Show us your.......newbie progress!

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Nigelnaturist, 4 Oct 2014.

  1. Hot ride!

    I too had a blast today, seeing just shy of 87 kph coming off the Malvern Hills back down to Welland.
     
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  2. OP
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    Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Guru

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    Pontefract
    I don't think I will ever do it again, I don't think I could have done another Km at anything like that pace.
     
  3. GreigM

    GreigM Senior Member

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    Cowdenbeath, Fife
  4. OP
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    Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Guru

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    Looks a nice ride. Nice one.
     
  5. Stonechat

    Stonechat Veteran

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    Staines, Middlesex
    That same limit is elusive to me. It takes a while to fully warm up (for me)
     
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  6. OP
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    Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Guru

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    This was exceptional Bob, I had (so I was lead to believe) 10 mins to cover nearly 3 miles to get to my friends surgery for his medication (script) he had been promised earlier in the day, I am not sure I could have kept it up more than another 500m, I was lucky in that all bar a shortish climb was either flat or down hill.
     
  7. Nomadski

    Nomadski I Like Bikes

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    When did you do Mont Ventoux Bob? Seriously impressive.
     
  8. Stonechat

    Stonechat Veteran

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    Staines, Middlesex
    Did Mont Ventoux last September
    See this thread
     
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  9. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Moderator

    Crikey - I thought this (very good) thread had died for good. :smile:
     
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  10. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    The way my average speed has dropped off I think I should join in again. Lol.

    Hope you're doing well Spokey :hello:
     
  11. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Moderator

    @Mo1959

    Hi Mo.

    Had a bad year last year as I was ill from July onwards - all ok now but I have been off my bike for months and am effectively a Newbie again. I did have a short potter on Sunday (a heady 10 miles) and I have discovered that I have dropped 50 seconds per mile. :wacko:

    My newly gained stone of lard is not helping methinks. :hungry: Too much of this!

    Hope all is well your end and that your injury is not giving you ongoing grief.

    Not seen Nigel about for a while either!
     
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  12. Stonechat

    Stonechat Veteran

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    Staines, Middlesex
    Well following shoulder fracture my speed dropped away, perhaps not on the flat but when there was climbing, however I am hopeful it is coming back
    Used to enjoy this thread

    @SpokeyDokey yes when I stopped, put on 6 lbs in the first two weeks, another 3 soon after.
    Not entirely come off, and I have cut out those extra snacks etc
     
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  13. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    No, shoulder was obviously well fixed by the surgeon as it doesn't bother me, but like you and Stonechat I have put on a bit of extra weight too, plus the lower back and right knee niggle away. Still putting in reasonable miles but at a much slower pace than I was.

    As long as we are still getting out there it's got to be better than sitting on the couch though. Glad you're picking up again too.
     
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  14. DaveyM

    DaveyM Über Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Good to see that people are still plugging away and getting the miles in. I am still getting out and still (very slowly) dropping the weight.
     
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  15. OP
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    Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Guru

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    @SpokeyDokey still knocking out, though I have done worse these year than last and ditto I thought it had died too, @Stonechat I aint saying how much I have put on its embarrassing. (from 11st to 13 8, though most seems to have been in the last month or so) @Mo1959 nice to see your still doing the miles.
     
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