Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by Mugshot, 27 Feb 2017.
I think not doing their rides on British roads in British weather conditions was the winning tactic!
Not riding in such a state of exhaustion that you don't know which end of the bike is pointing forwards may have had more impact.
Kurt had his share of aggro from motor traffic, and Amanda fell off several times, although there was nothing to subsequently run her over.
More risk of being bitten by a snake or an alligator.
I believe the pair of them also had a significant amount of bad weather.
For reference Steve has been riding at 2am on 76* of the 345 days. I thought it would be less, and I was going to condescendingly refute your suggestion. "Pah!" I was going to say. But it is quite a lot.
As to what tactics would be better ... none of us is in a position to say, really.
* Warning. This number may be wrong. In fact it almost certainly is wrong, but probably not very wrong.
That, sir, should be compulsory text to add to almost every scientific paper ever published. I salute you.
We mustn't forget that Steve's currently doing a concurrent month record attempt.
Indeed. And no one can take away the sheer amount of accumulated miles he has done over the past three years.
I've lost track, if there was a two-year or a three-year record, did any of the other players either recently or in the 1930s do big miles for more than one year/hundred thousand, or would Steve walk it?
I was going to mention the possible 73000 miles/200 mpd target, but I see from his comments on Strava that Steve's on the case already. I make it that he needs to average 148½ as of this morning, which almost sounds like a gentle warm-down.
Has Steve has had more than his share of bad luck? I don't know - clearly you can't go through a year without some unfavourable things happening. But in the end, a single moment has ruined his chance. It wasn't to be, but Steve has proved beyond any conceivable doubt that he had what it takes.
Is the month challenge still do'able - or has that slipped away too?
I think his month record was in excess of 230 mpd. Need to look it up. I don't think he's in any shape for that at the moment.
Edit. From umca
Distance (miles): 7104.3
Time (days): 30
HAMR (miles/day): 236.81
From the other place, from the horse's mouth at 1031 today:
It's a shame that he's not going to hit the TG record but to be honest, after about 3 years of witnessing discussions about the ins and outs of records and rules, and maintaining spreadsheets and Strava interface software for his and Kajsa's years, calculating required rates and all kinds of numbers. I've lost a bit of interest in the record stuff myself.
Time to take a step back. I'm just in awe of what he's done. As I'm sure we all are.
Thanks for doing the number crunching, it has help me gain a much better understanding the whole thing.
You deserve a rest, will you be writing a book about your experiences?
The weekly stats posts have made sense of the craziness of the weeks. 200+ mpd is too many to properly be up to date with each day otherwise.
Steve's stats as at 18 Feb 18
Days: 352, 96.4% of year, 13 days remaining
Dist: 114,398 km / 71,084 mi / 2.85 times circumference of earth
Total elevation: 454,941 m / 1,492,588 ft / 51.4 Everests
Avg daily dist: 325.0 km / 201.9 mi (Last 7 days: 238.1 km / 148.0 mi per day)
Avg daily elevation (Strava): 1,292 m / 4,240 ft (Last 7 days: 1212 m / 3977 ft per day)
Moving speed (Strava): 25.2 km/h / 15.7 mi/h (Last 7 days: 23.2 km/h / 14.4 mi/h)
Hours per day riding (Strava): 15.1 (Last 7 days: 12.0)
Projected total at overall daily rate: 118,623 km / 73,709 mi (325.0 km / 201.9 miles per day)
Projected total at 7 day rate : 117,494 km / 73,007 mi (321.9 km / 200.0 miles per day)
Required rates for various records
René Menzies (1937) 61,561 miles. Completed Dec 26.
Ossie Nicholson (1937) 62,657 miles. Completed Jan 02.
Steve Abraham (2015) 63,609 miles. Completed Jan 07.
Bernard Bennett (1939) 65,127 miles. Completed Jan 16.
147.1 miles/day required for 200 miles per day (73,000 miles.)
Last 7 days
2018-02-05 08:20 185.3 miles Morning Ride
2018-02-12 12:48 128.6 miles Still slow and tired after a 20 hour sleep. Looks like I'm not recovering from my injuries fast enough. With today's ride, about 160mpd needed to reach 73,000 miles or 200 mpd for the year
2018-02-13 09:41 172.9 miles Morning Ride
2018-02-14 00:00 3.4 miles Night Ride
2018-02-14 11:08 84.7 miles Lunch Ride
2018-02-15 09:23 145.8 miles Morning Ride
2018-02-16 10:10 174.4 miles Morning Ride
2018-02-17 12:14 149.9 miles Lunch Ride
2018-02-18 10:36 176.0 miles Morning Ride
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