PBs – What’s All That About?
I’ve never really measured myself until this June100 lark kicked off. Suddenly I’m doing enough rides to consider bettering myself and improving my riding, as well as just enjoying it.
So, last night I followed exactly the same route I took a week or so ago, with the intention of beating myself. I was happy with the result.
Average Speed 12.1 mph
Max Speed 28.3 mph
Ascent 334 m
This was a lot better than the last time I took the route, so I can look forward to torturing myself in future as I try to better myself again. When I’ve got 10 minutes to spare, I’ll throw another lap of t’Lake in too, to squeeze an extra 2 miles or so into the evening rides.
Or maybe I’ll get myself an imagination and work out a new loop!
I’d like to get myself over 30 mph, but for now 28.3 is my official fastest ever on the Focus Fat Boy. Maybe I need a slightly steeper hill to throw myself down… the trouble there is that I’d need to get myself up some hills first, but: I Fear Climbs.
Everything’s Changing And I Don’t Feel The Same…
… to quote the most popular band who couldn’t find a guitarist.
Since the #June100 kicked off, I’ve noticed a few differences in me:
- I am definitely fitter
- I change gears less often
- I stop less often
- The danish pastry is now less of a destination, more of a refreshment (when I do stop)
72 miles is the most I’ve ridden in a month, except maybe the 2 times I’ve done Manchester to Blackpool before. But I’m not knackered, I’m just loving the cycling. This blog and the cycling community on the web have put a fire to the spark that must have already been there, and for that I’m very grateful.
Thanks, you lot! 🙂