Sunday 19th June 2016
Its been over a week since I last got on my bike so I thought it was about time I did again.
Matt took me to a place where the roads are quiet and not so many steep hills. As it was my first time out on a proper ride he said he wanted to ease me into it gently.
It all started well I even got the bike on the highest gear. My bike has 22 gears. Matt said though that when you are learning to ride properly when going up a hill you need to anticipate it more and go to a lower gear, spin your legs faster but keep the momentum going. Spinning my legs faster will also help with my fitness. Pushing a big gear just builds strength. So I’m learning to use the correct gears so I don’t exert more energy than I need to.
Matt said we were going to do about 10 miles. After 7 I was aching, I wasn’t tired it was just painful in one area
Leaning on my wrists was painful too. After 10 miles he said that we still had a few more miles to do.
I thought ‘typical’ but I could do nothing but continue. He would also say that this is the last hill but of course that wasn’t true ether!
I have to say that even though I did a few extra miles, a few extra hills and was very saddle sore, I really enjoyed it.
I was also very pleased with myself that I didn’t get off once and I cycled up every hill.
The worst was afterwards when my hayfever got really bad and an hour later I was incredibly hungry and I had to wait a few hours before I could have my dinner!
Start weight 21st 5lbs
16st 13.4lbs. 0.2lbs⬆️. . 61.6lbs⬇️total
Start weight 135.6 kg
107.7kg. 0.1lbs⬆️. 29.1kg⬇️total