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

    YukonBoy Guru

    What the Year Record for time time spent in a Wetherspoons?
  3. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    I imagine it is frighteningly high.
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  4. Sorry it's a bit late. I was away enjoying myself last week.

    Steve's stats as at 03 Mar 18
    Days: 365, 100.0% of year, 0 days remaining
    Dist: 116,509 km / 72,395 mi / 2.91 times circumference of earth
    Total elevation: 468,044 m / 1,535,577 ft / 52.9 Everests
    Avg daily dist: 319.2 km / 198.3 mi (Last 7 days: 131.0 km / 81.4 mi per day)
    Avg daily elevation (Strava): 1,282 m / 4,207 ft (Last 7 days: 807 m / 2649 ft per day)
    Moving speed (Strava): 25.2 km/h / 15.6 mi/h (Last 7 days: 20.6 km/h / 12.8 mi/h)
    Hours per day riding (Strava): 14.9 (Last 7 days: 8.4)
    Projected total at overall daily rate: 116,509 km / 72,395 mi (319.2 km / 198.3 miles per day)
    Projected total at 7 day rate : 116,509 km / 72,395 mi (319.2 km / 198.3 miles per day)
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  5. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Thanks @Dogtrousers
    A sad ending to an epic tale.
    The mileage distribution chart is the most telling. Too many rides beloww 200 mpd.
    I'm sure you have better things to do, but a similar chart for Kurt and Amanda would be interesting, my recollection is that they had much tighter deviation and almost never slipped below 200mpd.
  6. Interesting facts.

    • According to Strava (plus some fudgery) Steve burned 2,148,000 calories. If Steve were to have derived all of his energy for the year from sausages he would have needed a string of sausages 1.3km long.[1]*
    • According to Strava Steve was moving for 278,000 minutes. If he had a walkman with only the Ace of Spades on it, he could have listened to it 99,248 times.[2]
    • Steve has a total ascent of 468,034m. A stack of 2p coins that tall would be worth £4,611,270.20 [3]

    [1] Assuming 168 cal per 10cm sausage
    [2] It's 2 min 48 sec long.
    [3] Assuming 2.03mm thickness

    * I think that's also equivalent to a Camembert about 2m in diameter. But I got a bit confused and may have messed up the calculation.
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  7. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran



    Both you Steve for achieving it and you for the facts and figures.
  8. tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    Thanks for all the stats over the year. It's a shame Steve tailed off at the end but it feels that the UK isn't the place to do this without some serious help. The weather was the final denouement.
  9. Aravis

    Aravis No Regret

    A epic tale it certainly was. I will miss the daily updates, and I hope this isn't the last we hear of him.

    I suppose in the end Steve was undone by three factors:
    • He was unable to take advantage of his favourite months through the Autumn, particularly September, and in fact started to lose significant ground. This meant that with the oncoming winter pressure started to build very early.
    • He was hit by a car at a stage when there was very little room in his schedule for any losses. Although he fought on bravely, the incident had lasting effects and his form was well below his best thereafter.
    • The last few days were lost to the weather.
    I hope Steve is OK. I don't think anyone can seriously doubt he had it in him to surpass the Searvogel total, but it wasn't to be.
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  10. Here are some more graphs. They're raw data. I did try smoothing it with rolling averages and so on, but ... well I think one can do just as well, if not better, by eye.

  11. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    ..... and I don't think it will be last we hear of Steve going for the record.
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  12. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    I believe he should consider calling his ride a work of art, he then could probably attract multiple ££££'s of funding allowing him to consider a place more suitable to the attempt.
  13. A couple more graphs. These two are rolling average over 20 days with an arrow showing where he was hit by the car (13 Dec, day 285) This makes it pretty clear how serious this was. He fell on the ice a couple of weeks later (27 Dec, day 299) picking up another injury. You can see that he never recovered speed after this.

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  14. tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    Whilst the mileage seems to suffer following the incident, the average speed appears to have continued dropping without noticing it.
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