- Would you still cycle if……..?
now,what I want to know next is, how many of you do that strava thing……I hope non.
Why? Are you bored of this topic and want to go off on a tangent? 😉
As it happens I “do” Strava. I find it interesting to be able to quantify when I’m feeling like I’m riding well with some proof. I also won’t lie in that I get a bit of a buzz comparing myself to other riders who I subjectively think are “better” than me. Tying this back to the OP, I would still cycle if I had no Strava 😆Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I cycle despite the health benefits. It’s hard sometimes.
I do Strava but I don’t think I do it right- I like to know if I’m getting faster or slower, I don’t really care if someone else is faster. Sometimes it’s interesting to see where you are in the sliding scale I suppose… Found it really interesting to compare a load of testride bikes over the same sections though.Posted 3 years ago
it had no health benefits at all.
whilst riding to our digs, after a few pots of ale while on tour, one of my riding pals asked me why I ride a bike.
I told him that I just loved to travel under my own steam, and be out in the countryside and weather.
he said he did it for the same reasons, and even if it was shown that it offered no health benefits, he would still cycle cos he loved it so much.
what about you?Posted 3 years agoads678Subscriber
I love riding bikes, always have, always will. it’s good that it gives me some exercise as well, but i’d do it any way.
mental benefits? well, i’ve been feeling a bit shit this week, full of cold, work shit, not cycled to work this week for various reason. Had a bit of a go at the kids earlier, just cos they were doing kid stuff! Thought to my self afterwards while the kids were crying(!!) “i’d better go for a ride”, feel much better now. kids probably hate me but i’ll just buy them some chocolate tomorrow, they’ll be reet……. 😉Posted 3 years agoDugganMember
No, I wouldn’t bother. Cycling’s just more fun than the gym for me. I prefer running but as running is so bad for your joints cycling seems like the next best alternative, or at least to dilute the running with something else.
It certainly doesn’t make me feel like a child again, or soothe my soul or whatever else lots of other people seem to get out of it. Fair play to them though but I guess that’s just not me.
I often think that to truly like mountain biking you have to like tools, maintenance and all that practical stuff and I’m really not into that at all so a lot of that stuff just seems like a drag to me when i could just go for a run.Posted 3 years ago
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