The Morning After the Day Before…

So how do i feel this morning after riding 200 miles in one day?

Beat up.

My left knee is a little twingey, as is my right foot and my undercarraige is very tender indeed. Muscle wise i feel fine, a little achey in the calves but other than that nothing major at all.

What yesterday did teach me was that my muscles aren’t the problem, which is good to know, it’s the joints and seat that need to strengthen and that can only come with time. So i’m going to have to change my training program a little and put the strength work back in and get that sorted. Which will certainly mean taking a hit on the endurance for a while but it’ll be worth it in the end.

All in all though, feeling really proud of myself for a great day’s effort on the bike and doing my very best to help Zwift reach the million mile target for World Bicycle Relief.

First 200 Mile Ride…

I think the full title to the day was… ‘3rd Annual Ride On For World Bicycle Relief Presented By Zwift’. During which Zwifters would attempt to ride as many miles as possible with the ultimate goal being 1 million miles.

The following is my best effort…

I planned to do shifts of 2 hours riding with 1 hour rest and see how that went. I’d never attempted anything like this before so it was all totally winging it.

The first 2 hours went really well, felt good but went into total chaos once i got off the bike and had to start organising things for my next 2 hours but managed to get everything sorted inside the hour…

The second 2 hours’ ride went well and the rest hour was a bit more organised. Keeping up a nice pace of 33kmh for the first 4 hours.

Everything was going so well but a recurring foot issue i’m having started nagging at me toward’s the end so i stopped a few minutes early for my hour’s break and to try some other shoes.

This time i only got through 95 minutes and was really starting to feel the toll of all the riding. Took a break and had a nice hot bath at this point to see if that would help.

This time only managing 70 minutes, really beinning to suffer quite a lot.

And that’s me absolutely done. My bum and feet just can’t tale any more punishment. I’m literally at the point where i’m going to start doing some proper damage to myself.

Total for the day…

I reckon 200.7 miles in 9:55:28 spread over 14:45:28 is pretty respectable for a first attempt at a long ride. I’ve learned a lot about myself and my riding and also the logistics of doing this sort of thing, so all good stuff for the future.

My next ultra cycle thing is Everesting the Radio Tower. 😀

Children Dying From Scurvy – have our diets got that bad…

It’s utterly shocking, and also saddening, that a child in the UK has died from scurvy…

‘Dylan Seabridge, aged eight, died of scurvy, says coroner’.

This is 2015, we are one of the richest nations on the planet, and yet children are suffering from vitamin C deficiency to the point that they’re dying from scurvy!

This is the problem with a society that is being fed and addicted to junk food – they end up raising their children on a diet of junk food.

What’s also shocking about this report is this bit…

Katie Hanson, representing the Seabridges, told the inquest that Professor Joris Dlanghe, a specialist from Belgium, questioned those findings.

She told the inquest that Professor Dlanghe was of the opinion that other deficiencies such as folic acid would have been present too, but were not.

A specialist in what? Obviously not a specialist in nutrition because the human body doesn’t use or need folic acid, and we wouldn’t get folic acid unless we actually ate foods adulterated with it. There’s no such thing in the human body as a deficiency in folic acid!

Folic acid is palmed off on people as a vitamin B9, but it isn’t vitamin B9. Vitamin B9 is Folate, a totally different molecule to folic acid. Rats have been shown to be able to convert folic acid to folate without any side effects, but that doesn’t mean that humans can do the same…

But anyway, how the defence can stand up and somehow state that an abundance of folic acid (a product found in a lot of processed junk food) in someone’s body proves they didn’t die from scurvy begs an answer in itself.

Should the parents be blamed for this? That’s an easy way out if you think about it. Just blame the ignorant fools who didn’t know what a good diet looks like while most people in the UK don’t have any idea what a good diet looks like. Thousands of people are dying from diseases caused by bad diets (malnutrition) every day, and bad diets (malnutrition) are costing the NHS the vast bulk of its budget to keep up with the diseases caused by this. Bad diets and malnutrition are why the NHS is in such disarray, and no other reason.

This whole affair begs answers from our society as a whole that children are now being fed such crap diets that they’re beginning to die from scurvy! What happened to healthy school meals? One good healthy meal a day would have prevented this, so if a child of this age died from scurvy then questions should be asked of the education authority.

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