Do you suffer from lack of cycling ?

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

  1. Not really I used to suffer up north when it could easily be a month before you can get out (ice, wind etc) but since I've moved down here I've found the weather forecast over-hyped and you can get out most days :okay:
     
  2. Milzy

    Milzy Veteran

    Yeah I do get depressed. However I need a few days off because I like to push on & it breaks me down. It’s easy to do too much. It’s hard to stay off Zwift when you’re burnt out. No point in over doing it either.
     
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  3. There will be tons of KOM hunters out, or at least that was what I thought but we didn't see another cyclist 52 mile ride this morning :okay:
     
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  4. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Mmmm, maybe it's that old chestnut - KOM segments vs spending three weeks cleaning the grit out of your ears :laugh:
     
  5. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    The weather forecast for tomorrow(sunday) is not good, but I am going to get the wet gear on and go for it in the morning. My Audax bike has 'guards on it so it is going to be the bike of choice. I need to get out.
     
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  6. OP
    OP
    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider Photo Winner

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Same here I would rather be moist than blown away .
     
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  7. Damned windy this AM
    I had to pedal down a 1-in-15, & could barely breath out, as I did
    Plus, the rain stung my face like Wasps!!
    (@Milzy …. 'Birkwood Hill')

    Thankfully, though. it hadn't turned round by hometime. & it was a hell of a push back up the hill!:okay:
     
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  8. Milzy

    Milzy Veteran

    Shocking weather. Tomorrow is either MTB or Zwift or Sufferfest or Road grand tours.
     
  9. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    Aye indeedy. I had Schwalbe Snow Stud tyres prior to the Winters. They were a touch more nobbly to cope with deep snow so wondered how the Winters would differ.
    I love the looks of bewilderment from pedestrians wondering how I'm staying upright as they're slipping and sliding everywhere ^_^
     
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  10. Milzy

    Milzy Veteran

    Even though it’s always been close through my life, I hardly go on it. Just don’t like it. It’s boring & you can feel vulnerable.
     
  11. pjd57

    pjd57 Über Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Got out for an hour or so just as it was getting dark.
     
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  12. cyberknight

    cyberknight Wibble

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    Its been a bit of a turd for the last 6 months for me bike wise
    After wifes illness i barely got out and then worked 7 day weeks as she was not entitled to sick pay
    slipped and landed heavily so hurt my ribs so i couldnt ride for 2 weeks , in fact a month or more later and i still camt lie on that side
    last 3 weeks at work i have been clocking 3 hours overtime most days .So tired all i have been doing is working and sleeping, left eye has swollen up for some reason too.
    weekend weather shocking , last week was icy and this week it was pissing it down and im at a stage where i dont want to get particularly cold or wet as i have done the whole " look im hard cus i rode in snow " and suffered for it with my circulation in my hands and feet being so bad i get white fingers just walking across a car park this time of year .

    Im fat and grumpy !

    I plan to get out later today for a bit
     
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  13. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    I need the outdoors and exercise induced endorphins to keep on top of life. It seems like we have had back to back month after month of rubbish weather. Ride one day, clean the bike the next day. Roll on those beautiful summer smiles where you get home, park the bike up and get to use it again without having to get the cleaning kit out.

    I have got to say, the turbo is a life saver for me. It isn’t cycling. To me it is cycle specific ‘gym’ and I love structured plans and calendars to keep me on the straight and narrow. Cycling and the turbo do have a link, but to me they aren’t one in the same. Lots of endorphins involved.
     
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  14. Rusty Nails

    Rusty Nails We remember

    Location:
    Here and there
    It is not illness or injury that is stopping me cycling but family stuff.

    I've had a bugger of a year because of a neck operation but hoped that I had turned the corner and could increase my cycling.

    Then my daughter had her first baby which took us to London for two weeks because the birth was problematic. (Hopefully OK now).

    Then three weeks ago my wife's sister was diagnosed with terminal cancer and is now in a hospice in Whittington so we have moved into her house up here and are spending most of the time with her.

    One minute we are up then the next we are down, but at times like this cycling is not a priority. I will get back to it, and enjoy it, but at the moment my only vicarious link to cycling is this forum.
     
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  15. OP
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    biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider Photo Winner

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    That's what i did on Friday night

    Sneaked out early this morning for 20 miles and boy did it feel good , yes it was raining , yes i got damp but i was out on a bike doing some miles
     
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