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[HAMR] 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« on: October 13, 2015, 12:23:00 pm »
Looks like some more new roads today, but heading NE again.

Keep up the fantastic level of performance Steve.

Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015, 06:05:20 pm »
[quote author=drgannet link=topic=93679.msg1931537#msg1931537 date=1444735380

Keep up the fantastic level of performance Steve.



 Am behind with what he has done in last week approx
Are you indicating in your posting that he is on track now with no less average per day of 206 mls per day fantastic levl of performance.
how's is he doing?  John you know best on these stats









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Justin(e)

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Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 06:08:02 pm »
Allez

Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2015, 07:36:56 pm »
[quote author=drgannet link=topic=93679.msg1931537#msg1931537 date=1444735380

Keep up the fantastic level of performance Steve.



 Am behind with what he has done in last week approx
Are you indicating in your posting that he is on track now with no less average per day of 206 mls per day fantastic levl of performance.
how's is he doing?  John you know best on these stats



Jo's postings indicate Steve is close to but not quite up to WR pace; last report a couple of days ago was 67 miles adrift, so almost there, then 'just' 208 a day minimum until 7th August 2016.

A long way to go but a steady build up and better than any other competitor at this stage from the respective starts/restart

Keep Going Steve....







You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2015, 08:20:41 pm »
Shreds  thanks very much for the update which is muchly appreciated.  I have heard tell, read in the papers that a harsh winter cometh!  The Russian Berwick  (would it be George! ??) Swan made its earliest ever arrival in Britain bearing an icy omen for a long cold winter ahead! !

Wowbagger

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Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2015, 11:28:27 pm »
Steve's Strava post indicated that he did the same route today as yesterday. 332.8km. Still edging forwards, but it's a massive task ahead. I reckon he needs to take the same approach throughput the winter, taking no notice of the shorter days if he can, but only reducing his mileage when the weather makes it dangerous/too difficult to carry on.

If this approach does work and he is still close to the pace by early summer, then hopefully he can start a sprint finish over May, June and July.
Basses lower the tone.

Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2015, 06:33:15 am »
Steve's Strava post indicated that he did the same route today as yesterday. 332.8km. Still edging forwards, but it's a massive task ahead. I reckon he needs to take the same approach throughput the winter, taking no notice of the shorter days if he can, but only reducing his mileage when the weather makes it dangerous/too difficult to carry on.

If this approach does work and he is still close to the pace by early summer, then hopefully he can start a sprint finish over May, June and July.




Very wise words as he just isn't going to build up reserve miles in the bank

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2015, 06:36:40 am »
Given the possibility of a hard winter, I wonder what his fallback option is? He knows he has a standing offer from an expat AUK in the south of France.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

red marley

Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2015, 06:43:32 am »
His average distance over the last two weeks has been around 210 mpd. If he were to keep that average for the remains of his rebooted challenge, he'd beat the record by about 1400 miles (76,470 miles), which would likely take the record from Kurt too. So a lot will rest on how disruptive this winter will be.

Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2015, 08:46:54 am »
Shreds  thanks very much for the update which is muchly appreciated.  I have heard tell, read in the papers that a harsh winter cometh!  The Russian Berwick  (would it be George! ??) Swan made its earliest ever arrival in Britain bearing an icy omen for a long cold winter ahead! !

According to my relatives in the Urals, it's been unusually cold with the earliest snow for years. Good reason for the swans to head west! But I don't think it signifies much for the rest of the winter.

TimC

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Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2015, 10:54:51 am »
I think the Daily Express has consistently forecast the coldest winter every year for the last 10 or so - and it's the same reporter each time - in the hope that one day they'll be right! Long-range forecasting is just not that accurate or reliable, so ignore it.

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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2015, 12:39:32 pm »
It'll be the same as last year.

California, drought.
New York, Snow.
Buckinghamshire, mild.

Re: 13th October - Teethgrinder Day 67/286
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2015, 01:08:42 pm »
It'll be the same as last year.

California, drought.
New York, Snow.
Buckinghamshire, mild wet.

FTFY
9 miles SW of Marsh Gibbon

hillbilly

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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2015, 06:42:37 pm »
El Nino was active this year.  I have a recollection that this often results in a colder than typical winter. 

But it would be a brave observer to call it at this early stage. 

It's a possibility though, and I'd imagine Steve is aiming to build up a buffer that means he won't have to break himself getting back up to "par" come April.

It's part of what makes Steve's attempt interesting to me, at the moment.  "What's his contingency"

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