28 April 2009

4/12 century a month challenge (metric)

I knew I was going to struggle this month with finding enough time to get out for a decent ride. I had plans of completing a century when in Wales but after a much shorter ride realised that the hills where a lot bigger and I'd need a LOT more time!

I'm embarrassed to admit this but yesterday after work I completed my century on the exercise bike with a great deal of help from the bbc iplayer. Programmes watched were: The Thick of It, HIGNFY, Gavin and Stacey and a bit of Julia Bradbury!

I'm never doing this again...

100km 0ascent 2hrs 36min

11 comments:

sally in norfolk said...

Thats dedication or is it madness :-)

Jo said...

I agree, iplayer is the business!

trio said...

Does indoor cycling count though?

Red Bike said...

I think we'll have to consult the Trio rule book on this one.

I always find long distances much harder on the turbo. I always get too hot and its so much easier to just stop.

Runningbear said...

I am SO impressed. Can never cope with machines for any kind of exercise. You are obviously made of steel. Deserving of a treat as a reward me thinks.

kate said...

just got back from a 'real' bike ride and have been reliably informed by chris & simon that it doesn't count. i had no idea it would be so controversial!
however, i'm going with runningbear and having a treat ;)
sally-there are certain people (jane) who would agree with the later part of your comment ;)

Rich said...

Which reminds me I must sell my turbo trainer.

kate said...

can i have it ;)

Pedalling Polarcherry said...

lol awesome trick to the challenge. well done i bet it was harder than doing it on a real bike!

sarah said...

I think it should count! You never know, I might need the indoor option next December ;) Well done!

kate said...

pp and sarah-thank you both, i shall be passing you comments on to the official adjudicator ;)