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I’ve Signed Up To The Zwift Tour Of London

Zwift today have kicked off their annual Tour of London in the virtual world of indoor training.  Normally I wouldn’t enter something like this, but I figured if I can find the groups around a time I can make then why not?  After all, I get a Tour of London Jersey to wear in Zwift if I complete all 5 stages.

Each stage will be setting off on the hour every hour for 24 hours.  This means there must be somewhere for me to be able to make one of the Groups.  The schedule released by Zwift is as follows;

  • Stage 1: December 13th (Thursday)
  • Stage 2: December 15th (Saturday)
  • Stage 3: December 17th (Monday)
  • Stage 4: December 19th (Wednesday)
  • Stage 5: December 21st (Friday)
  • Catch-Up: December 23rd (Sunday)
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Recipe: 1 Syn Sausage, Egg & Cheese Bagel

Who likes a McDonalds Breakfast Bagel?  In particular the Sausage, Egg and Cheese Bagel?  You may not like McDonalds at all, never been to one in fact, but you may still like the sound of a Sausage, Egg and Cheese Bagel to set you off in the morning.

Mmmm… Bagel and Coffee

If a Bagel is your sort of thing, this savory breakfast (or lunch) treat could be well up your street.  Only this version is a lot healthier than the McDonalds one and is only 1 syn on Slimming World (when using both your HEa and HEb choices).  Even if you’re vegetarian you can enjoy this, as we used the Quorn Sausage Patties to make this wonderful delight.

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Saddle Amusement

I’ve been looking at getting a different saddle for the Boardman ADV.  I can’t get on with the manufacturer saddle that comes with the bike, it’s too hard, doesn’t fit me and I’m getting really numb after about 30 minutes in the saddle (not good!)


Selle Royal Respiro Soft Moderate Mens Saddle

Through my various review reviewing of saddles, I came across the following review for the Selle Royal Respiro Soft Moderate Mens Saddle sold by Halfords.  It made me chuckle;

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#REDJanuary: Training For Fondo Bambino

Back in my post titled Something In The Planning, I mentioned I was planning on a challenge for January.  None of this New Years resolution stuff, just a challenge to get my backside off the sofa and into the saddle.

I’ve been busy lately looking into the different workouts in Zwift, that indoor training app that I’m loving at the moment.  Zwift is going to help me achieve this challenge, whether I will be cycling around London, New York, Richmond, Innsbruck or Watopia.  Regardless of where my avatar is, I will be riding every day with the target of at least 10 miles each day in my sights.

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Missed A Group And Paid The Price

It’s not easy trying to change something about yourself.  Especially when you’re trying to change years of bad habits and bad food.  It’s even harder if you put in place a support network of people and you miss a week at group.  This is what I did last week.  I wasn’t feeling up to going so I didn’t, the result was two bad weeks instead of one.

Food addiction is an actual thing and I suffer from it – big time.  I can go a few weeks being on plan with Slimming World and get some cracking losses each week, but then the cravings start.  This is the food addiction kicking in.  This started kicking in again last week.  What did I do about it? Nothing, abso-freaking-lutely nothing.

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Something In The Planning

It’s December now, which means Christmas has been around for the last 6 weeks.  As we have a 4-year-old who is really into Santa for the first time this year, our Christmas tree is now up, flashing and looking festive.  The outdoor lights are hung and the timer plugged in, and gifts are piling up in the spare room ready to be wrapped (and sent to Santa for delivery).

As we draw closer an closer to Christmas, we also get closer to the end of the year.  2018 has been a good year for me, a new addition to the family on the first day of the year, I’m the lightest I’ve been for more than a decade and I have a new hobby in cycling.

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