Author Topic: [HAMR] Jan 7th  (Read 2650 times)

thing1

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[HAMR] Jan 7th
« on: January 07, 2015, 06:19:09 am »
Good morning Steve! The tracker fired up at 05:35:03 AM: starting to see a pattern emerge. Although it was a slightly shorter break last night, you still got over 9 hours.  :thumbsup:

Early signs are you are heading south-westish. Looks like a warmer day today with wind picking up from the south west later.

Have a good day's riding!

mattc

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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 07:02:44 am »
Joth, I think you're winning this particular game ;)
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 07:07:59 am »
Hmm lets think 5:30am UK must be about 9pm West Coast time.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2015, 08:08:14 am »
He's turned back east & is now currently having a strategic stop in Buckingham to avoid ice & rush hour :thumbsup:
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2015, 08:26:52 am »
There's no frost over here in Ceredigion, he should come this way.

Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2015, 08:34:39 am »
There's no frost over here in Ceredigion, he should come this way.

but I suspect rather a lot of hills  ::-)
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Jaded

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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2015, 08:51:13 am »
50mph winds here and worse to come  :o
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2015, 09:01:09 am »
50mph winds here and worse to come  :o

Yup. Bit of a stormy few days to come - will be tough going.

Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2015, 09:05:01 am »

Yup. Bit of a stormy few days to come - will be tough going.

I guess that's all relative. I read some of the reports from the audax that Blacksheep ran over the weekend, quite some epic tales. Steve appears completely unphased by similar conditions (ok, maybe it wasn't quite as wet over here in Bucks, but it wasn't pleasant)
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2015, 10:14:46 am »
50mph winds here and worse to come  :o
Where are you at present? North Wales, Ullapool?
It's only been 10-15 mph SSW here so far, though it looks like it will get up to 30 later.

In Steve's shoes, I'd have headed for Newbury again, to get an outward leg into relatively light wind, and a tailwind heading back home when the wind & rain arrives.

Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2015, 10:26:27 am »
Looks like Steve's spending today drawing a flower around Buckingham on the tracker, which is centered nice and close to home should the weather become horrid.

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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2015, 11:07:58 am »
At some point psychoanalysts should take a download of Steve's Strava track and use it for their Rorshach tests.
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2015, 11:18:31 am »
There has already been requests from YACFers for a CDC track.
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2015, 12:31:59 pm »
There has already been requests from YACFers for a CDC track.

 ;D

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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2015, 02:17:51 pm »
Does anbody reckon that Steve is 'standing on a corner in Winslow' (not Arizona) or just having a late lunch?
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2015, 02:24:45 pm »
Definitely not a day to be riding south; I nearly got blown to a standstill on my way home this lunchtime.
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2015, 03:34:02 pm »
Looks like he's not having a such great day today, speeds are looking quite low compared with previous, and it's not that windy around here (Bucks) at the moment. Maybe he's staying close to home just in case.
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2015, 04:41:13 pm »
He appears to be pretty much going around in circles. May be he's having a bad day. It would hardly be surprising after the weeks endeavours - especially given the weather conditions.

Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2015, 04:46:37 pm »
Or perhaps he's set himself a secondary challenge of cycling down every road in Buckinghamshire.

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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2015, 05:07:55 pm »
Or perhaps he's set himself a secondary challenge of cycling down every road in Buckinghamshire.

I'd be surprised if he hadn't already done that. When I zoomed in towards his most recent stop the map showed "Cake Expectations" a home cake maker, so perhaps Steve was lured in for some product testing.
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Jaded

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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2015, 05:22:17 pm »
50mph winds here and worse to come  :o
Where are you at present? North Wales, Ullapool?
It's only been 10-15 mph SSW here so far, though it looks like it will get up to 30 later.

In Steve's shoes, I'd have headed for Newbury again, to get an outward leg into relatively light wind, and a tailwind heading back home when the wind & rain arrives.

Pretty much the whole of Scotland today!
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2015, 05:28:32 pm »
Definitely not a day to be riding south; I nearly got blown to a standstill on my way home this lunchtime.

a bit breezy today, but could be worse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKUipxR3bDc

Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2015, 07:08:50 pm »
7.05pm, just rolled in from work - has he finished for the day - tracker page looks to be unclear at the moment.
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2015, 07:15:44 pm »
Think so
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Re: Jan 7th
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2015, 07:28:57 pm »
Clocked off at 18.49.
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