New bike, new body - not quite!

I have my new bike! After much deliberation and consultation I have finally got myself a new bike delivered last Saturday. I have named it Alfie. 826 more words

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Steady progress

This week has been an easy week – officially a “recovery week” but as I have nothing to recover from I have been doing some low level cycling. 531 more words

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I wasn’t too sure about going down the hills this morning when I saw a man in a pickup back up the hill by my house and the snowplow screech to a stop behind him.   385 more words


Six months to go!

Well here we are folks. Not quite the count down but only six months to go before my challenge ride. I have so far lost 11 pounds but still another 17 to lose before I can be considered to be at my optimum weight to carry me over 17000 ft across The Alps. 549 more words

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Bradley Siggins has arrived!

When I entered this ride a few weeks ago it was described as “intermediate”. It turned out anything but. Perhaps the description was for elite riders. 893 more words

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Back on track!

Finally after a prolonged unplanned rest I am back on track. I have managed to ride a total of 60 miles over three days. Today was a hard training session. 378 more words

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What a recovery week!

Last week was recovery week to allow my damaged body to repair after the previous Sunday’s efforts. A lot of people forget that exercising means taking your body out of its comfort zone and putting it under strain. 769 more words

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