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, 26 May 2010


After the "heat wave" that was the last few days here in Birmingham, this morning it was positively arctic, I was certainly regretting my choice of undergarments on my pedal in! My poor little pinkies were freezing in my mitts too.

I came in the City Centre route with no incidents. Stats here:

Your Performance on the trip started on: 26 May 2010 05:45
Trip time: 00:41:08
Trip distance: 11.8 mi
Trip calories: 752 kcal
Average speed: 15.7 mph
Maximum speed: 30.4 mph
Climbed altitude: 551 ft

Last night's pedal was pretty straightforward too, through Edgbaston, Harbourne, via the QE and over Frankley beeches, nothing to report. Sorry I'm boring this morning!

Stats here:

Your Performance on the trip started on: 25 May 2010 15:05
Trip time: 00:44:08
Trip distance: 11.46 mi
Trip calories: 718 kcal
Average speed: 15.0 mph
Maximum speed: 33.5 mph
Climbed altitude: 613 ft

I'm aware of counting my chickens etc, but this week I may be able for the first time ever to get 5 days pedalling in, I have nothing scheduled meeting wise or any site visits pencilled in.

In other news, Phill's challenge of 100 off road miles in June has suddenly become a bit easier for me. Wifey has commanded me to book a week off in June while the kids are at Nursery and at school so we can spend some time doing non kid stuff on some days out she has planned. That works for me, so I'll be up at my usual time every morning and kill the off road miles then instead of commuting. To be truthful it feels like cheating somehow, but I'll take any advantage that presents itself!


  1. Good Morning cheat lol

    Ere in the sunny south where we r much nearer the equator the weather is doh not sunny no currant bun for us either and its turned colder mate

  2. I bet your even have herds of Wilderbeast roaming majestically across the plain too?

  3. Nice and warm here mate!
    Had to take the car to work though as my bum is objecting to sitting on a bike saddle

  4. After all the riding, I bet your saddle is objecting to your bum!

  5. My wilderbeast hasn't herded or roamed for ages mate

  6. I'm on about Wilderbeast the African cow thingy, I dunno what you're on about Les... ;-)

  7. Oh ok mate not many of them in sunny Mitcham or not so sunny Mitcham today mate :-)

  8. Good news (although everyone's going to make me look SO lazy n my own June100 spreadsheet)!

    In other news, email me you own email address to phill(dot)connell@sky(dot)com mate so I can give you permission to update your own leisure miles for the June100. Nice one!

  9. I set off in sunshine this morning, got to Brum and it was cold, damp and ready to rain! What the hell goes on down there?

  10. I read all my RSS via Google Reader.
    And just now I thought to myself, "I wonder what that "Recommended Items button does?".

    And here I am.
    Pleasure to stumble upon you.
    You'll find me on Twitter as @mcbazza. And my other MTB home is on where I'm just plain ole 'bazza'.

    Keep up the good work. Anyone on a MTB is a friend of mine.

  11. Oy Bazza - what about people on roadbikes?

    Don't alienate us all :p