So, How'd I do ?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Panter, 29 Sep 2007.

  1. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    First proper ride on a proper road bike.

    25.4 miles

    1Hr 35Mins

    Pace: Pushing moderately hard but not flat-out, more a leisure ride really.

    What do you think?

    Reasonable, poor, start filling in TFE entry forms or must try harder ?? :biggrin:

    Oh, and no holds barred please, honest opinions only. I won't be offended, I've got a thick hide :biggrin:
  2. LordoftheTeapot

    LordoftheTeapot Veteran

    Hello Chris,
    I'd say you did great. Would of taken me 2+ hours
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Sounds good to me. where did you ride out of interest?
  4. Edge

    Edge New Member

    Somerset, Yeovil
    Somerset levels :biggrin:
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    about what we managed on the club run this afternoon. well done sir.
  6. OP

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Wow, I'm really staggered by that :biggrin:

    9 months ago and at ~20stone I couldn't climb the stairs without getting out of breath.

    Now, still over 17st but it's coming down slowly, the very best comments I could have hoped for would have been "bit off the pace" or something like that.

    I'm genuinely stoked :biggrin:

    And my chain fell off 4 times :biggrin: (although I think the computer only calculates moving time, but stll...)

    From home (Sheppey side of Sittingbourne) to Faversham along the A2. Quick tour of Faversham then back towards Teynham and dropped onto the lower road, through Murston and then home.
    Nothing exciting but I just wanted a moderate distance to burn off a few Kcals before the family woke.
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Not bad times at all.... you'll soon be flying... just get prepared for the winter..
  8. OP

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    I stocked up on the Aldi bargains so I'm reasonably prepared.

    I think I may suffer when it turns really cold as I get very hot when riding so can't dress up too much.

    I should imagine I'll be turning to you peeps for more advice then :biggrin:

    Edit: Oh, and thank you :biggrin:
  9. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    great ride mate. well done.
  10. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    Well done Chris...thats a very commendable time.
    Keep up the effort. :biggrin:

  11. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    that's good. 35 miles takes me about 3 hours. But that's including pub stops.
  12. OP

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Thanks peeps, appreciated :biggrin:

    I must admit my legs are a little achy today, I must've been pushing a lot harder than I thought !!!
  13. ChrisW

    ChrisW Senior Member

    Yea, but you would have to stop to make all that tea and deliver all those biscuits you promised us...I'm still waiting.
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