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First bicycle commute of the year
« on: April 02, 2008, 08:09:08 am »
and I am very very pleased with myself.  Another part of my life is starting to get back to normal.

Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 08:45:55 am »
How far?
Never tell me the odds.

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Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 08:46:28 am »
and I am very very pleased with myself.  Another part of my life is starting to get back to normal.

Oh hey - that's fantastic!  8)

Back to normal is a biiiig step  :thumbsup:
Getting there...

Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008, 08:46:49 am »
8km

I know it ain't far but I was waiting until the clocks changed and I still need weight bearing exercise which i can get from walking to and from the bus stop.

Big hill to go home

Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 08:57:26 am »
That's about as far as I do.  Well done  :thumbsup:
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Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2008, 09:00:58 am »
Yeah, me too - my morning commute is a short one (but I tend to take the long road home).

Bloody great news, anyway  :)
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Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008, 09:20:36 am »
Hurrah!  Great news :)

I did my first bike commute of the year in short-fingered gloves today, which cheered me.

urban_biker

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Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2008, 10:39:59 am »
I rode home in shorts last night. I'd forgotten what that felt like.

Well done on resuming commuting Martin, it must feel pretty good after such a long time away.
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Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008, 10:46:11 am »
I was off the bike for about 5 months in total, couldn't do anything for 3. Thus I lost the fitness I had and put on weight. When I started daily bike commuting my fitness soared, at the same time I started long distance cycling. I am hoping I can reproduce those gains all over again.

Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008, 12:17:34 pm »
Glad you're recovering! Well done

richie_b

Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008, 10:20:05 pm »
Having had to take 4 months off last year following injury, I can really understand how it feels.  I had a big grin almost tatooed on my face after my first commute (& the next few tens afterwards).
My fitness came back far quicker than I'd expected, or even hoped: I hope it's the same for you!

Enjoy  ;D

Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008, 10:32:50 pm »
The ride home went OK too. There was a tailwind up the hill and I got up in 39x19, I used to use only 39x17 or 44x17 if I was on my fixed, so that's a good sign.

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Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2008, 10:59:22 pm »
and I am very very pleased with myself.  Another part of my life is starting to get back to normal.

brilliant news; you'll be fully back soon  :thumbsup:

Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2008, 07:24:20 am »
I was off the bike for about 5 months in total, couldn't do anything for 3. Thus I lost the fitness I had and put on weight. When I started daily bike commuting my fitness soared, at the same time I started long distance cycling. I am hoping I can reproduce those gains all over again.

You will.
Years ago a friend of mine broke his hip in a crash at the end of april and did a 200 km ride again in september. Another crashed while riding The Ronde last year, broke the knobby part of the shank bone going into the hip. He is aiming to ride The Ronde again day after tomorrow, as fast as ever.

Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2008, 08:39:17 am »
Most of the aerobic improvement is in the fist 2 weeks; after that it's just muscles really.
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Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2008, 08:54:47 am »
Most of the aerobic improvement is in the fist 2 weeks; after that it's just muscles really.

and weight loss. I have been working on fat burning and muscle rebuilding in the gym for the last 2 months now.

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Re: First bicycle commute of the year
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2008, 09:04:03 am »
Most of the aerobic improvement is in the fist 2 weeks.

Is this boxing training? ;) ;) ;D