Congratulations to Ryan Collins who set the Maryland N-S record on a Standard bike in the Senior (18-49) category. He rode the 140.7 miles in 5 hr 30 min = 25.58 mph
Here is his account of his attempt:
Record Attempted: State Crossing MD N-S
Name of Rider: Ryan Collins
Start Date: Thursday July, 9th,2020 6:20am
Starting Point: MD North-MD 213 @ MD/PA Line (0.05 mi south of PA 841/PA472)
Conditions: lite winds to start from the east, intensifying through the attempt and shifting to a southernly headwind by the end. Temperatures starting in the 70s and rising to the low 90s.
Why attempt a record: Tackling a record was a way to motivate training and pursue a fun avenue for challenge and personal accomplishment.
What equipment did you use: Standard bike (BMC TM01)
What did you eat and drink: Skratch Labs drink mix and energy bars
What was the best part: Riding through new roads and fast speeds
What was the hardest part: The last hour into a hot headwind was like having a blow-dryer in my face. The road was in poor shape and, all factors combined, led to a mental and physical challenge.
Did anything particularly unusual happen: No
Ending Point: MD- South-US 13 @ MD/VA line ( South Side of intersection of US 13 and sparrow rd MD 780)
Finish time: 11:50am