Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Fireman Spins His Wheels For World Record Stationary Bike Ride

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Most people don’t want to spin their wheels for 96 hours straight, but one San Diego fireman is raring to go.

He’s Pete Masiel and, starting tomorrow (Apr. 4), he and his significant other, Wendy Gardiner, will be attempting to set a new world record for riding a stationary bike.

The current record is 85 hours and Masiel says he and Gardiner have been getting ready for their record run by riding stationary bikes and going on marathon bike rides in the great outdoors.

It won’t be easy for Masiel, who has rods inserted in his back and he is hoping to protect his family jewels with a special scrotum-saving bike seat.

Masiel and Gardiner also plan to keep up their enthusiasm levels by listening to “Easy” by the Commodores and watching Rocky DVDs for hours at a time.

If all goes well, the couple will break the record run on Sunday, which is the 8th anniversary of the day Masiel started cycling.

The couple is taking pledges for the record attempt, and will donate some funds to the San Diego Burn Institute and use the rest to finance their participation in the Race Across America, a 3000-mile ride that takes place in June.

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