I've probably done my last road ride of the year

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Crackle, 12 Sep 2018.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Just not felt the love this year. All my cycling has felt like a chore. Don't think I've managed a single ride over about 35miles, no consistency and I've ridden just for basic fitness.

    I did a little tour of Anglesey with Mrs C which I soured my way through but nothing else has grabbed me, so time to ditch it and do something else. I may do some stuff on the mtn bike and I might try running again. If the running works out and it doesn't want to make me scratch my eyeballs out, I might aim for the Anglesey half marathon next April but it's two years since I've run and I don't think my knees are getting any better, so......

    Anyway, it's a feeling of relief to just sack it off now and do something else. Happens sometimes and I'm not going to fight it.
     
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  2. rugby bloke

    rugby bloke Über Member

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Best thing - don't fight it and certainly don't let it become a chore. We all need a complete break every so often.
     
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  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    In the middle
    My thoughts are with you/ I've just dropped running. Used to love it, but lately it just seems incredibly hard, tiresome work. I've upped the cycling and hit the weights again, so the time I would have spent running is spent wisely, and not frittered away.
     
  4. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Give it a nice break and I'm sure the pull of the bike will creep back.
     
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  5. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    If anything makes me rekindle my love of cycling it is running. I find it hateful and do it for load bearing exercise, but honestly cycling on ice with slick tyres is more fun.
     
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  6. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    So that's the reason you're on here more :laugh:
     
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  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Thirty five miles is a ridiculous distance to go if your heart isn't in it. Just go out for ten minutes at a brisk pace, two maybe three times a week. It won't be a chore and you'll be amazed how even such relatively short spell can retain a lot of your cycling fitness if you do it regularly.

    Lots of DiY about the house lately means I have only been getting out for half an hour once or twice a week most of the summer. That has been enough to keep the legs fit enough to turn the cranks without seizing up.
     
  8. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    I'd just leave it for a bit, weather is getting a bit sh¡t now anyway. Maybe plan for a couple of social rides at some point with junior @Crackle - coffee/cake/beer. .
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    I generally agree with running being a chore. I'm lucky where I live is by the coast so all of my running can be off road or on firm beach/cinder type track or on trails. That makes it more interesting. I used to enjoy running with my faithful companion but he's ageing and has a collapsed paw now so I'll just see if it works out this time. If not I'll find something else to do.
     
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  10. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    if you have the choice then there is no reason to do something that you no longer enjoy
     
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  11. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I'm sure it happens to most from time to time. A change is as good as a rest, as they say.
     
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  12. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Start sailing perfect weather coming up, ^_^
     
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  13. Last ride of the year?

    Not done my first one yet :whistle:

    Let me be a lesson in what happens once you have a 'little break'^_^
     
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  14. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Über Member

    Hang up your cycling gear for a while and try something else, anything else, preferably involving some skill at which you are not very good: kayaking, rowing, climbing wall, yoga, tai chi, martial arts., water polo, horse polo.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    It's the cake and beer I need to work off with something!
     
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