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    Cigarette smoking riders

    I can take a guess and say that most bikers dont smoke. But who does and how much? I used to smoke around a pack a day, but I started riding and now its cut down to a half a pack. Anyone else?

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    I smoked a pack a day then started riding. Made it impossible to smoke. Stopped riding a couple years later; started smoking again. Started riding again, immediately stopped smoking again--was impossible to do both.
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    There's a guy that I see every once and a while riding around who smokes cigars while biking. Everytime I've seen him, he's had a lit cigar in his mouth.
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    I smoke between 1&2 packs of cigarettes per day (guess which brand). I smoke less while on active holiday trekking/hiking/cycle touring. Excluding events&holiday, I cycle about 150 miles/week.

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    Gave the smokes up about 7 months ago. I smoked 25 a day. I don't really miss it much, except occassionally after dinner or when having a beer.

    Worst thing was when I had a race after a looong break 4 years ago. Mates would be warming up, I'd be having a smoke!

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    I always see people at the rest stops on charity rides lighting up. Seems kind of pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel
    I smoke between 1&2 packs of cigarettes per day (guess which brand).

    Red Box!?

    I smoked Marlboro reds like nobody's business. Then I got a really good chest cold / bronchitis thing and just couldn't take a drag. So I quit, but I didn't "quit", I just stopped. Eight years and no problems, but I still think about it when gigging and man, sometimes when you're bored you really miss it.
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    Yeah, I smoke hand rolls, often while I'm riding. I need to stop that...

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by colinm
    Red Box!?

    Apparently, you not all that observant, are you? Check out his username.

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    After 20+ yrs of smoking, I gave it up a month ago. While I do miss it sometimes, I have noticed I'm not as short of breath as I used to be while climbing.

    Quitting isn't that hard so long as you really want to do it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Apparently, you not all that observant, are you? Check out his username.
    Apparently, you presume a lack of humor on my part...
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by colinm
    Apparently, you presume a lack of humor on my part...

    Oh, my bad... nevermind. I missed the 'facetious' emoticon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSFO
    After 20+ yrs of smoking, I gave it up a month ago. While I do miss it sometimes, I have noticed I'm not as short of breath as I used to be while climbing.
    Dood-awesome! ...I tell folks I'm just altitude training ..yeah thats it...


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSFO
    Quitting isn't that hard so long as you really want to do it...
    This is the critical point! I've attempted a couple times over the past 5 years (been smoking heavily for 18 years)-and they've all been half arsed attempts on my part. It was really "cool" when I was using the patch, chewing the gum, taking zyband (low dose prescription welbutrin), and still would lite up-really good for my ticker. I'm wicked smart .

    I'll give it another go when I can be "serious" about it.

    Currently, allowing smoking at the Medical Center where I work is being phased out. Ironically, one of the remaining designated smoking areas is at one of the large bike racks !

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    I assume you're talking about cigarettes, in that case only noobs smoke cigarettes. There are much less harmful stuff to smoke than cigarettes, and they're better too...!

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    Never smoked cigarettes - they smell bad to me. I do smoke a pipe a couple times per week, and we pull out the hookah once or twice per month.
    So very poor...

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    The only things I smoke are little kids on their tricycles when I blow past them on my comfort bike....heh heh.

    OH! You mean cigarettes? No, not me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue
    The only things I smoke are little kids on their tricycles when I blow past them on my comfort bike....heh heh.

    OH! You mean cigarettes? No, not me!
    Pedophile...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel
    This is the critical point! I've attempted a couple times over the past 5 years (been smoking heavily for 18 years)-and they've all been half arsed attempts on my part. It was really "cool" when I was using the patch, chewing the gum, taking zyband (low dose prescription welbutrin),
    It really is true. I quit cold turkey and although the first few days were hell, determination not to smoke and repeating to myself that I was NOT a smoker helped. As did looking at my 2 yr old son

    Good luck and once you're ready it'll be a piece of cake

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    I have smoked since I was 15yrs old, I'm now 42 (43 next month) I have tried to quit and after I fail,
    I smoke even more. (Its a mental thing I know) It is a goal to be smoke free.
    My cigarettes are definately a crutch, they got me through to sobriety(13 years)

    I've killed myself going up a hill, be it road or dirt and upon reaching the top(once I caught my breath)
    lit up. Yeah, how ******** is that. They stink, they are expensive, and I can't breath, go figure.
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    Never smoked, never will. I've never known anyone who smokes and bikes, except for potheads.
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    i simply cannot afford to smoke, even if if i wanted to. i think we're at about $8 a pack now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgie
    ...I've killed myself going up a hill, be it road or dirt and upon reaching the top(once I caught my breath) lit up. Yeah, how ******** is that. ...
    Nope-******** is when I where my '01 Tour d' France polka dot jersey (copy) on a fitness ride[one of my favorite+best fitting ones]. I'll stop on climbs for a smoke break. eww

    I've also smoked WHILE CLIMBING, on my loaded bike on tour. Rare, but I've done it-usually on climbs of a few miles where I'm spinning at 5MPH or less. Really ********-not noticing an ash dropped untill it burned through my shorts+cycle shorts underneath (I kept thinking I smelled something burning-oh wait, I am...).

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    Nah. ******** is when you flick away a half-finished cig because you're in a hurry to start your next ride.

    That's tobacco abuse!

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