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Record attempt scheduled

Postby sbcoombs » 6 Aug 2019, 8:50am

Going through Berridale won’t help her schedule. Fingers crossed she can do it.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 6 Aug 2019, 9:51am

Over Helmsdale
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at Helmsdale 0854, arrived there at 0929 = 35 mins behind schedule that breaks the record by 15 mins. So she is 20 minutes behind the record with 52 miles to go. Finish by 1245 to break record by 11 sec (!) - 52 miles in 3 hrs 16 min =15.9 mph required


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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Paulatic » 6 Aug 2019, 11:23am

Looks like it’s all over.
I’m gutted for her it was a great attempt ending up so near and so far. It must be particularly hard for the womens record as you’ve more sleep deprivation to fight than the men’s attempt.
I believe she is carrying on just for the ride :D maybe allow a good cafe stop.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Norman H » 6 Aug 2019, 11:38am

Paulatic wrote:Looks like it’s all over.
I’m gutted for her it was a great attempt ending up so near and so far. It must be particularly hard for the womens record as you’ve more sleep deprivation to fight than the men’s attempt.
I believe she is carrying on just for the ride :D maybe allow a good cafe stop.


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It must be a huge disappointment for all concerned.

Looking at the earlier graph at Golspie, it looked as if her pace was creeping slowly back up to meet her schedule but Helmsdale proved the killer. It also puts into perspective the achievement of Lynney Biddulph who lifted her pace at the end.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby PH » 6 Aug 2019, 12:54pm

Norman H wrote:
Paulatic wrote:Looks like it’s all over.
I’m gutted for her it was a great attempt ending up so near and so far. It must be particularly hard for the womens record as you’ve more sleep deprivation to fight than the men’s attempt.
I believe she is carrying on just for the ride :D maybe allow a good cafe stop.


+1
It must be a huge disappointment for all concerned.

Looking at the earlier graph at Golspie, it looked as if her pace was creeping slowly back up to meet her schedule but Helmsdale proved the killer. It also puts into perspective the achievement of Lynney Biddulph who lifted her pace at the end.

Yes, amazing effort, I can't imagine how much that takes out of you physically and mentally.
That Lynne's records have stood so long is incredible, going back to beat her 2001 record when the conditions were more favourable rather than being satisfied with the glory shows a mental attitude not many have. She was guest speaker at an event I went to some years ago, entertaining speaker and her determination came across, she rode there and back of course!
John Taylor's account of the record ride is worth a read
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby charliepolecat » 6 Aug 2019, 2:21pm

Great effort though, no doubt she will be back to tick this particular box.

Here is another great effort today - and success in this case - by a woman. https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/49248126

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Jamesh » 6 Aug 2019, 4:33pm

Sorry to hear it.
:( :( :(
Helmsdale and berriedale hills must be a killer after almost non stop riding for 800 miles.
Bad enough on freshly rested legs.

Best of luck next attempt.
:D :D :D
Cheers James

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby RickH » 26 Aug 2019, 10:39pm

I came across an interview with Mel Nicholls about her handcycle LEJOG record. I found it interesting.