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General Category => Audax => Highest Annual Mileage Record attempt => Topic started by: Wobbly John on November 11, 2015, 06:47:01 am

Title: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Wobbly John on November 11, 2015, 06:47:01 am
Early start this morning!  :thumbsup:

Go Steve!
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Derek on November 11, 2015, 06:53:09 am
Couldn't he sleep last night. Would have thought he was knackered from all that wind.

Derek
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Bianchi Boy on November 11, 2015, 07:15:56 am
Ah it was the thought of having a tail wind that got him up. Some easy and fast miles.

BB
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Wowbagger on November 11, 2015, 08:10:11 am
30 miles done by 8am! Great stuff, Steve!
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: TheRedEyeJedi on November 11, 2015, 08:34:47 am
I now it kind of goes without saying that what he is doing is constantly impressive....but that ride yesterday was really astonishing.   He covered that distance into a headwind at a really impressive speed and looked like he was able to ease up on the home stretch.   Hopefully that has meant he is well rested and on for a nice tailwind effort today.

Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: TheRedEyeJedi on November 11, 2015, 12:55:22 pm
110 miles in before 1pm ..... this is either going to result in a very welcome, early finish ....or a much bigger mileage day if he pushed on towards his normal finish time ...both of which are very good things in mid November.
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: PAC on November 11, 2015, 01:25:46 pm
The Teeth are grinding....GOOOOO STEVE ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Hillbilly on November 11, 2015, 01:33:23 pm
Performance on individual days are largely irrelevant.

I may be the only one, but when I see "big effort" days, my next thought is usually "hope it doesn't come back and bite".

Steve's sensible.  On top of it.  But these last couple of days won't be the last of the weather affected rides over the next couple of months.  My impression is that the next 3 months are about minimising losses, not making gains.  I look forward to being shown that I'm a pint glass half empty kind of guy :)
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: danridesbikes on November 11, 2015, 01:41:54 pm
ill never see the sense in 200 miles into the wind, Kurt yesterday did laps of a 5 mile circuit for something like 80 miles, seems a much more sensible and id have thought less energy sapping solution
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Justin(e) on November 11, 2015, 02:16:09 pm
Steve knows his own body better than anyone.  As this is day 315. I am guessing he knows what he is doing.  Keep it up.

Allez Steve

Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: TheRedEyeJedi on November 11, 2015, 02:27:54 pm
Might be a mental thing as well...  If you ride 5 mile loops for hours then you are still against the wind for large parts of the loop.  You don't really get that much of a mental boost. ...and you get no benefit the following day.

If you ride 180 miles into a headwind, in the knowledge you will have consistent wind direction for the following day then you know you get the chance of fast, full days tailwind blast.   It must have been a nice feeling waking up this morning knowing he had done 'the hard work' yesterday.  Earning himself little boosts like that may well be the kind of thing that keeps him going over the year(and a half)

Steve is out and back everyday, self supported so he doesn't get as many tailwind days as Kurt ..that's not a knock of Kurt ... its just reality.
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: offcumden on November 11, 2015, 08:35:05 pm
Looks like a big day.  Over 200mls and he's still tacking!
Go Steve!
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Shreds on November 11, 2015, 08:54:08 pm
Certainly got the bit between his Teethgrinder teeth today, marvellous mileage and still probably 30 miles to go on top of the 192 showing on Ivans tracker.

Go Go Go Steve!!
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Aidan on November 11, 2015, 08:59:09 pm
Awesome, truely awesome


Go Steve!!!!!!
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Mothy on November 11, 2015, 09:52:07 pm
Wow - 204 on Ivan and not on the direct route home yet. This looks like 220+ by the time he hits the sack!

Go Steve!
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Basil on November 11, 2015, 09:54:52 pm
Whoo hoo.  This sure beats my 0 miles today.

And still moving.   :thumbsup:

GO STEVE!
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Basil on November 11, 2015, 10:22:13 pm
Wow!  This is going to be >220 miles!

*checks*
Yup, still beats my 0 miles today.
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Wowbagger on November 11, 2015, 10:25:32 pm
Currently 218 on the tracker and I reckon at least 10 miles to do. I reckon when it's up it will be close to 240.
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Basil on November 11, 2015, 10:48:05 pm
*swoons*
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Wowbagger on November 12, 2015, 12:04:58 am
238.6 tracker miles and it's turned off.

*drums fingers watching Strava..*

An amazing day's work. I will try, tomorrow, to manage 20% of Steve's distance.
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Wowbagger on November 12, 2015, 12:32:34 am
396.2 km. That's 247.5 miles, according to my approximate mental calculation. Brilliant!
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: sg37409 on November 12, 2015, 12:42:41 am
Fan-fv<kin-tastic Steve !   :thumbsup:

Sleep well
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Shreds on November 12, 2015, 05:43:43 am
In such conditions, an unbelievably great result, with a typical modest Strava comment of 'I didn't quite make it home before midnight' with the extra 0.3 miles added just affterwards.

A magnificent result Steve. That pulls back a few miles towards the TG WR line.
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: PAC on November 12, 2015, 07:01:38 am
Excellent Steve ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: TimC on November 12, 2015, 07:34:00 am
Brilliant stuff!
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: MikeFromLFE on November 12, 2015, 08:11:46 am
Ah it was the thought of having a tail wind that got him up. Some easy and fast miles.

BB
As was recently said to me :' There's either head winds or there's side winds, or, you're on great form'
In this instance Steve's on great form with a tail wind.
Bloomin' brilliant
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on November 12, 2015, 08:18:02 am
bloody amazing, gosteve
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: clarion on November 12, 2015, 03:58:06 pm
Not bad, I suppose.
Title: Re: 11th November, Teethgrinder day 96/315
Post by: Pingu on November 12, 2015, 08:29:29 pm
Worthy of a  :thumbsup:









 :D