Re lighting the FIRE

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by bagpuss, 28 Jul 2007.

  1. bagpuss

    bagpuss Über Member

    Not done alot of cycling by my standards for the last 3 years . I used to ride a few long audax rides . I 'am still happy riding up to 70/80 miles . I need some motivation . Anyone got any idea's ?
  2. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Buying new kit (or yet another bike) is probably the best, but most expensive, option. Or set yourself a target, with a treat of something new once you achieve it.
  3. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Scrap the car?
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Find an event to focus on and train for
  5. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Cycle to work and find a job further from home...

  6. TVC

    TVC Guest

    Enter something for charity, once the sponsorship pledges start coming in you'll find it easier to stay commited to it. Mrs C did the Great Notts Ride this year (50miles), and knowing there was £250 riding on it pushed herself hard to train up for the distance.
  7. buy a new jersey.

  8. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Join a club or find a cycling buddy.
  9. OP

    bagpuss Über Member

    relighting the FIRE

    Hmmm . Thank you all for your input . I 'am already working on the Missus for my 50 th next year with regarding some carbon fiber all singing and dancing machine . How I think losing some lard from my waist line is a first option or all I with end up with sporty lard/ go faster middle ages spread !
    I do not own a car myself , so I am already there on that account . So its a real goal I have to find . E to E .....done it! PBP ......90 hrs on a bike .......and end up with a BSA . Keep the idea's coming .
  10. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    How about :thumbsup:
    If you do not have enough time in one summer, you can study the ferry timetables and just do part of the route.
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Write down a target in terms of distances per month etc. tell some good friends about it and then you have to do it or lose face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. OP

    bagpuss Über Member

    Target found after talking to a mate . It's a fair way off next April . The hell of the Cotswolds 100k off road . Mind you it should of dried out by then !
    He is a fit git so I 'am going to have to work for this one .
  13. Find a buddy to ride with so you can encourage each other (this works the best for me)
    Enter an event (also good for me)
    Think of it as a treat for yourself and your body (depends how I'm feeling about myself on the day)
    Cycle out to a cafe and promise yourself a nice piece of cake and a cup of tea (carrot and stick - or even cake and stick - always a winner)
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