I'm probably the only one but;
is anyone else bored quickly while cycling?
I race MX all my life (20-30minute heats), raced pocetbike-competition in my 30's (15 minute heats), raced pitbikes on gocart-tracks in my 40's (20 minute heats) and I compete in Dynamic shooting; (5 minutes).
So; the problem is; I'm not used to be physicaly active for more than 30 minutes.
Even when running I'm bored within 30 minutes.
It's not that my physical fitness is under par, it's better than ever before; I'm sure I can pedal for 2 or 3 hours at my normal average of 16 or 17 mi/h if I want to.
I'm just getting bored easily.
I use Strava to be able to compete against myself, I live in one of the most beautiful parts of my country and I could ride for hours on smooth asphalt bikelanes in the woods if I wanted to but it doesn't help; BOREDOM strikes.
When cycling I try to get as high an average as I can, I try to set PR's on the Strava segments, every time I get near home I force myself to ride into the other direction and do an additional loop of 15 minutes or so but then it's over; I can't get myself to ride on.
I thought about listening to music but I'm not such a music-lover.
Even when riding with another cyclist it happens.
3 Months ago, when I started riding bicycles, and we would ride alongside each other and have a conversation during the whole ride it was fine; we rode for 90 minutes or so and I loved it.
But when I picked up speed and we started to ride behind each other most of the time, I get bored. And I hate that; I love pushing the pedals and would love to be able to do that longer than one hour.