Cycling Personal Records
This page is mainly for my own use. The records are nothing
special, but I figured I would write them down so that I don't forget.
This just seemed to be a convenient place to keep them, where I could
find them without digging through my shelves... :-)
Speeds in parentheses list both my bike computer velocity, and my
overall (distance/time) velocity. The first number only counts
the time that the wheel is rotating, and does not include stoplights,
stopsigns, and food breaks. The stopwatch, however, runs continuously,
so the second number is overall average speed.
Most of these records were set with my Fuji Mountain bike. However,
I've started attacking my PR's with my new Performance R205 road bike.
Each record has a [Mtn] or [Road] tag to signify which bike was used
for the record.
50 miles: 2:42:40 (18.7 / 18.4 mph) [Mtn]
This was the first half of a 100-mile ride. This section was a
1-way trip from Palo Alto to Gilroy, June 30, 1996.
100 miles: 5:38:08 (18.6 / 17.7 mph) [Mtn]
This was a pretty flat century, from Palo Alto to Gilroy to Los
Altos, June 30, 1996. The total climb was 1380'.
200 miles: 17:44:00 (15 / 11.3 mph) [Road]
This ride was part of my trip from Palo Alto to San Luis Obispo, March
21, 1997. I hit the 200-mile-mark south of Atascadero. I had no
tailwind on the trip, except for the draft from passing trucks on 101.
At the 200-mile mark, I had climbed over 5000 feet, and was roughly 900
feet above my starting point. [I don't know exactly, because my
My old record [Mtn] was 18:52, 13.6mph, 5400', on a nearly closed loop
from Palo Alto - Hollister - Monterey - Los Gatos, July 13, 1996.
Stanford->Home: 54:05 (18.1 / 18.2 mph) [Road]
It's a 16.4 mile ride (each way) from the Rains Houses (Stanford)
to my home in Belmont. My route follows Foothill, Sand Hill,
Whiskey Hill, Canada, and Ralston. It's 1070 feet of climbing
going home, and 820 feet of climbing coming back. There are
nine stoplights and six stopsigns along the way. I set these
records on May 3, 1997 and September 29, 1996 (The first weekend
that I had my road bike) respectively. My old [Mtn] records were
58:40 and 53:50).
Home->Stanford: 49:35 (20.1 / 19.8 mph) [Road]
Canada Road: 19:58 (22.8 / 22.8 mph) [Road]
This is a common local time-trial course. From Edgewood Road
to (almost) Highway 92 and back, it's 7.6 miles (and about
300 feet of climbing). I set this record on January 12, 2000.
My old road bike record was 20:45, set on Jan. 17, 1997.
Mega-Monster Pinnacles Enduro: 4:51:50 (19.0 / 18.7 mph) [Road]
I did this annual Low-Key event on Feb. 8, 1997. It starts in Gilroy
and covers 90.8 miles en route to Pinnacles Nat'l Monument and back.
Since the ride is an enduro, drafting is only allowed for the first
3.3 miles. I solo'ed the rest of the way.
The total climb for the ride is about 2450 feet.
Montebello Road: 37:33 (54 vertical feet per minute (vfpm)) [Road]
This hill climbs 2020 feet in 5.2 miles. This was a
Low-Key Hillclimb, October 5, 1996.
Old La Honda Road: 21:19 (61 vfpm) [Road]
I did this June 19, 1997. At the time, the combined weight of me
and my (stripped-bare) bike was 199 pounds. This hill climbs 1300 feet
in 3.3 miles. For comparison of my improvement, my old [Mtn] record was
29:08, set on the Low-Key Hillclimb, October 29, 1995.
Page Mill Road: 45:23 (47 vfpm) [Road]
This hill climbs 2130 feet in 8.7 miles. This was a
Low-Key Hillclimb, October 12, 1996. My previous record
was 54:16 [Mtn], on the Low-Key Hillclimb, October 21, 1995.
Mount Diablo: 1:10:40 (46 vfpm) [Road]
This hill climbs 3250 feet in 11.1 miles. This was a
Low-Key Hillclimb, October 19, 1996. The route started
at the base of South Gate Road. My previous record was
1:20:34 [Mtn] on the Low-Key Hillclimb, Nov. 4, 1995.
King's Mountain: 26:57 (58 vfpm) [Road]
This hill climbs 1570 feet in 4.2 miles. This was a
Low-Key Hillclimb, October 26, 1996. The route started
at the intersection of Greer Road.
Hwy 84 (West) - Old La Honda: 52:57 (32 vfpm) [Road]
This hill climbs 1690 feet in 14.0 miles. This was a
Low-Key Hillclimb, November 2, 1996. The route started
at Stage Rd. in San Gregorio, and climbed up to Skyline.
My split time was 20:44 over the first 7.5 miles
(21.7 mph, 0.8% grade), and 32:13 over the last 6.5 miles
(12.1 mph, 3.9% grade).
Bohlman - On Orbit - Bohlman: 36:56 (54 vfpm) [Road]
This hill climbs 2030 feet in 4.3 miles. This was a
Low-Key Hillclimb, November 9, 1996. The route started
at the cemetery in Saratoga.
Highway 9 (East side): 41:46 (50 vfpm) [Road]
This hill climbs 2090 feet in 6.8 miles. I did it on June 20, 1997.
The time includes about 65 seconds sitting still, waiting for a red
light about 1/3 of the way up, where part of the highway had washed
out, and was down to one lane. My previous [Mtn] record was 46:15,
set on a Low-Key Hillclimb, November 18, 1995. The route started in
Saratoga, heading westbound to the summit.
Alpine - Joaquin Rd: 15:13 (49 vfpm) [Road]
This hill climbs 740 feet in 3.3 miles. This was a
Low-Key Hillclimb, November 16, 1996. The route started
at the intersection of Alpine and Corte Madera, which is the
next (and last) stopsign up from Portola Road.
Hicks - Loma Almaden: 51:57 (40 vfpm) [Road]
This hill climbs 2070 feet in 7.6 miles. This was a
Low-Key Hillclimb, November 23, 1996. The route started
at the school at the base of Hicks, and ended at the gate
on Loma Almaden.
Mount Hamilton: 1:40:40 (43 vfpm) [Road]
This hill climbs 4300 feet in 19.0 miles. This was a
Low-Key Hillclimb, November 28, 1996. The route started
at the intersection of Alum Rock and Mount Hamilton Road.
My previous record was 2:00:00 [Mtn], on the
Low-Key Hillclimb, November 23, 1995.
Mount Tamalpais: 51:57 (42 vfpm) [Mtn]
This hill climbs 2200 feet in 8.0 miles. This was a
Low-Key Hillclimb, November 11, 1995. The route went up
Fairfax-Bolinas (west side) and Ridgecrest.
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