How often do you see a jogger smiling - ?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by simongt, 24 Mar 2018.

  1. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    This point always amuses me. It's common among I'm sure all of us cyclists, to pass a cyclist going t'other way and exchange a smile, wave, greeting. However when it comes to joggers, I've yet to see one smiling or even looking vaguely content.
    If jogging is that good for you, why do joggers never appear to be enjoying what they're doing - ! :rofl:
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  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I'm too busy trying not to look like I'm having a coronary to be able to smile!
  3. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Does it count as a KER-CHING! if the offender is a jogger? @ianrauk
  4. Maybe because joggers think you’re ugly?
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  5. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Cambridgeshire, UK
    My thoughts exactly. It's why I've never felt inspired to take up jogging... :laugh:
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  6. simon.r

    simon.r Person

    I’d never thought of it before, but @simongt is right, they do always look as if they’re doing it for reasons other than pleasure.

    The only exception I can think of is one local running group that sometimes stops at a chippy I frequent from time to time - they seem happy then!
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  7. Afnug

    Afnug I'll Sithee

    I used to do a lot of running, I always made a point of smiling and saying hi to people just to freak them out, they expect you to be a miserable git if your running, and for some reason if running you get all sorts of odd stuff shouted at you, I never get this walking, people are strange.
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  8. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    I've had a jogger overtake and drop me!

    It was a long time ago and I was about 3 miles from home after a long long ride.
  9. Shortandcrisp

    Shortandcrisp Senior Member

    Last summer my son pointed out to me that we’d cycled 26 miles in about the same time as Mo Farrow takes to run a marathon. I wasn’t smiling.
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  10. MossCommuter

    MossCommuter Guru

    My commuting pace is about Mo's marathon pace
  11. Archeress

    Archeress Veteran

    We did today actually, we were on our way back from the city centre up a cycle path that has a short but sharp climb easing off to a slope. I had my fiance with me and I had to be gentle with him as he doesn't do much cycling and we had already done some big climbs on the way into the city centre. So whilst I was being gentle on with my man on the cycle path a jogger came running past :cycle:

    Archeress x
  12. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    They certainly do a convincing job of making it look like it's a punishment.
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  13. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Depends how upset one gets at a random human not saying hello.
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  14. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    At least it wasn't a mountain biker, now that would have been humiliating.
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  15. Shortandcrisp

    Shortandcrisp Senior Member

    An Ironman event in Cromer 4 or 5 year’s ago. One poor fella was so done in after the swim and cycle that the wife and I actually walked passed him on Cromer Prom as he was ‘running’ the marathon!
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