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[HAMR] Tracking
« on: January 01, 2015, 08:54:57 am »
I haven't seen it elsewhere on here so here's the link to Steve's live tracking page:  http://trackleaders.com/oneyeartimetrial15i.php?name=Steve_Abraham
It includes links to the other two riders who are attempting the record.

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Re: Tracking
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 09:45:32 am »
Exciting stuff. Steve is looking good, he's rode 95 miles before I've eaten breakfast or "Tarzan" and "IronOx" have even got out of bed. 

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 09:51:13 am »
IronOx?

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 09:57:41 am »
Tarzan starts in a few days (he wants the advantage of seeing Steve's progress).

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 10:34:07 am »
he wants the advantage of seeing Steve's progress.

He won't have any advantage. We all know that Steve is the best!  :)

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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 10:44:42 am »
On the tracking page it quotes a straight tracking distance covered which is I believe going to be less than the real mileage as it looks like there is 2 - 3 mins between data points.

How/where is the true mileage logged and verified ?

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Re: Tracking
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 10:47:30 am »
Oh no I can see this getting addictive. Is there an app for my phone?  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 10:49:28 am »
On the tracking page it quotes a straight tracking distance covered which is I believe going to be less than the real mileage as it looks like there is 2 - 3 mins between data points.

How/where is the true mileage logged and verified ?
Presumably the tracking is real time, so is radio linked (a cellphone module in the unit, I'd guess), but the same device could retain a continuous track record, with a far higher time resolution, which would have a much smaller error in the total mileage.  You wouldn't necessarily want to upload that track continuously, since it would be expensive, but it can be downloaded and retained periodically for record confirmation purposes.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2015, 10:51:24 am »
I'm not going to get much done this year by following this ;D
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2015, 11:38:13 am »
He's currently on some of the roads I cycle, so it's niceto be able to visualise where he is.
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2015, 12:47:56 pm »
Thanks Nuncio!

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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2015, 12:52:06 pm »
Actual distance will be published once GPS tracklogs loaded to Strava tonight. Strava widget will go live on website later today.

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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2015, 01:01:23 pm »
Thanks Nuncio!

Yes, I was just looking for the very link myself.
Fantastic we can follow his progress.
This can only be a good thing for him too - keep the interest and the support going.
Garry Broad

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Re: Tracking
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2015, 01:20:19 pm »
As long as there are no malevolent souls out there (and it would be rather surprising if there weren't 1 or 2) who could use this to locate him and run him off the road / throw a stick in his spokes / etc.
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2015, 02:32:50 pm »
What's the weather like over there?  It's dreadful here (SA39).  Rain - no big deal, I suppose, but very strong winds with nasty powerful gusts - quite a big deal, I imagine. 
It's heading west east, so I hope Steve finishes before it arrives.
Or at least makes sure he's riding in the right direction.

Edited to correct direction of weather.  :facepalm:
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2015, 02:35:09 pm »
What's the weather like over there?  It's dreadful here (SA39). ...
Given the climate of the British Isles, and his necessity to keep the miles totaling up, I'd imagine that Steve is resigned to cycling through some pretty awful weather!
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2015, 02:50:50 pm »
Post amended to correct direction weather is travelling.
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Re: Tracking
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2015, 03:09:29 pm »
Less than 75000 miles to go  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2015, 03:54:37 pm »
'Our  man in the UK' has a proper name  :)

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« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2015, 03:55:40 pm »
I can't stop checking the tracking page.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

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Re: Tracking
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2015, 03:59:36 pm »
It would be neat to see on a map all his whereaboutes throughout the year. With heat map colour coding for
no of visits of places/routes! Is something like that possible?

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Re: Tracking
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2015, 04:05:32 pm »
The total on there is not correct either as it only started at Buckingham at 01.01.
He would have done an hours riding before it started tracking.


Bianchi Boy

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Re: Tracking
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2015, 04:07:40 pm »
'Our  man in the UK' has a proper name  :)
It is clear to me that Steve needs a nickname to compete with Tarzan and IronOx. I will throw my hat into the ring with Steve 'Pasty' Abraham. If it is adopted he could get sponsored by Ginsters :thumbsup:. Mind you the financial impact of providing free pasties might put them off.

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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2015, 04:07:54 pm »
I can't stop checking the tracking page.

Yes, I know what you mean. If it carries on like this I can see me needing to get some professional help.
Doing my income tax has given way to watching some geezer on a pushbike, represented by dots on a screen, looking to clock up 200 hundred odd miles, riding round north Bucks.
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