Beating men and women alike, Maria completed 474.5 miles in the 24-hour non-drafting race, shattering the previous course record of 442.6 miles. (For those who are reading this blog entry at some time in the future, this was in the 2012 race.)
Jim Parker writes:
Maria “…finished the 24-hour non-drafting race with an amazing 474.5 miles, beating all the men, too. Timothy Woudenberg had the second best finish on his NoCom and was the only other recumbent rider among the top nine finishers, the other seven all being men riding DF bikes. She surpassed Sandy Earl’s course record of 442.6 miles by a whopping 31.9 miles.”
That Maria Parker is an amazing athlete. And that Cruzbike is one incredible machine.