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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