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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #750 on: January 11, 2018, 11:08:14 pm »
Think he might have another crack at the overall record?

yes I think he will if enough people support him financially, but he's now spent an (unprecedented) 3 years in pursuit of it unlike any of the other record holders....

Steve runs a campaign that doesn't need a lot of money.

There are loads of posters just on this forum that spaff money up against the wall that Steve would dream of.

apart from being irrelevant to my post and also marginally non excellent, what difference exactly would more money have made to where Steve is now?

FWIW I don't believe either Kurt or Amanda could have managed 3 possibly 4 years from a financial POV

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #751 on: January 11, 2018, 11:19:15 pm »
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FWIW I don't believe either Kurt or Amanda could have managed 3 possibly 4 years from a financial POV

Kurt certainly could, but he is an astute businessman and no doubt would have thought the idea of going for three or four years in a row for the record to be absurd.

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #752 on: January 11, 2018, 11:30:35 pm »
Think he might have another crack at the overall record?

yes I think he will if enough people support him financially, but he's now spent an (unprecedented) 3 years in pursuit of it unlike any of the other record holders....

Steve runs a campaign that doesn't need a lot of money.

There are loads of posters just on this forum that spaff money up against the wall that Steve would dream of.

apart from being irrelevant to my post and also marginally non excellent, what difference exactly would more money have made to where Steve is now?

FWIW I don't believe either Kurt or Amanda could have managed 3 possibly 4 years from a financial POV

The question wasn't about where he is now, but about him being supported financially if he had another crack at the record.
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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #753 on: January 11, 2018, 11:50:21 pm »
Think he might have another crack at the overall record?

yes I think he will if enough people support him financially, but he's now spent an (unprecedented) 3 years in pursuit of it unlike any of the other record holders....

Steve runs a campaign that doesn't need a lot of money.

There are loads of posters just on this forum that spaff money up against the wall that Steve would dream of.

apart from being irrelevant to my post and also marginally non excellent, what difference exactly would more money have made to where Steve is now?

FWIW I don't believe either Kurt or Amanda could have managed 3 possibly 4 years from a financial POV

The question wasn't about where he is now, but about him being supported financially if he had another crack at the record.

and I'm sure he would be if he did

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #754 on: January 12, 2018, 02:37:41 pm »
Steve posted this on Facebook about half an hour ago.

"Just sent my entry in for another attempt at the month record. You get 3 free attempts at the UMCA month (30 day) record during a HAMR attempt. I was hoping to run 3 concurrent Month Record attempts to finish on my last day of HAMR, but with being hit by a car, coming off on ice, being sleepy from my injuries and having to sort out endless technical problems, getting an entry in on time was forgotten about or put off until I had time. I had to make time today as I must give at least 21 days notice for a UMCA record attempt and today (12th Jan) is my last chance to get an entry in at all. So a morning and some afternoon lost to sorting stuff out and getting organised.
But my injuries are getting better and I'm feeling stronger. I'm still slowed down by my injuries. Still get tired from them and sometimes have to stop and sleep. This is setting me further behind.
I don't know if I can do what I originally set out to do in 2015. It depends on how soon I recover from my injuries and how much better I can go now that I am treating my condition. I need over 230 miles a day now. With a late start today, I will be lucky to get over 150. I don't expect to do much better tomorrow, so will get even further behind. But I do know that as part of my training, I averaged 236mpd for 30 days before I knew that I had a condition that was holding me back."

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #755 on: January 12, 2018, 03:01:03 pm »
Interesting... that sounds like the target is (or at least was) the Kurt record (currently requiring 232 miles/day).

If he can equal his previous month record in the final 30 days he still needs to do 224 miles/day for the next 21 days, or 176 miles/day for the Tommy record. He's been riding a fairly steady 180 miles/day (on average) since the crash.

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #756 on: January 13, 2018, 10:55:57 pm »
Interesting... that sounds like the target is (or at least was) the Kurt record (currently requiring 232 miles/day).

If he can equal his previous month record in the final 30 days he still needs to do 224 miles/day for the next 21 days, or 176 miles/day for the Tommy record. He's been riding a fairly steady 180 miles/day (on average) since the crash.
I think that is what you call a stretch target. If anyone can pull it out of the bag Steve can, but it is highly unlikely.

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #757 on: January 14, 2018, 07:18:58 pm »
Saw Steve yesterday on the A421 near Finmere, we were on the other carriageway so we couldn't yell encouragement but he was going well.

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #758 on: Yesterday at 09:53:48 am »
ATM looks like he is losing a day per week in terms of mileage

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #759 on: Today at 08:07:31 am »
Some time lost this week was partially due to submitting a month record application. Hopefully he's steeling himself for that final push.