- What do you think about while riding ?
Nothing, and then I remember I am riding a singlespeed and try to work out when I started choosing to ride it over my geared bike, when it stopped being a sufferfest, and when I stopped checking how many mates were going to share the suffering 🙂
…and the laserbeamcock thing when going downhill…Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Which trail I’m going to ride next, usually. Or, “am I lost”. Or “ChrisL is catching me, this will not stand!”
But there’s still a load of thought processes going on in the background that I’m not aware of, I can go out for a ride and come back having made a decision about some thing that was bothering me, without really knowing I was doing it.Posted 3 years agokudosMember
When I’m out on my roadbike, I pretend there’s a camera bike and helicopter tracking my progress. I even like to check over my shoulder every now and again to see if the imaginary peloton are bearing down on me.
Every now and then, I’ll do a snarl or a wink at the camera.
And I think about doing rude things to Tony Gallopin’s girlfriend so I’m in a constant state of semi-tumescence… The female viewers at home love that kind of thing.Posted 3 years agocookeaaSubscriber
On the MTB I think mostly about what I’m doing at any given moment TBH…
But on the Road bike, especially on long straight forwards familiar routes (eg when commuting) my mind can toddle off a bit on to other topics and the autopilot kicks in, which is great as you sort of make progress without really noticing any leg pain or tiredness…
Of course the second you actually notice that you’ve tuned out, reality sort of jumps back in and you have to deal with all those mundane concerns…
I seem to be a shade quicker when my brain switches into that mode, like 90% of the actual cycling becomes almost “autonomic” I guess the times I’ve been faster/braver on the MTB I’ve had a similar “not thinking too much” moment..
Not thinking too hard seems to benefit me…Posted 3 years agomintimperialSubscriber
On the mountain bike: anything and everything and nothing.
On the road bike: I invariably end up fantasizing about hefting half a housebrick through the windscreen of whichever was the last car that buzzed my elbow, cut me up, nearly ran me down, or otherwise demonstrated the criminal imbecility of its driver.
I don’t like road riding much anymore.Posted 3 years ago
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