- Just riding along is boring
OK, so perhaps the thread title is a bit melodramatic, but bear with me.
I had a good ride yesterday. The sky was blue, the Sun was shining and I had well-drained trails to play on. There were some incredibly technical sections (for me) and some tough and satisfying climbs. However, I must confess I found the easy bits – the bits where you should be able to just cruise and enjoy the (admittedly impressive) views – just a bit underwhelming.
Does anyone else have rides where they forget how to enjoy the easy bits?Posted 4 years ago
cycle the ‘easy’ bits as fast as you possibly can?
You’re absolutely right of course, but my point was more that once-upon-a-not-very-long-ago I used to enjoy just being outside on my bike without busting a gut on every section. I was riding solo, so maybe if I’d had someone to chat to I wouldn’t have noticed it feel as dull.
I just hope “going for a walk” doesn’t suffer the same fate, cos I really don’t fancy running everywhere 😆Posted 4 years agorollindoughnutMember
I get bored with doing the same thing all the time. So after 5 years riding I now have a burly play bike, a racing mtb and a road bike which I race as well as cruise on.
I switch between riding as fast as I can and long fun rides on all three bikes.
Periods on each bike range from months to a few days, and I just do what I fancy at the time. They all complement each other and all aid my growth as a bike racer (which is when I really get my kicks).Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Yeah after a while being out in the countryside just becomes as normal as being at work or shopping or something – to me, anyway. After almost 25 years of doing it. In some ways this is bad but in some ways it’s good, because biking is a solid part of my life like any other. I have good rides and bad ones, but it’s just something I do.
I still enjoy it when it’s good, not when it’s bad – but I’ll always be doing it.Posted 4 years ago
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