Do you suffer from lack of cycling ?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by biggs682, 8 Feb 2019.

  1. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    My social group rides have been cancelled lately due to risk of ice. To a large extent, they're my motivation to get the bike out.
    I have to wonder how many others are in the same boat.
     
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  2. No.
     
  3. gavgav

    gavgav Guru

    Yes, absolutely. My mood is always better when I’m cycling regularly. I’d even go as far as saying that I wouldn’t have got through the worst time of my life, when I lost my mum, if it wasn’t for keeping up cycling when I could do
     
  4. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    After my big accident I couldn't cycle or drive for months so walked, a lot. I would walk a 6 mile round trip just to drop off the ironing and often walked about 2.5 miles to do the shopping a couple of times a week instead of the normal weekly big family shop by car. Walking just over a mile with 4 loaded shopping bags hurts your hands and arms...….
    It kept me sane!
     
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  5. CarlP

    CarlP There’s no need to live in a pit of doom

    No.
     
  6. pawl

    pawl Veteran




    Good for her.
     
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  7. lane

    lane Über Member

    It's not a good thing for me if I don't exercise. My mood deteriorates and I'm most likely not so good to live with. It doesn't have to be cycling specifically but that's what I enjoy best. When I can't or choose not to get out on the bike in the winter I do intervals on the stationary bike in the gym followed by a swim session and all is good. The intervals are just unpleasant enough to be enjoyable. Also do some walking at the weekend sometimes. Roll on the spring.
     
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  8. OP
    OP
    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    No what ?
     
  9. CarlP

    CarlP There’s no need to live in a pit of doom

    I don’t get down or depressed when not cycling.
     
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  10. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I'm the opposite to the OP: because my bikes are my only transport, sometimes I get fed up from cycling, I do cycle short journeys most days.
    If I don't have to ride to work, I often do other active stuff, like walking, gardening or swimming.
    My job is quite active too, so it's not like I'm missing the exercise if I don't cycle.

    Did you embed the studs by riding on (smooth-is) tarmac for around 40 miles, as instructed on the label?
    If you didn't you will lose some studs, maybe lots.

    Riding Marathon winters you don't have to worry about ice, you're invincible, just take care when you put your foot down to stop ^_^
     
  11. Jimidh

    Jimidh Über Member

    Location:
    Midlothian
    I miss wearing shorts and short sleeved jerseys.

    I miss looking forward to getting out on my bike rather than dragging myself out the door in full winter gear, having that extra espresso before I leave.

    I do still love it when i’m out. I even love Zwifting or Trainer Roading it in the garage.

    But roll on the Summer.
     
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  12. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    I like riding my bike. It makes me happy when I'm doing it and it gives me a minor feeling of satisfaction when I've finished, even if it's just a four mile trip to the shops somewhere. I get cranky if I don't do it.
     
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  13. gavgav

    gavgav Guru

    That tends to be why I don’t cycle to work, as with having a stressful job I just think I would lose the enjoyment of getting out on the bike, to get over a bad day at work. Having the half an hour, after getting back from work, in the car, and then getting out on the bike seems to work for me.
     
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  14. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    First day off the bike for a few weeks. Too windy this morning.
    Missing it already.
     
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  15. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Fen blow going on here. No point trying to cycle in the equivalent of a grit blaster.
     
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