Ladies and gentlemen! Please be informed that the next fixed.org.au hour challenge will be held on Saturday the 29th March at 10am at the Brunswick outdoor velodrome. Unfortunately the venue is already booked on that evening so instead of delaying it until April, we will run it in the morning with the first hour scheduled to begin at 10am sharp.
There are strictly 12 places for this event and we will run two sessions of 6 riders. Anyone is welcome to come along and cheer - the more the better.
The Challenge: How many laps of the Brunswick outdoor velodrome can you do in exactly one hour?
If you’d like to give it a go, please send an email with the following information to nathan at undershorts dot org:
1: your name
2: the distance you hope to ride (eg 33km)
3: the gear you intend to ride
For this event you’ll need to ride a track bike or a fixed conversion, and if you have a brake it will need to be disconnected since there will be other riders on the track. Please - no flatbars or risers. If you have no idea at all how far you’d like to go just say ~30km. If you’d like to see how the other attempts went, check these topics:
We had some very difficult conditions Saturday, but three and a half* riders attempted the challenge anyhow. Damoh’s skinsuit rode an impressive 34.5km pushing 92.6" - it will be interesting to see what it can do in good conditions! Thanks to Nick, 99, Chris, Cress and Omar for helping out with the counting.
Name | Gear | Laps | Dist. | Pedals | Avg. Cadence
Damoh | 92.6" | 107+80m | 34.51 km | 4804 | 80.1rpm
Steve | 77.6" | 97+240m | 31.45 km | 5221 | 87.0rpm
Tally | 82.8" | 93+160m | 30.09 km | 4683 | 78.0rpm
Lap cards (with split graphs) can be collected on the next Saturday ride.
Romain rode the last 25minutes of the hour, completing 42 laps or 13.52km.
Thanks nath and to everyone who helped out with counting and support… God we needed the support.
The wind coming off the bend was hellish. I have to admit it was one of the hardest rides i’ve done, but having actually finished it, i think it was great fun and will definitely front up for the next one. My aim was to make 30km and somehow i limped over the line. I’m sure my splits will show the rapid descent into snail pace as the laps went on and the conditions ground us down. Hopefully the next one will be a beautiful sunny and still day.