Sunday, 11 July 2010

Sunday Ride & A Goal Achieved

Went out with Ben again this afternoon for a ride along the Kennet & Avon Canal. I left it to him to decide where to go but I suspect he likes the fact that this ride takes us up to a pub so he can have a nice pint of blackcurrant & lemonade. Truth be told I like the idea of a nice cold drink in the beer garden as well.

We took a slightly different route to get there this time, diverting off the path half way to take some "jungle trails" then following the path past the pub along the tow path before heading in a short circle back to it before ordering our drinks.

After quenching our thirst and adding to the chance of sunburn I asked if he wouldn't mind heading back along the quiet roads the way I had taken on one of my evening rides. This took us into the back of Green Park and in fact was a very pleasant ride all the way.

The tow path by the canal is great fun, but the surface is pretty bumpy on the hands and buttocks and even though we took minor roads home instead they were in very good condition.

Route HERE

Distance: 9.21 miles
Time: 1 hour 13 minutes 45 seconds
Average Speed: 7.4 mph
Maximum Speed: 12.6 mph

On our return I realised it was "weigh day" so I got on the scales and discovered I have reached my lowest weight yet on this mission. I am 216.0 lbs - right on the noggin!

That's the same as 97.97kg or 15.43 stones.

To say I am ecstatic is putting it mildly. In fact 217.0 lbs is a barrier I have been trying to cross for some time now, and I got very close last week with 217.4 lbs and a few weeks before that 217.1 lbs but I couldn't in all honesty scratch that goal off as it needed to be 217.0 lbs. The fact that not only have I achieved that but also lost another additional 1 lb is soooperb.


  1. Let me start by congratulating you on the weight loss brill matey you are rightly so ecstatic

    Sounds like you and Ben had a realy good time and you both enjoyed your trip to the pub mate :-)

  2. The "pub" sounds like a good idea to me.

  3. Down 14 pounds in 8 months! That is great man! And yea, pub hopping by bike sounds awesome

  4. Well done lad. I'm bloody effin gaining :( am a muscled monster! Pub crawls are always a great idea like...