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Re: Three! more cyclists killed

1 January 2015 - 8:39pm
661-Pete wrote:How is it that, in 2015, cars are still so easy to steal? Speaking for myself, and not being of the TWOCer's persuasion, I wouldn't have the first idea how to hotwire* a car and/or defeat the immobiliser...


They break into your house and steal your car keys, then drive off in your car.

Re: Three! more cyclists killed

1 January 2015 - 8:24pm
What an awful start to the New Year (although the death in Nutley occurred last Sunday)! Condolences to the friends and families of all the deceased. And all of them in my corner of the country. The one in St Leonards is especially shocking - I hope they nail the lowlife responsible and hand out the stiffest sentences if found guilty.

There's a hint, from the report, that it was a stolen/TWOC'd vehicle. How is it that, in 2015, cars are still so easy to steal? Speaking for myself, and not being of the TWOCer's persuasion, I wouldn't have the first idea how to hotwire* a car and/or defeat the immobiliser...

*If anyone knows, please don't tell us!

Re: And all she got was a penalty charge notice

1 January 2015 - 5:26pm
I'm shocked that some motorists are allowed to keep their licenses when clearly they have no idea how to use the roads properly

Re: And all she got was a penalty charge notice

1 January 2015 - 4:56pm
A clear case of needing the local tow-truck to simply lift the car up and carry it off to the local pound.

The woman was plain daft - parking half on the pavement, yellow lines clearly visible in front of her car, tram lines ditto, tram stop ditto, in a place where there is obviously no parking.

She's a prime example of someone who needs to re-take her driving test, and needs a good dressing-down on the subjects of
Common sense
Consideration for others
Plain, simple, roadcraft which seems to be missing from the brains of most road-users (2 wheels or more, with/without engines) these days!

Amazed to find you can still get these books http://www.roadcraft.co.uk - When I learned to motorcycle in the late 60's (the golden days of dead ton-up boys) my elder brother practically force-fed this to me. Best bit of reading I ever did. Maybe I'll get myself an up-to-date copy ....

Re: Three! more cyclists killed

1 January 2015 - 4:15pm
That's not looking good
Condolences to family and friends RIP

Re: 75,065 miles in a year!

1 January 2015 - 3:47pm
Tonyf33 wrote:this seems like a good place to see TG record in detail, looks like he was fairly well scrutinised for his mileages
http://phased.co.uk/tommy-godwin-faq/
The thing I cant seem to tally up though is how he was able to put weight on when he was having to consume in excess of 9500Kcals per day, every day and on some days in excess of 14,000kcals on his 300 mile days.
.

I too have wondered about that. The pictures I've seen of him look too fleshy to have done those milages but I don't know when exactly they were taken.

Re: Snow

1 January 2015 - 2:44pm
Happy to say that the snow has finally melted. I managed to get out for a 40 miler today. Still a little bit of ice on some roads so I stuck to gritted routes.

Re: 75,065 miles in a year!

1 January 2015 - 2:31pm
Tonyf33 wrote:bigjim wrote:breakwellmz wrote:http://vintagebicycle.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/the-great-tommy-godwin-75065-miles-120805-kms-on-a-bicycle-in-one-year-1939/
Great achievement but did not do him much good in the greater scheme of things. He was dead at 63. Shame. I wonder how much damage that kind of excess does to the body.
I would be very surprised if the physical effort had any long lasting effect on him, psychologically extremely difficult but long term damage physically, I don't buy that at all.
I think the jury is still out on "intense endurance training over many years can leave signs of "fibrosis" - scarring - on the heart".
Maybe he could have succombed earlier if he did not cycle. His genetics may not have been good.
Anyway it's a good excuse for me to take it easy.

Re: 75,065 miles in a year!

1 January 2015 - 1:57pm
bigjim wrote:breakwellmz wrote:http://vintagebicycle.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/the-great-tommy-godwin-75065-miles-120805-kms-on-a-bicycle-in-one-year-1939/
Great achievement but did not do him much good in the greater scheme of things. He was dead at 63. Shame. I wonder how much damage that kind of excess does to the body.
I would be very surprised if the physical effort had any long lasting effect on him, psychologically extremely difficult but long term damage physically, I don't buy that at all.

Re: 75,065 miles in a year!

1 January 2015 - 1:53pm
this seems like a good place to see TG record in detail, looks like he was fairly well scrutinised for his mileages
http://phased.co.uk/tommy-godwin-faq/
The thing I cant seem to tally up though is how he was able to put weight on when he was having to consume in excess of 9500Kcals per day, every day and on some days in excess of 14,000kcals on his 300 mile days.

Firsty given he was a veggie and indeed his written food diary indicates very limited diet I'm finding it hard to see how he was capable of consuming such amounts to keep him going given the huge time constraints, add in all the supposed stops he was having to do for the verifications every day (finding public figures to stamp his log book) It's a very tall order.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

1 January 2015 - 1:40pm
eileithyia wrote:

Happy New Year to n yours xx

Thanks

I managed a paltry 4937miles,I'm find my solo riding is leaning more to rough stuff off road riding and our tandem mileage is greatly reduced due to Mrs R2's health problems.
Here's hoping for a better new year

Re: 75,065 miles in a year!

1 January 2015 - 12:03pm
breakwellmz wrote:http://vintagebicycle.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/the-great-tommy-godwin-75065-miles-120805-kms-on-a-bicycle-in-one-year-1939/
Great achievement but did not do him much good in the greater scheme of things. He was dead at 63. Shame. I wonder how much damage that kind of excess does to the body.

Re: 75,065 miles in a year!

1 January 2015 - 10:52am
So is someone in the UK -- he has just started : One Year TimeTrial

See also Steve's Facebook page, and his live tracking page which will include the other two riders once they set off.

Re: 75,065 miles in a year!

1 January 2015 - 10:21am
Amazing! Have ordered a copy of his biography to read about it in more detail.
I believe someone in US is looking at trying to break his record.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

1 January 2015 - 8:48am
reohn2 wrote:eileithyia wrote:10,048

OK,you're excused go and party!


Happy New Year to n yours xx

Re: Ten Miles a Day

1 January 2015 - 12:42am
My 10 miles a day ended up as 17.26 miles per day, which equates as:

Ride Time 415:09:46 h:m:s
Distance 6303.65 miles
Average Speed 14.94 mph
PF Visit 450.2 miles ave.

Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

31 December 2014 - 9:04pm
eileithyia wrote:10,048

OK,you're excused go and party!

Re: Route London to Southend on Sea

31 December 2014 - 8:44pm
Vorpal wrote:SteveHunter's suggestion is good. I might do Battlesbridge, Hullbridge, Ashingdon, Rochford, Southend, instead of going through Hockley.

I would agree with that, better than going through Hockley.

Re: Route London to Southend on Sea

31 December 2014 - 8:35pm
ANTONISH wrote:..I don't think the Tilbury ferry will be running but I should think the Dartford river crossing will still be running a free bike shuttle service.
Tilbury - Gravesend Ferry does not run on public holidays (nor on Sundays).

Dartford Crossing shuttle is no longer 24/7. There is no cycle/pedestrian service on any day at the following times:- 09:00 - 10:30, 14:00 - 15:00, 21:00 - 22:30, 02:00 - 03:00.

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