Author Topic: [HAMR] Visualizing the OYTT  (Read 171567 times)

red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #925 on: November 29, 2015, 11:42:50 am »
Day 332 / 113: Kurt rides southward down to Flatwoods Park where he repeats loops to bring his day's total to 217 miles. Steve faces yet more strong winds while having to keep his exertion down as his body adapts to a new diet, eventually accumulating 145 miles.


Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #926 on: November 30, 2015, 09:21:05 pm »
Just noticed that the HAMR spreadsheet & ride log result for 9th Nov for Steve is 22.8km (Strava has 312.2km). Do these things get corrected automatically or do you tend flag erroneous data to HAMR Jo? (I guess it should be the responsibility of crew chief?).

red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #927 on: December 01, 2015, 07:52:03 am »
I don't normally flag erroneous data to HAMR as these tend to become corrected over time. It's worth keeping an eye out for problems though in case they don't appear to get resolved.

red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #928 on: December 01, 2015, 07:52:23 am »
Day 333 / 114: Kurt spends the day doing many loops of Flatwood park some in company of fast riders and others alone. By the end of the day he accumulates 236 miles. Steve, starting the day at Barton Mills rides SW back to Milton Keynes largely with the wind. A short day of 150 miles in preparation for an anticipated longer day tomorrow.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #929 on: December 01, 2015, 07:52:38 am »
Day 334 / 115: Another day and another 26 laps of Flatwoods Park and another 221 miles for Kurt. Steve has a troublesome day. As his adjustment to his new diet continues, he plans for a long day riding NE before the wind picks up and then riding with the wind for the majority of the day. But technical difficulties with his heart rate monitor and GPS means he starts much later than anticipated and faces his toughest day of the challenge so far, riding into a brutal headwind. He calls it a day after 93 miles to allow recovery before a planned long day tomorrow.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #930 on: December 02, 2015, 07:40:21 am »
Day 335 / 116: 211 miles of laps of Flatwoods for Kurt  takes him to around 690 miles above the Godwin line. Steve shows significant recovery from difficulties around his diet change managing 188 Cambridgeshire miles in continuing windy conditions. This leaves him around 725 miles below Godwin's pace.


Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #931 on: December 02, 2015, 12:48:45 pm »
JO  thanks for including the mileage of Steve below the Godwin Line. We look forward In due course to it being the other way come early spring +

hillbilly

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #932 on: December 02, 2015, 01:27:06 pm »
Steve will be doing well to have maintained the differential at 750 miles come early spring, let alone return to the averaging 205.7mpd.

Steve is fast approaching the furthest behind the Godwin average that Kurt reached (and which Kurt hit earlier in his challenge, so had more time to make up the difference). 

I read this as meaning that Steve has more to do than Kurt did at the same point in his challenge, and he has to ride through an uncertain winter (at the same point, Kurt was just entering spring/summer).

It's also looking touch-and-go whether Steve will overtake Bernard Bennett's mark from the 1/Jan start attempt (this had looked on for a while).  The longer he takes to adapt to diet and weather, the less likely this looks (he can just about do it with daily Godwins).

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #933 on: December 02, 2015, 01:42:14 pm »
In other words, it's "squeaky bum time".  :-\  Let's pray/cross our fingers for a clement winter.

red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #934 on: December 03, 2015, 11:23:23 pm »
Day 336 / 117: Kurt relieves the boredom of loops of Flatwoods and instead rides NE to St Augustine on the east coast. A couple of punctures don't stop him completing 212 miles for the day. Steve has yet more wind to deal with as he rides and east-west loop through southern Cambs and Essex for 178 miles.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #935 on: December 04, 2015, 07:55:33 am »
Day 337 / 118: Kurt sticks the Florida east coast riding south though Orlando towards Palm Beach with some rain but helpful tailwind for a day's total of 225 miles. He is now around 715 miles above the Godwin line. Steve has a planned short day, although technical problems force him to start later than anticipated. He loops to the south west, including a Marsh Gibbon visit and ends the day with 138 miles and around 820 below the Godwin line.


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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #936 on: December 04, 2015, 05:16:03 pm »
This has probably come up before but obv I missed it.  Sorry.
On what date did Tommy pass the previous record?   How long was he riding in the knowledge that the record was his and every mile now was a bonus? 
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Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #937 on: December 04, 2015, 05:51:33 pm »
This has probably come up before but obv I missed it.  Sorry.
On what date did Tommy pass the previous record?   How long was he riding in the knowledge that the record was his and every mile now was a bonus?

According to 'The Year' book, 26th October 1939, passing Bernard Bennett's 65,127

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #938 on: December 04, 2015, 06:31:40 pm »
You mean Nicholson's 62,657

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #939 on: December 04, 2015, 06:59:57 pm »
Oops. I bow to your greater research and authority on the matter, Citizenfish.   :-[

red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #940 on: December 05, 2015, 09:33:08 pm »
Day 338 / 119: Kurt heads back to the west Florida coast at Sarasota ending the day with a few repeats of the last stretch to make it 225 miles. Steve starts early, heading west into yet another brutal headwind. He finishes the day early at the Severn View services overlooking the Welsh border. At a 145 miles he is now around 880 miles below Godwin pace but set up nicely for return with the wind over the weekend.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #941 on: December 06, 2015, 05:27:31 pm »
Day 339 / 120: Kurt is back doing loops of Flatwood park, today's windy conditions allowing him to do 211 miles of them. For the first time in many many days Steve gets a long tailwind from the Severn to the Norfolk Broads. His day's total of 233 miles leaves him around 850 miles below the Godwin line.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #942 on: December 07, 2015, 07:04:39 am »
Day 340 / 121: Kurt is towed around the Flatwood Park circuit by some fast riders for most of the day followed by an evening ride with Alicia. In total an impressive 247 miles takes him around 765 miles above the Godwin line and only 235 miles behind Tommy's like-for-like ride distance. Steve has a late start intending to miss the worst of the headwind as he heads back from Acle to Milton Keynes via the north Norfolk coast. He heads home with 158 miles on the clock by midnight but a few more in store for the following 24 hours.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #943 on: December 08, 2015, 09:15:29 am »
Day 341 / 122: More laps of Flatwood Park for Kurt, some with fast company, most without, giving him a day's total of 215 miles edging him ever closer to Tommy's like-for-like distance. Steve does an Essex there-and-back-again for 183 miles including the last section of the previous night's ride. He is now within a day of the 60,000 milestone and around a week to ten days from Rene Menzies' 1937 record.


Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #944 on: December 08, 2015, 02:41:05 pm »
He is now within a day of the 60,000 milestone and around a week to ten days from Rene Menzies' 1937 record.


Although Steve has a lot of work to do to stand a chance of breaking Tommy's (soon to be Kurt's) record, when you think about Jo's summary statement it is a truly increadible achievement, having suffered a double break in his ankle with weeks off the bike. One of my favourite German words is highly appropriate in this instance, unglaublich (or even better, ganz unglaublich)

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #945 on: December 08, 2015, 09:40:26 pm »
Dont know what todays issue was, but it is becoming of concern to keep being at below the TG line daily mileages. Ok it is only a few extra miles per day in the summer months, and last weeks winds were appalling but we don't know what the conditions will be like in 2016 or what else may crop up.

Although Steve has said in the past he wants to finish it all as soon as possible, I hope we are not going for a Jan 1 re-re-start to match TG more closely? By then there will be another contender too.

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #946 on: December 09, 2015, 12:23:45 am »
Be interested to see an up to date heat map of the roads Kurt and Steve have travelled so far Jo! You did some waaay back. Don't worry if it's a major hassle though  ;D

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #947 on: December 09, 2015, 12:25:13 am »

Although Steve has said in the past he wants to finish it all as soon as possible, I hope we are not going for a Jan 1 re-re-start to match TG more closely? By then there will be another contender too.

If I were Steve's crew chief I'd have him pull the plug after his first attempt ends on Dec 31. He's just not fast enough to challenge the record at this time under the conditions that he's attempting it in. I'd then have Steve focus on speed/nutrition and plan on taking another shot the following year once the issues are sorted.

red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #948 on: December 09, 2015, 08:11:47 am »
Day 342 / 123: Another 228 miles of Flatwood Park loops for Kurt continues to push him away from the Godwin line. Steve heads SW towrds Oxford and returns home for a mid-afternoon finish in order to catch up on missed sleep. His day total is 81 miles which drops him over 1000 miles below the Godwin line.


red marley

Re: Visualizing the OYTT
« Reply #949 on: December 10, 2015, 10:27:28 am »
Day 343 / 124: Kurt continues to do what he does best, fast loops around Flatwood for prodigious distances. With help from other fast riders who join him for 'only' 100 miles at a time, he manages 241 for the day, catching up with Tommy's total fast. Steve heads to the Cotswolds, breaking the 60,000 mile barrier and then after a rest back at home continues NE to Peterborough, managing 188 miles by midnight.