One Hour Record
The day after setting a new Masters World Hour Record at the Home Depot Center velodrome in Carson, CA, Giant Bicycle Inside Sales Representative Keith Ketterer (“KK”) said he was, “a little sore, but totally psyched…and so glad it’s done!” KK set a new World Hour Record in the 50-54 age group, riding 45.386 kilometers – that’s 28.2015 miles – in one hour. The old record was 44.890 kilometers, or 27.8933 miles.
He did it on a 2010 Giant Omnium track bicycle frame constructed from Giant’s ALUXX-SL Grade aluminum and featuring Giant’s Advanced-Grade Composite fork with a full-composite steerer tube. All the components on the bike are from various manufacturers who spec parts on Giant bicycles. “I wanted to involve as many current team sponsors and Giant spec partners as possible, and we succeeded in that,” he said. “In short, my hour bike is an amazing rig. Go to my blog (http://www.kkcountdown.blogspot.com/) and you’ll find a shot of the bike with all the spec details.”
The 53-year old has worked at Giant for almost nine years, and has been named “Inside Sales Rep of the Year” multiple times due to his success at selling the Giant brand. Still, he finds the time to train and compete; he credits Giant and his co-workers with his latest success. “This is Giant’s record as well as mine,” he said. “I burned through all my vacation time training for this, my colleagues on the sales staff filled in for me countless times. This is for Giant as much as for me.”