OK, so… exercising is hard.

For the first few rides on my new bike, I took it outside, eschewing my trainer for some asphalt… and also because the tires that came with the bike were simply too deeply treaded to use on the trainer.

I did about a mile each time, several revolutions round the few blocks around my house. The heat definitely takes it’s toll very quickly.

Now i’ve picked up some semi-slick tires, which have an (almost) smooth middle-section and tred on the outer edges so it can still be used outside. (Similar to this).

I’m now cycling 2 miles each time (though admittedly, I should be doing it at least every other night, right now it’s every 4 days or so). I think I’ve finally got the trainer setup nicely, to where there is almost no friction on the lowest setting, and it’s right at the top of my strength on the highest (5th) setting. I typically leave it at the 5th, because I find that it’s not the strength required that makes it tiresome, it’s the number of revolutions.

I’m also looking at the One Hundred Pushups Challenge, though my upper body strength is already good, and is mostly what I work out in the pool. I don’t see pushups contributing much to weight loss (compared to say, swimming or cycling), it would just be cool to complete the challenge.

– Davey

I hate changing tires/innertubes with a passion