The newest entry in the Guiness Book of World Records belongs to a bicycle rider.
On Wednesday, in the high desert of Southern California, the firstever bicycle speed-wheelie record was set by Kona Clump, freak rider Bobby Root, according to a press release issued by Kona.
Riding his 2001 Kona Roast, equipped with a 54-tooth chainring, slick tires, disc brakes, high tech speed and angle meters, and miniature cameras, Root pedaled his bike — yes, pedaled, no tow — in a van-draft up to 86.1 mph. He then popped the front end up and rode a wheelie for over 35 yards.
Then, with cops, cameras
The Jelly Belly cycling team announced its 2001 line-up on Thursday, and the squad features several youthful additions. Eddy Gragus will once again head the team, joined by returning riders Kirk Albers, Norm Carter and Mariano Friedick. The newcomers are Brad Buccambuso, Jonathan Erdelyi, Damon Kluck and Jason McCartney.
"Brad and Jonathan did well in the espoirs ranks, both in the U.S. and abroad; Damon was riding on his own all season, yet still placed consistently in the top 20 or 25 in NRC events; and Jason is a very aggressive rider who impressed our guys at Killington. Combined with
With UCI paperwork due into USA Cycling, the Division III line-up in the U.S. is becoming clear. Among the eight U.S. teams, six are previewed in the Feb. 5 issue of VeloNews -- 7-Up-Colorado Cyclist, Zaxby's, Jelly Belly, NetZero, Prime Alliance and Noble House. Details of the two remaining teams, DeFeet-LeMond and RealityBikes.com, have come out this week.
The DeFeet-LeMond team makes the move from the amateur ranks to Division III after several successful seasons. Last year, highlights included third place at the espoir national time trial championship and fourth at the elite