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Life on the Road – Week 17

The purpose of this series of posting is to summarise my week on the bike and exercising in general.  My week runs from Thursday to Friday, so Week 17 for 2010 is from April 23, 2010 through to April 29, 2010.

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Totals for the Week Total Bike Kilometres:149 km for the week;
5,183 km for the year.

Weight:

99.2 kg; No movement.
Total weight loss for 2010: 3.6 kg.

BikeJournal Rankings:

  • Australian Cycling Forums Club – 9th. Dropped one place in the rankings.
  • BikeJournal overall ranking – 89th. Dropped 14 places. Not riding enough!
Short week on the bike as I spent the ANZAC weekend in Esperance. Weekly average is 305 km a week. Would like to get back up to 400 km a week by year end.

On the weight front, I started the year in a less than healthy position at 103 kg. My weight at the end of the week is 99.2 kg. My target for the month end is 98 kg.

On BikeJournal.com I have achieved my short term goal of getting back into the top 100.  Now just trying to hang in!

In respect to the Australian Cycling Forums Club at BikeJournal.com I have now got back into the top 10, just.

Friday, April 23, 2010 0 km on the bike
0 km running
Travelled to Esperance
Saturday, April 24, 2010 0 km on the bike
0 km running
Esperance
Sunday, April 25, 2010 0 km on the bike
0 km running
Esperance
Monday, April 26, 2010 0 km on the bike
0 km running
Travelled to Perth
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 74 km on the bike
0 km running
AM Churchlands to Joondalup via the coast. Beautiful weather and conditions along the coast for riding this morning with the exception of a 30 km/h easterly and a chill in the air (arm warmers on for the ride). The Look 555 is still not behaving itself so a stop or too result but otherwise I cruised to work this morning, well that is my excuse for a slow ride (seven minutes of the pace).PM Joondalup to Fremantle via the coast on the Look 555. With the exception of the wind (SSE 22 km/h) it was good riding conditions this evening. I started out well, maintaining a good pace for the first hour through to Scarborough or thereabouts but then just dropped off. Approximately 17 minutes off my pace at the end.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 44 km on the bike
0 km running
AM Fremantle to Joondalup via the coast on the Look 555. Pulled out of Fremantle around 6:00 AM and the arm warmers where not cutting it. Thankfully it warmed up reasonably quickly. The rest of the ride was very pleasant with a light SSE blowing at 7 km/h. Had some fun with another guy from around Marmion until after Hillary Boat Harbour where he pulled off. Managed to keep him at bay whereas the dude who pulled in ahead of me did a good job of keeping me at bay. All up it added a bit of spice to the ride.
Thursday, April 29, 2010 30 km on the bike
0 km running
PM Joondalup to Churchlands via the coast on the Look 555. Left the office with a light north westerly (13 km/h) which was in my favour for once. Hammered it down the coast and managed to swing east pretty much as the wind shifted to the south-west. So managed to beat my goal time by 38 seconds. First for the year.
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