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Not bad at all...

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by punkypossum, 28 Apr 2008.

  1. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    ...Managed a new record this week, grand total of 80miles on the bike - never managed that much before in my life! I know for a lot of you that is a trip round the block, but my standards are considerably lower! Didn't even particularly feel like hard work, despite the new inclusion of HILLS :biggrin:! The main problem was fitting it round job, placement, and the mountain of college work they are piling on us with the end of the course approaching.

    Anyway, I'm very impressed with myself!!! ;):thumbsup::blush:
  2. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    80 miles is no mean feat whilst working and studying.
  3. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Well, it does include a mile long walk with the bike back to the shop yesterday to get that flipping p*ncture fixed ;)
  4. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    A puncture that's got to be a handicap of 20 miles say? ;)
  5. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Well done. 90 next week? ;)
  6. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Argh!!! Will be happy if I manage 80 again!!! Just wish there was more hours in the day - it would solve all my problems!!! (Well, most of them...)
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    well done you. i'll be doing wild wales at the end of august, that's a hilly 86 miles in one day :sad:

    i can usually only get 80 miles a week in if i get out with the club at the weekend.
  8. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Wa hey, good going, just remember to take a spare tube and a repair kit next time... it beats walking;)
  9. dessertwarrior

    dessertwarrior New Member

    Well done punkypossum.

    My better half is away this w/e so I have been making best use of the time to catch up on some cycling (I have been away on a course for 4 weeks).

    Managed 50 miles yesterday (first time I made that distance) but only had time for a short ride today (16 miles). Hoping to make it up to 100 miles total for the BH w/e tomorrow.

    Can't see me making 100 miles every week (or every month for that matter!) as my 'commute' to work takes all of 5 mins! Still the weather is allegedly improving & the days are longer, so more miles to be done after work.
  10. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    If the commute to work is only five minutes then go in the opposite direction when you leave the house in the morning and you can make the daily ride as long as you like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. dessertwarrior

    dessertwarrior New Member

    Good point Keith!

    Mind you, I prefer to get out after work, when I can, as it is a great way to wind down & clear the head. I like to mix the sport during the week too & try to fit in a longish ride at the w/e.