Photography ~ Facebook– June 2016 Photo-a-Day Challenge–Day 11

Since I cannot submit a collage, I have to find a single photograph to represent my 2008 [odyssey] rides.

The  prompt is: If I wrote a novel, it would be about…

…a 2008 Coast-to-Coast [and more] Cycling Odyssey

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Niagara Falls

This novel would begin with a Catrike Rally in Winter Garden, Florida, followed by the Face of America Ride from Bethesda, Maryland to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Late June ’08 began the actual odyssey by biking in Virginia & Tennessee; then a drive [with a breakdown in South Dakoda] to Idaho, then on to Wenatchee & Seattle, Washington; from Seattle a one-day [204-mile] bike ride to Portland, Oregon; follow that with a drive to Minnesota for a short visit with Hazel. Go from there to Iowa for RAGBRAI. Meet friends in Illinois and ride with them. Go home for a few days before driving to Buffalo, New York to ride with cyclist at Niagara. Home again, then to Georgia and later to Charleston, South Carolina for more riding.

Two Thousand Eight was a heck of a cycling year. I am glad I documented enough of the story that [if I were so inclined] I could indeed write a novel about a fictionized character who took on these feats and met the challenges as they happened. Could there be “a Best Seller” here?

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Photography ~ Facebook– June 2016 Photo-a-Day Challenge–Day 11

These are from way back–2008

If I wrote a novel, it would be about…

[A 2008 Coast-to-Coast [and more] Cycling Odyssey]Odyssey1 and 2

This novel would begin with a Catrike Rally in Winter Garden, Florida, followed by the Face of America Ride from Bethesda, Maryland to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Late June ’08 began the actual odyssey by biking in Virginia & Tennessee; then a drive [with a breakdown in South Dakoda] to Idaho, then on to Wenatchee & Seattle, Washington; from Seattle a one-day [204-mile] bike ride to Portland, Oregon; follow that with a drive to Minnesota for a short visit with Hazel. Go from there to Iowa for RAGBRAI. Meet friends in Illinois and ride with them. Go home for a few days before driving to Buffalo, New York to ride with cyclist at Niagara. Home again, then to Georgia and later to Charleston, South Carolina for more riding.

Two Thousand Eight was a heck of a cycling year. I am glad I documented enough of the story that [if I were so inclined] I could indeed write a novel about a fictionized character who took on these feats and met the challenges as they happened. Could there be “a Best Seller” here?

10/05 Metric Century ~ It is Done!

Actually a metric+ of 64 miles. I’ll take it!

Fayetteville-Cumberland County Metric Century

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Maria Parker’s Vendetta Century, White Oak, NC, 10/01/2010, Pic

Maria Parker [MPP100Record008]

This photograph taken by Mike Zagorski, shot that with Dr. Jim Parker’s camera.
It is posted in Dr. Jim Parker’s Blog at the Cruzbike Site. He says:

Pending certification by the UMCA and World Recumbent Record Association,  Maria Parker, my lovely wife, has significantly raised the mark for the women’s 100 mile road event. She set the current record of 4:48 (four hours, forty eight minutes) last October on the Silvio (on her way to the 200 mile and 12-hour Records).  On 1 October 2010, she completed the 100 miles in 4:27, averaging a blistering pace of 22.5 mph. Starting at 6:18 am in darkness, in White Oak, NC. She fought wind gusts up to 20 mph under overcast skies as the last remnants of a deadly tropical depression cleared the area. The Cruzbike Vendetta performed flawlessly. Even when heading directly into the headwinds on the 20-mile loop course, she was able to sustain speeds over 20 mph.

Many thanks to John Tolhurst, Doug Burton, and the entire Cruzbike community for helping bring to life such an amazing bicycle. Together, we have created a speed machine for the open road that may have no equal.

I like the motion in this picture. Maria look very relaxed here. Thanks Jim for the permission to publish this picture here. –jim artis

Garmin Edge 705 Speed Metric

Mike Zagorski joins BROL as mzagorski to respond to members

Mike in Air Sir, you get an A+ for joining. Thanks! I know members are really interested in getting your perspective on both Cruzbikes you have ridden and how you felt today during your record attempt.

What a fantastic opportunity this is. You may or may not know. I am a roadie as well, yet I ride recumbents for the fun of it. I’m treated well by locals and BROL members. Glad you have posted comments there and that you will respond to specific questions.

I appreciate what you are doing. –jim

Mike Zagorski’s Vendetta Century, White Oak, NC, a few pics…

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Mike Zagorski’s Vendetta Century, White Oak, NC,10/02/2010

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Mike Zagorski left Maria's Loop
 

Mike Zagorski, Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawaii, USA [He’s a Scot]

 
     
 

BROL Thread ~ Cruzbike Thread

 

   100 Mile Record

Mike called it a day at just over 50 miles. Today was not the day for this rider on this bike to break Dan  McGehee’s world record. Note, his average speed is 23+ mph for a “new-to-the-bike” rider. That is not shabby. I give my congratulation to him for his effort. More time on the Vendetta may have produced a different result. We will have to see where this goes. I hope Dr. Parker will add comments to this. Thanks to those of you who followed. –jim