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Wowbagger

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[HAMR] 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« on: October 19, 2015, 09:54:52 am »
Steve is off again, in an easterly direction.

Good luck!
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hillbilly

Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 10:12:30 am »
Hope his leg is better.  Mind you, he's coped with one leg before  :thumbsup:

hellymedic

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Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 12:10:36 pm »
GO STEVE!!!

Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 12:45:27 pm »
Am I wrong in thinking todays progress may also be a little on the slow side?

Justin(e)

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Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 03:44:34 pm »
Allez

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Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 06:51:08 pm »
122 up so far. He's in Wobbly John country.
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Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 07:04:27 pm »
I think he's probably having a cuppa at the garage at the end of the road. He'll likely be on the move again before I can get there, and I've just had my tea, so I won't be able to chase him down.

I hope he's in better spirits than last time I saw him.

Go Steve!
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Oaky

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Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2015, 07:12:16 pm »
From Twitter:-

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steve abraham ‏@steve_abraham74 7m 7 minutes ago

Just rested my ailing leg so it'll be an after midnight finish for me. But what a great night for a bike ride!
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2015, 07:48:10 pm »
I'm sure he's had/going to be getting some advice on how to treat it.  Depends on which part is in pain, but I'm sure there is a solution ::-)
DJR is my 28 year old bike, custom built by Dave Russell & heavily refurbished in 2009. Also, a carbon Beone parts bin special built in 2011. Brompton broken, as was I, and now have Whyte Suffolk

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Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2015, 09:15:38 pm »
Is the hurting leg the one he broke?

BB
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Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2015, 10:22:11 pm »
No, it'sthe left leg that's painful.  :-\
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

red marley

Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2015, 06:53:40 am »
Looks like there were problems uploading his ride to Strava. We've got the post-midnight section, but not the daytime ride.

Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2015, 07:56:50 am »
Yes, still nothing up there for Monday.

hillbilly

Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2015, 09:05:36 am »
No, it'sthe left leg that's painful.  :-\

That's a mixed blessing.  That it's not the right leg means that it isn't likely to be related to the broken ankle.  But on the other hand it means that Steve is putting stress on that leg to compensate for the other.  Maybe that isn't an issue given the time that has passed since the cast came off, and the musculature he will have developed over the past few months. 

Still, hopefully the cause of the pain in the left leg disappears sooner rather than later.

StuAff

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Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2015, 09:07:56 am »
187.6 miles (Monday) now up along with the 10.1 from just after midnight Tuesday.

Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2015, 09:32:37 am »
When I saw Steve at the weekend, I was surprised at how high a gear he was trying to turn at very low rpm...


...then he changed UP:o

I just assume he knows what he's doing.  :-\
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

red marley

Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2015, 09:55:21 am »
That seems to be a characteristic of all three challengers (Miles being the most obvious). I guess if you are not prioritising speed, have experienced distance legs and wish to keep the heart rate down, a low cadence makes sense

Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2015, 10:36:16 am »
Rolling on momentum :thumbsup:
DJR is my 28 year old bike, custom built by Dave Russell & heavily refurbished in 2009. Also, a carbon Beone parts bin special built in 2011. Brompton broken, as was I, and now have Whyte Suffolk

Re: 19th October - Teethgrinder day 73/292
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2015, 01:22:03 pm »
When I saw Steve at the weekend, I was surprised at how high a gear he was trying to turn at very low rpm...


...then he changed UP:o

I just assume he knows what he's doing.  :-\


Remember the points chasing year  (one of them! ) he rode fixed of around 104  !!