Cycling to Date

This is going to sound a bit Bridget Jones’ ish but so far this year:

I have ridden bike on 15 occasions (to work and from work counted as 2 rides). The statistics of the rides are shown below.

Start

Time

Distance

Elevation Gain

Avg Speed

Max Speed

Calories

             

Tue, 3 Jan 2012

01:11:18

12.55

741.00

10.60

22.50

756.00

Tue, 3 Jan 2012

01:05:36

13.70

262.00

12.50

28.00

641.00

Wed, 4 Jan 2012

01:03:26

12.59

210.00

11.90

23.30

656.00

Wed, 4 Jan 2012

01:12:03

13.84

233.00

11.50

27.30

525.00

Thu, 5 Jan 2012

01:07:09

12.59

443.00

11.30

22.20

684.00

Thu, 5 Jan 2012

01:10:30

14.45

226.00

12.30

24.60

675.00

Fri, 6 Jan 2012

01:04:21

13.24

200.00

12.30

23.20

607.00

Fri, 6 Jan 2012

01:24:27

17.08

203.00

12.10

26.40

733.00

Sat, 7 Jan 2012

01:06:32

15.16

676.00

13.70

32.40

818.00

Tue, 10 Jan 2012

01:04:49

13.68

374.00

12.70

23.20

696.00

Tue, 10 Jan 2012

01:31:55

16.20

364.00

10.60

26.40

684.00

Wed, 11 Jan 2012

01:21:27

16.17

226.00

11.90

21.80

708.00

Wed, 11 Jan 2012

01:36:18

20.34

285.00

12.70

26.30

759.00

Thu, 12 Jan 2012

01:23:43

16.36

312.00

11.70

23.10

793.00

Thu, 12 Jan 2012

01:25:28

17.63

217.00

12.40

24.40

809.00

             

Totals

18:49:02

225.58

4972.00

10544.00

Average

01:15:16

15.04

331.47

12.01

25.01

702.93

Max

01:36:18

20.34

741.00

13.70

32.40

818.00

 

What do they tell me? Well, I have ridden 225 miles so far this year. I was aiming to do 100 miles per week, so I am on target for that. In the last 3 days I have ridden 100 miles. This is to make up for the fact I couldn’t ride on Monday or Friday this weekend. Next week will be a poor week as I can only ride Tuesday morning, Wednesday night, Thursday and Friday, so effectively six rides. Work commitments mean I cannot ride any more than that. The same is true the following week when I again will be unable to ride some weekdays.

If my Garmin 800 is accurate, then I have burned 10,544 calories  cycling this year. This is the amount of energy a person needs to keep them going for 5 days!

The average speed is very low, this is owing to a combination of factors including:

a) strong winds

b) the number of traffic lights on my rides

c) the amount of traffic, as I am riding in morning and evening rush hour

d) the fact I’m fat and unfit

If I am honest, d) is a major factor in the slow speed.

Oh and the key data – one puncture so far. Not a good start to the year.

Fortunately, there have been no major incidents on my rides. Well at least not involving me. There is no riding for me this weekend as I am heading to Newcastle to see Michelle Smile. I am also going to see Newcastle United at home to QPR which will be my first home game in over a year.

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About spen666

I'm a 40 something football fan and cyclist. I've been a football fanatic most of my life and have completed the 92 football league & premier league grounds Added to this numerous non league grounds, a number abroad and you start to get the picture. I took up cycling in around 2000. Although my father was a former World Vets Champion, I got into cycling accompanying my son to ride in London. This was followed by my commuting to work each day into Central London. Then doing some Sunday rides, then some audax events (www.audax.uk.net) and then a week's cycling holiday in France with a friend. From there, I got more and more into cycling and in 2009 completed LEJoG and in 2010 rode in the USA with the Police Unity Tour. I completed blogs for those events at www.aminearlythere.blogspot.com and www.bothesidesofthepond.blogspot.com Feel free to read them and learn more about me. I live alone which suits me as it gives me time at weekends to pursue my interests of cycling and football. (Well what did you expect me to say? That I'm sad at being single?) I'm currently looking for my next challenge. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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