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12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« on: January 12, 2016, 09:51:21 am »
Meanwhile, in a little known corner of a planet in the outer arm of the known galaxy... Steve is off and heading NE again.
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 10:09:38 am »
And seems to be whipping along at ~18mph for the first hour. That Southwesterly must be pushing him along nicely. Hopefully he can make good use of it; ideally something like King's Lynn and then GY/Acle and add some extra in the evening when the wind has died down.
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2016, 12:03:18 pm »
There's a brisk wind blowing in London today so i imagine it will be fairly whipping across the fens.  I wonder if the Acle Travelodge offers a free stay every sixth visit?
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2016, 12:48:21 pm »
He's a bit more West than he usually is for a Norfolk jaunt.

Maybe a plan to add some extra miles before turning East for King's Lynn and beyond.

I doubt he'd be heading towards Goole again given the Westerly winds.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 01:50:23 pm »
East to Thurlby. Hope he's not trying to barge in on the school to get some food...

No, MacDonalds in Bourne (at a guess from Google Maps).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 03:15:35 pm »
Good news.
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 07:49:34 pm »
From Facebook:

Tonight Steve hit a pothole, about 120-miles into his ride, which has damaged his rear wheel so badly he can't ride the bike any further.
Big thanks to Andrew (from the support team) for making the 200-mile return trip with a replacement bike, at such short notice.
This delay will be a big setback for Steve - against his new January mileage plan (and the record target in general) - but he plans to fight to get these lost miles back and still meet his January target...

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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 07:56:37 pm »
:( Just seen that :(
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2016, 08:24:51 pm »
Oh dear!
  :( :(

Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2016, 08:50:39 pm »
no wiggle room is there, an afternoon off shouldn't be a "big setback"

sounds like either the target this month is met, or the plug is pulled?

Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2016, 08:57:42 pm »
Pity a wheel couldn't have been rustled up from somewhere without needing a new bike.
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2016, 09:02:27 pm »
Rear wheels are always more problematic than front ones as less likely to find one with compatible sprockets.
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2016, 09:04:39 pm »
no wiggle room is there, an afternoon off shouldn't be a "big setback"

It's a big setback in terms of the day (2 hours so 30 miles lost maybe, 15% of the day or less if Steve can combine the time waiting with refeuling/resting), but not in terms of the whole attempt (30 miles out of 76076+ miles).

sounds like either the target this month is met, or the plug is pulled?

There's been nothing said along those lines, only conjecture.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2016, 09:05:53 pm »
As of yesterday (11th) he was almost 100 miles down on January plan, requiring 210 days for the rest of the month, so this incident won't help meet the monthly target.

Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2016, 09:18:00 pm »
If only he was being constantly followed by someone in, say, a camper van...
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2016, 09:31:00 pm »
He's going to ride through the night until tomorrow night, according to Faceache
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2016, 09:42:48 pm »
Steve's FBk:

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Tonight Steve hit a pothole, about 120-miles into his ride, which has damaged his rear wheel so badly he can't ride the bike any further.
Big thanks to Andrew (from the support team) for making the 200-mile return trip with a replacement bike, at such short notice.
This delay will be a big setback for Steve - against his new January mileage plan (and the record target in general) - but he plans to fight to get these lost miles back and still meet his January target...

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Steve Abraham Very probably not a serious problem.
Hit a pothole and my rear tyre went down.
I couldn't find the cause easily in the dark so instead of spending time investigating I fitted a new tyre with an innertube.
Had a bit of bother getting the wheel back in and when I did, the disk brake was rubbing a bit.
Decided to get going and call for help while I planned my next move.
A new wheel would also need a new chain because my transmission is shot after the recent wet weather. Plus I don't know why the rear brake is rubbing and don't want to spend time investigating in the cold and dark

Decided on taking a rest and having a meal.
Now going to go through the night and through to tomorrow night, hopefully for an early night.
I should mostly have a tailwind and the good main roads should be quiet.
Going to ride the A148 from Kings Lynn to Cromer, A149 to Yarmouth the A12 to Ipswich or Stowmarket for breakfast.
There should be hotels nearby on that route if I start to get sleepy.

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Steve Abraham Rear tyre with the tube also kept going down. Probably pinched the tube when fitting it to be honest.
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2016, 09:49:45 pm »
Thanks for the repost Andyoxon
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2016, 09:56:03 pm »
Keep it going Toofy!

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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2016, 10:18:56 pm »
Cold night, Icy morning, that's a tough call. Keep it safe Steve

Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2016, 10:24:47 pm »
Press on, get the miles done tonight, finish earlier tomorrow and get some well deserved rest :thumbsup:
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2016, 10:26:14 pm »
I can only admire Steve's fortitude.  Some say he is foolhardy.  Some say that he has a diet of girders.  All we know is that he's Teethgrinder, and he'll do what he thinks it takes.

Good luck Steve.
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Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2016, 10:26:57 pm »
It looks like he's stopped at Knight's Hill hotel.

Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2016, 10:45:21 pm »
Tracker still stationary - 3.5 hours.

Not too sure how acquiring a big helping of sleep debt assists things. There are still on 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year however you cut the cake.

Riding home from work this pm the wind has got an evil sharp cold edge on it - almost first cold wind of this winter.

Re: 12th January - Steve day n+1 aka Teethgrinder 158
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2016, 11:15:40 pm »
Moving again.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."