Weekending 27 Aug 06

Monday: Upper body routine with an extra 5kg on a machine or two to see how I am doing. 20 mins on the cycle cross country prog (280 cals) Rowing machine  5 mins (60 cals) Crosstrainer 15 mins (180 cals) plus the odd machine after I came off the crosstrainer. 1 hour in all.
Tuesday:  30 mins on the cross trainer (400 cals)15 or 20 mins exercise cycle fitness test (100 cals, I wont be doing this one again!) 6 mins on the rowing machine (75 cals) 2 one minute intervals in that time at which it said I was burning 1100+ cals/hr. one set on the upper body weights.
Wednesday: 30 mins on the cross trainer (400 cals) 100 cals  on the exercise cycle calorie programme 6 mins on the rowing machine (80 cals) and a set on the upper body weights. 1 hour in all.Booked a spinning class for thursday.
Thursday: Spinning class (560 cals) got asked how many cals it was this week, I shouldn’t have said the highest was 600 cals as it looks like we are going to get a right thrashing next week. A fair bit of banter in the class this week, some can feel like they could be held in a library. 20 mins rowing as the crosstrainers were occupied. 20 odd mins on the crosstrainer (1100 cals for the session) 1 set of upper body weight machines.
Friday: Rode to the Eureka for breakfast, rode home with old Terry. Didn’t feel like having a big ride after the previous night. (22 miles) Chain was playing up on the ride back.
Saturday: Restday. Had a look at the chain and found that the Shimano rivet had come apart and the chain was about to snap. Pressed the thing back together but have a nagging doubt as to its strength. Don’t have a splitlink for a 10 speed chain and Shimano don’t do one either. Grrrrr.
Sunday: Rode down to the Eureka to test the chain out and have breakfast, just managed to finish before the CTC ride set off. It’s like the magical mystery tour doing one of these Sunday rides, all I knew was that we were going to a pub to meet up with a group that were having a camping cycling holiday. First stop was the Ice Cream Farm for tea and a scone (still warm from the oven). Then it was through the lanes around Beeston Castle taking in some of Cheshire,s finest scenery to the Alvanly Arms and Shire Horse centre for lunch and to meet up with the campers.
Great pub but a little pricey if your on a budget. 
As we left the heavens opened so it was on with the jacket which proved to be short lived as we stopped to remove them around Kelsall but it meant to photo,s.
It was a picturesqe ride down to the three bridges where new member Chris picked up a puncture but it gave me the opportunity to take a few shots so here they are.

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These 3 bridges are from roman times I’ve been told and cycling or foot is the only way across. Definately a Point of Interest. A pleasant ride through Cristleton and the cycle routes through Chester and back to the Eureka. 75 miles 54 of them on the CTC run.

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