Author Topic: [HAMR] A Record Too Dangerous to Break...  (Read 23493 times)

simonp

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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2012, 09:40:20 am »
Steve has a gps though.

mattc

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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2012, 09:47:21 am »
- A handy tip for Teethgrinder: If you start in the spring or summer you'll only have to ride through one winter - Tommy admitted his mistake was starting on New Years Day as he had to endure two bad winters.
This is actually nonsense - it's 365 days, so you have to ride every day of winter whatever.
(There is a mental aspect though - read about RRTY.)

A summer start would have made his 100,000 mile record a LOT tougher (finishing in the 2nd winter).
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2012, 10:02:49 am »
I'd be up for throwing in a few pounds.

An aside; is anyone else following Mike Hall's tweets (round the world record attempt). That man is some machine - 92 hours to do his New zealand bit. His log as of yesterday "12 countries, 10 000miles, more than 50 days pedalling, 7 tyres, 5 chains and one pair of shorts."

actually latest update says "16255km, 50 days 14hrs pedalling"

If he can keep this up, he's going to break 100 days for the record.
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2012, 10:03:31 am »
surely Drew could lend his bike for the like-for-like challenge, (onions optional). 

Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2012, 10:36:49 am »
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Something like Mallerstang or one of the long Scottish or Welsh descents done repeatedly over 18 hours

I had to look up Mallerstang. When I zoomed out of the OS map, I realized I'd ridden up it a few years ago, tho, apart from a couple of short stretches, it barely seemed like 'up'

And yes, I'd be happy to contribute to an attempt on the record  :)

mattc

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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2012, 10:56:43 am »
I'd be up for throwing in a few pounds.

An aside; is anyone else following Mike Hall's tweets (round the world record attempt). That man is some machine - 92 hours to do his New zealand bit. His log as of yesterday "12 countries, 10 000miles, more than 50 days pedalling, 7 tyres, 5 chains and one pair of shorts."

actually latest update says "16255km, 50 days 14hrs pedalling"

If he can keep this up, he's going to break 100 days for the record.
There's a separate round-the-world thread already. Enjoy!
http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=56286.msg1173778#msg1173778
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2012, 11:55:02 am »

Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2012, 12:04:14 pm »
I'm sure we've already had a Tommy Godwin thread, out of this article. But this thread is the first one to suggest TG having a crack at the record. However, TG needs some competition to spur him on, just as the first TG had Bernard Bennet. I don't think we can trust this to Big Brother but we have Bristol's own BM, Bikey Mikey, who's already done 13,000km(?!!!) this year.

The race is on.
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mcshroom

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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2012, 12:05:38 pm »
Or put them on a tandem  ;D
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2012, 12:09:06 pm »
Bikey Mikey, who's already done 13,000km(?!!!) this year.


Seriously  :o 
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2012, 12:10:12 pm »
Nah, that takes away the competitive aspect - unless we dress them up as a pantomime cow!

"But I don't want to be the back end!"
"Well pedal faster then and maybe you can overtake me!"
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #61 on: April 19, 2012, 12:11:43 pm »
Bikey Mikey, who's already done 13,000km(?!!!) this year.


Seriously  :o
I'm sure that was the figure I heard but maybe it was since November. I'm doubting it now I've written it!
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mcshroom

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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2012, 12:12:58 pm »
// goes off to google LEJOG record for tandem crew dressed as panotmime cow :)
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2012, 12:38:41 pm »
- A handy tip for Teethgrinder: If you start in the spring or summer you'll only have to ride through one winter - Tommy admitted his mistake was starting on New Years Day as he had to endure two bad winters.
This is actually nonsense - it's 365 days, so you have to ride every day of winter whatever.

It is not nonsense - with bad luck you could have the worst part of two winters within one calendar year - for example in 2010 when we had very cold and icy conditions in Jan/Feb and Nov/Dec.
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2012, 12:55:33 pm »
- A handy tip for Teethgrinder: If you start in the spring or summer you'll only have to ride through one winter - Tommy admitted his mistake was starting on New Years Day as he had to endure two bad winters.
This is actually nonsense - it's 365 days, so you have to ride every day of winter whatever.

It is not nonsense - with bad luck you could have the worst part of two winters within one calendar year - for example in 2010 when we had very cold and icy conditions in Jan/Feb and Nov/Dec.
With respect, that is yet more nonsense! If you hit a terrible Nov/Dec, there is nothing to stop the subsequent Jan/Feb being just as bad. I think you may be a believer in the "Law" of Averages.

We'll have to agree to disagree :)

Matt
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clarion

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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #65 on: April 19, 2012, 01:30:59 pm »
There may be something psychological about where you hit the winter.  Too early, and you might be disheartened by falling behind target.  Too late, and you may not have the resilience left.
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #66 on: April 19, 2012, 01:35:40 pm »
Surely the best time to start would be in summer?

Long days to use to build up strength. Hit winter part-way through, when fitness has been building and you aren't totally worn out. Then as you get through the dark days of winter and tire, spring comes, the days get longer, spirits rise.
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clarion

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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #67 on: April 19, 2012, 01:37:06 pm »
Well, that would be my thinking.

Not that I'm going to do it, of course ;D
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #68 on: April 19, 2012, 01:44:55 pm »
So is teethgrinder starting this summer then? :)

mattc

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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #69 on: April 19, 2012, 01:48:37 pm »
Well he has announced plans for 3x1000km on consecutive weekends. Not a bad start.
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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #70 on: April 19, 2012, 01:51:01 pm »
Good start indeed. Now he just needs to organise the rest. I'll throw in a few quid too. Well done teethgrinder, come along now, get it organised.

Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #71 on: April 19, 2012, 03:38:17 pm »
I'll sponsor him for a few quid.

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A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #72 on: April 19, 2012, 07:04:55 pm »
14,800 kms in Audax events since 1st Nov - some still awaiting validation of course. I have another 800 this weekend (Friday to Sunday, mind).

Website shows 127 points (21 behind as it were).
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simonp

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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #73 on: April 19, 2012, 07:08:33 pm »
14,800 kms in Audax events since 1st Nov - some still awaiting validation of course. I have another 800 this weekend (Friday to Sunday, mind).

Website shows 127 points (21 behind as it were).

Hmm, over halfway to 300 points before the halfway point in the season. Is this a record attempt? Will the 50% rule prevent it counting?


mattc

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Re: A Record Too Dangerous to Break...
« Reply #74 on: April 19, 2012, 07:16:25 pm »
14,800 kms in Audax events since 1st Nov - some still awaiting validation of course. I have another 800 this weekend (Friday to Sunday, mind).
Mr Godwin had done about 42,000 in Nov-March. Just FYI!  :thumbsup:
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