What inspiration do you use

cathald
cathald Posts: 105
edited September 2009 in Road beginners
Just wondering what you guys use to give yourself a push
I have decided to use this photo from sunday when I was doing a 25 mile charity run
When I seen it I nearly died,I know im a big guy (115 kilos)but it looks worse when you see it for yourself in a photo

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And I was like this after the run

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    NapDrules.jpg
  • 211dave112
    211dave112 Posts: 125
    edited September 2009
    i just think about getting a nicer looking body (not far off now, down from 13.5 stone to 12 and a bit) and the the resulting influx of fanny.
  • teagar
    teagar Posts: 2,100
    NapoleonD wrote:
    NapDrules.jpg

    Show off. :P
    Note: the above post is an opinion and not fact. It might be a lie.
  • TommyEss
    TommyEss Posts: 1,855
    211dave112 wrote:
    in-flux of fanny.

    If it does that it's probably broken, and you should take it back to the shop with the receipt.
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  • kingrollo
    kingrollo Posts: 3,198
    cathald wrote:
    Just wondering what you guys use to give yourself a push
    I have decided to use this photo from sunday when I was doing a 25 mile charity run
    When I seen it I nearly died,I know im a big guy (115 kilos)but it looks worse when you see it for yourself in a photo

    [imgcathal3.jpg[/img]

    And I was like this after the run

    [imgcathal1.jpg[/img]
    ]



    You a look a highly contented man - don't worry about the physique, a £3k Pinarello would improve that photo no end. :lol:
    :lol:
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    It would have helped if you didn't have a kangaroo's testicle in your mouth!
  • Chrissz
    Chrissz Posts: 727
    Personally I just think about my desire to get faster and better on the hills (it's almost an addiction for me :( ) I don't care (too much) what I look like (physique) so long as I get faster each time I repeat a route.

    This does lead to bouts of depression over the winter when I simply cannot get the speed up (poor weather, lack of training etc.) but as the summer comes on my speed picks up and I start to feel better - until winter starts to set in and down I go again!
  • cathald wrote:
    Just wondering what you guys use to give yourself a push
    I have decided to use this photo from sunday when I was doing a 25 mile charity run
    When I seen it I nearly died,I know im a big guy (115 kilos)but it looks worse when you see it for yourself in a photo

    [imgcathal3.jpg[/img]

    And I was like this after the run

    [imgcathal1.jpg[/img]

    I was 217 pound 6 weeks before July 12th just before the 60 mile bike ride to Blackpool for Christies Cancer Care.
    When we set off 196 pounds and now 189 pounds and I had not been on a bike for over 20 yrs.
    But now love it went to Blackpool on a mountain bike, I now have a road bike must admit the motivation waned a bit but done about 30 mile this week so far. You seem to tired to go out or the weather puts you off. But once you are out on the bike you are glad you did.So keep up the good work and the weight will come off.
  • Ollieda
    Ollieda Posts: 1,010
    I was 21 stone, dropped down to 13 during my first year at uni in order to join the TA whilst at uni. Broke my ankle training with the TA at the end of my second year of uni. Sat round doing nothing for a year a ballooned back up to 18 stone. Finally came across cycling as I can't walk or run very far at the moment and now trying to get the weight back down to continue my plan of going to Sandhurst once I finish uni.

    I know what you mean about not realising till you see a photo of yourself. I look back at my photos with shame!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    cathald wrote:
    Just wondering what you guys use to give yourself a push
    I have decided to use this photo from sunday when I was doing a 25 mile charity run
    When I seen it I nearly died,I know im a big guy (115 kilos)but it looks worse when you see it for yourself in a photo

    [imgcathal3.jpg[/img]

    And I was like this after the run

    [imgcathal1.jpg[/img]

    You are now my inspiration.... :P
  • dmclite wrote:
    cathald wrote:
    Just wondering what you guys use to give yourself a push
    I have decided to use this photo from sunday when I was doing a 25 mile charity run
    When I seen it I nearly died,I know im a big guy (115 kilos)but it looks worse when you see it for yourself in a photo

    [imgcathal3.jpg[/img]

    And I was like this after the run

    [imgcathal1.jpg[/img]

    You are now my inspiration.... :P

    Harsh. Lets see a photo of you.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Tongue, firmly in cheek, x8swift9x......
  • Ah good. Happy chappy again :)
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  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    Having to walk a couple of times on the Cheshire Cat this year. That's not going to happen next year.
  • a_n_t
    a_n_t Posts: 2,011
    damn, you're almost obscuring a house! :shock:
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  • cathald
    cathald Posts: 105
    damn, you're almost obscuring a house!

    Any more comments like that and you will be part of that house
  • a_n_t
    a_n_t Posts: 2,011
    cathald wrote:

    Any more comments like that and you will be part of that house


    Does it have a jacuzzi? :wink:
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  • Inspiration? Ride further than last time. Ride faster than last time. Get all the way up the hill you had to stop on last time. Ride more miles this week than last week.

    But it still has to be fun, so enjoy it more than last week. Work out a new route - riding the same loop again and again will do you in both mentally and physically. And realise that you've just been 10/20/50/whatever miles through the countryside propelled by nothing except muscle power and willpower. That's something to feel good about.

    OK, I'm off now to write one of those self-help books. Or I might just have a couple more beers.
  • Cathald
    I started out just wanting to o further. Then I started doing the sportives and now its to enjoy my days out no matter what terrain I have to cross to finish a ride. Seeing as ur in Donegal the completion of either Innisowen sportive or the Tour of Sligo or Yeats Country 2010 should keep you going for the winter :D
    Go neiri on bothar leat.
  • NapoleonD wrote:
    It would have helped if you didn't have a kangaroo's testicle in your mouth!

    Better then any protein bar you can buy. :P
  • Flasheart
    Flasheart Posts: 1,278
    Rather chewy though :roll:
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  • About 2 years ago I was just over 20 stone. I decided I needed to change it, so ate a fair bit less, and started exercising every day on a damned cross trainer in my garage. Then about 16 months ago I decided to get outside, bought a new bike and really enjoyed riding it. Two bikes later I'm down to about 13 stone (85 kilos) and am aiming to get a bit lower. I've signed up for the Blenheim Sportive 100 in a few weeks time (first sportive I've tried)

    So actually getting out and about and generally getting quicker on my bike has helped "give me the push" I started riding to help lose weight, now I want to lose weight to help my riding.

    Funny old world, innit Saint?
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  • bobpzero
    bobpzero Posts: 1,431
    cant think of what inspiration i use. ill just go with what NapD uses.

    cathald where in donegal are you? my mum is from convoy donegal.

    well done for riding the roads of donegal, they sure arent smooth.
  • geoff93
    geoff93 Posts: 190
    NapoleonD wrote:
    NapDrules.jpg

    How did you manage that? :)

    Hmm, :)
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  • 10 years ago I rode the Tourmalet and various other climbs in the Pyrenees.
    Packed in training & racing due to work & other committments about 5 years ago.
    Earlier this year I could barely ride up my street without blowing a gasket. Also put on about 1.5 stone in weight in the intervening period. I used to weigh about 10 stone roughly.
    Got myself a new bike a month or so ago nd have been riding to work with a couple of longer rides flung in too.
    I'll do my first club run in about 5 years this weekend so will probably be knackered come Sunday night but looking forward to it.
    I'm diabetic too and the regular exercise helps keep a lid on my control which has it's own benefits.

    Have entered next years Etape Caledonia as I figured it'd give me a target to aim for and will get me off the sofa and out riding again.

    Short answre is there's a whole barrel load of reason/ motivational factors but ultimately I just like riding a bike for the hell of it and trying to go faster, further, etc
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  • Not getting any younger, have always liked cycling, but used to run as well.
    Had a period of sort of inactivity for too long. Now enjoying my exercise again and trying to challenge myself more.

    Have done the Rob Roy Challenge last 2 years (16 mile by foot, 42 on bike), and will do it again next year, aim is to keep bettering my time and get into the top 100 (out of 700)

    Also entered the Etape Caledonia for next year, and set myself a goal of cycling from Glasgow to Durness in the spring.
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  • cathald
    cathald Posts: 105
    bobpzero wrote:
    cant think of what inspiration i use. ill just go with what NapD uses.

    cathald where in donegal are you? my mum is from convoy donegal.

    well done for riding the roads of donegal, they sure arent smooth.

    I'm from Inishowen,near Malin head as far north as you can go
  • cathald
    cathald Posts: 105
    I would love to be able to do Malin head to Mizen head 421 miles for a charity run next year sometime,that would be a good goal for me as well as raising funds for a charity.

    Or even here in Inishowen we have a bar called the north pole(local cycling club)
    and in Kerry there is the south pole bar,so that could make a good charity run also
  • ..this forum acts as an inspiration....