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, 18 August 2010

Standard pedal.

Came in on my road bike this morning, mainly because I didn't get up on time to be here if I came via the towpath. Bad skills!

I pedalled over Frankley Beeches and via Harbourne. Lights on too. Felt pretty good, the hills on route get dealt with fairly quickly for a 46 year old fat bloke, so happy days.

Stats here:
Started: 18 Aug 2010 05:35:37
Ride Time: 33:24
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 11.89 miles
Average: 16.75 miles/h
Fastest Speed: 30.94 miles/h
Climb: 112 feet
Calories: 730

Yesterday's pedal home was the canal, NCR5 and a quick spin round the Lickey's, 'cos I could!

The towpath through Birmingham City Centre at Brindley Place was rammed with pedestrians so it was a go slow through there with plenty of "Excuse me's" shouted out. It was pretty wet too, me and the bike were pretty filthy on arrival ay home, that dirty my daughter Fay wanted a picture of me.

It doesn't show it too well there but I was covered in towpath grime and mud. The Ridgeback will need a bloody good clean on Friday!

Stats here:

Started: 17 Aug 2010 14:59:11
Ride Time: 1:11:34
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 16.16 miles
Average: 13.03 miles/h
Fastest Speed: 23.88 miles/h
Climb: 299 feet
Calories: 888

1 comment:

  1. Interesting - have you compared the stats?
    today = 11.89 mi - 33 mins - 730 calories
    yesterday = 16.16 mi - 71 mins - 888 calories

    It would seem that the ratio of time : effort says the road bike gives the best results. You could double your distance & calorie burn and still be at your destination faster than the MTB would get you there.