Learning about the bicycle land speed record journey and the value of setting goals
Jul 16, 2019
Denise Mueller Korenek and John Howard
Learning about the bicycle land speed record journey and the value of setting goals

About Denise Korenek

  • Athlete – Racing Career

2 time Guinness World Book Record Holder – 183.9mph Paced Bicycle Land Speed Record Holder September 16, 2018 (beating a 23 year held Men’s record by 17mph)
First Woman to ever set a Paced Bicycle Land Speed Record at 147mph in September 2016 (www.TheProjectSpeed.com) (www.Facebook.com/firecycle) Twitter & Instagram: @FireCycle
15 National Cycling Championships (Mt. Biking, Road & Velodrome)
2013 Ironman and Half Ironman finisher
2 x Jr. World Championship medalist in Mt. Biking in Italy (Downhill & Cross Country)
Completed over 35 half marathons in 28 states + DC
Completed over 11 marathons in 4 continents, including Antarctica (2013) & The Great Wall of China (2017)

  • Business Owner/ Entrepreneur

CEO of Rancho Santa Fe Security Systems and Rancho Santa Fe Protective Services

3rd generation family owned/operated security business
Provides Alarm, CCTV/Video, Card Access, Alarm Response, Patrol & Guard Services
Since 1978 works with brother, sister & eldest son in the business

C-10 Electrical contractor
Managing Partner of Park Plaza Executive Suites Commercial Office Building
Keynote Inspirational Speaker since 2015

  • Community

Member and Paul Harris Fellow of Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club since 2001
Member of Soroptimist International of Oceanside/Carlsbad since 1996
Past board member, Encinitas Chamber of Commerce (ECC), Oceanside Chamber of Commerce (OCC)
Past Chair, ECC & OCC Governmental Affairs Committee & ECC Education Committee
Hosts & organize annual Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Salute to Education Event; honoring local teachers and students since 1998


About John Howard

Founder of John Howard Performance Sports

One of the most intriguing and daring endurance athletes of all times, John Howard has:

Won the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon (1981)
Set the bicycle speed record of 152.2 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats. (1985)
Won the USA Cycling Elite level Road Championships four times (1968, 1972, 1973, 1975)
Spent 10 years on the US National Cycling Team
Won America’s only gold at the Pan-Am Games Road Race (1971)
Won the Tour de L’Estra (1972)
Won a stage and finished 3rd overall at the Nissan Tour of Ireland (1973)
Won the Tour of Newfoundland (1975)
Won the first 1000-mile Tour of Baja (1975)
Finished 2nd in the Race Across America (1982) and co-founded the race
Set the world 24-hour cycling distance record of 539 miles (1987)
Set the world 24-hour canoeing record of 104.6 miles (2000)
Been named Competitive Cycling Magazine’s Cyclist of the Decade (1970’s)
Never given up—he has been USAC and NORBA Elite and Master’s National Champion 18 times

John is a member of the US Cycling Hall Of Fame and of the UltraCycling Hall of Fame. He has authored five books, The Cyclist’s Companion, Multi-fitness, Pushing The Limits, Dirt!, and Mastering Cycling.  As a respected cycling journalist he has written hundreds of articles on cycling over the past three decades.  In addition to his pioneering work in biomechanical cycling position analysis, John has established a reputation as the country’s best cycling coaches. His clients have included Brad Huff, US PRO National Elite and Pro Criterium Champion, 2005-6, Denise Mueller-14 time National champion, and triathletes Scott Tinley, Scott Molina and Mark Allen to name a few.