Photo of the Day: October 24, 2010

24 Oct

Sam Whittingham. We’re quite pretty sure most of our readers haven’t heard of him. We hope to feature this guy someday even though he is NOT a track cyclist. Sam is a Canadian cyclist who has held several world records on recumbent bicycles. His story has become an inspiration to a lot of people, us included. We first heard of his story way back in 2001 when the IHPVA held the World Human Powered Speed Challenge and this was made into some sort of media frenzy by the British who made a spectacle by entering the race with an ultra expensive recumbent bicycle ridden by then Olympic champion Jason Queally televised by the defunct channel NOW. Their attempt was a total failure and was really embarrassing as they got creamed by the other riders including a then 16 year old female rider! Sam won the challenge and also managed to break some records. Of course we hope to share more of this story some day.

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2 Responses to “Photo of the Day: October 24, 2010”

  1. Ablashitski October 26, 2010 at 2:20 am #

    Actually, Sam was a track cyclist.

    • The Fixed Gear October 26, 2010 at 10:35 am #

      We weren’t aware of this interesting factoid, so thanks for the info.

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