Congratulations to Doug Chivington who set 6: Outdoor Track, Male 60-69 Standard bike records on May 16, 2022 at the Hardin County Fairground surveyed 866.853 meter course.

Distance Event Kilometers Time Avg Sp (Km) Avg Sp (Miles)
200 Km Outdoor Track 07:02:40.64 28.39 17.64
300 Km Outdoor Track 11:00:25.12 27.26 16.94
Distance Event Miles Time Avg Sp (Miles) Avg Sp (Km)
100 Mile Outdoor Track 05:36:53.76 17.81 28.66
200 Mile Outdoor Track 11:46:32.80 16.98 27.33
Timed Event Miles Kilometers Avg Sp (Miles) Avg Sp (Km)
6 Hour Outdoor Track 106.329 171.121 17.72 28.52
12 Hour Outdoor Track 203.620 327.695 16.97 27.31


Here is his ride report:

Doug Chivington

Outdoor Track: 6 hour, 12 hour, 200K and 200 mile 

60-69 Age Group

Exact Location:

Hardin County Fairgrounds, Kenton Ohio

What were the conditions like?

Temperatures were 45 degrees as we started at 8:00a and in the afternoon reached 70 degrees with low humidity.  Winds started coming from the WNW at 10 MPH from 8:00a to 11:00a.  At 11:00a the wind shifted to WSW and picked up to 15 MPH with gusts of 20 plus for the remainder of the event.  We had rain on two different occasions for a total of 3 hours or so.

Why did you want to do a record?

 We wanted a local community event to create an opportunity to expand the knowledge of our supporters about Ultra/Long Distance cycling.  .  We have a wonderful opportunity to ride Spiegel bikes for this season and we were also excited to race with a new frame and components.   Team Chivington used this event as a training opportunity for the World Time Trials in November.

Our events we ride doubles as fund raisers and we were able to support a nonprofit organization called the “USA Warriors Sled Hockey Program” that focuses on veterans PTSD and TBI recovery. This program provides a venue for adaptive sports and we raised over $1000 for our veterans.

What equipment did you use?

I rode a Spiegel Diablo frame with Vision aero wheels and cockpit, SRAM equipped components and Edge Cycling Technologies saddle.   

What did you eat and drink?

Diet was mainly a liquid.  I drank Tri Fuel, Ensure, gels with an occasional Coke thrown in.  

What was the best part?

Half of our team was new to Ultra Cycling and it was fun introducing them to the process, prep activities and the opportunity to be part of a record attempt.  One member of the crew is a cyclist and a 1976 Olympian.  He was a nice resource later in the event.

We had great support from the Hardin County Fairground Board and members.  We also had the Ohio RAAM Show with live streaming and reporting during the event.   

We had very nice support from local media and television stations highlighting our fundraising efforts and record attempts.

As far as riding results, I was happy with the 12 hour time even with the weather conditions. 

 We had very little challenges and everyone worked well together for a nice result!

What was the worst part?

It was the wind condition from 11:00a until the end of the event at 8:00p.   I was prepared for some rain showers and cooler temps but the wind certainly was a force to be dealt with. 

Did anything unusual happen?

We had an afternoon storm roll in and the winds gusted over 20 mph.  As I rode past the timing area I noticed one of my team members was hanging onto one of our larger tents.    The funny part is his feet was off the ground trying to hold the tent in place! 

Exact Finish location:

Hardin County Fairgrounds Kenton, Ohio