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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 21 Apr 2019, 12:48pm
by thirdcrank
Good luck to Ian To, and indeed anybody else who plans a record attempt this year. My only plea is please, pretty please keep us armchair supporters updated with progress. We are on your side.

Apologies if this is just me being dull-witted, but what the significance of "Project 44"? IIRC, Ian To's schedule for last year's attempt was 44 hours but MB's ride was well inside that time.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 21 Apr 2019, 12:51pm
by 1982john
thirdcrank wrote:Good luck to Ian To, and indeed anybody else who plans a record attempt this year. My only plea is please, pretty please keep us armchair supporters updated with progress. We are on your side.

Apologies if this is just me being dull-witted, but what the significance of "Project 44"? IIRC, Ian To's schedule for last year's attempt was 44 hours but MB's ride was well inside that time.


Project 44 im guessing is just leftover from last year. They need project 43 now!

The twitter feed of Ian is active today while out training.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 21 Apr 2019, 12:59pm
by FasterFerret
Fair play to him for having another go.

1982john wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:
Project 44 im guessing is just leftover from last year. They need project 43 now!

The twitter feed of Ian is active today while out training.


There was something on Twitter last summer (when he did his second attempt) suggesting that they should change to Project43. I can't remember much of the answer, other than they wanted to keep the name as it was.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 21 Apr 2019, 3:33pm
by Paulatic
Today he’s Knocked 15 minutes off course record for 90ml trip. Broke Strava segment KOM by minutes in the process. Impressive stuff but is it appropriate for a LEJOG? time will tell.

Re: Record attempt scheduled 2019

Posted: 21 Apr 2019, 9:53pm
by Jamesh
Paulatic wrote:2019 and here we go again :D
Ian To thinks he can beat last years record it’ll be interesting to see.
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Nooo.... I could be passed by someone doing twice my speed! :(

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 17 May 2019, 1:13pm
by philvantwo
Ian To new attempt scheduled for 27th may, going through Wolverhampton this time, hopefully I'll get to see him!

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 17 May 2019, 8:45pm
by philvantwo
Christina Mckenzie aiming to beat Lynn Taylors record in August.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 26 May 2019, 12:11pm
by thirdcrank
philvantwo wrote:Ian To new attempt scheduled for 27th may, going through Wolverhampton this time, hopefully I'll get to see him!



Does anybody know if this is going ahead tomorrow? (I've been usuccessful googling, but that means little.)

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 26 May 2019, 12:40pm
by Paulatic
I’ve seen nothing. Not even sure where PVT got that info. I found it odd to announce a day 10 days ahead. Weather Forecasts are good but not that accurate.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 26 May 2019, 4:24pm
by thirdcrank
Paulatic wrote:I’ve seen nothing. Not even sure where PVT got that info. I found it odd to announce a day 10 days ahead. Weather Forecasts are good but not that accurate.


I'm not the quickest of thinkers these days but I interpret this to mean he's nearly 24 hours into the attempt.
http://www.ultracycling.uk/

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PS I'm not on strava and I don't intend to join just to find out. The time/distance details which appear in that link do not seem to be changing so that may be a bad sign. :?

Elapsed Time
Moving Time
Distance
Average Speed
Max Speed
Elevation Gain
23:20:26
22:27:37
450.04
20.04
51.45
20,282.15

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 26 May 2019, 4:57pm
by rjb
Theres no mention of this on the RRA site. is this an unofficial attempt?
http://www.rra.org.uk/index.html?ifrm_1 ... tempt.html

:?

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 26 May 2019, 5:34pm
by Paulatic
thirdcrank wrote:
Paulatic wrote:I’ve seen nothing. Not even sure where PVT got that info. I found it odd to announce a day 10 days ahead. Weather Forecasts are good but not that accurate.


I'm not the quickest of thinkers these days but I interpret this to mean he's nearly 24 hours into the attempt.
http://www.ultracycling.uk/

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PS I'm not on strava and I don't intend to join just to find out. The time/distance details which appear in that link do not seem to be changing so that may be a bad sign. :?

Elapsed Time
Moving Time
Distance
Average Speed
Max Speed
Elevation Gain
23:20:26
22:27:37
450.04
20.04
51.45
20,282.15


That’s last years I would think. He stopped at Shap

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 26 May 2019, 5:40pm
by Paulatic
rjb wrote:Theres no mention of this on the RRA site. is this an unofficial attempt?
http://www.rra.org.uk/index.html?ifrm_1 ... tempt.html

:?

Same as last year he kept everything in secret mode. I recall people asking him for his schedule 3 days before the off and were ignored. I don’t think RRA were notified then but don’t quote me.

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 26 May 2019, 8:59pm
by 24hourmaths
Hi there - trying to provide a little info on the paperwork:

Ian, and any other RRA aspirant(s), has to submit a notice and schedule to Brian Edrupt who is the RRA records secretary. On the notice the aspirant specifies the first possible start day, which for Ian is tomorrow. But the attempt is immediately postponed until you then notify the actual day that you intend to ride. This must be done at most 48 hours before departure. Note: The start time is fixed to what you have on your schedule - for Ian, 0530. Ian has not yet specified his actual departure day.

Ian has schedule this time for a total ride time of 42.06 which would mean an arrival at John O'Groats at 23.36 the day after he leaves. On the way past his schedule has a 24 hour mileage of about 516 miles. At JOG, he is then planning a 90 minute stop before continuing on for the 1000 mile record.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Posted: 26 May 2019, 9:11pm
by Mick F
God Speed Ian To. :D

I await with baited breath.