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    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
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    Why you love cycling

    I love cycling because:

    When the only sound I hear is the whir of the tires on the road because I am going exactly the same speed as the wine, I love cycling.

    When I realized that the Tae Kwon Do injury I sustained 4 years ago has been rehabbed by riding my bike, I love cycling.

    When I get just as stoked by my old road bike, my new hybrid, and my classic English 3-speed roadster, I love cycling.

    When it is just me and the mechanical wonder under me, I love cycling.
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    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    cycling??
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    I love everything about cycling

    even complaining about the stuff I don't love so much
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    The pain and the accomplishment

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    cheaper than drugs and fancy women.
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    Cheaper than fancy drugged women.
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
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    The self loathing is awesome. Its numbs my brain away from all the other things that are going on.

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    Fancier than cheap druged women.
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    Because when I am on a bike nothing matters... except oncoming buses.


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    I do it to meet cheap drugged women.

    Well that and the zen like feeling of being one with the bike, in tune with the road, the drivetrain and my own being all at once.

    Riding at night is cool, but you have to watch the road more if you are riding hard. For slower rides, nothing beats riding solo at night, just cycling along in your sphere of solitude.

    I also enjoy the satisfaction of riding a machine that I have rebuilt from top to bottom, know every nut and bolt on it, and being able to fix most things on it that break or make a noise.
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    I love cycling because I can look at hot men in lycra shorts with sculpted shaved legs.

    It also gets me to work so I don't have to pay for gas, and I can pretty much eat what I want.
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    I love cranking at 25 mph for miles. Knowing that the only powerplant is me. I love tucking in at 60 mph and feeling like I'm gonna die at any minute. i love pulling some stupid awesome trick to get myself over a big obstacle. I love feeling the burn and the pain and getting home and crashing.

    Wait, do I need to start shaving my legs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I love cycling because I can look at hot men in lycra shorts with sculpted shaved legs.

    It also gets me to work so I don't have to pay for gas, and I can pretty much eat what I want.
    Note to self... shave the sculpted legs.


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    Oooh, good thread!

    When I smell the wet eucalyptus trees and rotting vegetation of the deciduous trees, I love cycling.

    When a bald eagle circles over me, close enough for me to count his wing feathers, I love cycling.

    When I feel like I'm ten years old again, I love cycling.

    When I come home from an inspiring, challenging ride, feeling like all's right with the world, I love cycling.

    I could go on, but the bottom line is, I love cycling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Note to self... sculpt the shaved legs.

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    Wow... some of you said what I wanted to say, only better:

    "Because when I am on a bike nothing matters..."


    "Well that and the zen like feeling of being one with the bike, in tune with the road, the drivetrain and my own being all at once.

    ...nothing beats riding solo at night, just cycling along in your sphere of solitude."


    "Knowing that the only powerplant is me."

    "When I feel like I'm ten years old again, I love cycling."

    And no, I'm not shaving my legs... OR wearing lycra.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    And no, I'm not shaving my legs... OR wearing lycra.
    Then you are depriving all women of some serious eye candy.
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    It's my chance to leave some worries and cares at home for a bit. The mind seems to clear itself of these things for an hour or two on the road.

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    It's therapeutic.
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    You gonna eat that? Doohickie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Then you are depriving all women of some serious eye candy.
    This is all you get:

    Me:



    Me, 25 years ago:



    Personally, I don't think any shaving is required.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    And with apologies to the ladies... I am not saving these gams for anyone

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    I really don't actually.

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    Because it makes me feel good!

    Plus it gives me something to talk about when things are difficult. Flat tires, getting lost, dealing with peds and motorists...all part of the big adventure.
    When I ride, the troubles just roll off my back.

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    Good pain...freedom...peace...the wind hitting me in the face...riding in the rain...hucking logs...tucking into a berm...watching wildlife...looking up at the sky when in a forest on some clean singletrack...the whir of a clean drivetrain...catharsis...the scent of the forest...

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    the pain.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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