Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-14-03, 01:38 PM   #1
cyclochica
Don't Taunt Happyfunball
Thread Starter
 
cyclochica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: 2005 Kona Jake the Snake, Fuji Club SE
Posts: 589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Life Lessons

Ok today is my 1 year anniversary as a roadie. A year ago I brought home Sweetness I and began a love affair that I hope will never end. In this year I have made the acquaintance of some really cool people and learned a lot about myself. So in honor of my anniversary I want to know what life lessons you have learned from cycling. I'll start:

1. Hills are my friend.

2. Pacing yourself just might mean you achieve your goal a bit faster.

3. Challenging myself allows me to reach my highest potential.

4. There really isn't anything I can't do if I set my mind to it, I just might not be able to do it well.

5. Taking chances doesn't always have to be a bad thing.

Ok your turn , what fun lessons do I get to learn in year 2?
__________________
There can be only one.
cyclochica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-03, 01:52 PM   #2
Dude
I am a Viking
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Under the stars, moon and sun "butt" mostly in the saddle
Bikes: Five of them
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1. I have embraced hills and have gained a sick love affair for them.

2. I am not as young as my behavior dictates.

3. I am not as good of a rider as my brain leads me to believe.

4. I have admitted I have a bike addiction.

5. I am not in the shape I need to be nor want to be.

6. I found this kewl web site and I like it.


Oh, happy anniversary to you cyclochica.....
Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-03, 02:46 PM   #3
Bikedud
Mercrudgeon
 
Bikedud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: NW, Georgia
Bikes: Favorites- Giant TCR Advanced SL, Torelli Corsa Strada, Schwinn Paramount Titanium, Fat Chance Wicked, Lemond Zurich, Specialized Allez SE, Trek 930, others
Posts: 597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Happy Anniversary Cyclochica.


* A great way to get to know a person is on a bike ride.

* The world is a much better place with bikes and the people who ride them.

* I can't ever seem to ride enough.
Bikedud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-03, 03:15 PM   #4
alkemnation
Director of Divine Vision
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NoVA
Bikes: What Cyclochica told me to buy, Fuji Ace
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations on your 1 yr anniversary. As a newbie to the roadie world, I am looking forward to seeing just what I can accomplish in the next year and hope that I have the same level of enthusiasm for it as you have shown me.

What I hope to learn in the next year:

1. That hills aren’t meant only to be driven up by cars.
2. The 8 miles to work is an easy commute by bicycle which I can
do “regularly”
3. I can ride a road bike in NoVa with out body amour
4. I can get into the shape I always wanted to
5. I am looking forward to the lessons of year 2

Thanks for introducing me to the roadie world Cyclo, I think we will have many more great rides.
alkemnation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-03, 03:33 PM   #5
temp1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Denver
Bikes: Cannondale R600, Gary Fisher Tassajara
Posts: 723
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
with a mtn bike you can get around town just as fast as in a car, on a road bike its just not fair
temp1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-03, 10:47 PM   #6
Prosody
Are we having fun yet?
 
Prosody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chesterfield, Missouri
Bikes: Fuji Roubaix, Trek 7200
Posts: 930
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK, life lessons:

1) Money flows unidirectionally from the bank account to the lbs.

2) Gravity loves me; it pulls on me always, slowing my climbs and accelerating my descents. Wind, however, despises me, pushing against me when I approach it and pushing me away when I turn my back.

3) The two most important pieces of information about any day are the weather forecast and the hours of daylight.

4) A zen-like trance can be achieved on two wheels at 25 mph, but it's not often a good idea.

5) If you worry how you look in summer cycling clothing, you'll never ride during the winter.

6) Cyclists are the only people who can purchase something called butt'r without causing general raising of eyebrows.
__________________
You're east of East St. Louis
And the wind is making speeches.
Prosody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 09:03 AM   #7
jacob
truthisntalwayswanttohear
 
jacob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Stone Mountain, Georgia
Bikes: Fuji Crosstown, with seat altered by hacksaw and sports tape
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1. wuith ths frrm I have lrnd beetter language
2. helmet: [(bike):] 2. anything that resembles a helmet in shape, appearance, or position
Scott Foresman Advanced Dictionary1983
Jacob
bicycle rider, circumstances permitting (don't ask what that means!)
jacob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 10:23 AM   #8
Lonestar1
Senior Member
 
Lonestar1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: south central Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 210
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1.Suffering is only temporary,
2.pain is only temporary,
3.the pleasure of the ride goes on even after the ride is over,
4.the brain of a 20 yr.old is trapped in the body of a 50 yr.old.
5.to those outside the world of cycling, you'll never be able to justify why you spend so much $ on your hobby.
Lonestar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 02:00 PM   #9
goodcatjack
meh
 
goodcatjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: in the sunny, mindbogglingly humid southeast
Bikes: 2002 Bianchi Axis, 2000 Specialized HardRock
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1. I never thought I'd totally understand the quote, "'It doesn't get any easier, you just get faster."

2. Or, the old saying about having to get back in the saddle. This was after my second major accident in ten years.

happy anniv. chica! and the same to everyone else out there!

-alex.
__________________
*******************************************************
"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps."
Emo Philips.

"I guess you should never judge a club by its cover." Alison Berkley
goodcatjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 02:20 PM   #10
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1. Going fast is a relative proposition. Your slow may be my fast, but it is still MY fast, and I love it.

2. My first 15 mile ride was a great big WOW!! Now 15 miles is sort of my warmup. That is a neat occurence.

3. People enjoy treating we older folks as if we are OLD! It is so much fun to quietly inform the smoking neighbor lady (who somehow has the impression that we are both feeble simply because we are in our 60's) that I just finished a 60 mile ride and would she like to join me for the next ride!

4. Biking is a great way to get back in shape after a year of rather severe medical situations. Isn't it great to really enjoy your exercising, rather than dreading it?

And, most of all, have FUN when you ride!
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 03:52 PM   #11
mindbogger
Senior Member
 
mindbogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prosody
OK, life lessons:

1) Money flows unidirectionally from the bank account to the lbs.
i second that
mindbogger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 04:31 PM   #12
cyclochica
Don't Taunt Happyfunball
Thread Starter
 
cyclochica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: 2005 Kona Jake the Snake, Fuji Club SE
Posts: 589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well you guys have just made me so happy. All the lessons have been great to read. I didn't get to celebrate until today, I took alkemnation out for his second ride on his new bike. He held up real well on our 21 mile ride, and took those hills like a champ. I'm going to have to step it up, because it won't be long before he catches up with me. Thanks to everyone that responded.
__________________
There can be only one.
cyclochica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 04:55 PM   #13
RegularGuy
I am a lonely visitor
 
RegularGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Where even Richard Nixon has got soul
Bikes: Michelle Pfieffer, the Carbon Fiber Wonder Bike: A Kestrel 200 SCI Repainted in glorious mango; Old Paintless, A Litespeed Obed; The Bike With No Name: A Bianchi Eros; RegularBike: A Parkpre Comp Ltd rebuilt as a singlespeed.
Posts: 2,630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Happy anniversary, Cyclochica.

To the lessons above add:

Endorphins are my friends.

"Good ride" is redundant. "Bad ride" is a contradiction in terms.
__________________
Religion is a good thing for good people and a bad thing for bad people. --H. Richard Niebuhr
RegularGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 05:14 PM   #14
Ice Blue
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Balmy Southern Illinois
Bikes:
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
God doesn't take from one the time spent riding.

I have always heard this about fishing - I like to think it applies to cycling as well.
Ice Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 09:10 PM   #15
spazegun2213
Senior Member
 
spazegun2213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Diego
Bikes: '11 Allez Comp, '09 Pinarello Pista
Posts: 597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
cyclochica,

CONGRATS!!!!!

-Ross
spazegun2213 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 10:53 PM   #16
crucifixion12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
re

1. Patience, not anger, is the best response to less than appropriate behaviour from people in vehicles.

2.Mountains are fun. Bigger mountains are even more fun.

3.Riding in the rain feels good.

4.Cycling shorts with a pad that is torn down the seam isn't easy on the man-berries.

5.I like my legs shaved.

6.I enjoy burning 3,000 calories in a single workout.

7. When someone wants to know about me, I make three statements for sure: about my faith in Christ, that I'm learning to be a nurse, and that I am a road cyclist.

8. Centuries are awesome.

9. I won't take a trip without the bike coming along too.
crucifixion12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-03, 10:54 PM   #17
crucifixion12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
re

Congrats, Cyclochica!
crucifixion12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-03, 07:05 AM   #18
cyclochica
Don't Taunt Happyfunball
Thread Starter
 
cyclochica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: 2005 Kona Jake the Snake, Fuji Club SE
Posts: 589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crucifixion12

4.Cycling shorts with a pad that is torn down the seam isn't easy on the man-berries.
The man-berries statement is hilarious, I am going to have to share it with my friends.
__________________
There can be only one.
cyclochica is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:07 PM.