A Month of Two Halves.
Rolling into September with 400 miles in the legs, hope was to push into September and keep that sort of level. In the first couple of weekends, rides had seen around 188 miles and all looked promising.
As usual, events conspired and I caught a virus which wiped out one weekend, then the following weekend I'd strained my hamstring, so chose to rest. Last weekend of September I attended the Cycleshow exhibition in Birmingham all weekend, so plenty of bike stuff, but none of it on a road!
It's important to get dialled back in as next month I'm travelling to Tenerife for a short break and plan is to ride up Mount Teide, a giant of a volcano standing around 12.6K feet high. It's a bit of a monster but having ridden on the Island last year it's one I fancied going back to do.
It was excellent to meet so many readers of the blog at the Cycleshow exhibition, thanks for all your positive words of support about the blog and the tips you've implemented as a result of reading it. As visits near to 1,000,000 since it's inception, a simple idea to share the things I'd learned with others has far achieved any ambition I'd ever had for it. Will be a great milestone to hit that 1M figure which will likely happen prior to the end of this year.
Thanks for continuing to come back, visit and spread the word. You may not be aware but there is a community of people on Linkedin too - over 1,200 people in business who love road cycling. You're welcome to join the group called 'UK Road Cyclists in Business'.
Month to Date
Mileage- 188miles/300km (-50% vs. PY)
Ride Time - 10hrs 58mins
Ascent - 6,666ft
Avg. Speed - 17.1mph (-3% vs. PY)
Avg. HR - 145bpm
Calories (estimate) -7,720
Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 35.5 (Flat) (+10% vs. PY)
Year to Date
Mileage- 2,925miles/4,680km (-14% vs. PY)
Ride Time - 184hrs 31mins
Ascent - 120,682ft (-5% vs PY)
Avg. Speed - 16.0mph (Same vs PY)
Avg. HR - 145bpm
Calories (estimate) - 112,367
Ride Ascent Ratio (Ascent/Miles) - 41.3(Medium)