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Non cyclists look upon cyclists as weird

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by johnnyb47, 12 Nov 2017.

  1. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Permanently running about 30 minutes late

    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    I've never been as fit as I was when I had a 15 mile commute with a big climb in either direction and a gym near the highest point on the commute. Got into a routine of riding uphill, by the time I'd reach the gym I'd be properly warmed up and ready to work out, jump back on bike afterwards and have a nice cooldown session by riding mostly downhill home.

    I really wouldn't mind having that kind of routine again.
     
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  2. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Perhaps because, like my local Leisure Centre, there is no secure cycle parking?:whistle:.
     
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  3. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Über Member

    Location:
    Mars
    But you don't need to go in as you are not stopping. So what has cycle parking got to do with it?
     
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  4. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    That sucks. Have you tried reporting that fault to its operator or the borough council?
     
  5. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    If only the weather was better. I've only once been as wet.
     
  6. pjd57

    pjd57 Senior Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I come out of Glasgow Green and go along London Rd . Not one of our city's more scenic bits.
    Then there's the crazy unfinished cycle lane from the cross up to the Velodrome.
    " Shared path "......on the way to a match , doesn't really work.
     
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  7. Threevok

    Threevok Über Member

    Location:
    South Wales
    I regularly get belittled by someone who goes chasing Pokemon

    Go figure
     
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  8. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Yebbut I was giving a possible reason for people who do go into the gym, why they drove there and back home:smile:.

    I don't go in, well I did go in last month for my flu injection and told the clerk that I felt most uncomfortable there as the place brought back memories of school gym classes:sad:.
     
  9. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Yes, in writing to the management. It is operated by some splinter group on behalf of the local authority .
    I made representations about ten years ago and the car park has doubled in size since then but cycle parking ...no change:sad::sad:.
     
  10. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Permanently running about 30 minutes late

    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    Yeah, that bit of infra is bizarre, I can't imagine it gets much use as it doesn't neatly join up with NCN74 or go anywhere in particular.
    Judging by Strava's heatmaps it gets about half as much usage as London Road (though the velodrome looks amazing on the heatmap)

    Kudos for braving match night traffic - do you ever get any bother? If I'm in the office when there's a game on I'll usually wait a few hours to let the area clear up a bit.
     
  11. Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

    It’s same with running. People don’t get it. They wonder why people bother to do it and some take p1$$. You are physically very fit, running a sub 3 hour marathon and people shout run forest run etc. The chavs like to lift weights and take steroids. Complete knuckle draggers don’t respect cardio athletes.
     
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  12. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Über Member

    Location:
    Mars
    It is weird state of affairs where people think to cycle 5 miles you have to be extremely fit or even walking a mile is crazy.
     
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  13. pjd57

    pjd57 Senior Member

    Location:
    Glasgow

    I had tried cycling to games once or twice before. But this season I've done it for all the home games. 7:5 miles door to door on Strava. If it's a nice day I'll go down the Kelvin and along the Clyde which is a bit longer.
    Midweek it's straight through the city centre.
    No hassle whatsoever. Bike rack at the shop and it's about 20- 30 minutes quicker.
     
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  14. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    I don't think my family think I'm any weirder for riding a bike. They give me strange looks whether I'm on or off the bike.
     
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  15. Moodyman

    Moodyman Veteran

    I'd never thought of it like this but now you've mentioned it, the weights section of my local gym does attract a certain type.
     
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