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Subject: Re: 24 Hour Bicycle Climbing Records
In article <email@example.com>,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Gladu) wrote:
> In article <01bbdf42$e7cc92c0$d31ba980@leigh-culpepper>, "Leigh Culpepper"
> < email@example.com> wrote:
> > I'm searching for information about records for the most amount of vertical
> > feet climb on a road bike on paved road climbs in 24 hours. I'd appreciate
> > any information.
> I believe the only organizations currently operating that keep 24 hour
> records are the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association and the Human Powered
> Vehicle Association, both in the USA.
> Since most of their events are designed around the principle of setting
> records for maximum distance during that time period, you will not find
> many, if /any/ events with much climbing.
This may be of interest. I set a 24 hour world record for the
24 hour period via stairs in the Westin Hotel in Detroit on
Jan 28-29, 1995. The distance of 50,596 vertical feet was achieved
in 78 ascents, descents by elevator. There were 8 official judges
as sanctioned by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association. The record is
recognized as acceptable by the Guinness Book of Records' researchers, Facts on
I believe this to be an absolute world record for vertical ascent by human
powered means of any type.
The closest thing to a 24 hour vertical cycling record would be a
record on file with the UMCA for the Blue Ridge Parkway. It took somewhat more
than 24 hours, but it is something in the 40,000+ foot range.
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