(THE WOODLANDS, TX) — An ultra-endurance cyclist from The Woodlands completed the Race Across America cross-country bike race and made history this weekend.
On Saturday morning, 61-year-old Dennis Johnson rode his recumbent bike onto City Dock in Annapolis, Md., after riding 3,020 miles in 10 days, 17 hours and 39 minutes.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, listen to these facts — he was the fastest American solo racer, men or women, out of all age classifications. Also, with an average speed of 11.72 mph, Johnson broke the record for the fastest crossing on a recumbent bicycle, which was previously held by one of his crew members.
Not bad for doing the race for the first time.
The race was won by Christoph Strasser of Austria, who broke his own all-time record for the fastest solo crossing in the Race Across America.
- Record Set in Race Across America as Local Man Continues His Push
- Race Across America Finish Line Ahead for Man from The Woodlands
- Woodlands Man, 61, Over Halfway Through the Race Across America
- Kate Middleton’s Sister, Brother Competing in Race Across America
- Race Across America Continues for Man, 61, from The Woodlands
- Rider from The Woodlands Now in Day 2 of Race Across America
- Woodlands Man to Ride in Race Across America
Check out Johnson’s Facebook page here.
We have a new commenting system that makes it easier for you to tell us your thoughts on this story. Scroll all the way to the bottom and leave your words of congratulations for Johnson!
Cyclist, 61, from The Woodlands Breaks 2 Records in Race Across America was originally published on news92fm.com