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, 14 April 2010

Another canal jaunt in...

My Giant's back wheel will be ready today so I was back on the Ridgeback. It was a bit of a struggle truth be told, my body and mind were not in the mood and as can be the case I lay there in bed debating going by car. But I did what I knew was best and dragged myself kicking and screaming on to my bike...eventually.

Last night's pedal was great though. I did 16 miles putting in an extra bit of cut and NCR5 onto the journey and coming out at Longbridge and doing a bit of a loop around the Lickey's. The weather just demanded it!

Stats here:
Your Performance on the trip started on: 2010-04-13_15.06.52
Trip time: 01:05:47
Trip distance: 15.9 mi
Trip calories: 735 kcal
Average speed: 14.8 mph
Maximum speed: 33.9 km/h
Climbed altitude: 131 ft

Onto this morning, after yesterday's hassle with cold fingers I'm afraid I relented and went back to the full finger gloves. This is not good as it's admitting that Summer is not quite here yet. I'm glad I did though as it was bloody freezing and the snot tap was back with avengance! Where does all that come from? I never have a runny snot tap when I'm not pedalling, apart from when I have a hot curry obviously.

The sky was a bit grey, there was a head wind, but the forecast rain held off. Which was nice, and again I was on my own down the canal for the entire ride.

Stats here:
Started: 14 Apr 2010 05:43:18
Ride Time: 53:25
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.49 miles
Average: 11.78 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 34.26 miles/hr
Climb: 1083 feet
Calories: 944

If you're wondering why the 2 sets of stats are in a slightly different format I have 2 cycling apps on my Iphone. Cyclemeter and B.icycle . I'm giving them both a good try out to see which one is the best. I'll let you all know how I get on!


  1. I thought that my gloves were not going to be seen till autumn time but alas on my cycle home via Asda's yesterday they were on protecting my southern softie pinkies mate

  2. It's bloody freezing here mate, I've just had to put my fleece on to use my mobile in the carpark. My very brilliant Iphone doesn't work in my office, no signal. :-(

  3. Have you tried runkeeper Clive?
    its pretty good youcan look at mine here

  4. I've been eying up RunKeeper as AustinSlide seems to use it!

    As for cold - live with it. Saying that... I had my pinkies on show and they froze to death :)

  5. Thanks Chris, I'll have a look.


  6. One of my colleagues uses Sportypal.

    As for gloves, I have fingerless mitts but even in the cold (5 Celsius) it doesn't take long for them to warm up. On Monday I rode in with shorts and t-shirt and my arms were absolutely freezing. When I got in the office my arms started burning up. This week I've worn a fleecy jacket and it's not been too bad. I did wonder about buying some full fingered gloves but I thought it could wait until later in the year.

  7. The good thing about Runkeeper is that is keeps a record on your Iphone and also sends the info to a web page thats easier to read, you can also amend the routes if required.

  8. Hi Clive ive also used runkeeper before i got the garmin
    i also log my walks on there i also have the full bi cycle app but havent used it at all so cant comment on that.

    Clive do you ever go up or come down rose hill as i remember it being called when i used to live in turves green many moons ago.

    I know its a mother of a hill.

  9. I do mate, only off road. It's part of my Lickey Loop when I take my Marin out to play. It never fails to break me.