Author Topic: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker  (Read 59952 times)

Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #575 on: May 25, 2017, 02:27:23 pm »
... 130.2

I'd guess that the 275 was "seen the weather forecast for tomorrow" mileage

Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #576 on: May 25, 2017, 10:42:28 pm »
When does Amanda's year finish? I though it was the 23rd

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #577 on: May 25, 2017, 10:52:56 pm »
This is the 100,000.
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #578 on: May 25, 2017, 11:05:07 pm »
To answer the above in reverse order:

When does Amanda's year finish? I though it was the 23rd
It has finished, the 14th was day 365 she is now continuing to take the 100,000 mile record.

... 130.2

I'd guess that the 275 was "seen the weather forecast for tomorrow" mileage
Amanda has 20 days over 275 miles to her credit, I would say it was more 'back up to speed'.  Speed is the wrong word, she didn't slow at all.  The reverse actually, she took a short day to QoM pretty much everything in Flatwoods after completing the year.  She took a few other short days too (rest? Does she know the meaning of the word?).  She then ramped up to her usual time in the saddle coincidently the day before it got a tad breezy.
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #579 on: May 26, 2017, 12:26:19 am »
This is the 100,000.

ok; I was just following the HAMR (as in A) link

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #580 on: July 03, 2017, 04:28:58 am »
Amanda just rode 400 miles in a day. Started at midnight, finished at 9pm.  :o
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #581 on: July 03, 2017, 09:14:01 am »
Good grief :o  Just as you think she's nearly finished mucking with your head she does that.  She's a machine.

She had slipped a bit since the end of the year, the projection at year pace had her completing on day 418.  Hurricane season and the odd spot of sanity in her schedule had seen that slip just into day 422.  If she's intending to keep that advantage rather than just do it to muck with our heads some more and recover with lower days after that will put her back into day 421. If she can keep big efforts going with her ability you can't rule day 420 out even at this late stage.  Think about that - fitting an extra 240 or so miles into 6 days rather than taking a 7th.

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #582 on: July 03, 2017, 09:44:10 am »
I saw the posting about the 400-miler.

Just when I thought she was winding down a bit (she's been posting about taking it easy, that this is more of a holiday)!
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #583 on: July 11, 2017, 09:36:12 am »
Her last day today then.  227 to go to reach 100,000 miles in 423 days.  Respect.

Wonder what she will do tomorrow?

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #584 on: July 11, 2017, 10:26:42 am »
I bet she goes for a bike ride.
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #585 on: July 11, 2017, 10:38:37 am »
Her last day today then.  227 to go to reach 100,000 miles in 423 days.  Respect.

Wonder what she will do tomorrow?
Lie in bed

According to one interview, she is a 'normal lazy 20-something who doesn't like getting up early and would prefer to lie in bed until midday'.

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #586 on: July 11, 2017, 10:44:22 am »
I bet she goes for a bike ride.

A recovery ride is often recommended after a tough event   ;)

It will be fascinating to see what Amanda does next.  I don't think this will be the last we hear of her.

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #587 on: July 11, 2017, 10:55:00 am »
I don't think so either.  She has a prodigious talent, and is very young still.
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #588 on: July 11, 2017, 01:20:56 pm »
I bet she goes for a bike ride.

A recovery ride is often recommended after a tough event   ;)

It will be fascinating to see what Amanda does next.  I don't think this will be the last we hear of her.

Given that she has been riding pretty much flat out for 400 days and more, how long should the recovery ride last?
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #589 on: July 11, 2017, 08:37:40 pm »
I bet she goes for a bike ride.

A recovery ride is often recommended after a tough event   ;)

It will be fascinating to see what Amanda does next.  I don't think this will be the last we hear of her.

Given that she has been riding pretty much flat out for 400 days and more, how long should the recovery ride last?
We humans are creatures of habit and we like to know where we are and what we do next. Some take this repetition a long way and some to really incredible lengths.

It will take some time to settle into a new pattern, when people retire it can take them a couple of years to get use to the change. Amanda is younger and it will not take as long, but it will take a while.

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #590 on: July 11, 2017, 09:24:37 pm »
I bet she goes for a bike ride.

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #591 on: July 11, 2017, 09:28:46 pm »
238,000 miles?  Yeah, why not.

Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #592 on: July 12, 2017, 08:31:44 am »
Well, that's another record knocked off.  Well done Amanda!

Steve should be proud.  Without his efforts and vision Kurt most likely wouldn't have been inspired to take on the year, and without Kurt's encouragement Amanda may not have attempted the year and 100,000.  Just shows how our actions can impact on others in unforeseen ways sometimes.

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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #593 on: July 12, 2017, 12:54:29 pm »
Well, that's another record knocked off.  Well done Amanda!

Steve should be proud.  Without his efforts and vision Kurt most likely wouldn't have been inspired to take on the year, and without Kurt's encouragement Amanda may not have attempted the year and 100,000.  Just shows how our actions can impact on others in unforeseen ways sometimes.

I have absolutely no doubt that without Steve resurrecting this, Tommy Godwin would still be the record holder. That doesn't detract from the others' achievements, but it does set a marker of what a first rate cycling visionary Steve is, not to mention a world-class distance cyclist and a thoroughly decent bloke (bad puns notwithstanding!).
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Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #594 on: September 08, 2017, 02:49:30 pm »

It will be fascinating to see what Amanda does next.  I don't think this will be the last we hear of her.

Amanda entered her first time trial since completing the year/100k mile records last night and did extremely well. She won the women's division and also set a new women's record on the 15k Fort Desoto course completing it in 21.07 at 26.5 mph avg.

Re: A new women's HAM'R challenger- Amanda Coker
« Reply #595 on: September 11, 2017, 10:36:49 am »
It will be fascinating to see what Amanda does next.  I don't think this will be the last we hear of her.

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