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    Unbelievable

    I have cycled the M7 cycle path (Sydney) at least twice a week for the past five years,what I saw this morning I could not believe.I saw this guy having a cigarette while having a break from riding his bike.It defeats the purpose doesn't it.

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    Why?
    He enjoyed two things simultaneously, a cigarette and a bike ride...

    Better to smoke while on a bike ride than to be smoking without exercise .


    It was even believed to help respiration

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    Believe it or not, a little over a hundred years ago smoking was recommended for people with lung problems. True,its in old medical books.
    Theres quite a few fairly famous sports folks that smoke. I cant remember names, but one is a runner and another(italian guy) plays soccer(football). I actually ran for years and smoked,had to quit running due to hip problem(old age) and thank God finally managed to quit smoking.
    I was going to joke and say whats unbelievable,that he was resting or that he was smoking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddez View Post
    Theres quite a few fairly famous sports folks that smoke. I cant remember names, but one is a runner and another(italian guy) plays soccer(football).
    Wouldn't be surprised to learn that Tiger has taken up smoking........................
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    When I was in the service, I went back and forth between smoking and not.

    I noticed that they years I smoked, i was faster in the required 2-mile run than in the non-smoking years!

    Nevertheless, I quit 8 years ago, and still despise the smell of the foul things.

    I've also seen it, almost every year; some drunkard in ragged jean jacket and ripped khakis, rolling an old 10-speed rustpile with 2 working gears, and steady sucking on that cigarette while they ride at about 7 mph. That, or an immigrant restaurant worker on his way to/from the job, riding a Wally Special, again about 7 mph, puffing away -- at least they're dressed better! (Anyone who thinks I'm profiling, realize that I'm going by evidence of my eyes.)

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    Oh yeah, I've seen riders smoking on organized rides during breaks.

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    I Scuba dove for years & we were always told by the instructor, that smoking was the worst thing you could do , if you were a diver. During breaks , the instructor lit up !!! DUH !

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    When I was in the service, one of my instructors smoked WHILE he ran. And he ran like a deer -- faster than anyone in the company! Really p**ssed a lot of us off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gustav531 View Post
    Why?
    He enjoyed two things simultaneously, a cigarette and a bike ride...

    Better to smoke while on a bike ride than to be smoking without exercise .


    It was even believed to help respiration
    I love this poster. when I was a teen one of the 'oldguys' in the local bike club (family oriented not racing) actually hada cigareette lighter (from a car) mounted on his handlebars. he would engage the bottle generator lift the back wheel and give it a good spin... and then light his cigarette
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    I've been smoking since I was 18 (33 years young now). I took up cycling in 2007. Never had a problem doing long distance or climbing hills. And what would I do during breaks? Smoke of course.

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    Eddy Merckx said what he missed most about the Tour was not being able to smoke for 3 weeks (although I believe he was sponsored by Gitane so it could have been a marketting ploy) and Battagli smoked. Not mutually exclusive.
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