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Are Cyclists Masochists....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 28 Mar 2008.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Like ive many times gone beyond the point of the sensible on a cycle many a time but for some reason i keep on doing it: does this make me/us not right in the head :becool:

    I recall once gettin way lost on the other side of a mountain literally 30+mls direct away from the house it was raining, had to go over 'tops as a local pointed out (it wont be easy was the last thing he said to me and boy was he correct)...the road itself was slippy as hell I was on the edge of normal energy levels.....then I had to make my way around said mountain to get back on the correct road,

    Whats appealing about that...:biggrin:

    I dont think I'm right in the head...

    Anyone understand what I mean here...
     
  2. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    i feel the need, the need for speed!

    yep, absolutely sh!t myself coming down hills sometimes when i'm going so fast i know if i hit a pothole i'm a gonna.... but i still go back for more.
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    err....no :becool:
     
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i did on the last club run, nasty climbs with horizontal snow. as i commented to a clubmate, you know you're a Cyclist (with a cap c) if you ride in that by choice.
     
  5. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Too much is made of the "masochism" of cycling. No more than any other sport/hobby...you are no tougher than anyone else...
     
  6. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull

    i don't agree. i think cyclists are the toughest of the lot.

    anyone else can pack up and go home when it gets too hard. we are, by then, at least 30 miles from home and have to cycle back :becool:
     
  7. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    not only that, when you watch the TDF, they're at it for hours most days for 3 weeks.

    footballers OTH are at it 90 mins a week, and most of that is standing about
     
  8. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Nope. cycling is not necessarily "tough".
     
  9. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    i think Noodley's playing with us!
     
  10. OP
    OP
    yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Noodley have you ever snapped your axle (in the rush hour) but rode 15mls home on it..have ever snapped your bolts in your stem but rode it home holding it position have you Noodly ever snapped your frame after a chain gang but rode it home.. have you ever exhausted your supply of tubes..saught help but nothing could be sufficed so rode 25mls home on a flat only to have some kid lean out of a cars window, 1 ml from the house and point out that 'your tyres flat mate'..have you ever Noodley snapped some spokes soo badly the wheels crisped yet still rode it home ! ~ if you dont understand, you'll never 'get it'..
     
  11. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    No I'm not. :becool:

    What is so "masochistic" about cycling compared to other interests?
     
  12. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    And Noodley, have you ever caught your balls on the handlebar stem? Or got your penis tangled in the chain while you were turning the cranks? Or had a spoke break and jam itself up your arse?

    Obviously not, or you wouldn't make such ill informed comments.
     
  13. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Er..no. I tend to not do these things....although I may think about it in future :becool:
     
  14. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    I fell off once onto gravel and took more or less my palms off.
    That was horrid.
    GRR
     
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Two cyclings here: Noodley's which is correct. a means of transport; a leisure pastime; an obsessive hobby;
    or Yenrods'. Also correct. A racing sport, a balls-to-the-wall kill-or-die get to the sign first sport, an obsessive hobby.