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

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

  1. Tal

    Tal Active Member

    Michigan, USA
    You guys are inspiring! I hope this thread is still going 2 years from now and I can say that I have ridden so many miles, have lost this much weight and am doing this or that that I could not do before.

    My birth certificate says I am 57 but my head tells me i am in my late 30s to early 40s. Oh my!
  2. RegG

    RegG Senior Member

    Strange phenomenon this - my birth cert says I will be 64 this week, but I feel about 45! What is happening?!?! Is it global warming or Brexit?!?!
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  3. Tal

    Tal Active Member

    Michigan, USA
    Well, I must live on a different globe as the global warming supporters! LOL We are well below freezing and will be for quite a while. I live in the northern US. My brother lives in the southern US and they are below freezing, too. Places that never see snow are getting it this year.

    So what would you call that? Anti-global warming? Kind of like anti-ageing? :hyper:
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  4. Stonechat

    Stonechat Veteran

    Staines, Middlesex
    It's all part of global warming, more extreme weather patterns
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  5. ADarkDraconis

    ADarkDraconis Well-Known Member

    Ohio, USA
    Went on an outing today with my brother, it was my first time really cycling in about 9 years (other than the two around-the-neighborhood treks the past week when it got above freezing). We went 15 miles, 11 of it through sludgy mud on a trail that is normally dirt that gave us a bit of a tough time, and I must say I worked really hard but feel accomplished! I made it the entire ride and he was so sweet checking on me and slowing down when I needed, just like I used to do for him when he was younger and learning to ride as a teen :highfive: My whole body feels like it got a workout, and I am tired, but proud that I got through my first big ride. Now onto a 20-mile! I can't wait to see how hard I can push myself and how far I can go this year! We are all going to do great!!!
  6. Harv

    Harv 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Great to hear. Keep going. If you want to record your rides and progress I recommend you use Strava.
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  7. JhnBssll

    JhnBssll Well-Known Member

    341 miles done this January - that's compared to 329 miles in the first 6 months of last year :dance:Bit of a step change there and I'm currently 129 miles ahead of pace to hit my 2500 mile target for the year :okay:

    I have to admit I feel pretty good for it too and the belly is beginning to flatten out :laugh: 9kg to go until I'm where I really should be weight wise but if I keep stomping on the pedals I should get there in no time ^_^

    This forum has been ace for keeping me interested and getting me out in the cold so a big thanks to you all :notworthy:
  8. SpokeyDokey

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

    Nice to see this thread up and running again!

    V.poor year (illness related crap) last year as I only managed 800 miles.

    Not been on bike since early December due to cold, wet, rain, ice, snow in Cumbria - not my bag although other hardier souls always seem to be out and about.