10,000 miles in a year finally

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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby Mick F » 26 Dec 2014, 3:54pm

eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.
:lol:

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 26 Dec 2014, 5:12pm

Hi,
Mick F wrote:
eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.
:lol:

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.

NO.......................Don't do it :x ....................................three times a week, go out and up the pace, works for me.
Shorter rides will keep you fitter, unless you aim is to cycle all day for two days instead of three where you spent the rest of the day getting over your ride :)
Shorter rides of two to three hours at a higher work load are better than longer rides at a purely aerobic level, you can always add weight instead of turning the pedals faster :) Or are you just cycling to avoid something / someone else................ :?: ............ :lol:
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby eileithyia » 26 Dec 2014, 6:17pm

Mick F wrote:
eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.
:lol:

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.


Nooooo don't do it, life's too short... No one has on their headstone, 'he had a perfect garden and well painted house'
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 26 Dec 2014, 7:54pm

Hi,
I have come to the conclusion that a field and a hard standing with a caravan is looking atractive :)
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby pedalsheep » 27 Dec 2014, 9:11am

Eileithiya wrote
............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.
:lol:

life's too short... No one has on their headstone, 'he had a perfect garden and well painted house'


Couldn't agree more. I've never known anyone look back on their life and say 'I wish I'd spent more time doing housework'.
'Why cycling for joy is not the most popular pastime on earth is still a mystery to me.'
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Dec 2014, 11:49am

Hi,
And some still live with their parents :)
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby hondated » 27 Dec 2014, 1:04pm

eileithyia wrote:
Mick F wrote:
eileithyia wrote:............... cycling always come first, other commitments such as housework and decorating second.
:lol:

Yes, that's the way I've done it these past ten years or more, to the detriment of other things.

My plan for 2015 is to not cycle so often, but paint the outside of the house, get on top of the gardening, and do a bit more housework. Instead of cycling four or five times a week, I'm going to cut down to twice a week and probably do more miles per ride.


Nooooo don't do it, life's too short... No one has on their headstone, 'he had a perfect garden and well painted house'

eileithya that reminds me of the time a mate of mine had the choice of renewing his gutters and suffit boards or rekindle his love of motorcycling and buy another motorcycle. Sadly he chose the former of the two.
Have you reached the magic number yet.
To achieve it is brilliant but to also do it when you do shift work like you do is even more remarkable.

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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby eileithyia » 27 Dec 2014, 10:31pm

Just under 100 to go.
My ex was not amused when i spent £800 on a pair of carbon wheels when the bathroom needed work; tbh it needed a lick of paint or a complete makeover, either way would not cover it (and he spent approx £100 a month on booze) no wonder he soon became Ex..... :lol:

Shifts sometimes enhance what i am doing.... as i can cycle at odd times, fit the cycling around my shifts and with a 17 mile commute i can clock up a few miles there.....
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Dec 2014, 10:56pm

Hi,
Well I did spend a months wages (engineer) on a bike in 1983, still have it....................
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby deliquium » 28 Dec 2014, 10:25am

Just seen this thread and added up my mileage = 8920 miles so far. Mostly alone, 1 club ride, 0 Audax but plenty of shopping (no car). Zero punctures. Only 2 days of not riding. Better get togged up and out there NOW. Well done to the >10000 milers ✔✔✔
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby eileithyia » 28 Dec 2014, 6:25pm

62 to go :-)
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby Mick F » 28 Dec 2014, 7:53pm

I just topped the 4,500miles today. :D
I don't commute, I don't ride every day, but I get out when I can .......... just for pleasure.
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby deliquium » 29 Dec 2014, 8:22am

eileithyia wrote:62 to go :-)


62 cold ones - mind the ice :!:
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby eileithyia » 29 Dec 2014, 8:37am

deliquium wrote:
eileithyia wrote:62 to go :-)


62 cold ones - mind the ice :!:


Indeed, if necessary will do repeated rides up A6 to Preston and back...... :lol:
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Re: 10,000 miles in a year finally

Postby nez » 29 Dec 2014, 8:49am

10k, 5k, 4k... Congrats to all. Fantastic.