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PEEP THAT CRANKSET
« Harry Grant… at his first successful attempt on the motor-paced hour record at the Parc des Princes, Paris, July 1932 and paced by Leon Vanderstufyt on a massive pacing machine with a roller 60cm behind the rear wheel. He broke the world records for 5km, 10km and 50km going on to set a new distance for the hour record of 52 miles 215 yards riding a Selbach taper tube pacing machine. »
More info on Bikeville.
Stayer racing — Derny racing — Motor paced racing — Whatever it’s called, it’s always interested me. I’ve seen some on video but I’ve always wanted to see one live. Unfortanely, it’s not a very common race and these days as it’s rare to catch one anywhere except for the European Six Day circuit.
This photo (taken by Radek Orzsewski) from the recent Berlin Six Day really captures the intense concentration required by both the pacesetters and the riders to remain in sync at such high speeds.
See more excellent shots of the action at the Berlin Six at Radek’s Flickr.
Real racers shave with Gillette!
« Success at a stayer match is only possible when pacer and stayer are completely attuned to each other. When shaving the unit and blade must also be one.
Therefore, use in your Gillette device only Gillette blades - the most durable and strongest in the world.
A Gillette razor and Gillette Blue Blades belong together.
A “good morning” starts with Gillette! »
1993 World Championships - Motor Pace Race
I think this is the last year they held stayer races at the World Champs.
I know Phil Liggett says he’s never seen a crash in one of these races before but it just looks hairy. I mean look at that gnarly wipeout.
Jens Veggerby is the star of the show.
I’m not sure what the rules are for this race or how points are awarded. Anyone care to elaborate?