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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #350 on: July 16, 2018, 04:35:25 pm »
...(handily there are 8 furlongs to a kilometre)...

Ahem.

Veloviewer does it for me, it gives me:-

Eddington: 53 ml, 62 km, 109 min, 920 m (46)

(The 920 m (46) is climbing, which is done in chunks of 20m. So I've done 46 rides with at least 46x20m climbing.)
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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #351 on: August 15, 2018, 05:54:54 pm »
My running Eddington is now 20.   :thumbsup: :smug: ;D
Eddington Numbers 125 (imperial), 175 (metric) 528 (furlongs)  112 (nautical miles)

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #352 on: October 08, 2018, 01:37:56 pm »
Managed 125 miles in the murk and the wet on Saturday, which brings my imperial E-number up to 122.

E122 (Azorubine) is red food colouring used in the EU (but not the US) in some cheeses, dried fruit, and alcoholic beverages. 

Cheers!  Or dried apricots?
Eddington Numbers 125 (imperial), 175 (metric) 528 (furlongs)  112 (nautical miles)

Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #353 on: October 08, 2018, 03:19:00 pm »
Definitely worth raising a glass to  :thumbsup:
R10000 x 2   RRtY x 7    SR x 7    E = 132

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #354 on: October 14, 2018, 09:53:50 pm »

Slowly creeping up. Am up to 52km now. Doing 100+km for 10 days in a row certainly helped. Have a suspicion it's going to stall at about 200km tho.

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #355 on: October 16, 2018, 09:17:02 pm »

Slowly creeping up. Am up to 52km now. Doing 100+km for 10 days in a row certainly helped. Have a suspicion it's going to stall at about 200km tho.

J

I expect my metric Eddington to get stuck at about 210, as it's rare for a 200k Audax to finish spot on the distance.
Eddington Numbers 125 (imperial), 175 (metric) 528 (furlongs)  112 (nautical miles)

Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #356 on: November 06, 2018, 09:36:13 am »
Not checked for a couple of years, so pleased to see that I've hit E=101 :)

I need 2 rides >102miles to get there
I need 27 rides >120miles to get there

after that it goes downhill quickly :)

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #357 on: November 21, 2018, 10:47:38 am »
For the older folk (and those who only started counting recently) what's your age-related Eddington number?


That's  n rides of n miles/km after the age of  n years.  I'm  currently on 58 metric and hoping to get over sixty  but there will be a lot of longer rides I'll be losing.
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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #358 on: November 21, 2018, 12:48:51 pm »
For the older folk (and those who only started counting recently) what's your age-related Eddington number?


That's  n rides of n miles/km after the age of  n years.  I'm  currently on 58 metric and hoping to get over sixty  but there will be a lot of longer rides I'll be losing.

70 (Imperial) or so (on the evidence of 81 imperial centuries in the 6 years since age 70).

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #359 on: February 24, 2019, 06:11:15 pm »
Reached E=515f today, 515 rides of 515 furlongs or more.  A joyous statistic.  E515 is potassium sulphate used as an acidity regulator.
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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #360 on: February 25, 2019, 06:50:06 am »
 :thumbsup:

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #361 on: February 25, 2019, 06:29:05 pm »
Reached E=515f today, 515 rides of 515 furlongs or more.  A joyous statistic.  E515 is potassium sulphate used as an acidity regulator.

Nice. How are you calculating it?

I'm just using veloviewer, which tells me my metric eddington is 58km (47 imperial).

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #362 on: February 26, 2019, 10:13:16 pm »
I've just reached 100 in nautical miles  :)

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #363 on: February 26, 2019, 10:21:47 pm »
Reached E=515f today, 515 rides of 515 furlongs or more.  A joyous statistic.  E515 is potassium sulphate used as an acidity regulator.

Nice. How are you calculating it?

I'm just using veloviewer, which tells me my metric eddington is 58km (47 imperial).

J

I'm an accountant.  I have a spreadsheet.  :facepalm:  It also calculates it in metric, imperial, and nautical miles (110).  Sadly the nautical one is trapped in the quagmire of 200km and a bit rides so it's going to need 24 more to get up to 115.  At current rate of progress that's about 4 years.  The furlong one is giving me more encouragement as that tends to go up more frequently. 

But Eddington is a cruel task master.  To get E515f to E600f, which is probably about as high as it will get, requires a further 262 rides of 600f (75 miles, 120km) so I'm only about 56% of the way there.
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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #364 on: March 30, 2019, 07:15:25 am »
With Le Tour de Neuf Chevaux Blanc (highly recommended by the way) yesterday, imperial Eddington number has reached E = 123.

E123 Amaranth is a dye, commonly used in food.  Unusually it is banned in the US as a suspected carcinogen, but is still authorised for use in the UK where, among other things, it is used to give Glace Cherries their distinctive colour.  Had I not bought Factor 50 in Boots at the Marlborough control point as proof of passage my skin may well also have resembled Amaranth.  As it is I'm walking around today with a tan no one would believe was earned in Wiltshire in March.  A student of irony may wonder at the number of Glace Cherries used for cake sales on behalf of the Macmillan Cancer Trust.

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #365 on: April 29, 2019, 09:22:47 am »
The Auld Alliance has taken my Eddington Number to 124

E124 is another synthetic azo-dye used to colour foodstuffs red, with lots of investigation (inconclusive) into any negative health effects, it has many names, of which the most common is Ponceau 4R.  When I Googled E124 most of the sites were French, suggesting that they have had a stronger debate about it than other nations. 

It also brought my Eddington number in Nautical Miles to 111, which is often referred to as Nelson, after Admiral Nelson, which seems rather appropriate.
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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #366 on: June 16, 2019, 08:14:21 pm »
My Eddington number in furlongs is now 517.  E517 is Ammonium Sulfate, which is used as an acidity regulator in flour and bread.
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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #367 on: June 27, 2019, 08:31:53 pm »
With the aid of my firm's charity ride around all their offices and being environmentally friendly by riding to the start and back from the finish of my two allocated days, put in back long rides yesterday and today (125 miles and 152 miles respectively), which had the effect of getting my Eddington number up to 125, where it will stick for about a year, courtesy of all those minimum distance Audax events.

E125 is another azo food dye, no longer permitted either in the US or Europe
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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #368 on: July 04, 2019, 08:55:21 am »
Furlong Eddington number = 518

E518 is Magnesium Sulphate, more commonly known as Epsom Salts, which very appropriately can be added to bath water to relax tired muscles.
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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #369 on: May 31, 2020, 05:22:52 pm »
After being stuck on 129 for what felt like forever have finally made it to 130.

From here to 133 not too steep, but every increment after that looks pretty daunting.
R10000 x 2   RRtY x 7    SR x 7    E = 132

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #370 on: May 31, 2020, 05:32:30 pm »
To be honest I'm only keen to hit 84 (currently at 82) after that it'll increase steadily as I do more 200s and then pretty much stop at around 125.

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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #371 on: June 02, 2020, 10:11:58 pm »
E=522f - its crept up a little bit over the winter - E522 is potassium alum, which I use as a natural underarm deodorant - under the Salt of the Earth brand - not sure that means I've been particularly neutrally scented over the last few months.  Am 1 ride of E=523f, hopefully Sunday, as I'm not getting rides in which are long enough to work on any of the other E-numbers.
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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #372 on: July 12, 2020, 04:16:15 pm »
Today's effort took my Eddington number in furlongs up to 524.  E524 is Sodium Hydroxide also known as Caustic Soda or Lye.  Nasty stuff but it is used to glaze pretzels and as the preservative in stockfish (Norwegian disk Lutefisk uses fish cured with lye).
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Re: What's your Eddington number ?
« Reply #373 on: August 16, 2020, 08:29:30 am »
Snuck my furlong Eddington number up to 526 - that's 526 rides of 526 furlongs (65.8 miles) or more.  The qualifying ride was Basingstoke down to the top of the New Forest, before heading up to Salisbury Plain via Fovant and Dinton.

E526 is Calcium Hydroxide, also known as slaked lime, with a vast number of applications from building, water treatment to food, including pickling cucumbers.

My imperial Eddington number is stuck on 125, for obvious Audax reasons.
Eddington Numbers 125 (imperial), 175 (metric) 528 (furlongs)  112 (nautical miles)