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.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Ok, total sense of humour failure now. Which for me is unusual. Had a great pedal home last night, even took my chances through the Birmingham City Centre and lived. The roads themselves were ok and I might even have got some footage for Joby's Fight bad driving website. Haven't downloaded the Muvi yet so wait out on that.

But to wake up to another 3" of snow this morning with the schools closed and having to drive in is now starting to wear a bit thin. Doesn't God, Mother Nature or whatever or whoever is in charge realise that there are people trying to get fit for f***'s sake! I can safely say they've made their point and they can stop now!

I had another article published on Bike Radar yesterday, the What Mountain Bike Editor says they're quite popular which is absolutely gobmacking me. I mean, who wants to hear about a fat bloke who pedals a bit, apart from a fat bloke who wants to pedal a bit? Seems there is a niche market out their!

Still, it takes all sorts to make a world...

Edit: Added footage mentioned above.

Dodgy wagon driver yesterday, missed me by 6" to get up the inside of traffic, he'd cut into the lane before that to get onto the main road, that bit didn't film properly so I stuck a still in the video to show it.


  1. A light dusting of snow here too. Sadly they haden't gritted the road which means cars are sliding around all over the place.

    Decided to brave the cold and commute on the bike (It's completely off-road).

  2. Good effort mate, a light dusting and I would have pedalled, but school closures and a 3" dumping kind of put the kybosh on my plans.

  3. LOL - well done - but can you top the fact that I'm on the Daily Mails website today :)

    Ha ha!

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  5. I think the "fat bloke who pedals bit" niche is a lot bigger than you imagine! Well done on the publishing (Joby too, top results).
    -from a little bloke who doesn't pedal enough.

  6. Top effort Joby, great effort! I'll bimble over in a minute and have a nose. :-)

  7. Hi Clive, I have been searching for an email address for you - but I'm probably missing it. Sorry to interrupt the comments with this request - I wondered if you might be up for a radio intv about your blog?
    You can reach me at j4m1774h at gmail dot com and I can explain fully where and how if you are up for it.

  8. Clive Chapman superstar

    As Phil said the niche market is not so niche


    PS can I have your autograph :)

  9. Whoot - radio :) Get in there.