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  1. James Hodson

    James Hodson Guest

    On Sat, 7 Jun 2003 23:51:25 +0100, "AndyMorris" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Danny Colyer wrote:
    >> During a stop on the way back we saw an obese woman taking a rest before continuing her ride
    >> along the cyclepath.
    >
    >>
    >> Where once I might just have thought "What a lardbucket", instead I thought of you and then
    >> thought "Good for her."
    >
    >You have no idea of how womens minds work, have you Danny?

    Women? Mind? Nope. Sorry.

    As I read in the marvellous DM recently: If a man talks in a silent forest when there is no woman
    around to listen to him, is he still wrong?

    James

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  2. Just Zis Guy

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    On Sat, 7 Jun 2003 23:41:08 +0100, "Danny Colyer" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Where once I might just have thought "What a lardbucket", instead I thought of you and then thought
    >"Good for her."

    There was a very fat woman who used the same gym I used to use. Some of the lycra snobs refused to
    acknowledge her presence, but others of us made a point of asking her how it was going every now and
    then and being encouraging and friendly.

    There is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repenteth, after all
    :)

    Guy
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  3. > Cheers, helen s (who has lost 15.65lbs in four weeks)

    Congrats on your weight loss, Helen - it's taken me six months of fairly serious gym + swim + eating
    good stuff to lose that much.

    ...which made me wonder: an hour MTB-ing or an hour in the gym - which would burn the most fat? I
    know it depends on the intensity of the exercise, but I wondered if you - or anyone else following
    this thread
    - have found one to be better than the other when it comes to losing weight.

    I ask because my gym-ing and swimming has tailed off a bit recently, as I've started to get into
    cycling. Certainly, an hour on the bike would be far more fun, but you don't get the same all-over
    workout that you'd get at the gym.

    All opinions gratefully received, as they say. Anyway, congrats once again and keep at it! I'm
    really chuffed with my own progress even though it's been slower than yours. Three months ago, I
    could barely walk on the day after a ten mile ride; this Saturday I did 54 miles (High Peak trail +
    Manifold way), which is the most I've ever done, and my legs are fine. Mind you, I got off and
    pushed once or twice on the High Peak trail - 35mph going down was fun, but when I saw that I was
    managing a paltry 3-4mph going up, I decided to cut my losses :)

    Cheers, Nick
     
  4. Tony W

    Tony W Guest

    "Nick Williamson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I ask because my gym-ing and swimming has tailed off a bit recently,

    Tedious -- isn't it?

    > as I've started to get into cycling. Certainly, an hour on the bike would be far more fun,

    So you will do it because you enjoy it.

    > but you don't get the same all-over workout that you'd get at the gym.

    Maybe not but you get an enjoyable work out. Personally, I always say I don't do execise -- its
    boring -- but I love cycling for miles around the lanes or cross country. No boring, painful
    excercise involved at all -- honest.

    T
     
  5. >...which made me wonder: an hour MTB-ing or an hour in the gym - which would burn the most fat?

    I honestly havern't a clue, but I know which I prefer and which, as a result, I'll do more of - an
    hour on my bike or an hour in the gym. No contest - it's an hour on the bike every time. As a
    result, it's the cycling which is going to be successful :)

    > Anyway, congrats once again and keep at it! I'm really chuffed with my own progress even though
    > it's been slower than yours.

    Thanks - yours is good too. Every one is different, remember, and my rate of loss will now
    slow down.

    >Three months ago, I could barely walk on the day after a ten mile ride; this Saturday I did 54
    >miles (High Peak trail + Manifold way), which is the most I've ever done, and my legs are fine.
    >Mind you, I got off and pushed once or twice on the High Peak trail - 35mph going down was fun, but
    >when I saw that I was managing a paltry 3-4mph going up, I decided to cut my losses :)

    That is *brilliant* it really is. Well done you!!!

    Cheers, helen s

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  6. Just Zis Guy

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    "Nick Williamson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > an hour MTB-ing or an hour in the gym - which would burn the most fat?

    My money is on the gym, but which is more fun? (rhetorical).

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    Guy
    ===
    I wonder if you wouldn't mind piecing out our imperfections with your thoughts; and while you're
    about it perhaps you could think when we talk of bicycles, that you see them printing their proud
    wheels i' the receiving earth; thanks awfully.
     
  7. In message <[email protected]>, wafflycathcsdirtycatlitter
    <[email protected]> writes
    >I get weighed and yes, I have lost some more weight - BUT point of story, every time I go to the
    >docs I cycle there. Have talked with staff there about cycling. The staff there have asked me about
    >my cycling in the past on a sort of "Still enjoying it? I see you biked again." sort of way -
    >absolutely fine. Is it on my notes that I do indeed take regular exercise??? Errr... no. Good
    >grief! So when I see a different nurse - one who hasn't seen me before, she makes assumptions -
    >incorrect ones. The *tone* of her voice spoke volumes :-( Can't let those preconceived ideas about
    >fat people be put to one side, can we. After all, we fatties are slobs who never exercise as we
    >have no self-control.... AAAAAGGGHHH!!!

    Sad really, fit people are so rare in modern society that we quacks often have no idea how to handle
    them. For this nurse, you need to develop a Hard Stare. The sort that I use when I'm hearing the
    same old story all over again... blob sitting in my office like a big girl's blouse, saying "I'm on
    my feet all day and I don't eat a thing, doctor, so there must be something wrong." (I haven't
    actually replied with the diagnosis of "self-deluded greedy layabout". Not yet. Not out loud.) The
    Stare conveys, not disgust, but that I'm calculating how many hours of roasting they'll take before
    the crackling goes really crisp and the screaming stops. The Stare takes practice. I get lots of
    practice. More seriously, it's useful to remind myself that it's possible to be fit and fa... er,
    charmingly rounded.

    (hasty change of subject)

    Have you tried looking for a doctor who cycles? There are a few around. Possibly not within
    convenient cycling distance of Windling Puddlestop or Much Whining or Whipping-in-the-Marsh or
    wherever it is you live. I know one in Maidstone if that helps.

    --
    Richard Keatinge

    http://www.keatinge.net
     
  8. Penny

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    "Richard Keatinge" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > http://www.keatinge.net

    He probably cycles too slowly to get his heart rate up to a decent level. I always cycle to the
    doctors. I also brush my teeth really well before I go to the dentist. But Richard, why torture us
    with all that winsome piffle on your website? PG
     
  9. >Sad really, fit people are so rare in modern society that we quacks often have no idea how to
    >handle them.

    This time - on return visit to get weighed, I had the same nurse and this time, as I turned up in
    full Lycra Lout kit, she was less fazed. I got a "Oh, I see you are taking this cycling thing
    seriously then!" Perhaps the fake tan on the legs lulled her into thinking I am out on my bike every
    waking minute ;-) But then I got a lecture about how being slimmer will make me fitter when I'm old.

    As for The Stare, being a mother, I have The Stare off to a fine art. I can burn holes into a skull
    from 100 yards with The Stare. It's possibly the one thing I can be grateful to my own mother for -
    teaching me The Stare.

    >seriously, it's useful to remind myself that it's possible to be fit and fa... er,
    >charmingly rounded.

    Fat - it's the word you were looking for ;-)

    >Have you tried looking for a doctor who cycles?

    Hahahhaahahahhahahahahaaa! Sorry, forgive the hysterical laughter, please :)

    >Possibly not within convenient cycling distance of Windling Puddlestop or Much Whining or
    >Whipping-in-the-Marsh or wherever it is you live.

    Indeed.

    >I know one in Maidstone if that helps.

    Perhaps when I get the mileages and average speeds up to a respectable figure so the commute would
    be just a mere jaunt.

    Cheers, helen s (fatbirdonabike on her slow way to being slightlypodgybirdonabike)

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  10. Ian

    Ian Guest

    Penny must be edykated coz e writed:

    > "Richard Keatinge" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >>
    >> http://www.keatinge.net
    >
    > He probably cycles too slowly to get his heart rate up to a decent level. I always cycle to the
    > doctors. I also brush my teeth really well before I go to the dentist. But Richard, why torture us
    > with all that winsome piffle on your website? PG
    >
    >
    I think his website is pretty good, his sons poetry is fun, Penny, I bet you sit all the way through
    crap stuff on TV , then complain, instead of switching channels or doing something else.

    Ian
     
  11. Just Zis Guy

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    "Penny" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...

    > > http://www.keatinge.net

    > But Richard, why torture us with all that winsome piffle on your website?

    Hmmm. Starting to look like a sock-puppet yanking the chains of the regulars.

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    Guy
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    I wonder if you wouldn't mind piecing out our imperfections with your thoughts; and while you're
    about it perhaps you could think when we talk of bicycles, that you see them printing their proud
    wheels i' the receiving earth; thanks awfully.
     
  12. Just Zis Guy

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    "Dave Larrington" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > BTW, Richard, the links at the bottom of the "Pedal" page -
    > http://www.keatinge.demon.co.uk/pedal.htm - are borken...

    I'd always wondered what that language was called. Borken. Right.

    http://www.google.com/intl/xx-bork/

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    Guy
    ===
    I wonder if you wouldn't mind piecing out our imperfections with your thoughts; and while you're
    about it perhaps you could think when we talk of bicycles, that you see them printing their proud
    wheels i' the receiving earth; thanks awfully.
     
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