Author Topic: [HAMR] Jan 3rd  (Read 6336 times)

Kim

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mattc

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2015, 06:32:35 pm »
I love the instant discussion/commentary/being able to follow Steve about. 

This really is the BEST THING to happen in cycling for a long time  ;D
It's already kept me entertained for longer than all the Hour attempts put together :)
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Jack_P

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2015, 06:54:01 pm »
Just back from riding with Steve round Kimbolton area in the moonlight. In good spirits, good enough to refuse to stop for my offer of a flask of tea anyway.
He's very happy to have had a win, win day with the wind directions, and to have made it to his favourite cafe.
Thinks he might get back to MK early and stay out till 9pm.

Looks a tricky morning to be out early tomorrow. ::-)

Basil

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2015, 06:58:31 pm »
I love the instant discussion/commentary/being able to follow Steve about. 

This really is the BEST THING to happen in cycling for a long time  ;D

A bit worrying.  I return to work on Tuesday.  I know I'm going to get into trouble with the net nannies there.
I've already had an email letting me know that my most frequently visited site is yacf.
I know that.  They know I know that.  They know I know they know that.
I've taken it as whatever the stage before the warning shot across the bows is called.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

alfapete

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2015, 07:00:24 pm »
I need to go back to work to release myself from the F5 key.

He was down this way yesterday and I couldn't resist nipping out (in the car coz of lurgy) to cheer him on. Strange thing really - man in car stops at side of road, waits 3 minutes, sees man on bike approaching, flaps, applauds, shouts encouragement, gets back in car, goes home.

Still it made my day, and Steve managed a bemused but appreciative smile
alfapete - that's the Pete that drives the Alfa

Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2015, 07:01:32 pm »
Just back from riding with Steve round Kimbolton area in the moonlight. In good spirits, good enough to refuse to stop for my offer of a flask of tea anyway.
He's very happy to have had a win, win day with the wind directions, and to have made it to his favourite cafe.
Thinks he might get back to MK early and stay out till 9pm.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Does not play well with others

Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2015, 07:10:00 pm »
He appears to have detoured to go through soul drop, I wonder how much he got for it? (and shouldn't it be in Birmingham?)

Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2015, 07:23:49 pm »
Thanks alfapete & Jack Numplumz - brilliant micro stories.  Now posted on Steve's Face Book page.  Hope that this was OK.

Keep the micro stories coming YACFers.

HK

Jack_P

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2015, 08:13:29 pm »
No problem HK, the whole post per day thing on here hopefully will continue with tales relevant to the day easy to find.  :thumbsup:

Wowbagger

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2015, 08:24:37 pm »
I love the instant discussion/commentary/being able to follow Steve about. 

This really is the BEST THING to happen in cycling for a long time  ;D

A bit worrying.  I return to work on Tuesday.  I know I'm going to get into trouble with the net nannies there.
I've already had an email letting me know that my most frequently visited site is yacf.
I know that.  They know I know that.  They know I know they know that.
I've taken it as whatever the stage before the warning shot across the bows is called.

Basil. You are 90 years old. Tell them all to fuck off, and retire to Wales.

Or if you are determined to carry on working until you get a telegram from Charles III, at least get a smart phone or an Ipad and follow stuff off your work computer.
Basses lower the tone.

Basil

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2015, 08:32:31 pm »
Basil. You are 90 years old. Tell them all to fuck off, and retire to Wales.


 ;D  ;D
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2015, 08:48:28 pm »
No updates from Steve's tracker for a while. Not sure if he's finished for the day, stopped to refuel/warm-up or if the tracker's on the blink.
You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Wowbagger

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2015, 08:51:13 pm »
We could spend an entire year doing this.
Basses lower the tone.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2015, 08:53:37 pm »
He's stopped for the day now.

Don't forget that his schedule for early January is closer to 170 daily miles than 205.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Basil

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2015, 08:57:50 pm »
He's stopped for the day now.

Well kindly tell him that's just not good enough!  >:(
What am I supposed to do now?  Talk to the family?  Watch the telly?
Harrumph!!!!

 ;)  ;)
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

fboab

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2015, 09:00:16 pm »
It's bringing out the maternal in me. I got properly cold and wet doing chores on me bike in jeans, and I know what all day in cold rain feels like.
I want to go round his, make sure his water's hot, bath run and a casserole ready to eat before he falls into bed.
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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2015, 09:04:53 pm »

Wowbagger

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2015, 09:07:36 pm »
I wonder where the gritting lorries are going tonight? He could need them in the morning.

I see that the trackleaders page gives him 548.44 miles but Strava gives him 960.4k, or 596.76 miles. That's more like a conversion of 1.08:1 than the 1.07 I suggested yesterday.
Basses lower the tone.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2015, 09:11:05 pm »
Which websites show the active gritting routes around Milton Keynes? He can check those websites over breakfast if YACF list them for him.
Wheel meet again, don't know where, don't know when...

Pancho

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2015, 09:20:00 pm »
Which websites show the active gritting routes around Milton Keynes? He can check those websites over breakfast if YACF list them for him.

All details here: http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/streets-transport-and-parking/roads-highways-and-pavements/winter-maintenance-salting-and-salt-bins

Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2015, 09:29:45 pm »
We could spend an entire year doing this.

Too late I'm afraid, you're already hooked :)

At least for me during the day, I have a manual job, so the internet is not available. Mercifully!
Garry Broad

mmmmartin

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2015, 11:04:50 pm »
Which websites show the active gritting routes around Milton Keynes? He can check those websites over breakfast if YACF list them for him.
The wonders of social media! I've been alerted to these posts by El Supremo. Twitter is a wonderful thing and I bet the local gritting authorities send a tweet each night telling their adoring public which roads they will be gritting and at what times. For instance, Kent and East Sussex tweet at 7pm each night from October to March. They say if they are gritting, and at what times. The road temperatures are very different from air temperatures, by several degrees. And sometimes they don't grit until early morning, sometimes during the day and sometimes in the early evening. They also differentiate between main A roads, bus routes and minor roads. Sorry to make Steve's job harder, better than him coming off on ice.
Best regards.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

mmmmartin

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Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2015, 11:12:29 pm »
@MKHighways is the Twitter account for the area around The Mighty Steve. Be warned: they're out tonight. It's icy.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2015, 07:51:41 am »
There appears to be a double Strava entry for today!
http://www.strava.com/activities/236929456
http://www.strava.com/activities/236265184

What goes on? Which one is for the record?

Re: Jan 3rd
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2015, 08:02:18 am »
If in doubt, use the shorter distance, but if the checkers are satisfied that the slighter longer one is correct & accurate, then that's the one to go with :thumbsup:
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