How to feel miserable as a cyclist...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Andrew_Culture, 17 Aug 2012.

  1. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Slightly nicked from an old blog post, but possibly worth a chuckle:
    1. Constantly compare yourself to other cyclists
    2. Talk to your family about what you do and expect them to cheer you on
    3. Base the success of your entire cycling career on one Sunday ride
    4. Stick with what you know, despite constantly asking for advice on forums
    5. Undervalue your ability, or worse, overvalue your ability
    6. Let money dictate what you ride
    7. Bow to vehicular pressures while on the open road
    8. Only go on rides that include at least ten Strava segments
    9. Do whatever the cycling magazines/ guides/ instructional books tell you to do
    10. Set unachieveable/ overwhelming goals, to be accomplished by tomorrow
     
  2. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Very, very, true.
     
  3. whiskywheels

    whiskywheels Guest

    11. Read the posts on this forum and view all the helmet cam footage about bad driving, near misses, abuse, hostility and assorted accidents.
     
  4. LosingFocus

    LosingFocus Lost it, got it again.

    12. Watch the TDF (this year was the first year I watched it properly, didnt road bike for 3 weeks afterwards)
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Fixed that for you !
     
  6. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Location:
    Meanwood, Leeds

    I've never felt miserable.....
     
  7. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    13. After weeks of heavy rain, including having your town flooded twice, the sun finally comes out. Fantastic Brit results in the Tour de France are followed by more superb cycling in the only home Olympics in your lifetime. After 2 or 3 years of lost cycling mojo, the desire to really get stuck in on the bike has finally returned ... :smile:

    Then you come down with a feckin' chest infection so severe that you can barely walk, let alone ride your bike...! :cursing:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Can't say I've ever actually felt miserable btw :smile:
     
  9. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Location:
    Cumbria
    I'm guilty of 1, 4 and 6 :blush:
    1, I just can't help, there are so many of "you" overtaking me all the time.
    4, I am getting help with.
    and 6 - is there a way round this one??
    Most of the time I'm just happy to be a cyclist, even if I'm a slow one on an old lady bike annoying pensioners.
     
  10. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    I was feeling fine until you posted this....
     
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  11. MissTillyFlop

    MissTillyFlop Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.

    Short of robbing a bank, I don't really see what I can do about this one...
     
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  12. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    4. Stick with what you know, despite constantly asking for advice on forums

    I'm sticking with my mudguards and old steel bikes and I'd advise everyone on here to do the same.

    This new-fangled aluminium stuff, it won't last, you mark my words.
     
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  13. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    1. Who else do you compare your self to? your imaginary friend? :crazy:
    2. Maybe you need to change your family :unsure:
    3. Just pick the right sunday ride! Forget that Wiggo was on a recovery ride you dropped him on that long uphill drag :hyper:
    4. Being mr consistency is always a good thing.. just keep telling your self this :laugh:
    5. What, this is just a learning experience! :whistle:
    6. Money will always dictate what you ride. You know you want to be riding that £20k bike but reality is your budget limited :rolleyes:
    7. I understand the words individually but together they don't compute :scratch:
    8. Unless yo're aiming for PBs what's the point in going on a ride? :huh:
    9. see point 4
    10. What, you scared of failure or success?:evil:

    You missed:
    11. Never take anything written on this forum seriously ;)
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod


    Yes!
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Number 12 should be 'ignore all the above' :smile:
     
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