let's have a positive thread about cycling
I’m not the fastest or the most skilled of riders. In fact I get my arse kicked, more often than not, when riding with friends. BUT I’d never give it up, unless there was a *very* good medical reason,as the feeling of being “out there” is the most addictive of drugs.Posted 5 years agoMr WoppitMember
Despite being old enough for a bus pass (which I christened at the weekend), I wanted to save £1800 a year by cycling into work all the way and back again instead of buying a rail season ticket, so after prevaricating by thinking of all the reasons not to, I manned the ferk up and bought a road bike.
After two months of crippling pain but persistant cycling, I now find it doesn’t hurt (well, perhaps just a little bit) and I am comfortably managing 40 miles a day, 200 miles a week up and down the incredibly dangerous A24.
One of the benefits of taking this much excercise is the discovery that I can lose weight AND eat the most humungous amounts of food at the same time…Posted 5 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
Karinofnine – Member
… it IS, my idea was to balance all those “cycling is so dangerous/ near miss” stories with hundreds of reports of cycle journeys that went well.
I mean, you hear about one fatality (which is very sad) but the news reader never says “And in today’s news, 1 million cyclists rode to work, they all had a really nice time, and no-one got knocked off their bike”.
Got you. Well, I’ve never been killed, and had hundreds of nice days out.Posted 5 years agogonzyMember
got fed up with relying on public transport…took nearly 90 minutes to get home last night (6 mile journey) including waiting 45 minutes in the cold waiting for the stupid bus…while the wife phones me to ask “where the hell are you?!”Posted 5 years ago
cue the reason to fix the bike up
rode into work today…temp on phone said -3.
face felt like a sheet of ice, water in the camelbak tubes was colder than ice, toes started to curl, finger tips numb (endura strikes-absolutely useless!!), speedo stopped working…..
but boy did it feel good!!
my work colleagues think i’m bonkers!!Mr AgreeableSubscriber
Rode the trails on Sunday in brilliant sunshine, enjoyed the sections we’d spent Saturday fixing, bumped into two people I knew, had a nice bacon roll at a cafe full of mountain bikers, ran into someone else who I went riding with ages ago and had a nice chat, and saw a kingfisher by the river on the way.Posted 5 years agobazwadahMember
This week I have walked to work instead of cycling and although its still exercise, it not the same as cycling. When I ride I dont feel sluggish and dont feel guilty about stuff I eat and drink. One day I was struggling on the last bit of a climb and an old chap (walking down the hill) started clapping and said “go on!, almost there-keep going”. Made me feel great and I raced the last bit to work. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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