Author Topic: [HAMR] Another go .. TG??  (Read 114854 times)

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #975 on: March 03, 2018, 03:38:41 pm »
The Ivanoscope suggests he's still at the pub.

The final mileage looks to be 72,384 miles plus to Wetherspoons and (presumably) back.

(due to a cockup some of my recently posted numbers are about 100 miles too high)

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #976 on: March 03, 2018, 04:27:13 pm »
The Ivanoscope suggests he's still at the pub.

The final mileage looks to be 72,384 miles plus to Wetherspoons and (presumably) back.

(due to a cockup some of my recently posted numbers are about 100 miles too high)

Speed suggests he walked there...  ;D

Hope is having a great time among friends, at last

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #977 on: March 03, 2018, 04:51:48 pm »
If anyone deserves a good drink its steve :thumbsup: total respect to steve for his two attempts at this record and to be honest its down to steve others did the year.

Now how many years till someone else as a go at the record?

A big well done from me .

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #978 on: March 03, 2018, 05:14:54 pm »

Now how many years till someone else as a go at the record?


With my rational head, I'd say... it will never happen again.... it's one year of someone's life, there is no money in it, there is very limited glory in it... nobody has ever heard of Amanda Coker, before or after... it begs the question... why?

With my irrational head, I'd say... there is a challenge there, somebody will have a go... there are enough bonkers people out there to keep it going...  ;D

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #979 on: March 03, 2018, 07:38:25 pm »
+1 to everything Von Broad said.

Since Steve revised his target to 73,000 miles I've been thinking about that distance.  I don't think I've ever traveled that far in a year by any means.  I work away a lot, in fact I have not worked a sane distance from home since 2004.  I've had daily 80 mile round trips, obviously not even close to Steve.  I've had Monday/Friday commutes to Manchester and Edinburgh, not even close.  I spent a year on rotation to Qatar, still not going to touch Steve's distance traveled.   My max year is probably the one in which I drove 21k miles and logged four round trips across the pond (Houston & SF) plus some shorter trips overseas.  I still don't think I traveled in that year as far as Steve has ridden his bike this year.

Nor do I get close on hours worked, not even by including travel time on top of 72 hour weeks.

The sheer determination, persistence, dedication, call it what you like, is utterly alien to my mind.  Chapeau Steve.  Chapeau!
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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #980 on: March 03, 2018, 08:54:23 pm »
Chapeau Steve. Amazing effort. Your record attempt will be remembered for years to come.

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #981 on: March 03, 2018, 08:57:05 pm »
Well, he has recorded 3 attempts, IIRC. How many miles has he notched up in 3 years? Something utterly mind-boggling. 150000? He must have done abouta thousand miles a week in that time.
Basses lower the tone.

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #982 on: March 03, 2018, 09:30:32 pm »
Quote
With my rational head, I'd say... it will never happen again....

Bruce Berkley? (Cycle_Dr1)

was meant to be doing the week again in Chiang Mai (aim was 3000km in 7 days) but seems dogged with bad luck (or guts)

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #983 on: March 03, 2018, 09:42:51 pm »
I can't be in Milton Keynes this evening but I am supporting Steve from afar by drinking beer.
Basses lower the tone.

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #984 on: March 03, 2018, 09:53:19 pm »
What a hero (and nutter, of course)!

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #985 on: March 03, 2018, 10:24:54 pm »
Well, he has recorded 3 attempts, IIRC. How many miles has he notched up in 3 years? Something utterly mind-boggling. 150000? He must have done abouta thousand miles a week in that time.

Steve reckons he's done around 166,000 miles over the three years (excluding the Turbo!).

For context that 70% of the way to the moon.

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #986 on: March 03, 2018, 10:37:32 pm »
chapeau

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #987 on: March 04, 2018, 01:31:42 am »
I'm sure that Steve qualifies (several times over) to become a member of this club
http://300k-cc.co.uk/

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #988 on: March 04, 2018, 08:13:11 am »
I'm sure that Steve qualifies (several times over) to become a member of this club
http://300k-cc.co.uk/
On the Audax site he is awarded 25 SR series and these were all before this venture. One point for the club is that there is a verifiable record. I for one have only known how far I ride since the advent of Strava, so the really high mileage years in my 40s are pure guess work.

Maybe it is the same for Steve and no sane man could doubt he has ridden the 300K miles, but can it be verified? No estimates are allowed.

BB
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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #989 on: March 04, 2018, 08:42:29 am »
I'm sure that Steve qualifies (several times over) to become a member of this club
http://300k-cc.co.uk/
On the Audax site he is awarded 25 SR series and these were all before this venture. One point for the club is that there is a verifiable record. I for one have only known how far I ride since the advent of Strava, so the really high mileage years in my 40s are pure guess work.

Maybe it is the same for Steve and no sane man could doubt he has ridden the 300K miles, but can it be verified? No estimates are allowed.

BB

Ah, the days when we could brag big mileage without having to provide hard electronic evidence... or tell anecdotes about past political leaders that didn't have to be backed up by Google's unarguable truth... don't you just miss all of that?




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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #990 on: March 04, 2018, 11:29:10 am »
The AUK website has information going back to 1991. Could be worth asking if the club would accept a mileage collated from the website.

   

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #991 on: March 04, 2018, 12:28:13 pm »
I've been through the AUK results pages for Steve's rides.

1994 -1999 lists a total of 636 points = 63,600 miles
2000-2014 individual results miles total 89,268
Last 3 years 166,000
Total 318,868

If he doesn't turn a pedal again this year his average yearly mileage for the 14 years will be 22,776

Plus all the other rides he has done in addition to audaxes and the record attempts.

Mind boggling.

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #992 on: March 04, 2018, 01:31:53 pm »
CHAPEAU!!!
Getting there...

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #993 on: March 04, 2018, 01:50:52 pm »
I've been through the AUK results pages for Steve's rides.

1994 -1999 lists a total of 636 points = 63,600 miles
2000-2014 individual results miles total 89,268
Last 3 years 166,000
Total 318,868

If he doesn't turn a pedal again this year his average yearly mileage for the 14 years will be 22,776

Plus all the other rides he has done in addition to audaxes and the record attempts.

Mind boggling.
Are we mixing miles and KM here are the first two values in KM or miles. It is 1 audax point for every 100km and that is 62.1 miles.

BB
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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #994 on: March 04, 2018, 02:32:31 pm »
Oops.

2000-2014 is miles - the details list both miles and km.

Clanged on the points, 63600 is km = 39750 miles.

Total "only" 285,478.

I wonder whether Steve has a record of his other miles.

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #995 on: March 04, 2018, 02:43:15 pm »
Oops.

2000-2014 is miles - the details list both miles and km.

Clanged on the points, 63600 is km = 39750 miles.

Total "only" 285,478.

I wonder whether Steve has a record of his other miles.

I wonder if Steve actually cares about being part of that club... it's not that you get a discount on flights and hotels like with a NRA membership...  ;D

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #996 on: March 04, 2018, 05:00:50 pm »
A belated 'well done' from me too. An incredible achievement from the man  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #997 on: March 04, 2018, 07:44:41 pm »
From Audax Club Mid-Essex:

Chapeau Indeed ! 

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Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #998 on: March 04, 2018, 09:54:39 pm »
I hope Steve told all the cafés that he won't be around anymore. As the all need to cut their orders down.

What a nutter, a right kinda nutter!

Wonder what his next pootle is?

Re: Another go .. TG??
« Reply #999 on: March 04, 2018, 09:59:48 pm »
Congratulations to TG from me as well. I've lost counts of the number of times I've looked at the weather and marvelled at how anyone could keep going in conditions like that - a truly Herculean effort.
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