mmm not lost the love...
But with the high cost of fuel and not being able to leave the house for much longer than three hours at a time ( due to wifes disability )ive been riding every day for three hours on the road bike, and i must say..its great.
Ive just bought an exposure diablo though.. so would like to give that a blast off road
Losing the love...
mmm not lost the love...
I ride different bikes for different seasons,
Getting a beachbike renewed my interest in biking ten fold as it felt like a whole new activity and now winter riding is so much fun and i dont get sick of the weekly mud fest and cleaning of this time of year and lose interest,
Cant afford a motorcycle anymore so cycling is now my main outdoor activity, and free camping is er...free so will be doing alot more of that within riding distance of home this year
dont miss trail centres anymore and the costs of the latest "must have" bikes -or the crashes
Im getting too old for that now
Sort of. Although I'm more bored of the having to drive at least 1.5hrs to get to a decent trail than the riding itself which is usually quite good.
Lost the love a few years ago after working as a bike courier, I'd just had enough of bikes I think.
Bought a ss mtb on a whim and it felt like being a kid again.
I moved to the lake district late last year and even though it's cold, wet and grey, I love being out on me bike again...even got my GF riding...in winter!
Try riding somewhere new or with new people, works a treat.
Mark I would be up for a TBC evening road ride No uni on Tuesday as well and an afternoon start on Wednesday.
I'll pop into the shop at some point next week. Probably
I have to say I kind of lost the love but that is because I cycle to uni 4 times a week, than to work 3 times a week, than to the gym twice a week and then it's either very cold, very windy already dark or it's raining or I find another excuse i.e. salt damaging my road bike etc. So both bikes are now in the cupboard and I ride my hack Marin. I'll take it easy for a bit. Like Druidh said it should come back later. No point in forcing myself to go for a ride if I won't enjoy it.
I fell out of love with Mountain Biking last spring.
I am now a member of a Road club and as a treat to myself I bought an expensive plastic bike. All my riding plans for this year involve being on the road with maybe the odd off road excursion thrown in.
Now just need to save up for one of these.
Edit; Fitted with Campag Super Secord though. Dura Ace is just wrong!!
i'm struggling for motivation to do anything at the moment, it's just a seasonal/darkness thing, but it's not helped by all the mud. a 3 hour ride at the weekend has left me with a weeks worth of post-work cleaning/fettling/drying.
so, until the daylight comes back, i'll be a grumpy old bear who can't be bothered to ride much.
but i'm ok with it.
It's all bikes, it's all just pedalling ) so just don't stop pedalling.
if you ride it's good, road or MTB or something in between, it doesn't matter. I just think that riding is too good to limit yourself to a 'discipline'.
i've had phases of not riding an MTB much for 2 years or so, then hardly ridden a road bike in the last 6 months. But i've always loved bikes.
Change is good for you. load that bike up and go bivvi-ing - watch the sun rise alone, somewhere remote - it's potentially a life-changing thing. Mountain biking isn't just about hitting lines and head angle debates and rebound settings )
Its no big deal.
I love surfing and just as much as Mtbing and sometimes its take precedence.
Have gradually been transferring MTB love t0 road love for the last few years. Tried my hand at road racing last year (without any success - not fit enough, got ill, changed jobs).
Going to do more CX this year,. Across the summer on the SS CX I've just thrown together, then race on a geared crosser.
I'm dealing with some depression right now, and riding bikes has been really helping. But the best rides ar ethe ones without expectations.
Surprised I havent lost it. Take yesterday, four hours in the cold wet and dark. Killed a chainring and pads, fell into a drainage ditch and got soaked. My mate bust his ribs and my gloves iced over on the way home.
It tries to ditch me but it cant.
Was losing the love towards the back end of last year
- December with snow and ice just couldn't be bothered.
Got a load of new cold weather stuff (roubaix longs etc...) for xmas and finished the re-build of my hardtail with a 3 speed SA hub and am looking forward to it again.
Lost the little bit of fitness I did have due to laziness, minor injury & broken bike bits last year
Went for a quick blast in the snow and enjoyed it, but no inclination at all to get back out on the bike at the moment.
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