- Friends and the lack of. Depression, suicide and a friendly offer of a brew.
JMatlock – only just seen this thread, i am an only in North West Norfolk, between Swaffham and Dereham, so are always happy to rides bikes with any one and shoot the breeze, can cover riding from road bike through to mountain bikes and fat bikes, so let me know if you ever fancy coming over this way or hooking up in Cambridgeshire? I am also not the smallest of racing snakes either so can appreciate putting weight on when you take a step back from riding for a while!
pauljwhitlock at gmail.comPosted 4 months agoflumewelckMember
https://www.theswanseabay.co.uk/2016/06/29/bike-ride-month-tywi-track/Posted 4 months ago
Looks like a good ride Ambrose.. I just won’t wear waterproof boots.. be like having puddles on my feet all day.The-milkybar-kidMember
Well done for starting this I am going through the same not sure what is wrong it’s just some days I have just had enough,I am not far away near Peterborough so could maybe meet up sometime but I am not very chatty I find it hard meeting new people,if your on Facebook there is a group called Peterborough mountain bike riders they do a night ride every Thursday night at 7 2/3 groups go out and they start/finish at a pub.Posted 4 months agotdogMember
Yeesh! Ops post is describing how too I am feeling especially as having moved to Devon recently so don’t know anyone to ride out with yet. I do put a good front on even though I’ve had a rollercoaster of a life and wouldn’t have been here typing this now unless it were for bikes and some sort of assistance.
We all have a story to share and be good to offload and go create some tyre tread indentations through the winter as to train to get fitter for next year’s finer weather/trails.
If anyone’s in the Plymouth area and wants to check out trails round my way, enjoy good Co. and good cuppa after a dirty sess outdoors 😛
Drop a message to my inbox if you’re in Devon, be real good to create a regular group.
😀Posted 4 months agohambl90Member
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Has anyone got any good recommendations of books or podcasts that have helped them during bad times?
Just found these , not looked at them myself yet though.Posted 4 months agotdogMember
Maybe I’m getting cynical, but this thread would be great for any bike thieves wanting to lure some unsuspecting mountain biker to somewhere remote before relieving them of their pride and joy. #buzzkill
I’m guessing you’ve forgotten that when riding, we as a biking community tend to stick together.
Bitd, was good times to be had meeting randoms and becoming riding buds, now it drifts in and out of the biking community on/off line.
😛Posted 4 months agomildboreMember
Good work people in talking about this so openly, so many of us are affected and for every one of us who contributes to the thread there must be many more heartened to read of others’ experience/bringing a dark subject into the light. Jmatlock, it’s a bit dated now (just like me really) but I found the Spike Milligan/Dr Anthony Claire book a useful general guide (sorry, can’t remember the title)Posted 4 months ago
JMatlock – I’m Just outside of Newmarket having moved back this neck of the woods following my wife’s rather nasty cancer scare- her illness, being pretty much primary carer for my 6 year old and relocation mean that I’m a proper grumpy barsteward desperate for some group motivation to get out and ride before I stray too far down the path of couchlandria and middle aged spread.Posted 4 months ago
Give us a bell for a razz round Thetford forest or road ride etc- will punt you some deets shortly – Sunday looks cold… therefore Thetford should be …. fast?
I sold my entire collection one weekend when I was feeling particularly down.
I sold a Cotic BFe, An Escapade, 2 SE Bikes Big Ripper 29’’ BMXs and a Cannondale CAAD10
I now have one nice Gravel Bike to cover all my riding until I feel slim enough and for enough to warrant an Aero road bikePosted 4 months agoscudMember
As per my message up above, i’m only in North West Norfolk and can have a few good road/ bridleway routes near me if you fancy a ride and a pun lunch?
Also singed up for all of the Norfolk Sportive company events, they do some good 50 mile ones over winter for £5 and for the Ride It CX 53 miler at Thetford on 26/11/2017 if you’re about, grou of us doing it to find a few more routes in the area.Posted 4 months ago
My work schedule has eased off nicely so I’ve got a bit more free time and flexibility for rides around Cannock Chase and Stafford. MTB or road – all good if somebody wants to come along.
I’ve started to do some riding at Derby Velodrome too, but that’s not really a casual turn up and ride venue. But it’s very good fun.
I’ve also introduced somebody to windsurfing a couple of weeks back, but it’s starting to get a bit chilly for learners.
Address in profile, etc. etc.Posted 3 months agomrcamelMember
this thread is amazing. Sad that so many people are suffering (myself included) but it’s so good for people to open up, and then realise that they’re not alone, they’re not unusual, and they’re not freaks.
I find riding (often alone) very theraputic and really like the idea of some organised bicycle therapy.
Good luck to the OP and all the others struggling to keep it together xxPosted 3 months ago
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