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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: postie on December 28, 2014, 12:26:33 pm

Title: [HAMR] Good luck steve
Post by: postie on December 28, 2014, 12:26:33 pm
A thread to wish Steve good luck and all the best.

So I will start,
good luck Steve, if anyone can do this you can  :thumbsup:
See you when you visit portsmouth.
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: Pancho on December 28, 2014, 12:38:13 pm
Ditto.

It's a hell of an undertaking but you're the man to crack it.

Best of British (now there's a phrase I've not heard in a while).
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: perpetual dan on December 28, 2014, 01:43:49 pm
Indeed, I hope it goes well. We're cheering you on at Perpetual Towers.
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Post by: Audax Club Hackney on December 28, 2014, 03:24:35 pm
The Best of British Steve
... And fucking good effort!
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Post by: jamesld8 on December 28, 2014, 04:02:21 pm
Very best wishes Steve for this awesome attempt  :thumbsup: And here`s hoping also the winter weather is kind to you---a 100km ride in this cold is daunting enough let alone 200-300km as you`re planning for.
The very best to you and safe journeying thro` the whole year  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Goldcrank on December 28, 2014, 06:24:36 pm
All the best. A
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Post by: Shreds on December 28, 2014, 06:46:43 pm
As a long standing (but a bit inactive at present) Audax member, your record attempt really is inspiration to get out and do some miles. Not as many as you, but good luck nevertheless and hope to be cheering you through the 'finish line' in just over a years time. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: PAC on December 28, 2014, 08:15:11 pm
I wish you the very best of luck Steve & I hope to see you cruising along a road somewhere over the next year racking up the miles :thumbsup:
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Post by: PAC on December 28, 2014, 08:15:22 pm
I wish you the very best of luck Steve & I hope to see you cruising along a road somewhere over the next year racking up the miles :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bobby on December 29, 2014, 08:32:31 am
It goes without saying we're all behind you Steve - best of luck.   :thumbsup:

I'm sure you'll inspire lots of people to ride more, I for one have decided to set my annual milage target as your July distance - it'll push me, and give me some sense of your amazing challenge!  I'll follow in awe, very best of luck

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Post by: Rainmaker on December 29, 2014, 08:54:44 am
Best of luck Steve from currently ice bound god's own county, you will have a warm welcome if you get up here.
I still remember your stock of corny jokes that helped me to survive the night on the Spa Trek 600 in 2002.
I'm sure that although "Uncle Jack" might still be "struggling", he'll be watching over your efforts.
   
I wish you a safe, healthy and successful 2015.
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Post by: Jethro on December 29, 2014, 11:51:11 am
Just think of the party you can have at the end of the year  :o

You are the man to do this Steve but good luck and safe riding
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Post by: Pete Mas on December 29, 2014, 12:21:34 pm
Best of luck, Steve. Just keep those pedals turning. :thumbsup:

If its as cold as it was on my commute this morning, I hope you've got some good long-sleeved base layers and thermal gloves/ overshoes, etc to keep those extremities toasty. My fingers were turning numb and red after just 12 miles...
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: bikey-mikey on December 29, 2014, 04:15:03 pm
Enjoy the year, ride when you love it,  stop when you don't, eat like a horse, sleep like a cat, have the luck of the Irish, and make us all proud, just for having a go. !!
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: alfapete on December 29, 2014, 04:59:04 pm
I wish you the very best of luck Steve & I hope to see you cruising along a road somewhere over the next year racking up the miles :thumbsup:

I wish you the very best of luck Steve & I hope to see you cruising along a road somewhere over the next year racking up the miles :thumbsup:

You can say that again!!!
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: Arry-R on December 29, 2014, 06:08:22 pm
the very best of luck Steve.  have sent enough pennies for you to feast on around a (bakers) dozen OLYMPIC BREAKFASTS and hope to enjoy some with you although I eat slower than you! (but I don't think I am alone there! )
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: Tomsk on December 29, 2014, 08:40:10 pm
Be thinking of you, Steve, sometimes with a tinge of jealousy, sometimes with relief that I don't have to ride today....

Hope to see you in 2015, if not on some of my events, then on the road somewhere, no doubt. Good luck and may the wind be always on your back.
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Post by: mukkinese on December 29, 2014, 09:41:27 pm
Best of Luck!
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Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on December 29, 2014, 09:48:16 pm
Good luck Steve.  I'll be doing well to do 10% of your mileage next year.
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Post by: StuAff on December 29, 2014, 10:59:34 pm
Best of luck Steve, like Postie I hope to ride with you in Hampsheer sometime...
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Post by: Lars on December 30, 2014, 09:51:00 am
Bon voyage Steve! May the rolling and wind resistances be low the next 12 months!
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Post by: Pedal Castro on December 30, 2014, 10:07:27 am
Good luck Steve.  I'll be doing well to do 10% of your mileage next year.

That'll make a good challenge for me, doing a tenth of Steve's mileage. It'd be a record year for me and will put Steve's challenge into perspective!

Good luck Steve and may the winds of fortune blow you round.
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: Wowbagger on December 30, 2014, 10:21:20 am
I think I'll aim for 5% of Steve's mileage but I doubt that I will get it!
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: 3peaker on December 30, 2014, 10:57:38 am
The Countdown will soon be down to single figures and I am sure I share the hopes and concerns of all your AUK friends in hoping you achieve this ultimate of cycling goals. I have a couple sporting records, cycling and mountaineering, from a time when I had the youth and fitness to achieve; I can assure you Steve, that when I think of the determination and planning I put together to achieve my (seemingly mediocre) records, it gives me continued pride and pleasure to reflect on them. Hopefully, now the planning is nearing completion, you have the ‘pleasure’ zone of the Event. It will test you to your (not yet found) limit. But what a reward!

We know that among the many names of those who are at a Pinnacle of cycling, you are up there and have a background that gives us confidence that you will give the record a worthy challenge. Only time will tell how far you go but NOW is YOUR time. We hope you achieve and will follow you closely. TommyG never had the technology that makes your ride so very visible, nor a Club (Audax) that has such a strong and appropriate following.

Just remember that Cycling will have a constant icon on the road for 24/7/12/365.

There could be prods for Comic Relief (13 Mar) and Sports Relief (Nov) (and other events?) to act as encouragement. Plan routes to ride into the BBC Studio (I am sure the Beeb would fund a meal!!)

Stay Safe and my every good wish for success.

Steve Poulton AUK1369
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: Danu on December 31, 2014, 10:35:32 am
All the best Steve, catch up with you when your in the Pompey area. Not on a Wednesday ride
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Post by: delthebike on December 31, 2014, 10:38:35 am
All the best Steve, sleep fast today and enjoy your year!  8)
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Post by: Basil on December 31, 2014, 11:10:58 am
Good luck and deity of your choice's speed.
Neither of the locations I could offer accommodation are of any use to you at all, but I hope to be able to spot you on the road from time to time.
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: Jonah on December 31, 2014, 11:23:05 am
This is Brilliant

All the best Steve :)
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Post by: tonyh on December 31, 2014, 11:27:11 am
Steve, here's to your 2015! The best to you.

And thanks for the loads of wisdom and kindness you add to your ability and enthusiasm.
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Post by: tiermat on December 31, 2014, 11:46:49 am
Good luck, Steve. Just looked at the forecast for the next couple of days and, luckily for you, it's going to stay above freezing!
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Post by: runsoncake on December 31, 2014, 12:28:06 pm
Good luck and may the wind stay behind you.
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Post by: huggy on December 31, 2014, 12:32:35 pm
Good Luck, Steve and all the best for your audacious adventure!
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Post by: chillmoister on December 31, 2014, 12:55:38 pm
good luck Steve!
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 31, 2014, 01:57:59 pm
Good luck Steve!
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Post by: Redlight on December 31, 2014, 02:08:16 pm
The very best of fortune, Steve. Hope to see you along the road sometime during the year.
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Post by: Tom B on December 31, 2014, 02:09:16 pm
Keep it going, Steve  -  you're a great inspiration!
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Post by: LEE on December 31, 2014, 02:21:41 pm
Good luck..remember, one day at a time.
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Post by: Stedlocks on December 31, 2014, 03:57:14 pm
Good work, good luck, and keep moving forwards!!
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Post by: Gus on December 31, 2014, 04:04:06 pm
Good Luck
 and enjoy every day
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Post by: Pingu on December 31, 2014, 04:56:20 pm
All the best TG  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Baron Brymbo von Pickelhaube on December 31, 2014, 05:00:20 pm
Steve, I hope you set a new record and in the process have as much fun as I did on my first 600, which you led.  I'm looking forward to tracking your progress.
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: Ham on December 31, 2014, 05:02:31 pm
All the very best, hope you enjoy it all
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Post by: zigzag on December 31, 2014, 05:03:54 pm
best of luck Steve - such an undertaking! if i get myself organised i may see you tomorrow morning!
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: slohill on December 31, 2014, 05:11:14 pm
Best wishes Steve---good to see that the weather has warmed up to give you an ice free start. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: MarkA on December 31, 2014, 05:35:55 pm
Good luck Steve for a successful  2015.  Hope to see you out sometime over the next year.
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: bunker on December 31, 2014, 05:42:56 pm
Just like eating an elephant, take it one 'bite' at a time.

365 bites and the record (and more  :thumbsup:) should be in the bag.

All the best for 2015 Steve, every time I look at the weather next year I will be thinking of you out there somewhere!
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: megajoulesexpenditure on December 31, 2014, 07:07:59 pm
All the best Steve. May the weather be with you :thumbsup:
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Post by: Peter on December 31, 2014, 07:11:05 pm
Happy New Year, Steve!
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Post by: Fab Foodie on December 31, 2014, 07:23:00 pm
Bloody good luck Steve.
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Post by: Wascally Weasel on December 31, 2014, 07:26:51 pm
Good luck for tomorrow and the rest of the year Steve!
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Post by: Jaded on December 31, 2014, 07:37:50 pm
Sat here waiting for the C4 News item.

Good luck Steve, see you in Feb!!
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Post by: cygnet on December 31, 2014, 07:53:29 pm
Good Luck Steve.
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Post by: Notsototalnewbie on December 31, 2014, 07:57:47 pm
Oooh watched the C4 news item with excitement!

Good luck Steve! Really would have loved to come and see you off tomorrow but I'm snowed under with essays and I can't afford any time off them  :-[
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Post by: Ashaman42 on December 31, 2014, 07:59:45 pm
I haven't sat through the news in ages but thought it would be worth it today. It was. Good luck Steve.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: zigzag on December 31, 2014, 08:02:40 pm
less than four hours left!!... go and have that last nap Steve before the challenge begins.
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Post by: aidan.f on December 31, 2014, 08:04:22 pm
note steve with the traditional ctc winged wheel cap
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Post by: Deano on December 31, 2014, 08:17:26 pm
Here's to a year of tailwinds and many fry-ups. All the best, Steve.
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 31, 2014, 08:34:19 pm
http://www.channel4.com/news/cycling-all-year-to-smash-1939-record-video

Hopefully someone will edit the page and de-Goodwinise it.
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: sg37409 on December 31, 2014, 08:40:03 pm
Here's to a year of tailwinds and many fry-ups. All the best, Steve.

+1.
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Post by: Jabba on December 31, 2014, 09:05:55 pm
All the best Steve  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Chris S on December 31, 2014, 09:09:19 pm
Make it safely past the drink driving nutters tonight, and you'll be fine  :thumbsup:.

Best wishes for the whole enterprise. Soon be summer!
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: Canardly on December 31, 2014, 09:11:28 pm
Best wishes Steve, go get 'em.
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Post by: Von Broad on December 31, 2014, 09:18:47 pm
Wish I could conjure something a little more original to say, but I can only reiterate what everybody
else has said: good luck and all the very best to you over the coming months. Amazing!
[goes to find wallet.....]
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: Wowbagger on December 31, 2014, 09:43:25 pm
I recall our London to Brighton tandem ride when we were overtaking taxis on the Embankment at almost 30mph. Your words were something like "Gawd, it's always the same! Whenever I get on a new bike for the first time, I go mad!"

Take it easy, Steve. :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ruthie on December 31, 2014, 09:46:45 pm
All the best Steve  :)
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Post by: phantasmagoriana on December 31, 2014, 11:22:29 pm
Good luck Steve! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Graeme on December 31, 2014, 11:40:52 pm
Nearly at the start Steve... Good luck, God Speed, may your tyres be smooth rolling and wind to your back all year.
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Post by: Malmesbury Monk on December 31, 2014, 11:50:14 pm
Good luck Steve.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: redshift on January 01, 2015, 12:01:46 am
Good luck, safe journey.
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Post by: The Condor on January 01, 2015, 12:08:15 am
Best wishes, if the power of thought helps, you have it.
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Post by: Basil on January 01, 2015, 12:09:47 am
Come on, bloody get on with it.  ;)
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Post by: mattc on January 01, 2015, 12:21:53 am
Come on, bloody get on with it.  ;)
Yeah, and stop those bloody fireworks so I can get to sleep!
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Post by: αdαmsκι on January 01, 2015, 12:40:38 am
Go go go!!
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Post by: Somnolent on January 01, 2015, 12:52:20 am
We'll be with you in spirit, if not awheel, all the way.
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Post by: Climberruss on January 01, 2015, 01:40:23 am
Good luck Steve. Keep the rubber
 side down and stuff one up the septics!
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Post by: Aidan on January 01, 2015, 06:18:21 am
Good luck Steve
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Post by: andyoxon on January 01, 2015, 09:51:41 am
Day 1 is here!  All the best Steve.  :)
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Post by: canny colin on January 01, 2015, 10:13:57 am
Best of luck to you steve .
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Post by: Bianchi Boy on January 01, 2015, 10:42:22 am
Will not be able to wish you all the best in person as have to cook large family meal. All the best and go go go
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Post by: TimO on January 01, 2015, 10:45:25 am
I've just seen the Facebook posts of Steve setting off, and the Channel 4 coverage, and checked out the tracking from midnight. :thumbsup:

All the best Steve, it's a hell of a challenge, but you're certainly the one to do it.
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Post by: Martin on January 01, 2015, 10:57:39 am
All the best Steve; you looked so cool calm and collected on C4  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Arry-R on January 01, 2015, 12:03:26 pm
he looked cool calm and collected this morning too even though he was up before everyone else! !

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Post by: Ningishzidda on January 01, 2015, 12:19:08 pm
Good luck chap.

 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: ChrisB on January 01, 2015, 08:42:40 pm
Steve

I first heard about this from marcusjb, back in 2013, when you were trying to see if it was feasible.

Great to see you are doing it, best wishes.

Chris

(Have emailed some of my non YACF / Cycle Chat cycling friends to get some more donations flowing)
Title: Re: Good luck steve
Post by: Salvatore on January 02, 2015, 01:55:59 pm
My mum sends her best wishes.

I told her what Steve was doing, and asked if she remembered him, as she put us up before the 2001 LEL. Although her memory is somewhat flaky these days, after a couple of milliseconds she replied: "He eats a lot, doesn't he?".
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Post by: Mr Green on January 02, 2015, 04:37:06 pm
Good luck Steve.
Make us proud.

Arthur
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Post by: vindec on January 02, 2015, 11:11:58 pm
Courage Steve
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Post by: red marley on January 03, 2015, 03:07:11 pm
#Bon courage! What an inspiration you are, especially on days when the weather is like today's. Do remember us here Steve when you're (even more) world-famous.