Richard K
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Cycling Joke

Started this discussion. Last reply by DoisforDonuts Jun 6, 2011. 6 Replies


Cycling - A return to my youthful days

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Tell us about your bikes
DiamondBack "Sorrento" (MTB) Recreational
Giant "Farrago" (hybrid) Commuter
Avanti "Sprint" (upgraded with full 105 groupset) (Road) Trainer/Fitness
About Me:
Well what can I say... I am a 41 yr old father of one (11yr old son) ... I have returned to cycling after a 20+ year hiatus..... in June 2008 had a 3rd cardiac scare in 4 years.... was less than politly told by my doctor and specialist lose weight, improve your fitness or be dead by 45..... as at 2 Nov 2008...have lost 30+ kilos..... and ride regularly.... have clocked up about 620km to date on the bike.....

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Time for an update on progress

Posted on March 8, 2009 at 2:30pm 7 Comments

Well I have been riding reasonably consistently now for 6 months.... and here is where i am up to

Weight Loss (with diet) 35kg

Commute time to work now down to 17 min (riding time) was 20min

Sunday ride up to 70km now.. ave spd for today 25.6 km/h with a head wind.... previous best for approx same distance (66km) 22.3 KM/h

I am feeling so much stronger...especially on the hills.... can now ave around 18-20km up the hills around here now... previously… Continue

Slow but Steady Progress achieved.

Posted on November 2, 2008 at 12:52pm 7 Comments

I am now trying to go for a regular "long Ride" on sunday mornings.... 50+km at this stage and must say am feeling a lot better each time..... attempt 1 was on 13 Sep ...38.94 km Ave speed 16.3 kmh..... todays ride was my 6th long ride (4th over 50km) and completed 66.04km at ave speed of 22.3... what an improvement nearly double the distance with a 27+% increase in ave speed as well...this in 7 weeks.... what will it be like after 7 months huh

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 11:57am on September 7, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi Richard
Welcome to Sydneycyclist!
At 7:11pm on January 25, 2009, Luke said…
Yeah for sure. Know of any more in your locale
At 6:51pm on February 13, 2009, Chris Virtue said…
Jeeze. I wouldn't know. It's not for me. How old is it? How much did you pay?
At 7:13am on February 14, 2009, Chris Virtue said…
I'll see what she says. Thanks
At 9:58am on May 30, 2009, Chris Virtue said…
Add me a friend and I'll message you.

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