Author Topic: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)  (Read 250108 times)

Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)
« on: January 06, 2015, 02:24:39 pm »

LMT

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 06:38:10 pm »
Good luck Tarzan.

Looks to have a plan laid out, I'm presuming that the 'Florida Command Centre' is his RV? Either way it's almost time for the hare to go against the tortoise!

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 06:52:03 pm »
Have a look at how similar his schedule is to Steve's, which was published ages ago.
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LMT

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 07:04:10 pm »
Have a look at how similar his schedule is to Steve's, which was published ages ago.

I don't see how they are similar? Steve's highest average speed through the summer months will only be a tad higher then Kurt's starting average. Likewise with the hours spent on the bike.

It will be interesting to see though how it levels out once a few months have passed - personally I can't wait.


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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 07:17:53 pm »
Daily distances through the year follow almost exactly the same profile.
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 07:21:23 pm »
It's spooky, almost as if they had the same goal in mind.

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 07:31:59 pm »
does seem then that its Tarzan and Steve left, ironox seems to have not done more than 50 miles ???
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 07:34:57 pm »
with only so many hours available in a day, there's not much room for improvisation. i'd be more interested to analyse and compare their nutrition and physiological data.

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 07:37:26 pm »
Is it compulsory to upload data to Strava at set intervals?
Not disclosing distances might be an interesting tactic.

red marley

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2015, 07:38:19 pm »
Upload to Strava within 24 hours I believe.

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2015, 07:39:37 pm »
A pity.

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2015, 07:41:06 pm »
Is it compulsory to upload data to Strava at set intervals?
Not disclosing distances might be an interesting tactic.
Yeah,  or at least nottify UMCA. I think. Check the rules which are posted somewhere here!


If I had the advantage of starting somewhere much warmer than MK, I would schedule much closer to 200 miles in Jan/Feb.
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2015, 07:41:48 pm »
The most important tactic is one that Steve has got completely right.  That tactic is
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2015, 08:53:43 am »
I read the other day on another site that Iornox has problems riding over 90 miles per day when it's cold due to damage to his feet from frostbite back in 94 and where he is it's cold at the Mo.
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2015, 10:22:35 pm »
From the above blog Searvogel will "be picking up a Bachetta CA2 recumbent bike. The recumbent will be a valuable asset, enabling him to rest his upper body while still riding many miles every day".

The CA2 is the ultra-lightweight carbon fibre Bachetta recumbent. I have a Very Heavy bottom-of-the-range Bachetta recumbent which Steve can use if he has upper body problems. However I'd be surprised if a more suitable lightweight 'bent wasn't made available if needed.
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2015, 10:23:54 pm »
I think that making that great a positional change during the record would be a bad thing.
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2015, 10:42:23 pm »
Yes but, say, Shermer's neck struck...
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2015, 11:31:25 pm »
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Kurt’s Facebook page mentions that he will be fueling his ride with both Spiz energy

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2015, 11:51:33 pm »
I think that making that great a positional change during the record would be a bad thing.

Agreed, have not read about him doing any miles on a bent so having no bent legs could do more harm than good.


Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2015, 11:54:32 pm »
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Kurt’s Facebook page mentions that he will be fueling his ride with both Spiz energy

Where's Captain Kirk?

I thought I'd be the only person to get the Spiz energy reference!

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2015, 02:34:30 am »
I read the other day on another site that Iornox has problems riding over 90 miles per day when it's cold due to damage to his feet from frostbite back in 94 and where he is it's cold at the Mo.

He seems to struggle to ride 20 miles per day atm!

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2015, 08:21:33 am »
Tarzan planned a 5am start (according to a post 9hrs ago) - but the tracker suggests he snuck out around midnight (Florida time*). Have the games begun?!?

39 miles in 3 hours so far.

*please don't trust my time zone sums ...
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2015, 08:25:59 am »
According the to the Trackleaders' site:

Current speed   10.2 mph
Today's ESTIMATED Distance covered   39.82 mi
Moving Time   0:03:17


But then it says:

Last Update Rec'd   10:47:48 PM (GMT) 01/03/15 (i.e. 3rd Jan)

So I'm puzzled.
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2015, 08:27:38 am »
Yeah. I suspect that is a Jan 3rd test ride,  and he hasn't set off yet.

If that's the case,  he's giving Steve a 5 hour lead :)
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