Maria Parker ~ Update #04 ~ 10/10/2009

Maria Parker’s Quest for a World Record

Well, my dear readers,

Maria Parker did it! She rode 241+ miles in 12 hours to set a World Record for a woman on a recumbent bicycle. Congratulation to Maria and her team. They were awesome today. Maria endured a fall and a change of bicycles and still persevered. You are our heroine. Maria, we are indeed proud of you and your accomplishments. The best…

It is DONE!
It is DONE!
It is DONE!
It is DONE! It is DONE! It is DONE! It is DONE!

Maria Parker ~ Update #03 ~ 10/10/2009

Maria Parker’s Quest for a World Record
 

Good afternoon,

We have had some rain [on Lap #9 for Maria. It has turned to a drizzle. There are wet roads though. She still looks comfortable. Her average speed is 20.28 mph / 32.64 km/h. Maria has been on the course for over 8 hours—2/3rds done. At this point, I’m wondering what distance the prognosticators are predicting for her 12-hour ride???

Lap 6, ending
Lap 8 is done
Lap 8 is done Lap 8 is done Lap 8 is done Lap 8 is done

Maria Parker ~ Update #02 ~ 10/10/2009

Maria Parker’s Quest for a World Record    
Maria's Loop
 

Hi,

It is not raining yet [10:44 a.m. EDT. Maria is now on lap #5. Her time has extended 1 minute on each lap, yet her overall average for 80 miles is just over 21 mph / 33.85 km/h. I think she is doing very well.

  Heading back to White Oak on Lap #4
Heading back to White Oak on Lap #4 Heading back to White Oak on Lap #4 Heading back to White Oak on Lap #4 Heading back to White Oak on Lap #4

Maria Parker ~ Update #01 ~ 10/10/2009

Maria Parker’s Quest for a World Record    
Maria's Loop
 

Good Morning to all,

Maria was off at exactly 6:30 a.m. EDT, followed by her husband Jim, mechanic, Doug Burton, and UMCA race officials. I took several pictures, with a few keepers. We now have daylight. It is 7:20 a.m. as I prepare this post. Lap one should be coming up soon. Until…

  Just before roll out
Just before roll outJust before roll out