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Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:04 am
by icy
fairydandy wrote:Well, I managed just 8400 miles last year...unfortunately an accident (on the bike) forced me off the road for about 18 days...

I'm hoping for an uneventful year of cycling in 2015! :)

:wow: The amount of miles is great fd
Hope you recover soon :bigups:

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:24 pm
by fairydandy
icy wrote:
fairydandy wrote:Well, I managed just 8400 miles last year...unfortunately an accident (on the bike) forced me off the road for about 18 days...

I'm hoping for an uneventful year of cycling in 2015! :)

:wow: The amount of miles is great fd
Hope you recover soon :bigups:


Thanks...I'm all recovered! It was a decent mileage by any standards, but hope to do more this year! I also want a new bike! :P

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:43 pm
by fairydandy
After 6 months I have done 5300 miles and a staggering (to me) 1355 miles in June alone. Need another bike, might see if I can wait until the end of the year though.. ;)

Quite like the look of this:
http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-Sir ... _73468.htm

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:35 pm
by icy
fairydandy wrote:After 6 months I have done 5300 miles and a staggering (to me) 1355 miles in June alone. Need another bike, might see if I can wait until the end of the year though.. ;)

Quite like the look of this:
http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-Sir ... _73468.htm

Again, that's impressive! Do you have a goal in mind for this year?

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:20 am
by Virgine
Today the Tour de France begins here in Utrecht Holland. WOW!!! I like it :D

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:49 am
by The__KingOfRhye
Virgine wrote:Today the Tour de France begins here in Utrecht Holland. WOW!!! I like it :D


Bicycle races are coming your way? ;-)

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:59 am
by fairydandy
icy wrote:Again, that's impressive! Do you have a goal in mind for this year?


9000 will be easy, 10,000 will be moderate and 11,000 will be very hard. 10,000 would be nice though, there aren't that many people who can say they have done it, I suppose.

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:37 pm
by icy
fairydandy wrote:
icy wrote:Again, that's impressive! Do you have a goal in mind for this year?


9000 will be easy, 10,000 will be moderate and 11,000 will be very hard. 10,000 would be nice though, there aren't that many people who can say they have done it, I suppose.

I think it's amazing that you are sticking with riding, and doing so well with it. All together it must be a great amount of miles you have done.

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:20 pm
by fairydandy
icy wrote:I think it's amazing that you are sticking with riding, and doing so well with it. All together it must be a great amount of miles you have done.


It's been great! I do a lot of thinking and a lot of de-stressing from my quite stressful job whilst on the bike. It's a great way of unwinding, pretty much like this place is really. ;)

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:24 pm
by icy
fairydandy wrote:
icy wrote:I think it's amazing that you are sticking with riding, and doing so well with it. All together it must be a great amount of miles you have done.


It's been great! I do a lot of thinking and a lot of de-stressing from my quite stressful job whilst on the bike. It's a great way of unwinding, pretty much like this place is really. ;)

I'd love to know more, your favorite routes/places, how to deal with pain if you get it, but that is too personal. It's great what you do, and you should be proud.
This I will ask. Have you used the same bike throughout?

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:40 pm
by fairydandy
icy wrote:I'd love to know more, your favorite routes/places, how to deal with pain if you get it, but that is too personal. It's great what you do, and you should be proud.
This I will ask. Have you used the same bike throughout?


I have several routes near to where I live, but don't want to say where that is. :P I will say that I am in as much of rural and beautiful England as it's possible to be within 10 mins of my house.

I am proud, very, very proud, it's very hard work, but it's such a buzz. I feel tremendously fit, even if I don't look it! :lol: I don't have regrets in life but I do wish I had started this as a youngster instead of drinking and smoking like a trooper until I was 40. You can't put an old head on young shoulders though, so there's no point wishing what could have been.

Pain? Well, I am really lucky, I don't find it painful, well apart from an agonising pain in the palm of my hand during an 85 mile ride on holiday the other week. It's a known issue and it was real agony. Seems to be better now though.

No, I have bought several bikes, will get a carbon bike next year. The difference a good bike makes is astounding...and the bike I have now isn't a good one, it's just better than the last one!

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:52 pm
by icy
fairydandy wrote:
icy wrote:I'd love to know more, your favorite routes/places, how to deal with pain if you get it, but that is too personal. It's great what you do, and you should be proud.
This I will ask. Have you used the same bike throughout?


I have several routes near to where I live, but don't want to say where that is. :P I will say that I am in as much of rural and beautiful England as it's possible to be within 10 mins of my house.

I am proud, very, very proud, it's very hard work, but it's such a buzz. I feel tremendously fit, even if I don't look it! :lol: I don't have regrets in life but I do wish I had started this as a youngster instead of drinking and smoking like a trooper until I was 40. You can't put an old head on young shoulders though, so there's no point wishing what could have been.

Pain? Well, I am really lucky, I don't find it painful, well apart from an agonising pain in the palm of my hand during an 85 mile ride on holiday the other week. It's a known issue and it was real agony. Seems to be better now though.

No, I have bought several bikes, will get a carbon bike next year. The difference a good bike makes is astounding...and the bike I have now isn't a good one, it's just better than the last one!

I'm jealous, but I mean that in a good way.
If I was up to it, and I have to admit that I'm not, I would so go for it. It sounds amazing. I truly wish you the best on it. :D

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:40 pm
by fairydandy
10,000 miles is on the cards...6306 miles to date. It's still 740 miles a month, but should be ok, especially if I can make progress in Aug, Sept and Oct before it gets cold. :)

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:47 pm
by icy
fairydandy wrote:10,000 miles is on the cards...6306 miles to date. It's still 740 miles a month, but should be ok, especially if I can make progress in Aug, Sept and Oct before it gets cold. :)

Wow, :thumbsup: ! Is your bike holding up?

Re: Cycling

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:28 pm
by bluerhap
Don't buy drugs kids. Take up cycling and they give you them for free.