What other sports do you do apart from cycling? Any weird combo's?
The 2 pictures below are my main hobby. Mountain biking comes 2nd, between March and October anyway.
http://www.teltphotography.com/PictureDetails.aspx?AlbumID=H-040910-A4&PhotoID=111TEL_2795&FitWindow=0&Left=%28%28%28screen.availWidth%20?%20screen.availWidth%20:%20screen.width%29%20-%20700%29%20/2%29&Top=%28%28%28screen.availHeight%20?%20screen.availHeight%20:%20screen.height%29%20-%20700%29%20/2%29Posted 7 years agocharlie the bikemongerSubscriber
Cycling and surfing
I Noticed that I sort of surf singletrack, making the most of the opportunities the trail throws at you, pumping for speed, cranking bottom turns, carving banks and cheeky tail slides. Not looking for the fastest line, but the most interesting line. You rarely surf in straight lines.
Paddling out is like climbing.
Downhilling is like riding a wave.
Both can involve odd outfits
Both are free once you have a board or bike.
Both cheer me up and return me to civilisation in better state than when I left.
I also get geeky and a bit of a hoarder with both, I have quiver of eight boards and eight ish bikes
I have a wooden alaia retro board and a 1927 postie bike
A 1985 Raleigh USA and 1970’s single fin pintail.
A curious softail 29er and a five fin bonzer
A long big dummy cargo-bike and a 11.5 foot massive paddleboard.
It’s good having four sheds.Posted 7 years agoaracerSubscriber
Windsurfing, long distance surfski racing and rollerski racing (quite weird that I did 2 “ski” races within a couple of weeks, requiring totally different skills) are the things most unlike mountain biking I’ve done in the last year – though I also used to play roller hockey. Off to compete in ski-orienteering in a couple of weeks time!Posted 7 years agoSD-253Member
Rugby weight training and walking. Cycling is more a means of transport in a rural area as I have no license. I found that cycling was extremely detrimental to Rugby as it results in the reduction of your quads and an increase in hamstring the latter causes me a lot of pain if my hamstrings are resting on the edge of the chair. I have to keep them above the chair IE a small stool. I noticed a significant drop in my ability to get round on the rugby field. As I have arthritis in one knee I had to give up running. In the end I had to buy a machine not sure what you would call it possibly a skiing machine but I did not use the arm exerciser (the equivalent of poles?). This mimicked running reasonably well and did not result impact or to be more precise did not affect my arthritis. Either way it was not long before I got a considerably amount of my ability back (not that’s it is that good anyway)Posted 7 years ago
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