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, 8 January 2010

Progress and ramblings...

So I took the plunge last night and jumped on the scales. A 1Ib gain over the Christmas period. very pleased with that. As I said previously I didn't become a food/drink Nazi and equally I didn't kick the arse out of it. Well, just on the Coaches Christmas piss up. But we're all entitled to one blow out aren't we? Also the fact that I did a few off road rides obviously kept me ticking over.

The pedal home last night was f***ing horrible, I pedalled back for the first time through Birmingham City centre, while there were no overt attempts on my life I just had the feeling that as well lit and Hi Vis'd up as I was I was invisible. Pedalling around the Town Hall to get to the ring road was certainly shortening the odds on me living to a ripe old age.

I was pedalling through dry powdery dirty snow the whole route and the cycle lanes were again buried. But because of the volume of traffic I had to stay pedalling on them. The motorists were taking no prisoners at all when I tried very briefly to use the car lane to avoid the snowy cycle lane. I'll check the Muvi later but I'm not sure when it stopped working as it was off when I got home. It clearly doesn't like the cold which yesterday on the way home was - 5.

I have to say, I'm glad to say I'm not pedalling today as the kids are at home again due to schools being closed. I was absolutely broken when I get home last night, aching all over and totally bollocksed. I also got frost nip on the end of my nose. I'm not as young as I was!

Looking forward at the met, it seems we're getting dumped on again big style on Sunday, oh joy!

PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Frostnip on your nose - hehe.

    it's been 4 days since I got frostnip on my ears and they're still really painfull. All of the white/blueish patches have now faded but my ears are still too sensitive to the cold to allow me to cycle to work.

    I hope your nose heals up quicker

  2. I'm desperately trying to find my headover in my bergan in the loft. A cracking bit of kit. Who'd have thought I'd be wearing anything green again? If I can't find it (no luck yet) then I'll have to nick wifey's motorbike equivalent.

  3. 1lb? That's pathetic ;) Well done mate.

    No idea what a headover is but re facial extremities... I have one of these and it's absolutely excellent:

    They do a version that covers your nose too:

    If you mean a "buff" then a much cheaper version can be found over at and if you buy 3 t-shirts you get a free "buff". The t-shirts are funny, cool and worth a look.