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    How bored can you get?????

    Man Rides Stationary Bike for 85 Hours


    BURR RIDGE, Ill. - George Hood may have peddled his way into the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday night.

    The 49-year-old Aurora resident began riding a stationary bike at the Five Seasons Sports Club in Burr Ridge at 4 a.m. Wednesday and surpassed the previous record of 82 hours by 8:28 p.m. Saturday. He stopped several minutes before midnight after completing his goal of 85 hours.

    "He's very grateful _ and very tired," said Matt Baron, a spokesman for Five Seasons.

    Baron said Hood was talking and thanking his supporters right up to the end, but was taken by paramedics to a hospital as a precaution after he got off the bike.


    "He'll be under observation for a while, and they're going to administer fluids," Baron said.

    The record of 82 hours was set last year by Brian Overkaer of Denmark.

    Getting Hood's accomplishment into Guinness Book may take several weeks as officials need to certify it, Baron said.

    As Hood neared the 82nd hour _ and spun more than 1,000 miles _ he sped up.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor and 23-year federal law enforcement veteran had been averaging 12.7 mph. Coming down the final stretch, he cycled at 13.5 mph.

    About 200 people gathered at the club to cheer him on.

    Hood hoped the feat would help raise thousands of dollars for the Illinois chapter of COPS, an organization that helps the families of slain police officers. Illinois COPS president Jennifer Morales has said Hood could be the largest single fundraiser the local group has had.

    Baron said Hood raised $25,000 for the group _ $5,000 more than his goal.

    Hood took a few brief power naps along the way. Guinness Book rules allow a five-minute break for every completed hour of cycling.

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    Re: How bored can you get?????

    Wow 85 hours....

    I am lucky to make it 5 minutes.

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    Was he allowed to combine his breaks?
    I would hope so, because it would be a heck of a lot of pressure to perform in the restroom in five minutes flat.
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    I remember the one he beat. Brian Overkaer from Denmark as it says in the artikle.

    He set it just last year, and it were all over the news. In fact he were riding the bike in a news studio, and they were live on him two times a day.

    It looked pretty tough.

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    Was he allowed to combine his breaks?
    I would hope so, because it would be a heck of a lot of pressure to perform in the restroom in five minutes flat.
    -He probably didn't want to. I took a decent distance bike trip with my friend a couple of years ago. We were on our way back and probably had been biking for a little over an hour when we decided to pull over and take a piss in the bushes. Nobody told us that bike seats, for the most part, cut off circulation to your jewels. Anyway, it was the definition of pissing razor blades. Me and my friend were screaming on the side of the road so loud some lady ran outside on to her porch to see what was wrong.
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    I don't remember the exact rules. But when it were on TV here there were something about being able to get of for 15 min. every 8 hours.

    That is if I remember correctly.

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    I would never even think of doing that, and I am as bored as you can get right now.. 5 weeks ago I dropped a full 180lb 1/2 barrel of beer on my foot from 3 feet in the air.. I literally crushed my foot, and go to the Dr's office once a week, and physical therapy 3 times a week.. I am so dam bored right now.. I can't see how someone can like being unemployed, and sitting home all day every day..

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    well this guy has been on his ass for 3 years fighting and insurance company over workman's compensation I find myself to beyond bored to the point of lining my walls with mattresses and and getting a funny jacket with no sleeves. I cant express this enough
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    Does he have the record for sorest @$$ too?

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