49 year-old Maria Parker, a mother of four kids and co-owner of NBG Supporter, Cruz Bike, the amazing Front Wheel Drive recumbent bike, just broke the world 24-hour record. HERE is the news story that appeared about her breaking it.
And here is the result (from the Cruz Bike Facebook page):
CRUZBIKEOk, back home now. 24-hour mileage is 470-ish. 12-hr mileage 258-ish. 200 mile time 9:20-ish. All significantly longer/faster world records, pending certification. Cold temperatures forced Maria to wear a puffy fleece coat at night + fatigue and angry stomach brought 32 mile laps from under 1:30 to about 2 hours each. Maria is tired, now sitting in a warm shower. -Jim
Sidelined away from the Eagle here in Ireland, I am rolling a lot of miles on my recumbent (an S&B made by the recently deceased Jack Baker), where I do not work the upper body. Seems everywhere I go I am a curiosity.