A good week on all fronts this week, I pedalled 124 miles, 20 of which were actual leisure miles! They’re now in Phill’s Nov 100 sheet.
I’ve also shed 4Ibs this week which was good. I really think the change back to my Ridgeback commuter, towpathing it and NCR5ing it has given me a bit of kick start after a couple of tricky weeks. Maybe the heart rate weight loss zone thing actually works!
Yesterday was a bit of a struggle home, uphill, headwind and carrying my daysack all meant a hell of a workout. I was knackered when I got home. Then I had to do a swift ablute and change to get over to my Rugby Club to coach a session. It all went pretty well and we were issued our new kit which is all very cool with the new logo and branding on the gear.
Today I was up at the crack of sparrow fart to get in a cheeky 20 miles so I could crack on with the rest of the day knowing I’d done my stuff. The route I used was exactly the same as my commute only I just went as far as Edgbaston Tunnel which is exactly 10 miles, so a 20 mile return trip.
I cleaned my poor battered bike afterwards, which was in a very sorry state. Canal towpaths seem to get your bike dirtier than anything else.
I did my upper body work out afterwards, then got ready for walk with wifey over the bridleways around the back of Belbroughton with the hounds from hell.
A couple of pics of the Autuminal scenery.
Bonfire Night at the Dodford tonight. Should be a giggle!