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What's your discipline?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aint Skeered, 12 Feb 2008.

  1. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    With my first race planned for this Sunday, I wondered what the rest of you do cycling wise
    Commuting
    Sportives
    Leisure etc.
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Commuting and Leisure.

    Have seriously considered doing a local TT but I'm probably too old, too fat and would probably disgrace myself.

    What race length and how old are you AS?
     
  3. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Good grief, CKH...

    I'm old, I'm a tad overweight, and I'm slow, but I have great fun on a local TT! The vast majority of those doing TTs are veterans (age 40+), so give it a go and have some fun!
     
  4. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    Discipline? Lax!

    I've tried most things at one point or another...
    These days, generally commuting, leisure, audax, but I've also done the occasional bit of touring, freestyle BMX, MTB (I even raced once!!!).

    Don't fancy TTs, road racing or cross though - way too much like hard work!
     
  5. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    A few trails, a few audaxes each year, a few longish road rides and I also do 'cross.

    Thought about TTs but I didn't like it as a teenager and not sure I will now.

    Might have a go on the track this year.
     
  6. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    - Commuting
    - Leisure
    - Touring

    and now...

    - Audax.
     
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Commuting which doubles up as training
    Racing - Road, aiming to do some TT this year but I'm not buying a new bike or clip on's as I'm not sure it's something I want to get into.


    Where are you racing this sunday then AS?
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Give it a go, you don't know till you try it. I think most people would really enjoy TT's. The evening club TT's can be a good laugh

    I am in a 50k circuit race this weekend, I managed to claw my way up to 3rd cat last year, so this year I am aiming for some placings hopefully.
    Oh, and I'm 48
     
  9. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Mostly commuting/ utility cycling. Then fitness/ training, currently doing some riding at the weekend to build a bit of fitness base. Very occasional reliability ride/sportive. Infrequent touring.

    Time-trials: I do these fairly regularly even though I'm astonishingly bad at 'em. Has the advantage that there are events near me that I can ride to.
     
  10. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Commuting and utility cycling for me, plus (hopefully) some leisure riding sometime soon (seems a long time since I was in France, which is where I did my last lot of "for fun" cycling).

    Goal for this year is to be able to do the distance from Crewe to Shrewsbury and back...
     
  11. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    utility
    leisure
    the odd tour-type bit
    the odd *slow* TT
    audax

    But always for fun.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    Audax,I fancy a bit of that , but could not handle riding with mudgaurds;)
     
  13. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Commute/Utility & Touring for me.
    Just not a competative sort of cyclist.

    T x
     
  14. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    There's hope for me yet!
     
  15. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Mainly pootling around on my tod but sometimes I team up for a duo or trio TT or a group ride...

    Thinking about doing some fairly long distance touring in Europe in the summer (I hope).