Author Topic: "WHIP" the HAM'R  (Read 16119 times)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2016, 06:59:01 am »
In the latter part of the year, she got a lot more miles in.
Getting there...

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2016, 01:56:05 pm »
Kurt put a shout out to YACF and I talked about the YEAR on this podcast interview with Over The Top.
http://www.acast.com/overthetopcycling/overthetopcycling-kurt-aliciasearvogelhamr?autoplay

Update: moved my seat up and forward plus added pedal extensions called "knee savers" and what a difference! Overuse and climbing a lot when we've been in the flats for a year hasn't helped. Otherwise, fittness is great. We were in Arizona yesterday and asthma was a bit of a problem which I haven't had an issue with for a long long time. Interesting to see what pops up so that we can get it all manageable beforehand. Off to New Mexico and then to Texas to catch a ride with Hell Week (doesn't that sound nice, huh).
The best thing I ever did was pick you as my crew. The best thing I ever did was pick you as my rider.

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #52 on: March 17, 2016, 02:13:04 pm »
Glad to hear you've found a potential solution to your problem. GL
<i>Marmite slave</i>

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #53 on: March 17, 2016, 02:13:30 pm »
I had to google what knee savers were, first result was a foam mat  :-\ :) then found the correct website  :thumbsup: putting the pedals wider apart seems simple and obviously works.
Eddington Number 75

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2016, 10:33:11 am »
Good Luck Alicia, I too will be watching your progress from the comfort of my armchair. Does Kurt know how to use the cooker etc? :D

Think I'll try a pair of these knee saver thingy's as it's becoming clear that on a long ride (200Km) I am suffering from cramps in my feet and in my ankles which seems to come and go during the ride, most uncomfortable. I am a little Charlie Chaplin in my walk (toes pointing outwards, no moustache and cane).


TimC

  • Bike pilot
Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2016, 10:39:34 am »
Glad you've found some alleviation to the knee issue. Bummer about the asthma though; was that heat/dust related? Good luck, Alicia!!

Datameister

  • EU Cake Mountain
Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2016, 12:59:51 pm »
I had to google what knee savers were, first result was a foam mat  :-\ :) then found the correct website  :thumbsup: putting the pedals wider apart seems simple and obviously works.

^^This

Only 1cm either side but my knees no longer trace a figure of eight when I get tired.

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #57 on: March 18, 2016, 02:57:30 pm »
Kurt put a shout out to YACF and I talked about the YEAR on this podcast interview with Over The Top.
http://www.acast.com/overthetopcycling/overthetopcycling-kurt-aliciasearvogelhamr?autoplay

Update: moved my seat up and forward plus added pedal extensions called "knee savers" and what a difference! Overuse and climbing a lot when we've been in the flats for a year hasn't helped. Otherwise, fittness is great. We were in Arizona yesterday and asthma was a bit of a problem which I haven't had an issue with for a long long time. Interesting to see what pops up so that we can get it all manageable beforehand. Off to New Mexico and then to Texas to catch a ride with Hell Week (doesn't that sound nice, huh).

This is a great interview and well worth a listen. I type this and I'm only 9 minutes in!

And I get a mention ;-)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2016, 03:00:49 pm »
I couldn't get it to play :'(
Getting there...

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #59 on: March 18, 2016, 03:20:00 pm »
Shame

I was WFH yesterday so played this on headphones while I did some testing. Interesting to listen to an experienced (cycling) audience question Kurt and 'Whip'.
<i>Marmite slave</i>

Basil

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2016, 04:00:34 pm »
Crack on, Whip. 

Oh! The Kurt's RV is a-rollin' on over the plains,
With the curtains flappin' and the driver slappin' the reins.
Beautiful sky! A wonderful day!
Whip crack-away!, Whip crack-away!, Whip crack-away!

Oh! The Kurt's RV is a-headin' on over the hills,
Where the puncture flints are thicker than porcupine quills.
Dangerous land! No time to delay!
So, Whip crack-away!, Whip crack-away!, Whip crack-away!

Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2016, 04:04:43 pm »
Alicia Searvogel played by Doris Day?  Does that make Kurt Howard Keel?
Getting there...

Psychler

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2016, 12:01:28 am »
From posts on Facebook it looks like Alicia's broken her clavicle - bugger and damnation!!!

Get well soon Mrs Whip!
I'm gonna limp to the pub and drink 'til the rest of me is as numb as my arse.

Hummers

  • It is all about the taste.
Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #63 on: March 29, 2016, 06:55:55 am »
From posts on Facebook it looks like Alicia's broken her clavicle - bugger and damnation!!!

Get well soon Mrs Whip!

Buggeration!

Sorry to hear that - get well soon Alicia.

H

TimC

  • Bike pilot
Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #64 on: March 29, 2016, 07:12:46 am »
GWS Alicia. Sounds painful!

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #65 on: March 29, 2016, 11:19:22 am »
Heal fast Whip!  :thumbsup:
Eddington Number 75

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #66 on: March 29, 2016, 01:04:05 pm »
Ouch. GWS.
'Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence'.

Martin John Rees.

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #67 on: April 18, 2016, 07:33:22 pm »
Any update on recovery & rescheduled start?

Ta in advance, I'm farcebook phobic.
2017 targets: Two achieved, the two remaining look to be at significant risk.

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #68 on: April 19, 2016, 09:28:17 am »
Any update on recovery & rescheduled start?

Ta in advance, I'm farcebook phobic.
I follow Alicia and Kurt on facebook and while they've posted pictures of pretty places they have visited, there has been no news about hamr
<i>Marmite slave</i>

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #69 on: April 19, 2016, 08:19:08 pm »
Thanks  :thumbsup:
2017 targets: Two achieved, the two remaining look to be at significant risk.

Phil W

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #70 on: April 19, 2016, 09:11:30 pm »
The collarbone isn't healing and she might need surgery. So till that's resolved you won't be hearing too much about a start date.

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2016, 02:31:58 pm »
Just listened to Kurt and Alicia's interview mentioned above on acast.com; YACF mention is at ~34:25.
"an inordinate fondness for beetles"

Phil W

Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #72 on: May 29, 2016, 04:18:04 pm »
Alicia's attempt will start on June 4th.

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #73 on: May 29, 2016, 09:37:08 pm »
woohoo! Fine roads and fair winds Whip. Mostly though I hope the obvious implication for your shoulder is correct.
2017 targets: Two achieved, the two remaining look to be at significant risk.

Mr Larrington

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Re: "WHIP" the HAM'R
« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2016, 04:04:13 pm »
Alicia's attempt will start on June 4th.

Do we know where?

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