Record attempt scheduled

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 16 Jun 2018, 9:02pm

There has been the offer of two neck braces winging their way to him. Probably wearing one by now.
Earlier they speculated having longer stops in the bad weather could help later in better weather.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby thirdcrank » 16 Jun 2018, 9:07pm

It looks as though he was 22 minutes up at Tore roundabout - CP 48. It looks to me as though he may have got through the bad patch. :D

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Mick F » 16 Jun 2018, 9:10pm

Signing off now.
Early to bed, early to rise .............. hopefully, he'll be there before I rise.

.............. though I may get up for a call of nature and check in! :D
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby thirdcrank » 16 Jun 2018, 9:16pm

He's just short of the 100 miles to go. Still a long way but I think that's a bit of a psychological boost to tick that off.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby PH » 16 Jun 2018, 9:59pm

Go, go, go... a couple of hours ago I though it was all over, edge of seat stuff, hope he makes it.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby 1982john » 16 Jun 2018, 10:01pm

PH wrote:Go, go, go... a couple of hours ago I though it was all over, edge of seat stuff, hope he makes it.



It's pretty amazing that we can follow all this from our sofas.

6 hours left and about 90 miles.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby philvantwo » 16 Jun 2018, 10:08pm

I can't believe Mick F's gone to bed!! Bet he'll be looking at his phone under the covers! :lol:
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby horizon » 16 Jun 2018, 10:10pm

1982john wrote:
PH wrote:Go, go, go... a couple of hours ago I though it was all over, edge of seat stuff, hope he makes it.



It's pretty amazing that we can follow all this from our sofas.



Speak for yourself - I've been on a turbo trainer in the backyard since 8.00 am on Friday morning with Mrs H throwing buckets of water over me!
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby NEvans » 16 Jun 2018, 10:13pm

horizon wrote:
1982john wrote:
PH wrote:Go, go, go... a couple of hours ago I though it was all over, edge of seat stuff, hope he makes it.

It's pretty amazing that we can follow all this from our sofas.

Speak for yourself - I've been on a turbo trainer in the backyard since 8.00 am on Friday morning with Mrs H throwing buckets of water over me!


So she pushes you from the side to simulate cross winds, but what did she do for your Cornish hills?
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby NEvans » 16 Jun 2018, 10:16pm

So has he already seen a Road sign stating John o'Groats and distance?

That could be a good thing or a bad thing.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 16 Jun 2018, 10:19pm

LollyKat wrote:I thought I had worked out the track/route thing but I can't make sense of it now.
G. :(

You can download the gpx of track and route. The route is actual milage on the road. The Track is a line joining periodic points along the road. Therefore the track will be showing less miles.

I’ve also discovered if you go back into the rider tab and click on his name you get a whole load more info.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby 1982john » 16 Jun 2018, 10:25pm

he still looks shaky the last few tracks have been around the 16mph mark. Lost about 4mph since sunset.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby horizon » 16 Jun 2018, 10:29pm

NEvans wrote:So has he already seen a Road sign stating John o'Groats and distance?

That could be a good thing or a bad thing.


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He should just be passing this about now I think.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 16 Jun 2018, 10:30pm

1982john wrote:he still looks shaky the last few tracks have been around the 16mph mark. Lost about 4mph since sunset.

It doesn’t get dark up there does it?
Still light here in Sth of Scotland.
I just hope he can stay warm and does make it. I doubt he’ll turn around for the 1000 though.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby thirdcrank » 16 Jun 2018, 10:43pm

At CP 49 he was 22 minutes up, the same advantage as at CP 48. I interpret that as maintaining the scheduled speed at this point but in front because of the advantage built up earlier. From the comfort of my chair, this doesn't look like a rider who's losing his grip. I'm always superstitious about counting chickens but I'm increasingly optimistic here.