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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #850 on: June 17, 2008, 07:57:31 am »

Day 5 of cataract op reccovery... pleased to manage 12 flat miles in an hour. And hoping I haven't overdone it!

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #851 on: June 17, 2008, 08:10:45 am »
a run into Cambridge and back last night to pick up a battery charger from Maladict(a).  Glorious run in and half way home, then my legs remembered the hill repeats and intervals from the weekend and *completely* died. 

I think I averaged about 8mph on the second half of the run home, not helped by my next door neighbour overtaking me very slowly in his car and shouting 'are you alright??'  Git. I may have sworn.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #852 on: June 17, 2008, 11:40:46 am »
Yes!

Post-antibiotic recovery pootle and it was really great!
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #853 on: June 17, 2008, 12:40:55 pm »
so, antibiotic out of system and pain reduced ?  Sounds a good result.  Congrats.

nicknack

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #854 on: June 17, 2008, 04:31:30 pm »
66 miles today. Trying to convince myself I can do the FNRttC in a few days time.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #855 on: June 17, 2008, 05:00:53 pm »
Yes, up to Ipswich for a Governor's meeting.  Really hard work on the way there, thought I was going to collapse just before I got to Ipswich, felt absolutely dreadful.  Cycled down into Ipswich and poured a bag of salt and vinegar crisps down my throat, much to the amusement of the shopkeeper.  Scoffed a handful of biscuits in the meeting and amused everyone there when I took my bike inside and squelched on the chair :-\

Coming back was a different kettle of marmite altogether, my average was just over 17mph, getting better every time.

Now got to peel off my shorts and locate the shower.

I am however surprised at the number of cyclists I saw coming the other way, only one acknowledged me but that doesn't surprise me as the look on my face wasn't exactly welcoming.

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #856 on: June 17, 2008, 05:02:16 pm »
66 miles today. Trying to convince myself I can do the FNRttC in a few days time.

Well of course you can. I'd only done 30 in one go when I attempted it in April.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #857 on: June 17, 2008, 05:04:12 pm »
Now got to peel off my shorts and locate the shower.

It must be in there somewhere... :-*

A 5.9 mile commute today.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #858 on: June 17, 2008, 05:18:13 pm »
Now got to peel off my shorts and locate the shower.

It must be in there somewhere... :-*

A 5.9 mile commute today.

Tummy more settled then WB?

nicknack

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #859 on: June 17, 2008, 05:28:25 pm »
66 miles today. Trying to convince myself I can do the FNRttC in a few days time.

Well of course you can. I'd only done 30 in one go when I attempted it in April.

Thanks for the encouragement.  :)

I'm probably more bothered by the prospect of riding with other people. Only done it once in the last 40 years or so (Great Notts Bike Ride about 20 years ago).
There's no vibrations, but wait.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #860 on: June 17, 2008, 05:31:02 pm »
Now got to peel off my shorts and locate the shower.

It must be in there somewhere... :-*

A 5.9 mile commute today.

Tummy more settled then WB?

Yes thanks. I reckon it was definitely the dreaded giardiasis lamblia - my god that critter makes you shit! I've finished the horse pills and feel fine.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #861 on: June 17, 2008, 05:31:46 pm »
66 miles today. Trying to convince myself I can do the FNRttC in a few days time.

Well of course you can. I'd only done 30 in one go when I attempted it in April.

Thanks for the encouragement.  :)

I'm probably more bothered by the prospect of riding with other people. Only done it once in the last 40 years or so (Great Notts Bike Ride about 20 years ago).

Nicknack, you will be absolutely fine.  We will look after you, you will have a great time.

nicknack

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #862 on: June 17, 2008, 06:32:50 pm »
Ta  :)
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #863 on: June 17, 2008, 06:41:37 pm »
Ta  :)
I can do it. I reckon that with that as a yardstick, there are few people on this forum who can't.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #864 on: June 17, 2008, 09:40:13 pm »
Yes Nicknack, I can confirm newbies are well looked after on this.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #865 on: June 17, 2008, 09:44:29 pm »
Well I have just ridden about one and a half miles from our flat to my Mums. Not a significant ride you might think except for one small detail. It was the very first time I have ridden my Dave Yates tourer fully loaded. I was very very impressed with the handling, even in such a short ride I had time to forget about the panniers and tent on the back.  :) Can't wait for tomorrow now to get going on our trip to York.

Maladict

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #866 on: June 17, 2008, 10:38:25 pm »
Cycled down to the village centre after having agreed to play 5-a-side.  Only a 2 mile round trip, but ran around like a mad thing for an hour and even pulled off the most outrageous piece of skill/luck (took a pass, flicked off the inside of my foot behind me to nutmeg the defender who I then ran around to leave me 1:1 with the goalie).  Then I totally fluffed the shot  ;D

Knee held up really well, and it was a good work-out and fitness wasn't a problem despite not having played for months (since I borked my knee back in Feb).  Shows the effect of all the miles I guess.

annie

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #867 on: June 18, 2008, 08:40:58 pm »
No but did a turbo session (intervals).  Went swimming and the pool was closed >:(  I had looked forward to it all week.  Still, something good comes of everything.  I came home and went for a run and then an hour and a bit in the gym.  Now starving hungry and on the look out for something edible, anything will do.


Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #868 on: June 18, 2008, 08:43:22 pm »
Yes did 49.8 wet and windy miles from Northallerton to home. Not the most pleasant ride I have ever done.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #869 on: June 19, 2008, 12:13:19 am »
Commuting, just over 8 miles in total.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #870 on: June 19, 2008, 12:26:35 am »
Yesterday now but 4 miles to play football in the park and then to the pub to discuss "tactics".
During the game I managed to stay up-right most of the time despite playing in astro-turf trainers on wet grass.
Cycling to the game-to/from the pub seemed much easier physically.
A year ago, I wouldn't have said that.

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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #871 on: June 19, 2008, 10:51:51 am »
Just a dog-walk so far, but I greeted consecutive cyclists within a minute of one another on the return: firstly, Shaun Qureshi, environmental campaigner extraordinaire and founder of Camp Bling; and secondly, Chris Dandridge, former Lab councillor and mayor, now retired, out on his ancient Raleigh. Good chaps both.
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #872 on: June 19, 2008, 11:11:15 am »
Yes did 49.8 wet and windy miles from Northallerton to home. Not the most pleasant ride I have ever done.

That'll teach you to come to Northallerton :)
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Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #873 on: June 19, 2008, 04:38:17 pm »
Not exactly today, but last thursday, I went for a ride to sing 'Happy Birthday' to the Rotherhithe Tunnel on the occasion of it's 100th.

Saturday we went to Battersea Park to see the Victorian cyclists.  Sunday a ride to Greenfest along the riverside.  Commuting all week, then last night a ride to the Roebuck for a notional sunset.  Tonight, I'm off out (on the part-unfettled Woodrup again :-\ ) for a ride with Southwark Cyclists, then tomorrow, we're off up to Kings Cross for York.

Saturday may include NRM and a ride to The Ship.  Sunday the Parade then home.

Monday fall exhausted in a heap back to work commuting :thumbsup:
Getting there...

Re: Have you been out today?
« Reply #874 on: June 19, 2008, 10:03:41 pm »
First day in the new job, sadly. I was really enjoying the garden leave.

I had a headache from last night's trip to the pub and very stiff legs from the football that preceded it but I decided to go out anyway. Again no-one else showed so I went on my own.
Did about 20 miles along the Fallowfield Loop then the Yellow Brick road (at least that's what we call it) past Sport City and down the canal into MCR centre. Homeward leg was from Castlefield basin along the canal past Old Trafford into Stretford and home.
There were several scary moments- some geese who tried to intimidate me (they succeeded), crunched a huge piece of glass with the front wheel and, scariest of all, a huge sideways moment that had the bike heading straight for the water. An emergency, reflex unclip was called for as images of sitting in the saddle at the bottom of the canal flashed through my mind. In the end I didn't even need to put my foot down. The new shorts survived unscathed, if you see what I mean  :hand:

It's the Manchester Bike Week pub ride tomorrow evening. Based on last year's experience, I doubt that I will be posting after the ride.............