Life on the Road in 2010 – Week 8

The purpose of this series of posting is to summarise my week on the bike and exercising in general etc.  My week runs from Thursday to Friday, so Week 8 for me in 2010 is from February 19, 2010 through to February 25, 2010.




Totals for the Week Total Bike Kilometres:346.83 km for the week;
2,788.76 km for the year.


99.2 kg; At last some movement; lost 1,000 grams.
Total weight loss for 2010: 3.6 kg.

BikeJournal Rankings:

  • Australian Cycling Forums Club – 7th. No change in ranking this week.
  • BikeJournal overall ranking – 47th. No movement.
Okay week on the bike, kilometres down due to being back teaching on two campuses, which means I use a University vehicle instead of commuting on some days. Weekly average is 348.60 km a week. Would like to get this to 400 km a week.

On the weight front, I started the year in a less than healthy position at 103 kg and I ended the week at 99.2 kg, so no change. My target for the month end is 95 kg, so still 4.2  kg to go.

On it is good to back in the top 50th. Next goal is to catch up with my 2009 nemesis, Jughead. Jughead is has pulled ahead of me this week, now 180 km ahead

In respect to the Australian Cycling Forums Club at my current goal is make the top 5.

Friday, February 19 42 km on the bike One lunch time errand an a good river commutes to Fremantle, even if there is a 10% grade hill to climb!
Saturday, February 20 107 km on the bike Good ride with Freo Wheelers group 3 in the morning. I did get dropped on Mounts Bay Road but then held my own after the re-group at UWA.At lunchtime I did a recovery ride home via the river. Helped by the Fremantle Doctor 🙂
Sunday, February 21 34 km on the bike Evening commute to Fremantle via the river. Changed the route slightly, coming out on Canning Highway for the run into Fremantle. Highlights where the taxi driver who for no-apparent reason felt it appropriate to abuse me and a guy “riding” a motorised bath tub in Fremantle.
Monday, February 22 44 km on the bike Fremantle to Joondalup commute on the Look 555. No evening commute due to work commitments.
Tuesday, February 23 69 km on the bike Joondalup to Fremantle in the afternoon via the Freeway on theLook 555. No commute in the morning due to work commitments. Ended the day with a night ride back to Churchlands.
Wednesday, February 24 24 km on the bike Churchlands to Joondalup commute. Not my best day; sore legs. Headed out the door on Froggie but had gear change issues (change in rear wheel) so swapped to Sir Lancelot.No evening commute due to work commitments.
Thursday, February 25 27 km on the bike Joondalup to Churchlands commute on Sir Lancelot. It was a hot hot ride, peaking at just under 40 C.
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