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, 23 June 2010

Inner wimp...

It's a lovely day, the roads I knew were going to be even quieter because of some random sporting event or other happening this afternoon, which meant my pedal home would be done on fairly quiet roads as everyone was stuck in pubs watching said random sporting event.

So why oh why did I start listening to my inner wimp again? 0600hrs I got out of bed and started looking for my day clothes as I'd made an excuse to myself about it being late and I needed drive in.

Luckily I couldn't find my shoes, well I knew where they were but the noise of digging out the wardrobe to get them would have woken the house up, so I got my cycling kit on as I always have it ready to go and got on my bike. Let's hear it for an untidy wardrobe! Inner wimp beaten by random chance, if my shoes had have been handy I know I wouldn't have pedalled. Why? I enjoyed it once on my bike as always.

The pedal in as predicted was very quiet and uneventful, I even got 2 overtakes in, both blokes I hadn't seen before on MTBs. I absolutely flew by them. Indeed, it felt like a very quick pedal in.

Stats here:
Started: 23 Jun 2010 06:16:43
Ride Time: 35:30
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.87 miles
Average: 17.17 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 39.07 miles/hr
Climb: 98 feet
Calories: 639

Ahh, that's why it felt quick, it was quick!

Yesterday's pedal was uneventful, interestingly, the bus that nearly killed me wasn't around yesterday and there was a different one parked up at the school. Not sure if it means anything though. If you haven't read the comments from yesterday I had this emailed to me from the bus company:

Good morning Mr Chapman

I hope you are well

Re : Stonehouse Lane incident 21.06.2010
Thank you for your email
We shall investigate this incident thoroughly and report back to you shortly.
Thank you again

Kind regards

Simon Patchell

Operations and Customer Service Officer

The Green Bus
t: 0845 234 2222
f: 0121 643 6230
p: The Green Transport Company Limited, 111 New Street, Birmingham B2 4EU

I love the fact he says he hopes I'm well, maybe he thinks I've had to run the gauntlet of his buses again!

I shall stay all over this and I've decided to give them 48 hours from the above mail to respond to me before I'm on his case again. This time by phone.

Stats from yesterday's ride home here:
Started: 22 Jun 2010 15:04:36
Ride Time: 45:18
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.72 miles
Average: 14.88 miles/hr
Fastest Speed: 31.73 miles/hr
Climb: 466 feet
Calories: 728


  1. Well the inner wimp certainly didn't get its way - you belted it in!

    It'll be interesting to see what the bus company says, presumably after they've spoken to the driver. The video evidence says it all though!

  2. Clive I think u shud come out of the closet and finally admit your a rampant


    Good luck wiv the bus company hopefully it will educate some of these idots about the serious consequences of there actions

    Av a good day mate

  3. Good to see that the biking Gods were on your side once again and ensured that you got out on your bike.....and a fast one at that.


  4. thats some avg speed, flamin Nora fair play to ya!!

  5. Bravo, bravo, you got on the bike, you rode, and kicked some butt along the way, sounds like a great way to start a day.