Become A Believer – Another PB Tumbles

23 05 2010

Very quick update this week.

I only did 80 miles due to my Hip Injury and the back end of a stinking cold

On Thursday however I had, had enought and set off like I was TT’ing vs Lance Armstrong arriving at work in a mere 19 mins with an average speed of 17.8Mph, I was chuffed, Thats not the full story though, I had to pull over to allow an emergency paramedic car to pass and my hip was sore (Understatment Time), without those 2 things I believe I can pass the 18mph average.

Im takin a break from commuting for the next 2 weeks so there are a couple of planned updates to ensure you dont get bored and decided to stop coming here.

I will be unabe to approve comments for a while bt PLEASE keep submitting them as I will get round to them.

and FNALLY:

Do you BELIEVE ?

To tee this one up lets do a before and after:

First up me, 18 months ago in my San Diego Chargers NFL Jersey

URGH....Was that REALLY me ?

and now me in my new Ingerlund Shirt…..YES IT FITS !!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Years in waiting !!!!

If I can....ANYONE CAN !!!!

OK So its not a great picture but you get the point, I will get some beter ones taken and post them in a few weeks.

For now though just remember if I can do it…ANYONE CAN !!!!

GAZ

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16 responses

23 05 2010
Lawrence

You look great dude; I am truely inspired by your transformation and fitness improvement. I picked up my bike on Friday and did a quick two miles around my local nature reserve. I just got back from a six mile circuit of the same reserve. I plan to build up slowly so I can eventually ride to work. I admit that I stop a few times but ah well I haven’t been on a bike since I was s teenager!

23 05 2010
39stonecyclist

Thanks mate, its actually a bloody rubbish picture but I should have some better ones soon.

Well done mate, the most important thing though ? What bike is it ? 😀

Nahh you did well dude, my first time was a mile, I was wheezing, soaking wet and couldnt walk, hell I even had a recovery 60 min nap after it too, thats how bad I was, so you are already WAY ahead of me, way to go !!!!!!!!

24 05 2010
Lawrence

I’ve got a 2010 Fuji Nevada. The guys at Evans Cycles in Birmingham really sorted me out, they also threw in a few bits and bobs because I drive a hard sell. The bike is the XL size and it fits me very comfortably being 6’3. It was mud range cost but it’s a quality bike, I figured if I do a few miles here and there my legs will get used to my pace and I should be able to get to work in about two weeks.

1 06 2010
39stonecyclist

Nice mate

My first roadie was a Fuji Newest. it still, just, holds my full commute PB time. Hows the riding coming along now then mate ?

Gaz

25 05 2010
Clive Chapman

Looking good feller! In a masculine none gay kind of way… 😉

Lawrence, small steps mate, small steps, think of this as a marathon not a sprint! 🙂

1 06 2010
39stonecyclist

Thanks Clive

Your comments make me warm and fuzzy in a very non gay kinda way

Yup agreed. small steps get us going

25 05 2010
redbike

Theres nowt wrong with taking a break when you’ve got an injury or a cold. I often very foolishly try and ride while ill or hurt then wonder why I never recover.

1 06 2010
39stonecyclist

Red

Im not riding because I cant, not beause im resting, all will become clear soon lol

27 05 2010
Crimmey

Shirt is great, gonna get one myself. You try the size smaller? I think it would have fit.

1 06 2010
39stonecyclist

Cheers Crim

They are really nice for sure

Didnt try the smaller one, maybes I should have

Gaz

11 06 2010
Geoff

Hi Gaz
Firstly a massive well done mate.

I am a 53 year old fatty ( 3.5 stone overweight) and finally got fed up with having the piss taken out of me, so I got on my bike a few weeks ago.

I have been out on the roads before work working up to cycle commute of 25 miles a day.
My colleague who is a very supportive and enthusiastic cyclist showed me your site and I have to say you just gave me a huge incentive to keep this up THANKS and WELL DONE i will be following your progress.

COME ON ENGLAND!

11 06 2010
39stonecyclist

Hi Geoff

Thanks and weclome to my blog, do keep us updated on your progress mate, always good to help a fellow fatty !!!!

Your never too old to start but I guess you now that now, a 25 mile commute will have the weight tumbling off mate, I did just 20 miles today but with a couple of nasty hills, looking forward to getting back upto between 26.2 and 30 miles per day next week.

COME ON ENGLAND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 06 2010
Geoff

Hi Gaz
just got back from a 12 mile ride As England are playing today I needed to do something to take care of the beer that will be flowing my way later!

COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 06 2010
39stonecyclist

Well done mate, I did 3 nasty hills yesterday and today I cant feel my legs LOL

ENG-ER-LAND ENG-ER-LAND ENG-ER-LAND ENG-ER-LAND

12 06 2010
Geoff

Not wishing to sound to camp “Ooohhh nasty!”

12 06 2010
39stonecyclist

LOL Camp ? Have yo seen this update ?

https://theamazing39stonecyclist.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/me-gay-no-camp-hummmmm-maybe/

LOLOL

It wasnt an issue yesterday, just this morning, I normally hate hills but they were fun to attack !!!

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