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  • Things that you didn’t like but now embrace
  • didnthurt
    Full Member

    Now keep this clean 😆

    I’ll go first:
    – 29″ wheels
    – Tubeless
    – 1 X gears
    – 27.5″ plus wheels and tyres
    – Gravel riding
    – Lycra
    – Road clipless pedals and shoes
    – Christmas pudding
    – Whisky
    – Growing a beard
    – Getting old

    dc1988
    Full Member

    Do you mean didn’t like or didn’t like the idea of?

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Either or both?

    the-muffin-man
    Full Member

    – Getting old

    That can **** off!

    I thought life was meant to be simple by your mid 50s! I wish I’d wasted more of my life in my youth! 🙂

    footflaps
    Full Member

    Olives, under 30 I hated them, the something changed and I’ve loved them ever since. NB This is the edible version as opposed to pipe sealing type..

    ElShalimo
    Free Member

    cashew nuts

    plus-one
    Full Member

    Beer

    stevemcneill
    Free Member

    Pegging

    out washing, hated laundry but don’t mind it now.

    smogmonster
    Full Member

    Ebikes – sorry. I always hated the idea…the usual fat, lazy bar stewards, just a motorbike yadda yadda. I spouted it all. Then I had a go on one….they’re just great fun. I still get a great workout, but I now get double the downhill runs I used to in the same space of time. Whats not to like??.

    jamj1974
    Full Member

    Olives and cherries.

    Blackflag
    Free Member

    Belle and Sebastian

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    Working.
    Haven’t done it for a couple of years because I didn’t like it.

    Will be doing it again from next month onwards. I’ve got more enthusiasm for it this time round as it’ll be about helping less fortunate folks instead of making money for some greedy ****.

    mjsmke
    Full Member

    Sleeping.

    As a child, I hated going to bed. Now I love it and can’t get enough.

    Coffee.

    Hated it till I was about 22. Now love it.

    ton
    Full Member

    michael portillo.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Riding on roads.

    Superficial
    Free Member

    The song ‘Teenage Dirtbag’

    dogbone
    Full Member

    Pickle.
    A cheese sandwich isn’t the same without it now.

    silasgreenback
    Full Member

    Another +1 for ebikes. But i’m being honest about the fact it makes it easier!

    zerocool
    Full Member

    – 27.5 & 29.
    – Tubeless (it seemed such a faff, but now I don’t ever bother swapping tyres to match weather conditions it’s DHF fir everything).
    – XC and uphill
    – Road bikes
    – Ebikes.

    ads678
    Full Member

    Running, I always hated it and was rubbish at it, then started training for some stuff a few years ago including running. Now I can’t do it because of Achilles and gout issues, I’m really missing it.

    Sprouts, but only if fried with bacon and some garlic!

    simondbarnes
    Full Member

    Slippers

    wordnumb
    Free Member

    Nothing much. I was always right.

    doomanic
    Full Member

    The Labour Party. Brought up in a bluer than a very blue thing that’s having a particularly blue day household it took me quite some time to see that the Nasty Party never had my best interests at heart. It’s a shame my parents never saw the same.

    doomanic
    Full Member

    Oh, and slippers. But only because I daren’t turn the heating on.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    Doomanic may be my long lost twin on both counts

    didnthurt
    Full Member

    Where’s the like button for slippers!

    martymac
    Full Member

    Travelling abroad.
    I always resisted when partners suggested it, my argument was I hadn’t seen all of this country yet.
    Went to Canada 10yrs ago, friggin loved it, been back 3 more times since.
    Going again in February, gonna try and skate on 7 different rinks in a day. Without using any transportation.
    Something that’s impossible in the uk.
    Genuinely wish I’d went abroad when i was young.

    garage-dweller
    Full Member

    Mudguards, Marmalade and Marmite but not marsupials (no one should embrace them they’ve got sharp claws).

    jimmy
    Full Member

    Onesies.

    Speaking up at work.

    Mud guards.

    feed
    Full Member

    Wine, until my mid twenties thought it was all bullshit and pretension. Now I think it’s 50% bullshit and pretension but the other 50% is a very nice relaxing drink to get drunk on 🙂

    hardtailonly
    Full Member

    Mudguards.

    Crocs.

    (Not at the same time … hut hey, who knows what the future holds?)

    si77
    Full Member

    Belle and Sebastian

    Is that the animated series or the band?

    tenfoot
    Full Member

    Salmon. Lots of omega 3 oily goodness

    stevious
    Full Member

    Shaving my legs. I thought it was silly. Tried it because I was convinced by a youtube video that it would make me better at bike racing. Now I do it becuase I like how my legs look shaven and no other reason.

    continuity
    Free Member

    Chain waxing
    Going to bed @ 10pm (or earlier)
    Not drinking
    Coffee without milk or sugar
    Pyjamas
    Electronic music
    Drugs
    Monogamy
    Decorating
    Baseball caps
    The Economist
    Sandals
    Lycra
    Suncream
    Rock and ice / winter climbing

    noeffsgiven
    Free Member

    Outboard bearing bottom brackets, as the owner of multiple isis Middleburn cranksets I refused to acknowledge hollowtech II for way too long.

    funkmasterp
    Full Member

    Olives, under 30 I hated them, the something changed and I’ve loved them ever since. NB This is the edible version as opposed to pipe sealing type..

    Same here. Used to think they were vile and now I can’t get enough of them.

    Public speaking or presenting, used to avoid like the plague and I’m growing to really like it.

    Not being as fit as I used to be. Got angry about it for a long time and now I’ve come to realise it is inevitable.

    Plus tyres – Had a Trek Stache and it was back to back punctures and torn sidewalks on the rear. Cost the GDP of a small nation to keep replacing them. Fast forward a few years and the strength and choice of the tyres has come on leaps and bounds. I miss my Stooge (both of them).

    olly2097
    Free Member

    Another one for belle and Sebastian – some great songs/albums.

    Caravanning – home from home. Fun family times.

    Berlingos – yeah people drive them at 40mph but my god they are so practical.

    Ebikes. – go further quicker and don’t feel goosed after a big ride.

    Vegetarianism.- I still eat meat but married a veggie

    jameso
    Full Member

    Country music, to a point

    Rim brakes

    The idea that I’m not going to fly to riding destinations most summers any more – embraced via the joy of from-front-door touring

    thols2
    Free Member

    Kelsey Grammer. His talent has no bounds.

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