Back to serious training
After a prolonged rest – part of which was spent in Boston USA, I am back to full training. Whilst in Boston one can’t help feel that the population by and large is very fit and healthy unlike some other parts of USA which one usually associates with epidemic obesity. I think part of the […]
Well earned rest.
After last Sunday’s tough hilly ride with the Hope group this is an easy week. Time to do some stretching and core strength exercises. My current weight is 177 pounds – this means my total weight loss since Christmas is 20 pounds. Another 8 to go! Last Saturday I gave a talk to friends from […]
United Kingdom at a crossroads – I dare you to read this.
Tomorrow is General Election day in United Kingdom when people will vote to elect their parliament for the next 5 years. My mind goes back to the early eighties when I was part of a group that used to meet weekly in “The Brit” (long gone) for political discourse. It was a congenial group that […]
I am going to miss my patients…
Last week I reported that I knocked 17 minutes off my previous time over the hilly route I regularly practice on. This was quite an achievement with my new bike Alfie along with an expert bike fit by Steven Faulkner of Loughborough University Department of Sports Sciences. So this week’s ride was always going to […]
Football (Soccer) tonight!
Excited about going to see Nottingham Forest play Watford at home in the Skybet Championship tonight. Promotion to the Premier League, now out of the question for Nottingham Forest, lets hope it is a good game of football. You may wonder why am I supporting Nottingham Forest when I live in Leicestershire? The answer goes […]
Following on from my injury when I fell onto my left hip 10 days ago, I have an interesting update. Importantly the injury has not prevented me from continuing to cycle as you will see further on. At the site of the injury I developed an almighty swelling which is a haematoma (collection of blood). […]
The Past Week
Some of my followers already know that on my second outing with Alfie I had another tumble, this time resulting in a massive swelling and bruising of the left hip and upper thigh. For those worried I am happy to report that Alfie came out of this unscathed! I am not new to falling off […]
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. Trekkie and Alfie have already met but I am not sure if Trekkie has taken it very well. Only today I found him lying on his side, not sure […]
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. This weekend is the big 63 mile ride in Meon Vale and the training is going up a notch thereafter. The Meon Vale ride is organised by […]
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. After my […]