It appears the World Championship of Lyons Endurance Pump has a new owner. I think it’s about time we solidify the protocol and make this official.

Read more for David’s new P.R. and my new proposed world standard.

David Rahbany’s effort this morning at Lyons pump:

Start timer.
10 laps counter-clockwise, goofy-footed.
Stop timer.
60 seconds rest.
Start timer.
10 laps clockwise, regular.
Stop timer
60 seconds rest.
Repeat five times.

100 laps: 23 minutes 39 seconds
3.3 miles
Avg Speed: 8.42 MPH
Max Speed: 10.62 MPH
Avg HR: 153
Max HR: 173

Spec. P.1
Garmin Forerunner 305

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In other Endurance Pump news
At the Gamut pump track in NorCal, pro DHer Curtis Keene reportedly did 171 laps nonstop.

New world standard?

Impressive. I like how Will MacDonald includes rest in his time. I’m thinking the new protocol should be:

– Start the timer.
– Ride 100 laps. 10 one way, 10 the other.
– Stop the timer.

Resting (or not) is up to you.

You decide whether it’s faster to ride, rest repeat or ride 100 laps continuously.

Brutal? Yes. Worth trying? Heck yeah!

12 replies
  1. areitz says:

    Why not just start the timer at start, stoop it when completely done and subtract 9 minutes (from end time)? Would keep everyone “honest” about rest times and make the math easier.

  2. chris says:

    I like the new way. I could break 2 hours for a marathon if I didn’t include the rest breaks.

    Sorry to hear about your other troubles Lee. I ignore ‘The Little Voice’ to my detriment every time.

    This is my last post from the USA.

  3. Will says:

    Seems I can do 1300 squats in 20 minutes, 43 seconds. That’s how long it took to do 100 laps today non-stop. Fast tires at high pressure, fast dirt, spandex, stiff frame, locked out fork, and lots of sore muscles! Every 10 laps, I took the crossover line to switch directions. This is unofficial of course, since I didn’t have a UCI referee on hand.


  4. BobtheBuilder says:

    Pump-lympics. You guys are the Pioneers…….

    Our little pump track at home is quite gay in comparison to your Machines. 5 laps at a fastest recorded time so far of 38 secs.

    Okay stop laughing now. Better than no dirt to ride you know…..

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