Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cyclemeter Cycle (Mountain) 15 Sep 2012 14:05:43

Finished Mountain Bike: 15 Sep 2012 15:54:19
Route: Saturday Bimble
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Ride Time: 1:42:41
Stopped Time: 5:49
Distance: 17.45 miles
Average: 10.20 mph
Fastest Speed: 40.17 mph
Behind Best Ride: 14:56
Ascent: 1547 feet
Descent: 1554 feet
Calories: 1708

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Hills Killer 2012

Signed up to the Hills Killer event on the Isle of Wight tonight. This will be the Seventh year I've entered, never very fast but always enjoy riding it with Terence. We were considering doing the long version of the ride - fourteen hills but settled fo rthe usual Seven. After a disasterous South Downs this year and a disasterous Tipton to Thatcham I'm not sure me and cycling are meant to continue. Don't get me wrong I still enjoy it and love going out. I just don't seem to be able to get fit enough to what I need. I have something to blame, in my mind I'm telling myself it's my meds and heart issues that have happened recently. I've had two cardioversions since December and new meds to keep my heart rythm. After each one I kept off the bike for about a month, the new meds are making me tired.
So... With all this going on I'm sitting here typing this thinking I'm a right LameAss, blaming my poor fitness on all this. Reality is probably the fact I don't do enough exercise. I need a rocket up my ass to get me going. There! I've told myself get a grip and move on you pleb. I'm getting in around 20 miles a week at the moment, to get fit I should be doing around hundred like a used to.
Anyways, it will all come good, another weekend on the Island, Cycle on Sunday in the Hills Killer, then finish off the day with a swim in the sea and that other pass time food and a couple of drinks. I'l pray for success on the event, I've not completed my last three. Check out the ride here, maybe sign up. It's great place to cycle. The Hills are Killers though. Nice play on words, they're supposed to be.

The ride in brief - 3 Hills Killer is about 15 miles. 7 Hills around 26 and 14 is the 7 Hills and return, so 52 miles. Orienteering, not a race. Very funny, although I don't race many folks do :-)

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Cycle (Mountain) 4 Sep 2012

Finished Mountain Bike: 4 Sep 2012 20:23:09
Route: Weekday
Ride Time: 1:01:30
Stopped Time: 9:37
Distance: 11.26 miles
Average: 10.98 mph
Fastest Speed: 25.42 mph
Behind Median Ride: 14:47
Ascent: 329 feet
Descent: 337 feet
Calories: 984

Greenham Sky

If you look close you can see the alien spacecraft that land there. But sshhhh, don't tell anyone because they won't believe you - will they Michelle? There are a few strange buildings in the woods, stairs going into the ground. What's down there? I wonder :-)

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Cycle Sunday 2 Sep 2012

Finished Mountain Bike: 2 Sep 2012 18:26:06
Route: Sunday
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Ride Time: 1:15:44
Stopped Time: 18:13
Distance: 11.29 miles
Average: 8.94 mph
Fastest Speed: 27.67 mph
Behind Best Ride: 10:34
Ascent: 819 feet
Descent: 827 feet
Calories: 1104

Saturday, September 01, 2012

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