Monday, 30 April 2007

Bike fitness

Well Steve, I'm glad you asked me about training. Ok, I'll fess up, I haven't been on the bike for a week or so.
That's not to say I haven't been exercising. I head into the gym at least 4 times a week and work myself silly. Mostly aerobic work with a bit of weights, so my fitness is way up there.
Rest assured I be hitting the tarmac on the velocipede very soon. How about Sunday, Steve?

The Training Begins

Started a bit of training yesterday. It was Dan's birthday do at Da Angelos in Battery Point on Saturday night, and a load of pasta and vino needed to be worked off.

Just as a test of the legs I decided on a 20km sprint down to Sandy Bay and back. Despite feeling a bit liverish at the outset, my round trip was 50 minutes, making an average speed of 27km/h. Not bad, thought I, not bad. The training for Round The Bay In A Day, the ASH Dash and Circumcyclogation has begun.

As a bonus, I've tripped a quick-sprint, 5km commute today, too. What's your schedule looking like, Dan?

Friday, 27 April 2007

The Journey of 1000 miles...

...well 941.4 miles (1515.1km metric will be used from here on in) begins with the first step, or in this case, a turn of the pedals.

This is the plan, a circumcyclogation* of Tasmania, Australia's Island State. So, "puff puff, can you hear me down the back? Is this thing working?"

(* BTW It's a "circumCYCLOgation" rather than a "circumNAVIgation" because it's travelling around by bike, not boat.)