Last weekend, Colin Patterson of Voler Factory Racing went big.
Like world-record big. And he did it right here in our Central Coast backyard, wearing his Velocity bib shorts, clocking nearly 24 straight hours of saddle time.
Starting just after midnight, Colin began riding repeats of a 300-foot climb on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo. Nearly one whole day,
several boxes of Kirkland muffins and one fresh bib swap later, he’d set the new record for total climbing in a single day.
Over 68,000 feet worth of upness! And he did it all to raise money for The High Five Foundation, a California nonprofit that helps athletes with life-altering injuries.
For this biggest of days, Colin chose his Voler Factory Racing-issued Velocity kit, which consists of the Velocity Jersey and matching Velocity Bib Shorts. It’s a pairing designed for speed, but as Colin proved, it’s also comfortable enough for the long, grinding hauls. While the Comp HP pad used in our premium Velocity bibshort is rated for 6+ hours, we might revisit that number after Colin’s record-breaking, chamois time. (He gave himself the luxury of a fresh chamois about halfway through the effort, so we'll comfortably put the 12 hour Chamois stamp on these ones).
You can read the full saga of Colin’s big day in VeloNews. They were impressed enough to write a feature story about it earlier this week.
Or if you’d like to reach Colin directly, give him a call here at the Voler Office! He’s now working at Voler as part of the customer service team, and remains our unofficial big dumb ride, chamois test pilot.