The Story of a 48 year old man who wants to ride a Yamaha TZ250, as fast as he did 28 years ago, with the help of the "Steele Method"
Sunday, 9 January 2011
The swimming pool is closed until the 10th Jan!!!! So I am out on my bicycle ride. I have seen my personal physiotherapist Yann Guimard who is treating me for my hamstring problem, 3-4 times a week, I also have exercise to do at home everyday and it's really getting better! I should be back running by the end of the month.
At 48 years old I have decided to get fit, lose weight and go racing. When I was 20 years old I was 79.5KG(175lbs) and a fast motorcycle racing driver (Yamaha TZ350 and a Waddon/Rotax 250) So I am on a mission, trying to ride this machine is a real challenge, first time out I wore the leathers (Yellow and blue in the photo) I had when I was a young man. I was able to walk and even sit down, but getting on this machine with my knees in my ears was another story. I managed 10 laps of Brands Hatch before I was going to faint, the next time out I was able to borrow some in a larger size!!!!!
My mission is to lose weight before the racing season starts at the end of March, the "Steele Man" in England is my trainer, every day encouraging me forward with my mission.
I started this on the 24th January 2010, I was 93.7KG(206.5lbs) this is a 2 times a day excercise, cutting out all bread, potatoes, toast, biscuits and desserts...........
Francis Hammond is a British photographer who established himself in New York City (USA) and now is based in Paris France. Photographing Interiors food and lifestyle. He works for magazines advertising and book publishers all over the world.