world record attempt

There will be a world record attempt for unicycling one hour (women) on 2 Sept
1995 in Schwedt/Oder, Germany. Just to be sure that it is really a world record:
Do anybody know about previous record attempts? Is there a statistics list about
unicycling sports records?

Thank you for reading this news.

Ralf Laue, Leipzig, Germany

Re: world record attempt

In a message dated 95-08-22 18:37:26 EDT, you write:

>There will be a world record attempt for unicycling one hour (women) on 2 Sept
>1995 in Schwedt/Oder, Germany. Just to be sure that it is really a world
>record: Do anybody know about previous record attempts?

Many respondents thought you meant ‘endurance’ of one hour. If you did, that’s
been done already.

According to THE UNICYCLE BOOK by Jack Wiley, 1973, the winner of a ‘Rideathon’
(continue riding as long as possible) was Mona Micheli, who rode continuously
for seven hours, one minute. This was in Marion, Ohio in 1972.

I assume you mean ‘distance ridden in one hour’ as is a coveted record
among bicyclists. I don’t know of any one hour records for women. Here are
two for men:

The July, 1975 issue of the Unicycling Society of America NEWSLETTER listed some
speed records that were set in 1888. In Peoria, Illinois, Bert Myers rode his
‘Light Champion’ unicycle 13 miles and 5098 feet in one hour. (Sorry, I’m
leaving the metric conversion headache to you). The ‘Light Champion’ was a
bicycle, which in 1886 came with wheels between 48 and 60 inches. We don’t know
which size he rode.

In 1986, Floyd Beattie of Athens, Ohio set a one hour record at a meeting of the
International Human Powered Vehicle Association. I can’t find the exact details,
but I believe he got just under 15 miles. He was using a 40 or 45 inch wheel.

On August 9, 1987, Takayuki Koike of Kanagawa, Japan rode 100 miles in 6 hours,
44 minutes, 21.48 seconds. He did not get off the unicycle. This is the current
world record, and is listed in Guinness. His unicycle had a 42" (heavy) air
tire. Floyd Beattie was racing with him (at almost twice Takayuki’s age) and
finished in 6:59. He at least got off a few times!

Those will be hard acts to follow. I know the men’s hour record can be broken,
because when Floyd set the record he was sick, and didn’t quite finish his hour.
I imagine a women’s record of a similar time can be set, or a slower time with a
smaller wheel.

Please let us all know the results of the event, including wheel sizes and crank
arm lengths used. Then the next challengers will know what to shoot for!

Stay on Top! John Foss (who prefers to race for 1 minute or less)
unicycle@aol.com

Re: world record attempt

In article <41d7an$lnb@server2.rz.uni-leipzig.de>
mam92esf@studserv.uni-leipzig.de writes:

> There will be a world record attempt for unicycling one hour (women) on 2
> Sep 1995

One hour? What are the conditions (can you set your foot down at any time?) I’ve
never tried endurance, but I’d imagine 1 hour’s been passed by both sexes… I
dunno. Maybe its harder than it sounds. :slight_smile:


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Re: world record attempt

>One hour? What are the conditions (can you set your foot down at any time?)
>I’ve never tried endurance, but I’d imagine 1 hour’s been passed by both
>sexes… I dunno. Maybe its harder than it sounds.

I know I’ll never set an endurance record, but 1 hour seems like a helluva long
time… I’m pretty sure my personal best is in the one - two minute range…

Re: world record attempt

In article <41ih4h$i00@solaris.cc.vt.edu>, jolevy@vt.edu (Josh Levy) writes:
|> >One hour? What are the conditions (can you set your foot down at any time?)
|> >I’ve never tried endurance, but I’d imagine 1 hour’s been passed by both
|> >sexes… I dunno. Maybe its harder than it sounds.

Sound’s kinda short to me, pretty sure I’ve exceeded one hour many times.

I ride 20 - 30 minutes everyday without a dismount, and I’m not trying for
any record.

It’s harder to stay up that long if your doing trick’s though, If you are
pushing your limits (like you should be) you’re gonna fall in short time.

|> I know I’ll never set an endurance record, but 1 hour seems like a helluva
|> long time… I’m pretty sure my personal best is in the one - two minute
|> range…

You’ll get there, riding in a straight line is pretty easy after a while.

Eric

Re: world record attempt

> |> >One hour? What are the conditions (can you set your foot down at any
> |> >time?) I’ve never tried endurance, but I’d imagine 1 hour’s been passed by
> |> >both sexes… I dunno. Maybe its harder than it sounds.

I think the point is to see who can go the greatest distance in the
specified time.

Re: world record attempt

Anyone know anything about this?

> any info on an attempt at “most people on a unicycle” world record at
> Trafalguar SQ. London today the 20th april

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