What possessed you?

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ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
19/05/2012 at 18:03
I'm thinking of taking Adriana out for her first spin I'm very nervous since pedals and me are still very much a worry but got to try!
Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/05/2012 at 18:13

Adriana? Cycle or wife? (You'll notice I avoided 'bike or wife' )

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
19/05/2012 at 19:50
Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/05/2012 at 20:08


Where does the name come from?

Haven't named my bike, but he's definitely a he

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
19/05/2012 at 23:08
Adriana Lima... Also a thing of beauty
Nurse Ratched    pirate
19/05/2012 at 23:38

I'm sure the prospect of 8 hours on her will have you desperate to do IM

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
20/05/2012 at 22:16

Well I really enjoyed it, woke up late so didn't have time for more - what a difference riding a race bike


Duration 1:26:12 - Calories Burned 857- Average Pace 4:34 / mi - Average Speed 13.13 mph - Elevation Climb 913 ft



Edited: 20/05/2012 at 22:19
Nurse Ratched    pirate
20/05/2012 at 22:49

Good stuff.  Numb bum?  How did you find the climbs?

What's replacing those 857 calories?

Am planning a confidence re-building ride on Tuesday. Forecast says it should be sunny and dry with very little wind - keep everything crossed!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
20/05/2012 at 23:43
Climbs, really only one is a bit of monster (realitively speaking for a newbie) and it did really drain me, I think it was around mile 5 or 6 - what worries me is that I won't be able to get enough hills in over the next year, plenty of time to think about though

Calorie expenditure, I'm eating like a horse at the moment which is killing all the calories being burnt, I need to eat less! Otherwise i'm never going to become a racing snake!

I will keep evrything crossed for sure! I can't wait to get back out for a decent ride again, but I really need to take it easy this week, so will reign myself in
Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/05/2012 at 00:09

Don't eat less - carb load like there's no tomorrow!

Any pedal unclipping cock-ups?

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
21/05/2012 at 00:31
Thank god no pedal cock ups, f'ing car pulled out from side road when I was doing north of 25mph, that was a little heart stopping - but otherwise good

Must eat less can't afford your and every other 20 stone 6'3" butt beating me - just been watching IMUK on the active channel from a few years back and we definitely can do this, not sure lanza can be my first though, too many complications

Would love to do Florida but I'm too impatient to wait that long, decisions decisions, Sweden is supposed to be a nice course and apparently the Germans are amazing...
Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/05/2012 at 00:41

Would you settle for Outlaw 2013?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/05/2012 at 00:44

We really can do it, can't we? Can we?

So, just out of interest, can I have a list of those of us popping their iron cherry next year?


21/05/2012 at 01:00

It's all about choices for your calories. I've found that the best strategy is to plan a post workout snack BEFORE you leave.  Otherwise, you'll be sticking your hand in every open bag of chips (yeah yeah crisps) that you see.  

I personally have a new diet plan.  I just upgraded my wheels and they have a 225 pound weight limit and I'm currently about 220.  (From a high of 279.)

Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/05/2012 at 01:12

What time is it with you, IY?

Good diet plan - wheels!

Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/05/2012 at 01:20

 off to bed. Night night

21/05/2012 at 01:21
I'm at England minus 5.
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
21/05/2012 at 08:18

I really want my first to be an IM

IY good plan on diet, I had a post ride sausage sandwich yesterday that was nice

Current weight is 193lbs, thats 11 lbs more than I was at Christmas

To be honest my body hates carbs and if I keep them in my diet I gain weight!
Nurse Ratched    pirate
21/05/2012 at 08:22

Can I eat all your carbs then?

Surely the extra weight is muscle?

I fancy Outlaw, but it does depend on Partner in Crime and when her work and family allow a free weekend. Might be IM UK.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
21/05/2012 at 08:45
You can have my carbs but at 20 stone, you might want to ease of tiger!

Is your partner planning to race or just support?

Yes IMUK could be a possibility too, need to have serious conversation with the missus soon, since just booking these things in itself is a bit of a challenge
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