Author Topic: CrAcKpOt  (Read 60105 times)

marcusjb

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #75 on: May 14, 2015, 02:01:06 pm »
Amazing stuff. Just got a text from him saying 72 hours - so good time in hand.

Truly awesome achievement!
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

iddu

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #76 on: May 14, 2015, 02:03:09 pm »
Top Chapeau

Will you be heading North tonight for the double? ;D
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

hillbilly

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #77 on: May 14, 2015, 02:05:41 pm »
72 hours.  He could have slept in a piss stained alley for twice as long and still crawled in on time.

I wouldn't like to be in the same train carriage as him on the way back to London.  He must have reached peak odour yesterday and since then ripened to a fine vintage of randonneur  :)

iddu

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #78 on: May 14, 2015, 02:10:04 pm »
72 hours.  He could have slept in a piss stained alley for twice as long and still crawled in on time.

I wouldn't like to be in the same train carriage as him on the way back to London.  He must have reached peak odour yesterday and since then ripened to a fine vintage of randonneur  :)

Hose 'im down and bottle "Eau d'Jonah" - bound to be a Xmas gift winner  ;)
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Lars

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #79 on: May 14, 2015, 02:15:01 pm »
Top effort! Looks like the boy will get massive amounts of
well-deserved FWC points this season as the AAA points are
added in addition to the dist points!  :thumbsup:

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #80 on: May 14, 2015, 02:29:30 pm »
Lots and lots of  :thumbsup:

(And, thanks for the steady stream of updates)

hillbilly

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #81 on: May 14, 2015, 02:58:45 pm »
Top effort! Looks like the boy will get massive amounts of
well-deserved FWC points this season as the AAA points are
added in addition to the dist points!  :thumbsup:

7aaa in old money is probably 12AAA to 13AAA in new.  Formula in 1990s was (I think) 0.25 for having 10,000m of climb and then 0.25 for each 100m above that.  If right, this suggests 12,700m of climb. 

So more than 20FWC points foshuh.  Well deserved.

chillmoister

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #82 on: May 14, 2015, 04:00:10 pm »
don't you just hate when the bar is raised ....beyond view!  ;) Chapeau! Truly audacious.
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Hummers

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #83 on: May 14, 2015, 06:00:59 pm »
It is a bar that has always been there...

Well done Jonah!

I suggest an exceptional evening in Hackney Headquarters is called for  :thumbsup:

H

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #84 on: May 14, 2015, 06:13:08 pm »
Well done that man :thumbsup: and to think its only mid may. Most riders are waiting to ride there 600km yet

hillbilly

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #85 on: May 14, 2015, 06:25:58 pm »
Now the difficult bit.  Extracting a GPX track for a 1000km ride from a GPS unit. 

Don't worry Jonah, it's in there somewhere!  Just don't accidentally select anything that says "reset" or "delete"  :demon:

fungus

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #86 on: May 14, 2015, 06:45:40 pm »
Chapeau Jonah!  Awesome effort  :thumbsup:
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Aunt Maud

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #87 on: May 14, 2015, 06:53:49 pm »
Excellent.

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2015, 08:00:42 pm »
Chapeau, I didn't doubt you.

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CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #89 on: May 14, 2015, 10:02:29 pm »
Top Chapeau

Will you be heading North tonight for the double? ;D

+1
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Jonah

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #90 on: May 15, 2015, 04:10:17 am »
Hello folks
just reading your very supportive comments again (I can't sleep because of the pain associated with falling asleep on the sofa in an awkward position - I drifted off at around 18:00 only to wake at 00:40 with an immobile left arm and shoulder, although if I wing a cushion under my arm pit and lean forward a little it dissipates slightly).

I'll stick a write up on this post later. 

A big thank you to AndyP once again!

Hummers

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #91 on: May 15, 2015, 06:40:44 am »
What you need is pint or three of muscle relaxant  :smug:

H

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #92 on: May 15, 2015, 03:48:59 pm »
Well done Jonah! Looking forward to reading the write up! Your updates certainly brought back some memories of what is was like riding the last episode in 2000! But solo, and on t'cog?!!! Chapeau!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hummers

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #93 on: May 16, 2015, 01:16:12 pm »
Will there be a pub night to welcome back the entrepid explorer on perhaps the last Thursday of the month?

H

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2015, 02:15:11 pm »
Must admit, I don't know what the CrAcKpOt is [other than a complete ball-buster by the sounds of it]. I did have a look around, but couldn't find anything, does anybody have a gpx/graphical representation of the route?

Well done Jonah!!
Garry Broad

marcusjb

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #95 on: May 17, 2015, 05:50:27 pm »
Now the dust has settled, what is the climbing figure for the Crackpot that Jonah got?

I know it got 7 old-school AAA points - but it's Sunday and my brain isn't up for working out the supremely complex calculation (P = (c - (d * 14) + ((d-100)*(d-100)/100)) / 400) for old AAA.

More or less than the Maniac?
Right! What's next?

Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

hillbilly

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #96 on: May 17, 2015, 06:24:17 pm »
That formula was for sub 300km events.  As per earlier post should be around 12,750 or thereabouts.  But gpx being what it is, it could be anything from 0 to 15aaa in new money!

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #97 on: May 17, 2015, 06:46:08 pm »
A couple of years ago I got round the Brimstone 600 calendar event on a 67" fixed. Full commitment was required and was helped by good controls, good weather, and being in an excellent group which formed in the night and rode all the second day together.

To do a 1,000km of this, solo, less than perfect weather, no proper sleep stop...Top stuff Jonah and well done!

I would be interested if a calendar event of this ran in future  :thumbsup:

Martin

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Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #98 on: May 17, 2015, 09:26:58 pm »
Jonah you are officially Crazy A bonkers (with your drill and set;)

chapeau  :thumbsup:

Re: CrAcKpOt
« Reply #99 on: May 17, 2015, 09:27:32 pm »
Now the dust has settled, what is the climbing figure for the Crackpot that Jonah got?

From the year 2000 route sheet average m ascent/km figure for each stage I calculated a total of 13371 m. Presumably this is based on contour counting - phew that's a task in itself. So on the face of it 3000-4000 m less than the Maniac or Cambrian 10A. But they're Wessex m with few long easy gradient climbs and many technical descents on narrow lanes.

Anyone want to have a try mid June after the 600 qualifying rides?  :demon: