Author Topic: 13th January - Steve day 159  (Read 3650 times)

Wowbagger

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13th January - Steve day 159
« on: January 13, 2016, 08:18:34 am »
Very early start heading SW from Norfolk.

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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 08:35:46 am »
Wind on the right shoulder. Looks as if it'll be smack in the face in a few hours.
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 08:47:57 am »
Have a good day Steve, its rather nippy out!  :thumbsup: at least its dry (at least it is here)
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 09:23:51 am »
Nice and sunny in London but there is still a steady breeze, the type that gets called a nagging headwind, not that Steve would notice such nagging any more - his ears must be deaf to it by now.
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 10:01:16 am »
Certainly is nippy out there this morning. I hit ice cycling into work this morning which wakes you up pretty quickly I can say!
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 12:54:24 pm »
Facebook report from Steve Abraham (at least someone on the 'Team Teethgrinder'):

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Steve's fighting back from the setback last night and hoping to even his average mileage out (for yesterday and today) at about 200 miles per day - despite losing over 60 miles against schedule.

He says: "After 2 steaks for breakfast (in Stowmarket) and a 10 minute nap, I am ready to have a crack at another 155 miles (before I plan to be in bed at around midnight )."
 GO for it Steven - but stay safe!

 :thumbsup:

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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 01:03:02 pm »
Looks like a visit to Steeple Bumpstead may be on the cards.
I'm gonna limp to the pub and drink 'til the rest of me is as numb as my arse.

Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 01:04:17 pm »
AS Wobbly John mentions, the update on Steve's Facebook page is encouraging  :thumbsup: Go Steve!
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 02:04:27 pm »
Yes - heading inexorably towards Steeple Bumpstead. Hurrah  :thumbsup:

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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2016, 03:41:19 pm »
Hmmm. Why the rush to make up the miles immediately. It will be interesting to see if he can sustain a 200 mile average over 3 or 4 days. Act in haste, repent at leisure and all that.

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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2016, 03:46:11 pm »
Hmmm. Why the rush to make up the miles immediately. It will be interesting to see if he can sustain a 200 mile average over 3 or 4 days. Act in haste, repent at leisure and all that.
To be completely honest, he doesn't look to be moving fast enough today to make up very many miles :(

(I'm sure right that there's no benefit to rushing; but it might do him good, morale-wise. Possibly a defence against
woe is me, I get all the bad luck
type of thoughts

But really, I'm totally speculating on the thoughts of a human being many miles away ...  )
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2016, 03:54:27 pm »
But really, I'm totally speculating on the thoughts of a human being many miles away ...  )

Shock, horror - nobody on YACF would ever do a thing like that!  ;D

Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2016, 03:57:15 pm »
It seems a bit odd to be panicking to make up the January lost miles immediately. There is a high probability of bad days throughout the next seven months and he needs to be slowly building up a buffer against those, i.e. he needs to be riding above his schedule when the going is good and be philosophical when the cycling gods are against him on any particular day. He appears to be building up massive sleep debt at the moment.

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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2016, 04:09:09 pm »
Doesn't sound like he's panicking to me.   Sounds like he's adapting to meet a need.

Whatever he does seems to attract undue criticism.     
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2016, 04:14:25 pm »
Doesn't sound like he's panicking to me.   Sounds like he's adapting to meet a need.

Whatever he does seems to attract undue criticism.   

OK, panicking might have been the wrong word. I doubt he is actually panicking or worried at all TBH!

Concerned not critical.

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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2016, 05:56:05 pm »
Whatever he does seems to attract undue criticism.   

Is there such a thing as due criticism?
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2016, 06:01:49 pm »
Hmmm. Why the rush to make up the miles immediately. It will be interesting to see if he can sustain a 200 mile average over 3 or 4 days. Act in haste, repent at leisure and all that.



How many miles per day average has he done this month so far?   Last January he averaged some 185 per day over the whole month

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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2016, 06:06:44 pm »
Whatever he does seems to attract undue criticism.   

Is there such a thing as due criticism?

Possibly a subset of due consideration.
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2016, 06:12:11 pm »
How many miles per day average has he done this month so far?   Last January he averaged some 185 per day over the whole month

Year Record Data (not official, but sourced from the offifical data): https://goo.gl/RBHtiS

Avg 186.7 miles per day for Jan 2016 so far, but that doesn't include yesterday or today as that data isn't up there yet (yesterday's ride hasn't been uploaded to Strava yet).
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2016, 06:46:09 pm »
Whatever he does seems to attract undue criticism.

It's not criticism, it's comment.
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2016, 07:06:01 pm »
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Whatever he does seems to attract undue criticism.     

its more the will and want and desire to see him succeed, that brings with it opinions on what he should/shouldn't do

Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2016, 07:49:24 pm »


Avg 186.7 miles per day for Jan 2016 so far, but that doesn't include yesterday or today as that data isn't up there yet (yesterday's ride hasn't been uploaded to Strava yet).
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Greenbank many thanks so Steve is slightly up on his 185.25 last year.  Last February he upped it to 5360 mls or 191.4 per day.   Let us hope that Milton Keynes and the Fens remain snow free

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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2016, 08:07:23 pm »
It seems a bit odd to be panicking to make up the January lost miles immediately. There is a high probability of bad days throughout the next seven months and he needs to be slowly building up a buffer against those, i.e. he needs to be riding above his schedule when the going is good and be philosophical when the cycling gods are against him on any particular day. He appears to be building up massive sleep debt at the moment.
On the plus side, I wouldnt fret yet about the "massive sleep debt":
- for one thing, one bad night's sleep is really not a big deal by itself. and
- if anyone knows about sleep debt and cycling .... ! Have a read of his AUK-record year; he was riding regular overnight 200s in the middle of working weeks throughout the summer months. He knows his limits better than most. :)
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Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2016, 08:43:30 pm »
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On the plus side, I wouldnt fret yet about the "massive sleep debt":
- for one thing, one bad night's sleep is really not a big deal by itself. and
- if anyone knows about sleep debt and cycling .... ! Have a read of his AUK-record year; he was riding regular overnight 200s in the middle of working weeks throughout the summer months. He knows his limits better than most. :)



Well posted Matt

Re: 13th January - Steve day 159
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2016, 08:51:15 pm »
Whatever he does seems to attract undue criticism.   

Is there such a thing as due criticism?

Possibly a subset of due consideration.

My view is that it was criticism of Kurt's methods that defined Steve's approach. That's using the narrow sense of 'criticism' as a condemnation. I'd favour more critical path analysis to determine how to achieve the record.
Steve was fairly open about his options initially.