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, 9 April 2010

The weekend starts here!

Looking forward to a good weekend. The weather is set fair and I have quite a bit on. As usual.

Tonight is the Friday trip to the Dodford and with the nice weather we can sit outside and let the Spawn of Satan run wild without annoying the other customers. So it won't be a stressful visit wondering when he's going to kick off.

Tomorrow will be a wander up the cut by the Queen's Head pub in Bromsgrove, this is a pleasant walk and we can let the hounds off and again let the monster run around to his heart's content.

Also hoping to get Munster v Northampton in tomorrow evening. It's the quarter final of the Heineken European Cup (Champions League equivalent to all you weird people who follow soccer out there!) That is still an ongoing negotiation with wifey at the moment.

Last night's pedal home was marvelous, the sun was out and I decided to go a new route via Harbourne, Woodgate Valley over Frankley Beeches, (nasty climb) and around the lanes by the reservoir.

Stats here:

Started: 8 Apr 2010 15:03:50
Ride Time: 44:14
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.03 miles
Average: 13.74 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 36.77 miles/hr
Climb: 846 feet
Calories: 944

I think with commuting you need to vary your routes as often as possible to keep things as interesting as possible. Even if it's only a turn up a road you've never been up before that brings you out in a similar place. Boredom can be a major obstacle to this sort of thing I feel. I know that has killed many a gym membership and stopped my Turbo trainer career dead in the past.

Weight is still static. 5 weeks in a row!

No pedal today, a meeting at HQ and a site visit...


  1. Clive from this weird soccer fan av a very good weekend

    As for ure weight It will happen mate probaly when u least expect it

    I think u must av a turbo fitted on ure bike mate ure fastests speeds r impressive

  2. Like I said yesterday Les, downhill speed has never been a problem, my mass helps gravity do its work I think. Although I've always had fairly strong legs due to 30 odd years of scrummaging. I just wish my heart and lungs were as strong!

    You have a cracking weekend too mate!

  3. As Joby says, better ststic than up! Your fitness has got to be improving all the time you are cycling, even if the weight isnt dropping, you are still going to be a fitter, healthier Father, Hubby, Mate, Clive!

  4. Thanks for the tip regarding keeping your commute fresh. I'll have to remember that.

  5. Hi Clive

    Don't worry about the weight I'm as the weather changes the weight will come off more as hopefully we'll all be getting out in the Sun. Good tip for the commuting. Have a good weekend