Re: [CR]Previous message about Tommy Goodwin

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Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 11:56:30 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Previous message about Tommy Goodwin
From: "Richard M Sachs" <>

whatdabout ol' Ken Webb?? on 1, Sept. 1971 he hopped aboard a Witcomb bicycle in an attempt to cover 80,000 in 366 days. it was a Witcomb Giro D'Italia model. our stint in london overlapped this period, BUT, i have no recollection as to the final result. class?

e-RICHIE Richard Sachs Cycles No.9, North Main Street Chester, CT 06412 USA Tel. 860.526.2059

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 11:12:09 EDT writes:
> In forwarding a message from Danny Chew (the former Race Across
> America
> winner) about the British Cyclist, Tommy Goodwin, it appears that
> the body of the
> message wasn't shown, so here it is:
> In my 1982 Guinness Book of World Records, Tommy
> Goodwin [1912-75] of Great Britain in the 365
> days of 1939 rode 75,065 miles or an average of
> 205.65 miles per day! He then completed 100,000
> miles in 500 days to May 14, 1940.
> Could this be possible considering how LOUSY
> technology was for bicycles back then? At this
> rate, he could ride my million mile lifetime goal
> in just 5,000 days or about 13.7 years!
> What do people like Lon Haldeman think about the
> feasibility of this claim? If anybody on this
> e-mail list knows anything about Tommy Goodwin,
> please post a reply ASAP!
> Did Tommy have any type of job which would cut
> into his riding time? Did he draft cars on open
> highways so that he could ride 200 miles in just
> 8 hours per day? What bike shop[s] sponsored or
> helped him out since he would be going through
> bike equipment like crazy?
> What was Tommy's lifetime mileage when he died in
> 1975 at age 63? Keep in mine I rode my first
> double century back in 1973 just beofre my 11th
> birthday?
> James "Myhee" Mergler of AZ claims to have ridden
> a months worth of consecutive 200+ mile days, but
> this was done in recent times and only lasted for
> 1 month!
> Dan Wyman
> Oceanside, CA