235 miles a day for a year (Amanda Coker Challenge)

Discussion in 'Time Trial, Long Distance and Endurance' started by Mugshot, 27 Feb 2017.

  1. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    A day off and some short rides for Steve last week means his daily target for 73,000 miles has gone up.

    In the next six days, including today, I reckon he needs just under 170 miles a day.

    Not a lot in the overall context of the attempt, but a stiffish target looking at Steve's daily mileages over the last few months.

    The weather may yet play a bigger hand than it has already.
     
  2. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Under 60 miles for Steve yesterday and he's not out so far today.

    Steve now needs 200 miles a day for the last three days to get 73,000 for the year.

    Looks like the weather is having the last word on the record attempt.
     
  3. Aravis

    Aravis White-Haired Trundler

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Indeed. My figures have him just under 200 mpd for the first time - after 362 days! I really don't know if overall Steve has had more or less bad luck that he might have expected, but what he's been served up for the finish is exceptionally cruel.

    I'm reminded of Don Bradman's final test innings. No-one thinks any the less of him because he finished on 99.94 - if anything it added to his legend.

    There's an invitation on Facebook to join Steve for laps of the Milton Keynes Bowl on Saturday afternoon.
     
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  4. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    I would not say he's had particularly bad luck. Looks fairly average luck for the distance.
     
  5. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    what is the 73,000 target ? was godwin 75K ?
     
  6. Smeggers II

    Smeggers II Legendary Member

    Hopes of a Godwin went a while ago so was just going for the round number
     
  7. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    I guess the 73K is 200 mile per day, so yes a significant figure to reach.

    I feel for him, so close but no cigar.

    It is just amazing how far he has cycled, 73,000 mile is just mind blowing, there will be plenty of long distance lorry drivers don't even manage that mileage in a year.
     
  8. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Oooh. I'm due to be there with my 13yo for racing, providing it's on. Might have to bring 2 bikes :okay:
     
  9. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Edit to the above - race cancelled due to snow, so I won't be there.

    On the up-side, Steve can start earlier round the bowl ...
     
  10. toffee

    toffee Über Member

    Its not going to be nice for him, its bloody freezing in MK
     
  11. tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    Quite a sad end to the year.
     
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  12. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    72500 miles in this country in all weathers. There are very, very few people in the world who could do that, it's an astonishing achievement and fully puts into perspective the immensity of Godwin's record.
     
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  13. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    Location:
    Spain
    Can we organise a team of taxis to ferry him from the bottom of a long downhill to the top all day long? He should be able to beat the year record in a month then.
     
  14. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    A recent tweet from Steve says he's spending today - the last day of the attempt - in Wetherspoons in Milton Keynes.
     
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