Author Topic: 20th Jan - Steve day 166  (Read 8143 times)

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2016, 06:34:47 am »
The 203.8mls on Strava was uploaded yesterday but relates to cycling done on Tuesday.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2016, 06:55:42 am »
Yes, then it ends right in the centre of Potton but without the usual Steve comment early on the morning of the 20th. Nothing since the 3am finish

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2016, 07:32:30 am »
Any chance we could have a word from Mr Hennessey? He seems to be the only one of Steve's team who cares enough to update followers on YACF.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2016, 07:41:31 am »
Any chance we could have a word from Mr Hennessey? He seems to be the only one of Steve's team who cares enough to update followers on YACF.

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2016, 07:49:25 am »
Sincerely hope it's not something simple like the battery needs replacing in the tracker and Steve is mashing out the miles oblivious to the fact.

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2016, 08:04:38 am »
203.8 Strava miles then it all appears to stop at Potton on Strava.

The UMCA require uploads to be midnight to midnight for each day. Potton is just where he was at the end of Tuesday.

The rest of that ride (back to MK) will be part of the upload of Wednesday's ride whenever that is uploaded.

If you look at the start of that upload you'll see it starts at 00:00:00 on Tuesday and has the last section of the previous day's ride to York as the track log starts just north of Snaith.

The dates are confusing because Strava uses the latest date in the upload as the date of the ride. So if the upload includes all of Tuesday and then one second of Wednesday (I.e. 00:00:00) then Strava displays it as Wednesday.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2016, 08:07:28 am »
There is also a 58.7km upload for Potton to MK for yesterday that has appeared on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/474984835

Looking more and more that he didn't go out again yesterday for some reason.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2016, 08:38:29 am »
That Potton To MK section has appeared on Strava in the last two hours so it remains feasible that any further upload for any riding during the day of the 20th remains to be uploaded and that it is a tracker issue?

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2016, 08:42:34 am »
Steve's web page is 'as of end of 20th January' so he clearly didn't go out yesterday and the tracker isn't fired up today either. Is this it? I hope he's OK.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2016, 10:21:27 am »
That Potton To MK section has appeared on Strava in the last two hours so it remains feasible that any further upload for any riding during the day of the 20th remains to be uploaded and that it is a tracker issue?

Apart from early on (when I think he was getting used to it) Steve's pretty much always does one upload to Strava per day, regardless of whether the previous night's ride had spilled over into the current day, and/or whether he didn't finish riding before midnight.

The live tracking is completely separate from the Garmin he uses to record things.

Yes, it's feasible that he did go out riding yesterday, but it's looking increasingly unlikely.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #60 on: January 21, 2016, 10:35:14 am »
And with no news and no tracker points yet, today isn't looking great either.

My work computer doesn't want to load the trackleaders page properly. Did Steve actually make it all the way home?

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #61 on: January 21, 2016, 10:36:57 am »
Yes. That is the 36 mile ride shown on Strava

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #62 on: January 21, 2016, 10:42:17 am »
Yeah, I was just wondering if it actually came to a stop outside Chez TG.

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #63 on: January 21, 2016, 10:46:50 am »
Fingers crossed for (good) news.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #64 on: January 21, 2016, 10:48:17 am »
I got a reply via fb message from Idai; he says he saw him this morning and he's ok. No further details.

Yesterday I read this as 'mind your own business'.

Today I read it as 'there's a crisis and we're keeping it to ourselves'. I hope Steve is OK.

The old argument about lack of information being due to not wanting to help Kurt is no longer valid.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #65 on: January 21, 2016, 10:49:58 am »
I don't really care whether he is riding or not.  I would just like to know that he is ok.
+1 to that.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #66 on: January 21, 2016, 11:03:29 am »
Yeah, I was just wondering if it actually came to a stop outside Chez TG.

It stops about 300m away from his house. Pretty sure that's a privacy zone issue (or just how he trims the rides) as I checked a bunch of other rides and all of them start/finish a similar distance away from his house.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #67 on: January 21, 2016, 11:07:45 am »
OK, well that at least eliminates a lot of worries.

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2016, 11:22:00 am »
Still can't see any tracker for Steve - map not loading.
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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #69 on: January 21, 2016, 11:22:56 am »
A few decades working in the media tells me this is the most appalling Public Relations failure that could have been avoided with a one-sentence Facebook post saying Steve has been told by the doctor to rest for a few days and that this is no big loss in mileage terms as any loss can easily be made back in the warmer weather.
But this has not happened.
One can assume only that The Team no longer need to keep the enthusiasm going among the likes of us because they don't need any more donations because Steve's attempt on the record has finished.
Let us hope this is an incorrect reading of events. But even if he's given up, I've still immense respect for Steve. Attempting this in UK weather makes it, IMHO, way harder than doing it in Florida with sunshine and a campervan using flat roads.

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2016, 11:30:55 am »
If I may veer off topic for a moment, I do wish people would stop labouring the environmental differences between Steve's and Kurt's attempts. It's like comparing the difference between scaling Everest and K2 and suggesting the latter is but a mere pimple. Kurt's year of riding was hardly a jolly wheeze.

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2016, 11:31:54 am »
A few decades working in the media tells me this is the most appalling Public Relations failure that could have been avoided with a one-sentence Facebook post saying Steve has been told by the doctor to rest for a few days and that this is no big loss in mileage terms as any loss can easily be made back in the warmer weather.
But this has not happened.
One can assume only that The Team no longer need to keep the enthusiasm going among the likes of us because they don't need any more donations because Steve's attempt on the record has finished.
Let us hope this is an incorrect reading of events. But even if he's given up, I've still immense respect for Steve. Attempting this in UK weather makes it, IMHO, way harder than doing it in Florida with sunshine and a campervan using flat roads.

Spot on.

At the risk of trying to read too much into the Ivanoscope, Steve's last few rides look to me like those of a man who is desperately tired towards the end, if not the start, of each day.

It looks likely to me he has quit this attempt.

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2016, 11:32:15 am »
Attempting this in UK weather makes it, IMHO, way harder than doing it in Florida with sunshine and a campervan using flat roads.

Mind you don't go and upset someone, posting stuff like that on YACF.  ;)

Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2016, 11:32:34 am »
A few decades working in the media tells me this is the most appalling Public Relations failure that could have been avoided with a one-sentence Facebook post saying Steve has been told by the doctor to rest for a few days and that this is no big loss in mileage terms as any loss can easily be made back in the warmer weather.
But this has not happened.
One can assume only that The Team no longer need to keep the enthusiasm going among the likes of us because they don't need any more donations because Steve's attempt on the record has finished.
Let us hope this is an incorrect reading of events. But even if he's given up, I've still immense respect for Steve. Attempting this in UK weather makes it, IMHO, way harder than doing it in Florida with sunshine and a campervan using flat roads.

I am afraid I read it in much the same way.

Enjoy the rest Steve.

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Re: 20th Jan - Steve day 166
« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2016, 11:36:26 am »
Major team failure to keep keen supporters informed  --

BUT note crew chief is able to find time to self publicise on FB with this twaddle


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