As I earlier reported I will start my basic rides on my 16-year-old trusty steed of which I am now going to call him “Frank” the Tank, he is still here after all these years and frank never gives up. The Brakes squeal like a pig when applied and the rear wheel often locks up. But franks still going !
So I give him a bit of a clean and a bit of oil for the chain, check the squealing brakes and off we go, not got a planned route and just head off.
As you can see I have a little bit of weight to loose around the midriff area and hopefully this will help me achieve my ultimate weight goal of losing at least another stone.
So off I go with my wife dodging and pushing me in her flower van as she is off to the park to practice her 10K. Jo is promising to do a 10K next year so watch this space.
I start nice and easy with a very mild up hill and then I go for it up some more moderate hills. In the end I go up Whitelow lane in Sheffield and that is a real hill and I climbed around 300 foot in 1 mile. Elevation wise I went up 700 foot over 4.5 miles in one session. In total I did 12 miles, but only averaged 9 MPH so It seems slow but not too sure in reality what all this means as it could be swayed by the long inclines.
All I can do is keep comparing it and see if I can improve and then start to add the miles. Problem is that as the night draw closer time is reducing for training on the bike itself apart from weekends.
Well I made it home and thank fully Jo had started tonights meal as I needed it …
I have not blogged about putting the deposit on my bike but I did think I would only loose a tenner ! Thats the next post…….