Category Archives: Exercise

4 Years Riding on Strava

Sod’s law… that i get to celebrate my 4 year Strava ride anniversary without a trainer to ride on.

I’m hopefully collecting a new replacement one from the shop tomorrow – fingers crossed.

Nice of Strava to remember though and send a nice email.

So, in all that time i’ve ridden 17,394.3 miles doing 929 rides. And there was a load of miles done unrecorded on the turbo trainer before i went onto Zwift.

So, all in all, not a bad 4 years considering i was a total newbie to proper cycling when i began – those days when 12 miles seemed like hell to ride. Me and Waldo (my bike) have come a long way since then.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicycles #bikes #cycling #fitness #vegan #wfpb #trophies

It’s Official, i’m a Masochist…

And this little picture is all i get for riding my virtual bike up a virtual mountain 25 times.

So why do it, because we’re masochists, why else?

I started this challenge on 14th October, that was the first time i rode up the mountain, and i finished today on the 14th November. Which i’m quite pleased with.

To be honest, i’m not in any rush to see that mountain again any time soon. I’m now officially, totally fed up with it. Riding along at 4-5mph for all those hours is just plain tedious, so yeah, you have to be a bit of a masochist to do this, especially in one month.

But done is done and to see this at the top of the 25th ascent…

…makes it all worth while.

What’s next, well i’ve gone and broke the turbo trainer. That’s 2 turbos in 2 months. At least this one is under guarantee still. But i’m gonna be without a turbo for a while when i send this back, so i’m looking forward to some nice treadmill time as i really need to get running again, and i’ll also have a go and see if i can somehow get the old Turbo Muin cobbled back into some kind of working order until i get a new turbo sorted.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicycles #bikes #cycling #fitness #vegan #wfpb #trophies

Zwift World Hack Update…

Just updated the ‘Zwift World Hack’ page to include New York. Use this simple hack to ride whichever world you chose whenever you want.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift #bicyles #cycling #fitness #health #bikes

Zwift Innsbruck Challenge…

Another challenge completed…

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Zwift World Hack Update…

Just updated the ‘Zwift World Hack’ page to include Innsbruck.

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #lovezwift #gozwift

Lewis Hamilton’s Diet…

What makes Lewis so able to do all the things he does in life and still be leading this year’s title race by 40 points?

A plant based diet (that’s a euphemism for vegan diet)…

“Health-wise, I’m super healthy. I went on a plant-based diet last year – I started here last year – and it’s been the best year of my life physically.”

#gettingfitter #growingyoung #fitness #vegan #health #food #wfpb

Vuelta 18 Challenge…

38th out of 537…

Admittedly, i had to re-ride a few routes a few times to get 38th place. Worked hard for this one as this was my last on Rouvy for a while, as this was the final challenge needed to complete my Rouvy Career to Legend. So now i’m off back to Zwift for a while as i’m currently limiting my riding to focus more on my running for a change and Zwift is good for that – see how that goes.

Anyways, Rouvy’s been great, got a lot fitter along the journey with them but now i need some new targets.

#loverouvy #gettingfitter #growingyoung

Rouvy – 7 Revueltas (v2017)…

My latest attempt at Rouvy’s ‘7 Revueltas (v2017)’ route…

A nice little mountain on Rouvy that has to be ridden for the latest ‘Vuelta 18’ challenge.

And to get in the top 23% is something i’m well pleased with, and also averaging 192 watts, which is my best hour ride yet. Sweet!

This is my latest attempt at this route (knocking 1:45 of my previous time) as i’m attempting to finish as high as possible on this challenge within the limits that my training plan allows me to ride. I’m now at 6th out of 17 who have so far completed the whole challenge – so not too bad. But there’s more to come, so it’ll be interesting to see where i finally end up.

Anyways, it’s a nice big hill to climb if anyone’s got an hour to spare, why not have a go yourself?

#loverouvy #gettingfitter #growingyoung

Rouvy – Spain Guajar-Fondon climb…

My current best attempt at Rouvy’s ‘Spain Guajar-Fondon climb’ route…

Yet another nice little mountain on Rouvy that has to be ridden for the latest ‘Vuelta 18’ challenge.

This is my best ride yet on any route, managing to average 187 watts pacing myself – which is nicely over 3.5 w/kg for me and i even manage to averaged 201 watts on the last 20 minutes when i didn’t have to pace myself any more. I’ve never actually done a proper FTP test as i’m not really interested as i train to feel not to power, but if i can hit nearly 4 watts per kilo at the end of this i don’t think i’m doing too bad.

I’m currently 8th out of 17 who have completed the challenge so far which ain’t too bad as there’s some seriously good cyclists on Rouvy. Today i’m going to try and improve my result on another of the routes on this challenge – and then just keep pecking away until the end of the challenge and see where i end up. It’s all good and gets me fitter.

#loverouvy #gettingfitter #growingyoung

Rouvy – Cotos (up to Valdesqui)…

My current best attempt at Rouvy’s ‘Cotos (up to Valdesqui)’ route…

Another nice little mountain on Rouvy that has to be ridden for the latest ‘Vuelta 18’ challenge.

This is my better go at this route having set my first time for the challenge at a much lower power, and i’m quite impressed with my result, managing to average 185 watts – which is over 3.5 w/kg for me.

And i bumped myself up to second place in the challenge doing it, so even more happy with the result. And all done just sticking to my normal training plan, no special effort being made at all.

Anyways, it’s a nice little mountain to climb if anyone’s got an hour to spare, why not have a go yourself?

#loverouvy #gettingfitter #growingyoung