Author Topic: Tarzan (Kurt Searvogel)  (Read 257160 times)

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2015, 08:28:39 am »
Probably too windy for him ;D
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2015, 08:40:43 am »
I think Little Rock is -6 hours, so 3am Little Rock is 9am UK.  However, he'll need his thermal long johns on if he goes out today - tracker shows 16F outside the city (-9C)   :o
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2015, 08:41:36 am »
He was going to spend the first month or 2 in Florida.
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2015, 08:45:31 am »
Yes. that's an old track. If it's a 5am start then he'll be starting out in a little over an hour's time (5 hours behind gmt in Florida).

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2015, 10:36:00 am »
He's rolling...

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2015, 10:37:03 am »

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2015, 10:45:53 am »

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2015, 10:50:12 am »
 ;D

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2015, 11:21:32 am »
His moving time is shown as 6:15:22  ??? a glitch ? also
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Current positions: Steve Abraham: 1576.98 mi; Kurt Tarzan Searvogel: 968.53 mi; William IronOx Pruett: 123.41 mi; -- at 11:30:03 AM (GMT) 01/10/15

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2015, 11:56:33 am »
His moving time is shown as 6:15:22  ??? a glitch ? also
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Current positions: Steve Abraham: 1576.98 mi; Kurt Tarzan Searvogel: 968.53 mi; William IronOx Pruett: 123.41 mi; -- at 11:30:03 AM (GMT) 01/10/15

Point #1 for Tarzan states:
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917.27 mi traveled at 5.9 mph

I assume that this means that he turned on his SPOT 6 days ago to check it worked before he jumped on the plane to Florida.

The Strava traces will sort it all out.

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2015, 01:10:51 pm »
He was planning to ride to Florida according to the video posted elsewhere.

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2015, 05:18:33 pm »
He was going to spend the first month or 2 in Florida.

Quite famously, Britton Hill is the highest hill in Florida, at 345 ft above sea level.

From Jacksonville to Key West ( 500 miles ) has its 'highest point' located at the summit of a bridge between two islands on the way to Key West.

 :facepalm:

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2015, 07:37:30 pm »
So, he's using the pan flat roads of the peninsula - should be an easy win if he keeps fit and able  :-\
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2015, 07:52:41 pm »
Riding more than 75,000 miles in a year will not be an easy win for anyone.

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2015, 08:07:38 pm »
And he won't want to be in Florida in the height of summer, or the hurricane season.
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2015, 10:22:51 pm »
Looks to be around 225-230 miles for the day.

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2015, 10:24:22 pm »
He was always going to start fast.
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2015, 10:32:43 pm »
He's tapering his ride throughout the day looking at his speed. I expect if he was to ride a bent he'd be in the 270-280 range. ;)

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2015, 10:45:27 pm »
It looks as though he has stopped. 205 miles on the tracker.
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2015, 12:42:55 am »
371 km on strava for his first day.

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2015, 09:05:46 am »
Tarzan clearly has a very different strategy to Steve. 231 miles on his first day is not that different to Steve, but his average speed is way way faster thus meaning significantly less time on the bike. His average heart rate is also way higher (as you'd expect given the effort to go at that speed). This is all well and good but can he vkeep that kind of effort level up for months on end? I personally suspect not. My thoughts are that Steve's approach has a much better chance over the long run.

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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2015, 09:20:51 am »
Tarzan is "only" riding 100 miles every 7th day which will bring his average down over the week.

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2015, 09:58:34 am »
The trackleaders trace gives hin 1227 miles on day 1   :o   ;D
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Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2015, 11:42:15 am »
The trackleaders trace gives hin 1227 miles on day 1   :o   ;D

I guess that's calculating in the distance from when he switched his tracker on as a test at home in Little Rock.... but he drove to Florida AIUI
Strava will sort it out though.

Tarzan clearly has a very different strategy to Steve. 231 miles on his first day is not that different to Steve, but his average speed is way way faster thus meaning significantly less time on the bike. His average heart rate is also way higher (as you'd expect given the effort to go at that speed). This is all well and good but can he vkeep that kind of effort level up for months on end? I personally suspect not. My thoughts are that Steve's approach has a much better chance over the long run.
I think you are right.
A question was asked elsewhere about "recovery times".
With 20+ years of experience of riding these sort of daily distances and by keeping his effort level low (as reflected by an avg hear rate less than 90) Steve will (I hope) not need much "recovery" between rides. The 'evidence' for this ?   He's still averaging much the same pace as on day 1.    I think I'm right in saying most of us experience a drop-off in speed on multi-day rides?
At a higher effort level I'll be expecting Tarzan's performances to suffer somewhat after the few days - or maybe the first 3000 miles (RAAM distance) .... I doubt his tactic of one shorter (~100 mile) day in every seven will give him the recovery he needs?
 

Re: Tarzan.
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2015, 12:44:01 pm »
He is fighting the laws of physics as well, wind resistance, and thus effort required are a square law. 18 mph is a lot less effort than 22mph. Although he is relying on technology to help him along