Author Topic: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start  (Read 86163 times)

Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #700 on: January 01, 2017, 09:12:25 pm »
What a year! Obviously hard work but the videos etc made it seem so much fun! / made it so much fun for those following. A huge inspiration. Well done Kajsa and Kajsa's Mum!! 

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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #701 on: January 04, 2017, 09:22:18 pm »
And now Kajsa has more time to post on the forum! :D
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #702 on: January 04, 2017, 09:24:37 pm »
Looks like she's found something to keep herself busy:  http://www.sweatpledge.com/
Watching the TV without subtitles is like riding up a hill without using the gears :)

Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #703 on: January 04, 2017, 09:45:58 pm »
I think it is an excellent idea. I've signed up for the mailing list and I have a goal or two in mind.
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #704 on: January 05, 2017, 03:44:20 pm »
Another stunning achievement and I enjoyed this one a bit more, I wasn't worried about whether the participant might go so far as to cause themselves permanent harm. But really I think the video updates, she's funny and they almost made the cycling itself a side issue. There're only so many times I can gasp at mileage figures but I can be constantly entertained by clever and funny video diaries.
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #705 on: January 14, 2017, 01:09:40 pm »
Kajsa is giving a talk in Nottingham on 11th March, if it's anything like as entertaining as her social media has been it'll be well worth the tenner ticket price.  Tickets went on sale today, I don't know the size of the venue but there were 55 showing available when I booked mine.

http://www.ayearinthesaddle.com/copy-of-events


Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #706 on: January 16, 2017, 03:24:46 pm »
And she has today received official confirmation of her Guinness World record of 52, 025.09 km in a year.   :D

https://twitter.com/yearinthesaddle/status/820954738359418881
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #707 on: January 16, 2017, 03:26:29 pm »
Brilliant news!
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #708 on: January 16, 2017, 04:33:14 pm »
Fantastic :thumbsup:
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #709 on: January 16, 2017, 05:53:12 pm »
Kajsa is giving a talk in Nottingham on 11th March, if it's anything like as entertaining as her social media has been it'll be well worth the tenner ticket price.  Tickets went on sale today, I don't know the size of the venue but there were 55 showing available when I booked mine.

http://www.ayearinthesaddle.com/copy-of-events

Half the tickets now sold

Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #710 on: January 16, 2017, 06:33:39 pm »
Kajsa is giving a talk in Nottingham on 11th March, if it's anything like as entertaining as her social media has been it'll be well worth the tenner ticket price.  Tickets went on sale today, I don't know the size of the venue but there were 55 showing available when I booked mine.

http://www.ayearinthesaddle.com/copy-of-events

Half the tickets now sold

On twitter she was down to single figures left to sell.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #711 on: January 16, 2017, 06:46:07 pm »
And she has today received official confirmation of her Guinness World record of 52, 025.09 km in a year.   :D

https://twitter.com/yearinthesaddle/status/820954738359418881

Excellent news!



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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #712 on: January 16, 2017, 09:09:23 pm »
Fabulous achievement.   

I believe that we have two of those tickets for the Nottingham session but must check that.

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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #713 on: January 26, 2017, 02:35:28 pm »
There's an interview* with Kajsa on the latest Cycling Podcast. Skip towards the end if you have no interest in cyclocross.

* Well, it was edited to sound as if it was just Kajsa doing the talking.

clarion

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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #714 on: May 08, 2017, 02:27:33 pm »
Excellent talk from Kajsa at Long Itch, together with an hour of questions, and loads more questions afterwards.

She almost agreed to join yacf ;) ;D

It appears she will hold this record in perpetuity, as it has now been 'rested' by GWR, and isn't even listed on the website >:(
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #715 on: May 08, 2017, 02:34:16 pm »
Guinness messed Kajsa around during the attempt and now afterwards.   Not exactly professional nor respectful behaviour in my opinion. 

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clarion

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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #716 on: May 08, 2017, 02:37:16 pm »
Not.
At.
All.

Considering she said that part of what gave her the idea was the joy of reading the book as a kid, to beggar around (even before the start, though more since) is disgraceful.
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #717 on: May 08, 2017, 03:00:16 pm »
After what Guinness did to Mike, I lost all respect for them as an organisation. They are an utter joke.

I know they were always a bit arbitrary, but they can't even stick to their own rules.
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #718 on: May 08, 2017, 07:38:17 pm »
It appears she will hold this record in perpetuity, as it has now been 'rested' by GWR, and isn't even listed on the website >:(

I wonder if they explained this to Kajsa, when she had the discussions with them after Kurt's UMCA record was ratified, and the obvious implications regarding Amanda's attempt that this would happen?

If not, Guinness should be ashamed.




clarion

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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #719 on: May 09, 2017, 09:44:14 am »
I did think at the time it would mean that, if Kajsa set a new record, then there would never be an opportunity to beat it under those rules.  It's the business about not really acknowledging it that rankles.  Not in the book, OK.  There are an awful lot of Official GWR records, and a limited amount of space in the book, but I do think they should all be credited on the website.
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #720 on: May 09, 2017, 09:50:25 am »
After what Guinness did to Mike, I lost all respect for them as an organisation. They are an utter joke.

I know they were always a bit arbitrary, but they can't even stick to their own rules.

Here are two of the reasons why I dislike the Guinness records industry.

clarion

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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #721 on: May 09, 2017, 10:13:32 am »
Well, yes, that's a given.
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #722 on: May 09, 2017, 12:06:36 pm »
It appears she will hold this record in perpetuity, as it has now been 'rested' by GWR, and isn't even listed on the website >:(

I wonder if they explained this to Kajsa, when she had the discussions with them after Kurt's UMCA record was ratified, and the obvious implications regarding Amanda's attempt that this would happen?

If not, Guinness should be ashamed.

No.  Kajsa only found out recently when her record disappeared without trace.   She had to call them and enquire as to why.
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clarion

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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #723 on: October 18, 2017, 10:04:25 am »
Kajsa reports that she is doing a TEDx Talk.  Should be interesting.
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Re: womens record attempt - Kajsa Tylen Jan 1st start
« Reply #724 on: October 18, 2017, 11:55:51 am »
Kajsa reports that she is doing a TEDx Talk.  Should be interesting.
Nov 11 in Crete. 
This is all Greek to me but there is a picture of Kajsa on it so I guess it's the right page.
https://2017.tedxchania.com/