Author Topic: [HAMR] Visualizing the OYTT  (Read 170314 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #375 on: March 26, 2015, 02:20:10 pm »
It has taken Steve over a week to recover from his "short" day of 142 miles. Whilst he is doing "only" 210 miles a day, he can't afford another one of those. Meanwhile, Kurt still hasn't recovered the miles lost after his technical and inland revenue issues.

How Tommy managed his Summer schedule (1st May onwards) I will never comprehend.
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red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #376 on: March 27, 2015, 08:45:38 pm »

Due to Kurt's late submission for the 26th and the fact I'm about to ride a wet 'n' wild Dean, there will be a temporary interruption to our broadcast. Normal service will be resumed on Sunday

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #377 on: March 27, 2015, 09:24:42 pm »
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #378 on: March 27, 2015, 10:02:42 pm »
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #379 on: March 27, 2015, 11:26:55 pm »
Hope that you have a gppd Dean, Jo!

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #380 on: March 28, 2015, 01:17:58 am »


Somebody on this forum must have sufficiently l33t f0t05h0p 5k1llz to put a gibbon in the middle of that ^^^^.
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #381 on: March 28, 2015, 09:48:55 am »
Riggers will, but it will be smoking a pipe.
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #382 on: March 28, 2015, 09:51:40 am »
Alas Riggers is off to FOREIGN climes.
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #383 on: March 28, 2015, 10:39:07 am »

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #384 on: March 28, 2015, 12:06:37 pm »
^^^

Updated for the 21st century as well  :thumbsup:

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #385 on: March 28, 2015, 01:04:33 pm »
The expression on that Gibbon's face reminds me of "The Scream".

I suppose that makes it a Funky Munch-y.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #386 on: March 29, 2015, 08:29:30 am »
Yellow card for that one, Oaky. 10 days in the sin bin for you!
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red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #387 on: March 29, 2015, 06:24:02 pm »
Day 85: A shorter day in difficult weather for Steve at 180 miles sees him dipping into his 'scheduled zone'. Kurt puts in an impressive 219 miles by riding along the Trace from Natchez to Jackson and back again.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #388 on: March 29, 2015, 06:24:29 pm »
Day 86: Steve rides a huge 244 mile loop through the flatlands of eastern England to bring his distance close to upper schedule. Kurt's loop of Louisiana from Natchez adds another consistent 211 mile day to his total.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #389 on: March 29, 2015, 06:24:49 pm »
Day 87: Kurt finds gold riding an incredible 246 miles from Natchez to El Dorado. Steve battles with the fiercest storms of the year so far with 188 miles of very strong headwind to Taunton and his latest finish to date.


Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #390 on: March 31, 2015, 05:05:58 pm »
How many days of non-riding will it take for Steve's line to intercept Tommy's line? By eye I reckon it'll be around Day 115. About three weeks?

red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #391 on: March 31, 2015, 09:44:58 pm »
Day 88: Kurt heads north to Little Rock AR for a respectable 212 miles that continue to move him closer to Tommy's WR pace.

After a day of struggling into a strong south westerly headwind, today was to be payback time for Steve as he planned to ride NE from Taunton with the wind. However, at 8:10am, after about 26 miles, a moped rider, alleged to be drunk, ran into Steve, breaking his ankle. Over the next couple of hours, he managed to ride a further mile or so before being forced to retire. Taken to the hospital, two ankle fractures were identified and his ankle set in plaster pending a possible operation.



red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #392 on: March 31, 2015, 09:53:35 pm »
Day 89: Another 213 miles of riding from Kurt in Arkansas continues his consistent trajectory towards Tommy Godwin's WR pace of 206 miles per day. Despite Steve's forced retirement pending hospital tests on his ankle he remains 2,328 miles ahead of Tommy's distance on this day. He is due to intercept Tommy's distance on 12th April.


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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #393 on: April 01, 2015, 06:33:29 am »
Day 90: Yet another 210+ mile day for Kurt as he rides from Little Rock in some challenging weather at times. He takes the Strava monthly record from Bruce Berkeley clocking up 10,255km (6,372 miles) in March. Steve awaiting an operation on his ankle remains in good spirits.


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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #394 on: April 02, 2015, 06:29:00 am »
Day 91: More consistency from Kurt with 211 home miles around Little Rock bringing him close to his average pace before his couple of low milage days in March. He his now positioned to overtake Steve's absolute pre-crash total during the next day.


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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #395 on: April 02, 2015, 01:10:18 pm »
It's great that you're still doing this Jo but that downward dotted line is heartbreakingly sad.  :'(

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #396 on: April 02, 2015, 01:52:36 pm »
Next year, there will be a line for Kurt, another for Miles and a new line for Steven Abraham.
Then, the cheering will start.
 ;)

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #397 on: April 02, 2015, 05:59:01 pm »
It's great that you're still doing this Jo but that downward dotted line is heartbreakingly sad.  :'(
Agreed (on both counts).

It might be nice - purely in my opinion - to just terminate his line, perhaps with a jolly bed/crutches icon.

(of course this would be a reversible move!)
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #398 on: April 02, 2015, 06:50:16 pm »
I thought about stopping the line on the 29th as I agree it is tough to see that downward trend. But in the end I thought I'd keep it going for a while, at least until we know a little more about Steve's prognosis / plans and to show that even with what has happened, he still remains a long way ahead of Tommy's March/April distance.

But if there is a strong feeling here, I can remove it.

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #399 on: April 02, 2015, 07:19:18 pm »
I'd say leave it. I have visions of Steve suddenly appearing on a hand-cycle. I saw one once around the Hanningfields in Essex and its rider was remarkably quick. He reminded me of that Winter Olympic sport - luge? - when the contestants descent a bobsleigh run on something akin to a tea tray.

It might have been one of these:-

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