- Training = ungentlemanly conduct?
training for a proper competitive event is surely fine ?
practising or even just exercising loads in order, specifically, to get better in order to “win” some imaginary event that only you are competing in, is really lame – esp if that “event” involves you and your mates (who think you’re all just mucking about)
even so, I imagine the word ungentlemanly was used jokinglyPosted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
There’s a very funny bit in the late climber Tom Patey’s book One Man’s Mountains about climbers who train in secret and develop crags by stealth. Generally Patey doesn’t think it’s very gentlemanly behaviour especialy when he grew up in an era when climbing was a game for wealthy gentlemen in the fine British tradition of bumbling incompetence. Training is generally unsporting and far too serious and people who train are worthy of derision.
In cycling I can’t understand the difference between training and going out for a ride when it applies to amateurs, unless they are definitey going out for the purpose of stressing their bodies to prepare for a competitive event.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
In cycling I can’t understand the difference between training and going out for a ride when it applies to amateurs, unless they are definitey going out for the purpose of stressing their bodies to prepare for a competitive event
So if I go out for a ride on my own I’m ok but if I ride up the hills a bit faster than I usually do I’m committing a faux pas?Posted 4 years agotenfootSubscriber
I got “told off” for going for a secret training ride on Saturday morning.
Truth is, my wife was out with the kids and I had a 2 hour window in which to “get some miles in” before she came back and we all went off to watch Star Trek.
All in the name of loving bike riding. The fitness is a happy bi-product of the riding.Posted 4 years ago
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