- anyone else cant be bothered anymore
- st colinSubscriber
I’m completely the opposite at the moment. Can’t get out enough.
Pick up my new bike on Thursday night, so i’ll be ithcing to get out even more.
As others have said, it’ll come back to you. I rode once this year between January and March, then it just came back and been riding 2-3 times a week since.Posted 8 years agopedalheadSubscriber
I think the consensus is MTB is not consistent with early parenthood…
Agreed. Having had two sprogs in the past three years, I can vouch that biking can definitely take a big hit. I actually took an 18 month break soon after the first one. Being a bit more stubborn this time (3 months old) as I don’t like how unfit I got last time!Posted 8 years agoStonerSubscriber
and I’ll have to disagree.
Stoner Jr is 2.5 now and with a bit of planning I get to ride every bit as much as I used to. Mrs S and I take it in turns to go out in the evenings or on weekend days – (she runs, swims and road rides). I dont see where having Jr around or not makes much difference to us.Posted 8 years agoscruffMember
What Stoner said, I got a 1 year old and an 8 week old & I ride nearly as much as before, just staying local so get to ride rather than drive and go out at funny times at a moments notice. Wife has mentioned something about divorce / bikes / responsibility but I cocked a deaf ear.Posted 8 years ago
Get a grip man!
Make the most of it while you can, i broke my tib and fib below the left knee on the 15th of Feb and i’m still in a brace and on crutches.
I’d fugging love to be out on the bike, even right now in the pouring rain.
( you weren’t looking for tea and sympathy were you;-)Posted 8 years ago
feel for you paul i had a back operation a few years back and was confined to bed for months only thing kept me goin was the new anthem on order lol and no didnt want sympathy just wondered if it was common to flit in and out of interest and if i need to try bring it back or wait. Its odd how it came about around the same time as i finally got my bikes as i wanted them maybe i like tinkering more than riding lol. As for the green flying machine i better not thanks 🙂Posted 8 years agomyfatherwasawolfMember
On the contrary, I have a 1 month old baby girl. I commute to work (10 miles each way) and have without fail taken an offroad diversion everyday in both directions! I can’t get enough of it me. Admittedly I’ve only managed 3-4 hours at the weekend, but that’s ok cos I’m knackered from the weeks ‘commuting’. 😀Posted 8 years agoSpankmonkeyMember
Well despite having a 4 year old a 3 month old, broken wrist, ribs, 4 operations, one child in hospital for 3 months I have finally got my mojo back! biking took a serious back seat for a long time, priorites change and time gets limited, part of it is having the energy to ride… kids take major effort… it will come back!!Posted 8 years ago
All things being equal i’m off to Mayhem on saturday, why don’t you go?Posted 8 years ago
Becuase if you spend a day there and don’t want to ride you bike then you have no soul:-)
You could take your bike and go round the demo track or just sign up for a couple of demo rides on stuff you can’t afford.
Talking of Soul’s i’ve got a shiny new black one in a box right next to me now, if fact my crutches are leaning against the box:-)
well finally got my bikes how i wanted them a few months back but due to various commitments i didnt ride for a few months then six weeks ago had a nice ride and not been out since. I just seem to have lost interest. Maybe its the new baby i dont know but its gone. I feel like selling up and getting a gsxr 🙁Posted 8 years agovernon-sezMember
Ughh, 5 weeks since the new arrival & can’t remember the last time i was on the bike. Enjoying every min with the little one and Mrs V appreciates me being around at the w/e / evenings.
I do only see this as temporary tho so not going to get too depressed, even if it means riding at silly times. Dont have the pleasure of a nice commute to have to make do with lots of running (seems to be a common theme!) in the meantime…
Embrace the change 😀Posted 8 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
I’ve been through it.
Right now, I’m spending all my time riding my road bike. OK, so not doing stacks, but I’m getting in 200 miles a week. My legs ache all the time, and I can barely stay awake at work. It’s great..!
That said, I’ve resolved that, after July (when I’ve ridden the Étape), I’m going to get my MTB out again.
Perhaps what you need is a change. Leave the bikes where they are and do something else for a bit. Sure, a new baby is bound to be time consuming (I don’t know – no kids), so take the pressure off yourself by not fretting about riding.
And, besides, you don’t actually *need* to ride a bike when you’ve got STW….Posted 8 years agoKramerMember
Went through this a couple of months ago. A combination of factors meant that I’d not been out on the bike for almost a year – change of job, and regular riding buddy being out of action with a ‘hurty knee’.
Six weeks ago, a friend who I know through skiing came up with his new Blur LT to sample some Peak District riding, and I agreed to take him out. We went up the Cut Gate, he loved it, I had a nightmare – sore arse, boinked after about an hour, and my front mech came loose half way back down to Ladybower. However the few bits of downhill on the other side were enough to remind me what I’d been missing, and I’m now out on the bike 4-5 times a week, have bought myself a new bike, and am going to Morzine in a couple of weeks, and am enjoying it more than ever. I’m sat here with achey legs from being at Ladybower on Sunday, Jacob’s ladder yestereday.
I’d say go somewhere new, meet up with some new riding buddies, do something that you’ve not done before. Go on a skills course, or if you normally ride trail centres, go and do an ‘off piste’ ride, or vice versa, and you’ll probably find your mojo again.Posted 8 years agochakapingSubscriber
New parent here too – but my desire to ride my bike has only increased in the last 11 months since I became a Dad.
Possibly since I work from home and see wife and daughter all day, so get my fill of dad time and also need to get out the house to stop going mad. Business is doing well, so I get frustrated that I can’t ride more tbh.Posted 8 years agoCrellMember
When you’re injured it’s not fun. At the moment I’m in an “in-love” phase with biking again and having to sit out is an absolutely soul-destroying nightmare. I’ve had to pull out of Mayhem because of it.
I agree with the “try something differnt suggestion”. Like Kramer I was dragged round CYB by some much fitter mates, having been off the bike for ages and generally very unfit. Yes part of it was my own personal nightmare and reminded me about the pain involved cycling, but the highs of that ride far overshadowed that temporary pain. Riding centres is pretty new to me but I’ve really enjoyed the ones I’ve been to. For me it’s not about covering the most miles anymore it’s about going out and having a laugh.
It just inspired me to go out and get fit and I was loving biking again ’till I broke my ankle…funnily enough on a wet duckboard at a centre. Maybe centres and trying something different isn’t such a good thing 🙂
Oh, buy yourself a new bike as well – it helps.Posted 8 years agotimberMember
Wait for the decision not to ride, to not be yours and then see what you want to do. Lot of stuff goes in phases, doesn’t mean you have to abandon ship because it’s not the centre of existence.
and on a hijack,Posted 8 years ago
Speshpaul – have they bolted your frame in so that it catches the crank? They did with mine and a mates, so was guessing it must be a policy thing for cyclists. Good news is, with a good physio, there’ll be no muscle wastage like in a pot. My frame was in for 5-6 months and I went racing 2 weeks after it was out. Couldn’t run round corners for a while though.CHBSubscriber
Mick, though Gooner, Ton and Ian are fairly nippy, you will find that I bring down the average speed by a notch or two!
Ton: Just had text from Gooner. Not playing out tonight. Hopefully trails in south Leeds will dry out a bit by 1830. Just stopped raining in sunny Harrogateshire.
I think we all get phases where we can’t be bothered with a hobby or sport.Posted 8 years ago
With cycling, I find a few bimble rides by myself over a few weeks gets me back into it. Also when motivation is lacking, I remind myself that I have never finished a ride and regreted setting off, though I do sometimes get that “why bother” feeling 20 mins into a ride, but that passes after another 20 mins.Sideways TimSubscriber
I lost interest in riding about last August. Only ridden a couple of times since then – it happens to me every few years or so. I’m just starting to get back into it, but I’m still at the stage where I can easily find excuses not to bother. My son is a good one, as he’s really into his archery and show jumping, so I can often have to transport him here and there. Sad thing is that none of my kids are particularly into bikes so riding, for them, is a chore.
Moral of the story from past experience is have a bit of time off, but when the opportunity for a ride arises – take it. You might just get your mojo back.Posted 8 years ago
yeah best not rush into selling as id lose a fortune if i changed my mind lol and sheldon you may be right i may have just caught something 😉 all i seem to want to do at the min is ride motorbikes way too fast and leap out of planes lol oh well it may return 😉Posted 8 years ago
TimberPosted 8 years ago
I had a cast on for six weeks so i’ve got the comedy one fat one thin legs. If fact the muscle wastage/swelling was so quick i had 4 cast in the first 10 days. The brace is a “strap on” so no bolts through the leg.
I’ve started on the turbo now so the leg is building up a bit.
So maybe August i’ll be out on the road bike.
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