. Congratulations to Gerry.

Gerry Eddlemon, 66, Knoxville, TN
Standard Bike
Hawaii
North-South-North
New endpoints:
   North: Upolu Airport entrance at north end of Upolu Airport Road
   South: South end of South Point Road at parking lot (about 0.2 mile northwest of Ka Lae (southernmost point in USA)
June 26, 2011
N-S: 8 hr 36 min, 116.2 miles, 13.51 mph
S-N: 11 hr 8 min, 116.1 miles, 10.43 mph
N-S-N: 20 hr 0 min, 232.3 miles, 11.62 mph
Official: Anthony Curtis