Thursday, December 10, 2009

Maas Van Beek // Hour Record on BIG Gear

"Maas van Beek broke the hour record behind a derny on Monday in Moscow. The Dutchman reached 66.443 kilometers behind pacemaker Wilco van der Hoorn. The previous record holder was Matthé Pronk with 66.017 kilometers.

Van Beek was pushing an enormous gear of 70x13 during the hour, according to De Telegraaf. He started out with an average of 67km/h and reached the 50-kilometer mark with an average of 66.717 km/h."!

But WTF? No seat, no disc or other aero wheels and no mitts?

Ok, it turns out that the pic above I first posted is not from his record-breaking race but from some entirely else weird attempt to ride without a saddle for some reason. The pic below is the real thing.

1 comment:

young gun said...

that front ring does not look like a 70?