Author Topic: [HAMR] Visualizing the OYTT  (Read 168153 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #400 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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zigzag

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #401 on: April 02, 2015, 07:35:11 pm »
i reckon one leg would still be stronger than two hands. the guy that did pbp with one leg (i've ridden with him at the start) finished in around 70h. but to his "advantage" he didn't have to carry the weight of one non-functional leg - 15kg?..

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #402 on: April 02, 2015, 08:00:40 pm »
Team has considered a hand cycle -- but only very briefly - Steve's upperbody strength is not good enough to make it  a viable proposition.
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #403 on: April 02, 2015, 08:14:42 pm »
i reckon one leg would still be stronger than two hands. the guy that did pbp with one leg (i've ridden with him at the start) finished in around 70h. but to his "advantage" he didn't have to carry the weight of one non-functional leg - 15kg?..

My old audax teacher from the Union Audax Tournai did a couple of PBP's in the vedette category, while having only one leg. He also did a nice amount of French diagonales.

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #404 on: April 02, 2015, 08:40:36 pm »
i reckon one leg would still be stronger than two hands. the guy that did pbp with one leg (i've ridden with him at the start) finished in around 70h. but to his "advantage" he didn't have to carry the weight of one non-functional leg - 15kg?..

My limited experience tells me that:  a) Given sufficient knee pain and nothing to cause me to have to stop halfway, I can in fact cycle up Ditchling Beacon with one leg.   b) A couple of laps of the flat bit of Victoria Square was all I could manage on a handcycle, and my shoulders ached for days.

Extrapolating to teethgrinder ability levels left as an exercise for the reader...
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #405 on: April 02, 2015, 10:44:51 pm »
Team has considered a hand cycle -- but only very briefly - Steve's upperbody strength is not good enough to make it  a viable proposition.

Maybe one of these? He could still use his good leg and just use his arms to assist. Maybe remove the crank arm on the right side and install a small platform in its place?


Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #406 on: April 03, 2015, 06:40:21 am »
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red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #407 on: April 03, 2015, 06:43:30 am »
Day 92: Kurt's 220 mile trip from Little Rock to the Missouri state border takes his annual total to 16,933 miles - now the highest for all riders as Steve recuperates after his ankle operation.


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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #408 on: April 03, 2015, 07:10:59 am »
I'd definitely leave the trace, unless Steve asks otherwise.  If nothing else it might be presented to the beak to show the enormity of what happened.

WRT cycling with one leg, lots have done it even when they weren't one-legged cyclists.  A chum did 150 km that way after his left crank broke.  But Steve would not only have a leg that couldn't drive, he'd have to cater for the dead weight of the cast.  I had a hell of a time getting on the turbo when I had my ankle in a fibreglass boot, and in plaster it was impossible.  OTOH I hadn't had plate & screws, just immobilization for a cracked talus bone.
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mattc

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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #409 on: April 03, 2015, 08:17:06 am »
I think in fairness to jo's hard work,  we should probably restrict our speculation to one of the more relevant threads ...
such as "Speculation" https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=89464.0 !
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red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #410 on: April 06, 2015, 05:23:12 pm »
Day 93: A 221 mile ride from Little Rock heading south east for Kurt takes is average distance for the year over 204 miles per day. Steve continues to recover from his ankle operation and makes plans for the rest of the year.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #411 on: April 06, 2015, 05:24:01 pm »
Day 94: A 200 mile trip SW from Little Rock today for Kurt with more climbing than usual.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #412 on: April 06, 2015, 06:34:01 pm »
Day 95: A comparative rest day for Kurt with some vehicle transfers takes him from the Texas state border back to Little Rock for a day's total of 112 miles. With Steve out of action and an average of over 203 miles per day so far, he can afford some of these easier days.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #413 on: April 07, 2015, 06:40:43 am »
Day 96: Kurt rides a 220 mile loop from Little Rock sending his trajectory back towards Tommy's annual pace. Steve and Kurt have now ridden for 87 full days each.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #414 on: April 08, 2015, 06:21:49 am »
Day 97: Kurt back to 215+ miles per day after his recent shorter day. Another loop from Little Rock sees him heading upwards again as we approach international HAM'R day. While Steve is still recovering, the bells of Marsh Gibbon ring out a Quarter Peal in celebration of his achievements in his first 88 days..


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #415 on: April 09, 2015, 06:24:46 am »
Day 98: Another 216 miles of riding around Little Rock from Kurt raises his average to 203.6 miles per day. Despite 10 days off the bike following his ankle injury, Steve has still spent more than half of 2015 moving on his bike.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #416 on: April 10, 2015, 05:56:47 am »
Day 99: A show of strength from Kurt two days before Miles Smith is due to enter the OYTT. A long fast day sees him ride 240 miles from Little Rock NE into Missouri with an average heartbeat of only 86bpm. Steve waits for his new adapted trike to be delivered and set up.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #417 on: April 11, 2015, 08:50:53 pm »
Day 100: Kurt makes a slightly more direct return journey from Missouri back to Little Rock, clocking up 215 miles and taking his daily average to 204.2 miles. Steve awaits the arrival of his new trike.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #418 on: April 12, 2015, 07:14:07 am »
Day 101: International HAM'R Day. Miles Smith joins the OYTT challenge with 125 miles ridden before breakfast, but with a possible 250 more pending some technical difficulties with the GPS. Kurt rides for 207 miles around Little Rock to keep his daily mileage high. Steve, still waiting for his adapted trike to arrive, remains just above Tommy's April 11th total despite nearly two weeks off the bike.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #419 on: April 13, 2015, 06:31:08 am »
Day 102: Yet another solid 211 miles from Kurt around Little Rock, AR. After Miles' very impressive 274 mile debut, his second day is already looking familiar as he rides back and forth between Melbourne and Sorrento along the coastal road clocking up a further 203 miles. Steve is forced to wait for a few days more before his trike arrives.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #420 on: April 14, 2015, 06:22:45 am »
Day 103: Wet weather and an early crash cuts Kurt's ride a little shorter than usual at 144 miles. Miles continues his back and forth along the coast from Melbourne putting him 78.5 in front of Tommy's average annual pace. Steve still stuck at home awaiting his trike delivery.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #421 on: April 15, 2015, 05:51:16 am »
Day 104: Kurt celebrates the eve of his 52nd birthday with some road rash from yesterday's spill on slippery roads and a slightly shorter day of 177 miles. Miles Smith continues his back and forth along the Victoria coast with 132 miles posted but more in the bag. More waiting for Steve.


Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #422 on: April 15, 2015, 02:41:07 pm »
Thank you for continuing with these visualizations Jo, much appreciated  :thumbsup:
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #423 on: April 15, 2015, 06:53:18 pm »
With new starters every 4 months, does jo think this is a job for life?
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #424 on: April 16, 2015, 12:23:09 am »
This is something that really needs to be automated.