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Leeds -Liverpool Canal 2

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This is where we got to and this is how far the round trip was. As you can see from the Jackson Pollock rucksack, it was a tad muddy - again

MaggieD says:

32 miles! yay, well done you two ... what is going to be the daily average on the actual trip?

25th Feb 2007, 16:39

JokerXL says:

OOh FF, you're so Rugged!
;-)

25th Feb 2007, 16:48

you must come to Wales, I'll show you some proper mud! well done on the distance - I'll allow you a further 25% for the conditions

25th Feb 2007, 16:50

FilbertFox says:

Maggie - the 1st day is the longest at 50 miles (7 more if we cycle from home) and has a lot of locks so quite a climb. Not concerned about the distance, its getting on again the next day!!

Joker - yup i am very butch!

P'hobo - i reckon after we have done this trip we will looking for new terrain to conquer. We hope to visit Joker in Holland as well this spring.

25th Feb 2007, 17:05

Gael says:

Impressed - bit better than the 10 mins i manage in the gym ...

25th Feb 2007, 17:08

MaggieD says:

Yep, can well understand that, hope you have a good supply of 'saddle sore' cream ....

25th Feb 2007, 17:09

Dhamaka says:

doing well here.. getting envious!

25th Feb 2007, 17:38

FilbertFox says:

Gael - i hate the exercise bikes in the gym, i only do about 20 mins then the boredom becomes unbearable. The trick is to get outside and with other people to chivvy you along.

25th Feb 2007, 18:07

I have a mate who is preparing for his first marathon (on his 50 th birthday...) he honestly thought that an hour on the treadmill every night was training enough, till I took him out for a run (me on the bike as pacemaker, I don't do running) and he suddenly became aware of having to turn corners, go uphill, have the wind in his face, get rained on etc etc. I hate gyms.

25th Feb 2007, 21:18

FilbertFox says:

gyms are just a means to an end really. The only way i manage to keep my weight anywhere near managable is regular exercise, i cant cycle to work everyday and i can no longer run (feet hurt), and there is a gym right on the doorstep at work. I dont like the gym, but i like the way i feel afterwards, even if it aint as good as when i've been out on the bike

26th Feb 2007, 07:58

crickson says:

You could have come to the gym with me y'know...

26th Feb 2007, 15:50

swamprose says:

you're really doing it. I bet by the time it really happens, you'll be so ready.

big snow here. wish I could jump on my bike.

26th Feb 2007, 20:42

FilbertFox says:

send us some of your snow!!!

27th Feb 2007, 07:40

I meant to ask earlier why you don't cycle to work? I don't run either - the jogging motion tends to set off the abdominal spasms, and I only like walking when I'm well away from the rest of humanity. One of the things I love about a bike is that it doesn't isolate you from the world in the way a car does, but it does distance you, it's harder for mormons to inflict themselves on you for a start...

1st Mar 2007, 00:21

FilbertFox says:

the journey into Leeds is on horrid uncycle friendly roads, with motorway junctions, if i go on the canal there is one point where i have to carry the bike up and over a bridge bit tricky with all my gubbins, and it is darkm abd there are no showers at work - apart from that i am a wimp!

1st Mar 2007, 12:15

am I right in thinking you live at the Beeston end of Leeds?

1st Mar 2007, 17:26

FilbertFox says:

Rothwell, so not far off!

1st Mar 2007, 21:13