Progress so far...

June 30th 2009 - 22 stone 4Ibs. Current weight - 17 stone 1Ib. Weight loss - 5 stone 3Ibs. Commuting miles - 3389.
Non commuting miles - 359. Mileage this week - 101 miles. Total mileage - 3748 miles.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Friday progress report

I made it home in pretty good shape yesterday amazingly enough, especially after the carnage that was my morning commute when everything was horrible and not working right (me not the bike). I'm not keeping an eye on ride times or any other stats bar mileage and weight at the moment, but I did break the hour by 3 and a half minutes yesterday which if memory serves is a record pedal for the home journey. I was held up at traffic lights a lot too so for me I must have been flying. How does that work then?

Weekly weigh in showed a 4Ib loss which is great, especially as I have only pedalled 48 miles this week instead of my usual 96. Conditions and school closures had a very detrimental effect on my commuting. Hopefully the canal will be fit for pedalling on Monday and I can crack on. I have a thought to break the 100 miles next week. I may just do a "park and ride" next Friday to get a cheeky 12 miles in and take the total to 108 miles for the week. Still in 2 minds about that yet. Also work might intervene with bloody meetings.

This afternoon brings the interview for the Radio show mentioned earlier in the week. It's for BBC 5 Live no less. But the show is broadcast at 0300hrs on Tuesday mornings. Swings and roundabouts eh? Although it available to download as a Podcast.

I hope to get an off road ride in tomorrow, but obviously I'll need to recce the tracks close by first to see if they're rideable further out, I'll take a few bits of footage of that if I do go.

Miracles of miracles, we have a baby sitter tonight for the Spawn of Satan, much respect to Mum in Law who is taking her life in her hands to step into the breech. Me wifey and daughter are off to see Avatar tonight after a quick trip to the pub. Although I don't admit it to most or bore anyone with it, I'm a massive Sci Fi fan (geek) and I've been looking forward to this for a while. I've read mixed reviews about it so I'm going with an open mind. But 2 hours 40 minutes seems a tad too long. I'm not good at sitting in a cinema for anything much over an hour and a half. Kills my back too, me and cinema seats are not a match made in heaven.


  1. Avatar looks good, especially in 3d :) You'll enjoy it - and congrats on the weight loss :)

  2. Cheers Joby I hope so. As for the weight I'm now at the weight I was back in 2004 on one of my "failed, half hearted attempts".

  3. Excellent news!
    I may have to visit Brum in the next couple of weeks on business, so I'll make sure I bring my bike down :)

  4. Being back at your 2004 weight is excellent news, well done.

    If you do the radio thing then let us have a link to the podcast - we'd love to listen to it.

    Enjoy the night off!

  5. Cheers fellers.

    Joby, brilliant, I have some great off road tracks for you ;-)

    Rafe, no probs with the link to the interview. They've just mailed me, the interview is in about 30 minutes time.

  6. I wasn't sure what to make of Avatar. I got very bored. I was sitting there wishing it would end some time soon.
    It's worth going just to experiance the 3d effects.

  7. Red, that's what I'm afraid of, if it's a mega long film I want to watch it at home on DVD so I can pause it and get a beer or something, the thought of over 2 and a half hours is filling me with some dread TBH...

  8. Hope the film goes well for you and your butt is not to numb from all that sitting down, it will be a the DVD version in this house.

    looking forward to hearing the interview

  9. I've sussed out what editor is now - its my FBD account :)

    How was Avatar (and t'interview)?