Join Date: Jul 2006
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Originally Posted by jboyd
I ride alone and no one wants to hear a fat dude wheezing.
I'm sure I'm in the minority around here (as usual), but I find it inspiring when someone posts video of themselves climbing a hill without
covering up their effort with music. Especially if it's a Clyde or Athena. It takes courage to not give a damn what people think and just go for it.
I used to feel the same way and would never post a video of myself climbing a hill at all. I have to thank Mr. Beanz and iforgotmename for inspiring me to start making the sufferfest videos back in February when I started this thread
in the General Cycling Discussion section. At the time I didn't have any climbing videos uploaded. It was hinted that I should "put up or shut up", so I did!
Of course, now I have the feeling people in here are sick and tired of my road climbs, so I'll try to do a little mtb this weekend. I have a rigid Rockhopper with Specialized Hemispheres, so to cut down on the chances of crashing I'll ride on a trail similar to the one Mr. Beanz did in his video . That is, if it's still open to bikes. The last time I rode there was in 1992 or 1993.