2019 The Edddington grows to 154
As a consequence of doing several adventure races where upto 200 miles a day is not unusual my Eddington number has grown cosiderably. The excellent veloviewer.com site does all the counting work for you and produces the above graphic. the info provided shows I need the follwing rides to increase the number again: 2 for 155, 3 for 156, 7 for 157 and 16 more for 160. So all big rides I can aim for 160 miles as a target, its getting harder.
2016 Bring on the Centuries
The reawakening of the Yearly Century Challenge (YCC) meant that I chased as many century rides as possible as well as doing adventure racing. During a mega year i reached a Ton of Tons in August 2016 and finished up with 124 century rides throughout the year.
A Gorilla rider introduced me to the Eddington number, what? Try this from Wiki:
Mathematician Eddington is credited with devising a measure of a cyclist’s long distance riding achievements.
The Eddington Number in this context is defined as E, the number of days a cyclist has cycled more than E miles. For example an Eddington Number of 70 would imply that a cyclist has cycled more than 70 miles in a day on 70 occasions. Achieving a high Eddington number is difficult since moving from, say, 70 to 75 will probably require more than five new long distance rides since any rides shorter than 75 miles will no longer be included in the reckoning. Eddington’s own E-number was 84
Being a cycling data loving geek, and as early riding never involved great distances I think there’s enough info to have a good record of this.
As of August 2014 my number was 85, going into December its crept up to 92. The target is a ton of tons total after 2015, that’s more than one a month, after that it I’m guessing it won’t move much! (achieved)