"hippy" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> > Good on you Paul. Us 60kg whippets have got to stand tall. As a 62kg,
> 5' 11"
> What do you eat
Pretty much what I like
Light breakfast, sandwiches & fruit for lunch, meat & 3 veg for dinner.
I hardly ever go near Maccas and try to avoid other junk food (but I do like asian takeaway, and
chocolate mmmm, is part of my regular intake)
> and how much exercise do you do in a normal day?
Probably not enough. I walk about a fair bit at work (I'm a teacher) but don't commute by bike due
to scarcity of facilities at work. Usually get out for a decent ride every couple of week - decent
being 60km+ for a day or a 40km+ mtb ride. At the same time I have always managed to maintain a good
fitness for touring and mtb rides, not racing fitness, but always quicker than other riders my own
age (and some quite a few years younger)
> I've had 2 months off the bike (1 month being totally indulgent in Japan) and I'm now pushing
> 100kg clothed!! Mind you, I was never small build.
I'm lucky I guess, that I have a light build. My problem is more to do with not being able to put
weight on, regardless of what I eat. Hardly ever been over 70kg, and about 18 months ago after I had
been off the bike for several months with a busted wrist my weight actually dropped to about 55kg!
> I'm back on the roadie now and trying to drop weight. Being 60kg might come in handy climbing
> hills but don't get in my way when I'm rushing for a train or something
I'll keep my ears pricked for the thunder
I've always thought about my solidly built buddies
who, riding their bikes on a day ride, are probably carrying as much as I would loaded for a camping
tour with 30kg of clothes, tent, stove, food .... THATS when i'm secretly smiling about my weight,
carting the gear up into the Otways or Bogong High Plains.