10# in December; Careful riding in the basement

Fat Cyclist, who never ceases to be an inspiration to me, posted a quick framework for losing 10 pounds by Christmas. Basically, it boils down to:

  • Eat Sensibly
  • Exercise

So, naturally, I’m all over it, despite having lost and regained the same 5 pounds for all of 2010. Haven’t seen south of 175, which is where I’ll be if I can do this, since, early 2009? Maybe. Something like that.

Anyway, I’m in. And characteristically, I managed to get a flat while riding my bike on rollers last night. I’ll let that sink in –

I got a flat in my basement.

It’s probably got something to do with riding off the rollers and pinch-flatting. I haven’t yet looked. But, it’s not the most auspicious start.

3 thoughts on “10# in December; Careful riding in the basement”

  1. i like how you used the “number sign” as a replacement for lbs/pounds. we just had a highly geekified conversation about the origin of the # [octatherp] on the phone keypad during yesterday’s run. enjoy this little bell labs gem

  2. Wow. A flat in the basement ranks amongst the finer cycling achievements I’ve heard to date. I salute you.

    I missed the sign-up for Fatty’s challenge, though I’ll be following along as a “pirate” member. We’ll see how it goes – I envision a lot of pre-dawn and post-sunset riding (I can’t do the roller/stationary thing).

  3. Glad to see i am not the only one who gets flats when in
    the house. Usually use a spare wheel setup with old tyres as i
    prefer to save the newer ones for the road. At 80kg i have no
    excess weight so am missing the op for some of the goodies. Only
    when mid season on the tours do i get below this weight without
    feeling any effect.

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