Author Topic: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker  (Read 61619 times)

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #550 on: May 13, 2017, 08:29:57 am »
What an amazing performance! There have been only 8 days in which she has registered fewer than 200 miles.
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SoreTween

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #551 on: May 13, 2017, 09:51:47 am »
Her average speed was bang on normal (for her, not mortals) at 32.9kph for the better part of 15 hours.  Her speed increased after her usual stop time but did drop off back to her normal in the last 30 minutes.  Two more days like that and she could hit 86666 for the year.
2017 targets: Two achieved, the two remaining look to be at significant risk.

Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #552 on: May 15, 2017, 09:29:57 am »
86,573 miles.

Phenomenal.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #553 on: May 15, 2017, 11:11:55 am »
An outstanding rider and a well-deserved result.
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #554 on: May 15, 2017, 11:12:42 am »
Fantastic result. The mind boggles.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1


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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #556 on: May 15, 2017, 12:27:36 pm »
Brilliant stuff! Bit of a last day slacker though... only 237 miles...  ;)
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #557 on: May 15, 2017, 01:05:18 pm »
I suppose going for the 100,000 doesn't match with a last-day dash.

At her annual pace (237 mpd), the 100,000 should come up on the 10th July.

Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #558 on: May 15, 2017, 01:34:13 pm »

clarion

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #559 on: May 15, 2017, 02:56:00 pm »
Astonishing.  What an athlete!
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #560 on: May 15, 2017, 04:30:45 pm »
Well done Amanda.

http://www.bicycling.com/rides/records/is-amanda-coker-for-real

Very interesting and insightful article

Apart from the error!

Quote
Searvogel was finishing his own record year of riding. He would become the first person to truly attempt—and succeed in breaking—the Highest Annual Mileage Record, which had last been set in 1939 by a British man named Tommy Godwin.

I won't give him any leeway for the interjection "and succeed in breaking". He was 11 days behind The Man who inspired all this.
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #561 on: May 16, 2017, 08:11:17 am »
Astonishing indeed.
Imagine being told this was going to happen a couple of years ago? No chance.
She must surely be an outlier of outliers.
Bravo!

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #562 on: May 16, 2017, 10:18:15 am »
I think anyone who tackles this is an outlier. It's hardly going to become mainstream now, is it?  ;D
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #563 on: May 16, 2017, 11:20:02 am »
Not sure if this was posted at the time but a loop around Flatwoods Park with Amanda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwFpJQah2FY&feature=youtu.be

Looks like a great cycling facility
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #564 on: May 16, 2017, 12:02:12 pm »
Not sure if this was posted at the time but a loop around Flatwoods Park with Amanda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwFpJQah2FY&feature=youtu.be

Looks like a great cycling facility

I got bored before the end of this 10 minutes video. I cannot figure out how anyone could manage to do that for a year!

clarion

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #565 on: May 16, 2017, 12:05:22 pm »
Well, riding it would be a lot more interesting than watching, but I have no doubt that a day of that, let alone a year, takes mental grit.

I recall when a group from another place rode a 200km IIRC around Regents Park, and reported it to be mind-numbingly dull.

I wonder how many circuits Amanda has done?  Amazing persistence.
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #566 on: May 16, 2017, 12:10:51 pm »
Isn't it a 7 miles circuit so roughly 12,350 times around it?
Zzzzzz

clarion

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #567 on: May 16, 2017, 01:20:11 pm »
IIRC, Richmond Park is about seven miles (albeit lumpier).  That puts it in perspective.
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #568 on: May 16, 2017, 02:18:28 pm »
Isn't it a 7 miles circuit so roughly 12,350 times around it?
Probably a bit less.
She's been doing a regular trip up and down some cycling tracks in a neighbouring housing area (until the park opens, probably). On the couple of occasions I counted, it was 30 or 31 laps, iirc.

Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #569 on: May 17, 2017, 10:53:46 am »
IIRC, Richmond Park is about seven miles (albeit lumpier).  That puts it in perspective.

It's just under 7 miles. I think the most laps I've managed there is 8 and I've had to vary it by doing a few smaller circuits via White Lodge and a few clockwise laps to spice it up. Saying that on shorter and perhaps more importantly flatter circuits ( e.g. Hillingdon, Velopark and Cyclopark ) it seems easier  to keep going.

Amanda's achievement is nothing short of astonishing. She'd raised the bar by a huge margin!   

clarion

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #570 on: May 17, 2017, 10:55:52 am »
I've never managed more than three laps of RP without getting bored (and/or my legs ruined by Bastard Hill).  Amanda's mental resilience is superlative.
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #571 on: May 17, 2017, 12:40:44 pm »
Amanda's mental resilience is superlative.

Superlative is the right word! Applies to her riding too.

(Laps: I wonder if she keeps an eye on getting ahead of [or chasing] a scheduled time per lap? Works for me on Richmond Park... gets more enjoyable after the first two or three!)

Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #572 on: May 17, 2017, 01:53:57 pm »
I've never managed more than three laps of RP without getting bored (and/or my legs ruined by Bastard Hill).  Amanda's mental resilience is superlative.

I've done 500+ laps in the last few years (up to 6 laps per ride) and see something new each time but, yes, I can't imagine 30+ laps day in day out...
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #573 on: May 18, 2017, 01:38:34 pm »

I got bored before the end of this 10 minutes video. I cannot figure out how anyone could manage to do that for a year!

I've put in over 70k miles myself at Flatwoods over the past 10 years and never once been bored riding there. I think that it has a lot to do with the fact that it has 20+ jogs/turns and only a few short straight sections over the course of 7 miles. You do not feel like you're going in circles while riding there.

Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #574 on: May 24, 2017, 11:40:50 am »
.... 250.3, 255.3, 250.6, 275.5 miles. The metronome is accelerating.