Saturday 22 May 2010

Really loving my new bike

Had a fabulous ride this morning; 21km with a few stops for going the wrong way and needing to re-set to the right route.  I totally made mincemeat of the South-bound approach to Wimbledon Hill, the one I used to run up when I was learning to run.  Steeper than coming at it from Wimbledon Broadway on the other side and with speed bumps for added fun.  I needed to turn right at the roundabout at the top so the last 100m I was slap bang in the middle of the road to be in the right position to turn right and to get in between the speed bumps. Obviously, as I was going up a hill, I wasn't all that quick.  And clearly, as the white van made pointed out by yelling at me, I should have "pull(ed) over! *incoherent unintelligible words*".  Er right then.  Bikes aren't road users and shouldn't position themselves correctly for the action they are about to take.  How about; fuck off, you twat, and go read the highway code, eh?  Anyhoo, I was utterly unfazed at the time 'cause I'd just thrashed the hill and felt great :o)

676kcals of lovely cycling and I actually wanted to go lots further, but had reached home and time for a re-fuel/re-hydrate.

Boerewors and mashed butternut squash for dinner:-

B - toasted Food Doctor wholemeal seeded bagel with butter, Marmite and a poached egg
S - apple with cashew butter
S - 1 scoop MP Max in semi-skimmed milk
L - sandwich; toasted Hovis wholemeal granary bread with ham, Monterey Jack, lettuce and mustard
S - White Magnum(!)
D - boerewors with butternut squash mash

Exercise - 70 minutes cycling

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 116.0 (20.6%)
Carbohydrate (g) 173.2 (28.9%)
Fat (g) 126.3 (50.5%!!)
Fruit & Veg 7.7


  1. That sausage looks amazing! I bloody hate some drivers, I got beeped at running last week cause I crossed the road, even though they were ages away, tossers. Glad your enjoying your bike. I will have one someday!

  2. The sausage was a freebie in my Alternative Meats order and a totally unexpected surprise :o) The oooonly problem is that I have no reliable nutritional info for it, so I'm guessing at average beef sausages as they're 85% beef and no added fat. Obsessive counter, me? *grin* But still, free sausages! :oD