Life After MTB – What Did You Replace it With?

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  • Life After MTB – What Did You Replace it With?
  • shooterman
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    Geex actually prompted me to reconsider the sizing thing.

    The sizing issue I think is just symptomatic. I’ve been looking for a new bike for 6 months and checking geo numbers online. I walk into one shop and they tell me I’m definitely a large then the next says I’m definitely an XL. It’s not the size, it’s the faff and not being able to get a straight answer.

    I’ve been strung along a bit by another direct sales co so I have to admit I’m Narky McNarkNark at the moment. I might draw breath for a few weeks before making any big decisions and spending the money I’d saved for a bike on something else.

    TurnerGuy
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    NOpe – its a shoulder injury. Ridden hardtails for 40+ years offroad

    my osteopath has bween really good fixing up my shoulder, whereas the ‘specialist’ physio I went to through Bupa was a complete waste of time 🙂

    more usefully, I find my macebell brilliant for the shoulders, as does the musco-skeletal therapist that has been looking at my knee problem as it’s fixed his shoulder problems and also some of his patients he has recommended it too. Worth a look at.

    I finished with MTB in a big way after getting bored of local trails and getting into Bikepacking. Once I realised the reality didn’t live up to the dream (spent most of my time walking/pushing bike) I moved into hiking properly, allowed me to get places the bike would never take me, or would be misery to try.

    Only got back into MTB when I moved to Vancouver, which was brilliant until injuries and bike theft took over. Seemed like a fitting end to ‘seriously’ mountainbiking.

    Road biking and hill-walking/backpacking/scrambling filled the void until kids came along, but then I found my new obsession – Cyclo-cross! (see also Garry_Lager’s post above).

    Most of the fun of MTB but generally more convenient, gives you something to focus on and train for, and since the overlap between CX and gravel is pretty slim you’ll still have a quick bike that you can rag around local trails etc.

    Best thing is that the season really kicks off in winter, so you’ve got something to look forward to rather than dreading the wet cold months.

    trumpton
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    To properly enjoy biking I think it helps to do a few types of riding, including pub bike commuting type riding.

    cyclelife
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    I’ll be 60 in January, gave up golf when kids were young 25+ years ago. Was a 2 handicap and just forgot about it, never played since. Just recently I’ve put on some weight due to stress of losing my job, was attacked at school by a pupil then accused of using unnecessary force to protect myself etc!
    I’ve lost fitness and some drive/aggression and struggle to motivate myself to ride, so now considering getting the clubs out again. Can’t see it being more expensive than mtb when you consider parts, petrol, uplifts clothing etc.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Cyclelife, you’ll be amazed how quickly it comes back. I played off the same handicap when I was 17 and recently played again for the first time in 20+ years, I was sticking them on the green very quickly. I enjoyed it that’s for sure.

    Nico
    Member

    I walk into one shop and they tell me I’m definitely a large then the next says I’m definitely an XL.

    That’s pretty rapid weight gain.

    cyclelife
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    Weeksy.

    stw Golf day?
    Where are you based?
    Be a laugh!

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    West berks matey. But I have a car if needed

    mooman
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    Got bored with the MTB a few years ago and took to road bike … got bored of that couple months ago and been going to my old boxing gym twice a week .. now just one of those bag beaters you find in most boxing gyms; old age comes to us all!!
    It doesnt keep the weight off like the bike, but its new again and not boring.

    I`ll prob zwift again when its cool enough

    Premier Icon bigmat
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    Reflect back what you found fun mtb-ing.
    I retired early because I couldn’t get out with the guys often enough.
    It was the group banter, shared experiences.
    Some may like the solo reflective time away.
    Riding good single track is like good sex, nothing else on your mind else you fall off the flow and rhythm.
    If you give up due to time, or aches or other life pressures, then time to RESET your life.
    Draw a happy circle with sectors covering you, family, work, health, etc
    See where your imbalance is.
    If skewed then make sure you work St evening it out.
    It’s not about replacing mtb. It’s about what to to next that’s fun.
    Like retiring from work.
    Look for positives. Not next episode of downloaded box sets.
    Fresh air, challenges. Banter with others,
    Get a smile on your face, when you remember the ride

    cr500dom
    Member

    The group I rode with kind of fragmented and died sadly, I struggle to get motivated to ride or train on my own (i like the social side) and pressure from family with young kids etc just meant more and more guilt trips for ever shorter rides.
    I gave up riding in the end because theres only so much s**t i can cope with on a daily / weekly basis.
    Changed jobs so lost my cycle commute, and just lost my Mojo for lots of stuff.
    Spent 18months working regularly in the gym which helped, but again the group drifted off onto other things.
    had some health issues and mental health state wasnt great as a result so just stopped doing stuff.
    Bought a canoe which I love, being surrounded by some great places to explore.
    Got a trackday Caterham which gives me the adrenaline rush too.
    Recently started feeling physically better and ready to start doing stuff again.
    Dragged my Windsurfing kit out this weekend for the first time in 10-12 years and can see me doing more of that.
    But i do need to get the bikes out again and get back into it, i know once i start, the motivation will come having now had a 2-3 year break from it.

    tjagain
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    TurnerGuy

    Member

    NOpe – its a shoulder injury. Ridden hardtails for 40+ years offroad

    my osteopath has bween really good fixing up my shoulder, whereas the ‘specialist’ physio I went to through Bupa was a complete waste of time 🙂

    more usefully, I find my macebell brilliant for the shoulders, as does the musco-skeletal therapist that has been looking at my knee problem as it’s fixed his shoulder problems and also some of his patients he has recommended it too. Worth a look at.

    Thats two mistakes and waste of money. BUpa and osteopths. They must love you giving away your money for nothing.

    I have exemplary treatment from NHS phsios for this and am slowly working my way thru the system. For free. Top experts, no money taking charletans. Macebell would turn my medium injury into a major one in two swings.

    And yes I know you were trolling.

    beiciwr64
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    55 Still ride MTB,gone from 3 rides a week to 3 times a month,DH once a week
    Do a bit trail running,5km keeps a basic fitness,love it.
    Climbing and bouldering,did my first outside sports climb this month,plan is to do more of this,wish i’d started earlier, awesome sport.
    Also do a bit of gold panning,hard work but very enjoyable,helps when the river is only 5 mind away.
    Thinking about doing an intro in to kite surfing this winter if i manage to get some spare time.

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