Month 5 – Ride and Diet Review

Month 5 – 23rd November 2011 to 22nd December 2011

Starting Weight 319.4lb –  Closing  weight 305.0lb – Weight loss of 14.4lb

Starting BMI 42.3  – Closing BMI 40.4 – BMI drop of 1.9 points

Exercise Stats

21 days spent on the bike, for a total of 24h46min,

Average speed 13.1 mph

Miles Rode 323.4

Calories Burned 31,588 ( or the equivalent of  9.00lb of fat! – a 62.67% contribution to the overall weight loss this month)

A little slower month than month 4, a few less rides, and a few less calories.   On the other hand, it’s reassuring that my average speed has increased a bit,  and at least i’m still managing 2 out of 3 days on the bike, either on the road, trails, or trainer.

Tacx Bushido Update

Quick update – I’ve given it a couple of rides over the weekend, and It’s pretty good – problem is, I keep trying to lean the bike into the corners when flying down from the Col du Galibier laugh

Good news is that Tacx seem to have come up with an update to the software, which now allows me to use the same HRM chestband with the trainer AND my Garmin 705 at the same time. So – I can use the Garmin to provide an actual mileage ridden (from the magnet on the rear wheel rather than GPS) and with the HRM details and pedalling speed, it provides me with a consistent figure for calories burned etc. The Trainer also uses the same HRM details to display on the screen for me, and can provide prompts to speed up/slow down/try harder you fat git… based on HRM and power output (ie power dissipated by the brake)

If it rains tomorrow, I guess i’ll be back on the trainer – I think that I’ll have a go at some hill-climbing practice, maybe the Stelvio Pass – 13.14miles of 6.4% sounds like a absolute Hoot!!