A ride on my cheapo mountain bike 16.13 miles

Got up this morning had my normal pre ride breakfast of Porridge. Left home at 11.10 on my Mountain Bike which weighs about ten pounds more than my Scott Sub 10. Anyway I had only gone about a mile and a half my legs were feeling, not a great start. I made my way through Carshalton .

But this is where my trouble started as I left carshalton I started a steep climb but I could see know end to it in the end my body could take know more, I am afraid I had to get off and push the Bike I was disappointed about this. I did pause the Garmin while pushing the Bike so the stats are pure cycling.

Anyway near the top of the hill there was a bench, so I sat there a tad disappointed, I took the opportunity to have my Lucozade Alert, if you have not tried one of these I don’t know if they work, but can tell you they taste of a very bitter Orange. Don’t know if it was my imagination after about five minutes, felt like a pain in my forehead only lasted for a few moments.

After a ten minute break decided that now was the time to change direction so went left of the hill but the climbing was not finished, but from now on there was know getting off the bike.

Set off for home via a couple of laps round Beddington park and a short trip into Asda’s

I do feel disappointed about getting off the bike and pushing it. After I got home I spoke to my Eldest Daughter Tammi on the phone, she said to me that I shouldn’t feel bad as I have only been back on my bike less than two weeks. Which if you look at it that way she is right. Thank you Tammi for your support very much appreciated.

July 150 Total so far 98.59 miles

Here is my route here


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tammi Harris
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 14:48:47

    Well it's true Dad,your doing so well love you lots ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxxxx


  2. Clive Chapman
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 15:05:48

    Mate, no shame in pushing, I do up the bloody climb to the top of Walton Hill in Clent, but each time I get further up. Before you know it you'll bested that slope and well and truely kicked its arse!


  3. Les Beales
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 15:16:21

    Tammi: Thank you luv, I love you loads ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxxClive: Thank you mate I intend to attempt it on my Scott, 10 pound lighter better and more gears will kick its arse defo.


  4. Joby
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 15:35:07

    Dude, you've only been back on the bike a couple of weeks so there is no shame…You've got more shame being a bear in human skin if we are being honest.


  5. Les Beales
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 15:57:32

    Joby: Cheers mate, praps the next time I attempt it leave my Bear skin at home ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. carrie
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 20:03:45

    There's no shame in pushing. Means you are smart enough to conserve energy for later…


  7. Les Beales
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 22:47:02

    Carrie: Thanx mate


  8. KungFooSausage
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 05:37:03

    Agreed with the others. I havent any issues with getting off and walking up some hills when I need to. Better that than a corronary!Even walking is exercise mate & thats the ultimate aim ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. Les Beales
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 10:04:38

    Adrian: thanks mate I know you are all right its just I was a little dissapointedThank you to everyone and your very positive comments.Got to love this community ๐Ÿ™‚


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