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Today, my quad was named Fargo

That is Fargo as in Wells Fargo & Company. I choose the name Fargo because the quad has some characteristics of a stagecoach [at least in my mind] and it will be used to ride far [cycling tours]. The images I have of a stagecoach have larger rear wheels to better handle mud & ruts.

stagecoachA Wells Fargo & Co Stagecoach

Should that be the case for my quad. Utah Trikes has a 24” rear—20” front build. I think not for touring. This is to avoid needing to carry 2 different tire & tube sizes. Given that, I plan to stay with 20” wheels around. Now, if Ashley Guy, Utah Trikes gives me compelling reasons to use a 24” wheel, I will reconsider.

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December 7, 1941, lives in history…

Attack on Pearl Harbor from a Japanese planes viewIt is the day [at 7:48 a.m. HST] that the Empire of Japan attacked the United States of America at Pearl Harbora day which lives in infamy.

Today, we remember the 2,402 Americans killed and the 1,282 Americans wounded there [the losses by both sides can be viewed here].

Today, is also likely to mark the end of the 100K Milestone Contest for The Cycling Experiences Blog. More on that later…

THREE [3] World Records ~ Maria Parker

World Record Spreadsheet

Well, my unofficial spreadsheet now has the UMCA OFFICIAL RESULTS [lap 13 above–bolded]for Maria Parker’s ride October 10, 2009. Congratulations Maria and crew. Now we knew [unofficially] she had ridden more than 241 miles. Here is what we did not know for sure [the other 2 records]:

  • 100 Mile               4 hr 47 min 56 sec             4:47:56                  20.84 mph
  • 200 Mile               9 hr 55 min 34 sec             9:55:34                  20.15 mph

I think there are many who would love to complete a century that fast. most would love to just finish a double-century. These records are a remarkable achievement by a remarkable person.

Thanks to Dr. Jim Parker for providing me the official results [e-mail addresses removed].

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