Sunday, 12 June 2011

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

25 single speed miles on Friday topped out the week at just over 140 miles.

Saturday saw me and Jack at the Bespoked Bristol hand made bike show, lovely stuff on show, you need to go next year.

Sunday was a wash out, little motivation to ride and even less so when the rain came in, so I didn't.

Was hoping for 3 big days this week before we go to Skye on Friday, however, that may not happen due to a few issues at work but we'll see.

Thursday, 9 June 2011


Long day at work meant missing a Delamere ride with Tim and Nick, so went out for an hour and a half on the road (croix de fer which is every bit as good as I'd hoped it would be) 23 miles, just spinning, keeping this side of the red line.

2 bottles of beer and a bottle of red (soon to be finished), Salmon, Jersey Royals and Asparagus, on top of a salad day.

starting to feel the benefits on my waistline at last

Hopefully 60 miles tomorrow, day off on Sat (photographing Bespoked Bristol) and then a 100 miles on Sunday - should give me a 275 mile week

we'll see how that goes.........

EDIT - doh, got my sums wrong

meat to sat 40 tomorrow and 60 on Sunday giving me a 200 miles week

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Monday - road bike, 42 miles, moderate to hard, a few hill reps but they are still hurting a lot.

Tuesday - road bike, 28 miles, easy, empty legs, just spinning along at 16mph

Wednesday - big blue IF - 23 miles on dirt, easy as legs still empty, pushed into the wind for a bit but stopped when it started to hurt.

Tired now, drinking hasn't helped, thats stopped tonight.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

A missed wedding

circumstances changed which meant that we didn't get to London for Raouls wedding.

however, the sun came out so after making sure the sick were okay I headed out for a ride, mix of road and off road, local trails full of dust

42 miles takes the week up to just short of 150, more than planned but the weather was too good to miss, taking plent of water on board meant that I finished feeling strong, not K100 strong but 2 weeks into a 3 month training plan and I'm feeling okay.

Friday, 3 June 2011


27c today, wonderful, dry trails, riding the 69er, I think that if I had to make a choice this would be the bike I would keep above all others, it just goes...

another 30 miles day completing the plan for another 100 plus week, need to concentrate on the non drinking next week

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Weds and Thurs

Weds - 30m miles of transpenine trail on the bike of rightousness, out for dinner with Jan, a good day.

Thurs - another 25 miles of rightousness, this time with a throbbing headache after a difficult day at work, early to bed for an early start tomorrow, he early rides start in earnest next week.

Another 100 mile week this week should have laid the foundation for a 200 mile week next week.