Hannah Spence, Paolina Allan, Madelyn Smith – Ontario W-E Record Attempt – Sept 5-6 2020

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Congratulations to the team of Hannah Spence, Paolina Allan,  and Madelyn Smith  for setting the cross Ontario record- Windsor – to Ontario  on – Sept 5-6 2020

They covered the 790km in 1 day 1 hour 14 min for an average speed of 31.31 kph

Rider’s Narratives:

Record: Cross Ontario Canada, Windsor to Ottawa
Riders: Hannah Spence, Paolina Allan, Madelyn Smith
Start 11:50am Saturday Sept 5, 2020
Location: Windsor City Hall, 350 City Hall Square
Conditions: overcast, few sprinkles, low wind, perfect for riding
Why: Covid19 cancelled all events, add meaning to training, create an adventure
Equipment: Nothing special – old 10 spd mechanical Scott Addict road bike with aerobars
Food: GU Roctane, Water, Potatoes, Vega Shakes, veggies
Best: Starging with the girls
Hardest: being physically sick in the van, my sickness bringing the team down
Unusual: I was very sick starting 2am, aside from a handful of shifts, left the rotation
Location: in front of Ottawa Parliament buildings, Wellington Street
Finish 13:04pm Sunday Sept 6, 2020

Madelyn Smith

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Record: Cross Ontario Canada, Windsor to Ottawa
Riders: Hannah Spence, Paolina Allan, Madelyn Smith
Start 11:50am Saturday Sept 5, 2020
Location: Windsor City Hall, 350 City Hall Square
Conditions: overcast, low wind, perfect for riding
Why: With Covid19 cancelling all events, we where able to create meaning to our training, to have direction and focus. And why not!! We had all been riding more.
So this created a superb opportunity.
Equipment: P3 Cervelo Time Trial Bike with disk wheel.
Food: F2C hydration, then 18 hrs into ride Samosas!! Red bull. Coffee , Water.
Best: Starting an event with my Team, not knowing how your body will cope.
This was my first 25 hour endurance event.
Hardest: 6:30 am in the morning having not slept a wink, realizing that the wonderful nutrition
plan you had in place did not go to plan!
Unusual: Having a crew around me. This is out of my realm, normally do all long rides on my own.
Not wanting to let anyone down as they had given up so much of their own personal time so we could
ride our bikes!!
Location: in front of Ottawa Parliament buildings, Wellington Street
Finish 13:04pm Sunday Sept 6, 2020

Paolina Allan

Cross Ontario – West to East (Windsor to Ottawa).
Riders: Hannah Spence, Madelyn Smith, Paolina Allan.
Saturday September 5, 2020 11:50am.
City Hall, Windsor – 350 City Hall Square.
Start conditions were sunny, warm with a southwest wind!
I wanted to do this record because COVID interrupted our 2021 RAAM race plans
but we were feeling fit and eager for some kind of challange, and one that kept us local.
Nothing special – 1 bike only, TT bike. Two vehicles.
There were a lot of best parts for me! The challange was the best part, the teamwork was the best
and the Sunday sunrise was the best part!
The hardest part was … balancing rest with food intake.
There was not one single flat tire in 790kms. And a rider got sick and had to drop out of rotation.
Parliament Hill, Ottawa – Wellington St.
Sunday September 6, 2020 13:04pm.

Hannah Spence

2020-09-15T18:34:05-07:00
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