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From: "Brian Booth" <email@example.com>
> I'm surprised that Berthet only covered 48.604kms with
> this amount of streamlining, perhaps he was under
> geared! With a big enough gear I would expect 60kms on
> this contraption.
Two months later, at Montlhéry, Berthet increased his distance to 49.992 kms, narrowly missing the magical 50 kilometer mark. In 1933 the official hour record for a conventional bike was Maurice Richard's 45.394. Berthet was forty-five years old, and had been away from the pro ranks for a decade.
Middletown, Ohio, USA