Traithlon cycling – Challenge Wanaka
Thought for the day…” We learn the ropes of life by untying the knots”
” Better to be an optimist who gets disappointed than a pessimist who has no hope”.
There are 2 classes of cycle speed records, paced (where the cyclist is cycling behind a screen to shield from the wind) or unpaced. Sebastian Bowier (Netherlands) holds the fastest unpaced cycle record on the flat, 133.7 km/h. The highest unpaced speeds have been reached downhill, with the fastest ones being attained downhill on snow. Eric Barone (France) reached 222 km/h in Les Arcs in the year 2000. And for endurance, the record for the distance cycled in 24 hours on roads is held by Jean Pascal Rouse (France) in Caderousse in 2009 when he cycled 839 km, which is an average of over 34.9 km/h.
Another photo of the cycling leg of Challenge Wanaka for the photo today. Taken this year at the final corner before T2 (transition 2). The cycling leg was won by Dougal Allen, with a time of 4 hours 30 minutes 50 seconds for the scenic 180km course. Challenge Wanaka is said to be the world’s most scenic triathlon competition. The next race takes place on 20th February 2016.
and another photo from the archives….water delivery in rural Rwanda….
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