2008 Calvin's 12 Hour Challenge: Old Men Win At My Worst Weather Calvin’s.
2007 Calvin's 12 Hour Challenge: The Year of the Recumbent.
2006 Calvin's 12 Hour Challenge: A Record 7 Top Mileage Riders.
2005 Calvin's 12 Hour Challenge: Cold IFB Limits Miles.
2004 ACME 12 Hour Challenge: Chew Sets New Course Record of 224 Miles.
2004 Calvin's 12 Hour Challenge: Vehicle Kills Cyclist, Event Cancelled.
2003 Calvin's 12 Hour Challenge: Danny's 256 Mile View From the Lead Pack.
2002 Calvin's 12 Hour Challenge: Chew, Hekman, & Marshall Ride 256 Miles.
2001 Calvin's 12 Hour Challenge: Chew & Wilmer Set New Course Record of 264 Miles.
2000 Calvin's 12 Hour Challenge: Chew Sets New Course Record of 263 Miles.
DANNY'S 508 MILES SMASHES COURSE RECORD AT THE 2000 UMCA 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIP RACE IN IOWA:
The 2000 24 Hour Championships were held on September 16-17 at Eldridge, Iowa. The competition this year was unbelievable, with a large number of RAAM riders showing up to go head-to-head on a 24 hour course. The weather was nearly perfect, with clear skies, daytime temperature in the mid-70s, and a southwest wind at 5-10 MPH. The course consisted of 153 mile day loop over flat to moderately hilly Iowa countryside, followed by a 15.22 mile night loop. A total of 58 riders registered for the 24 hour race, including RAAM veterans Rob Kish, Danny Chew, local hero Tom Buckley, Austrian Herbert Weneweger, Mark Patten, and Byron Rieper . With so many high-powered riders in the race, there was a real possibility that Michael Secrest’s course record of 505 miles (set in 1997) could be broken, and that Emmy Klassen’s female record of 428 miles (also 1997) was also in danger.
Perhaps the biggest story of the race was Danny Chew’s amazing 508 mile record ride. He was a man possessed, never leaving his bike and riding like a demon throughout the race, averaging 21.25 mph. RAAM veteran Herbert Meneweger and Ivan Dotto were the first off the day loop, in six hours 40 minutes (22.9 mph). Two-time RAAM winner Danny Chew was 11 minutes back as they started the night loop. Chew chased hard and 11 hours into the race he passed Dotto and went after Meneweger, who was still eight minutes ahead. Chew took just three hours to close this gap - when he pedaled past the timing station at 8:25 p.m. he was two minutes in the lead. A lap later he had a seven minute lead and after another lap he was up by 14 minutes. At 2:23 a.m., 426 miles into the race, Chew lapped Meneweger. The two riders had different styles. Chew rolled into the start/finish area barking orders to his crew: "bottle", "light", "Vaseline". Looking harried, he'd grab and go as the crew yelled out his lead over Meneweger. Meneweger used a helmet-mounted radio to talk to the crew, took hand-offs at the edge of the start/finish area, pedaled calmly past the officials, and then out on the course talked with his crew about splits and pacing, as they studied the leader board. Chew stayed focused and rode to a course record - he was so focused that he continued riding after the clock stopped and missed the awards ceremony! Meneweger took second with 483 miles and Dotto was third with 471 miles. RAAM veteran Tom Buckley, by taking fourth place, maintained his lead over Chew in the John Marino Competition to determine the ultra rider of the year.
For most of the night, Danny rode with only a jersey and shorts, even though the temperature dipped into the low-50’s. It was an awesome performance. The competition was so intense that as Tom said after race, ‘I finished with my 2nd best 24 hour time at 454 miles, only to tie for 5th!’ (Actually, he beat Rob Kish by 2 miles, who finished 6th). A complete listing of splits time for Danny's ride can be found here.
Three riders rode at least 425 miles to qualify for the Race Across America: Ivan Dotto, age 31 (471 miles), Franz Venier, 37 (465 miles), Dan Jordan, 34 (444 miles) and Jerry Sears, 60, rode 406 miles, surpassing the 60+ standard of 375 miles. Jay Ambroson Patricia Cole won the mixed tandem division, with 305 miles. Although Kenny and Chew had very impressive rides, they did not set world records. The women's world 24 hour record is 461.45 miles set by C. Roberts. The men's record is 525.07 miles set by A. Wilkinson. The records are sanctioned by the British Road Time Trials Council
|Subject:|| 508 Mile Iowa 24 Hour Race Lap Times & MPH Chart for Danny Chew|