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dekay23 07-12-14 08:11 AM

signs of middle aged cycling obsession
 
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I've just converted my old bass amp speaker box into a bike work stand (using a slightly bent car bike rack). I've finally accepted I will never again play in a noisy rock and roll band, and that I am now addicted to cycling. It has been quite therapeutic.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=392742

Anyone else had one of these moments?

Artkansas 07-12-14 11:18 AM

Cool work stand.

I didn't stop cycling, so no. It's not an obsession, just well integrated into my life.

saeyedoc 07-12-14 11:33 AM

I've been looking for a new, expensive, hopefully not as time consuming hobby since I gave up on golf a few years ago. Recently moved into an area where the roads have little traffic and there are many short hills making for great biking. Can also get on a greenway trail within two miles where I can go 7-8 miles in either direction.
Used to mountain bike when I was younger and lived in the mountains in MT, but never really got into it, didn't like the constant hill climbing for the first 1/2 of the ride, followed by nothing by downhill.
Now at 53, really getting into it. Have been going out most workday mornings around dawn for a quick 1/2 hour ride, with longer 10-20 mile rides on the weekends.
Bought a Trek 7.3 FX, added clipless pedals and shoes last week. Got some lights today so I can continue to ride in the mornings as dawn makes it's creep later and later each day.
Already dreaming about my next bike, likely to be full on carbon.

JanMM 07-12-14 12:44 PM

I have an older guitar amp with a dead/non-fixable amp section sitting in the garage next to our tandem. Got a replacement guitar/keyboard amp quite a while ago but have been trying find a use for the dead one. Perhaps a bike work stand is the way to go!

bikemig 07-12-14 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by dekay23 (Post 16931318)
I've just converted my old bass amp speaker box into a bike work stand (using a slightly bent car bike rack). I've finally accepted I will never again play in a noisy rock and roll band, and that I am now addicted to cycling. It has been quite therapeutic.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=392742

Anyone else had one of these moments?

You have plenty of room there for an amp and a few speakers if you need to listen to some music when you work!

hueyhoolihan 07-12-14 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by saeyedoc (Post 16931662)
I've been looking for a new, expensive, hopefully not as time consuming hobby since I gave up on golf a few years ago. ...

try day trading securities. should meet your objectives. easy, quick, and as expensive as you want it to be. :lol:

saeyedoc 07-12-14 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan (Post 16931944)
try day trading securities. should meet your objectives. easy, quick, and as expensive as you want it to be. :lol:

Yes, but no exercise.

dekay23 07-12-14 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by saeyedoc (Post 16931662)
I've been looking for a new, expensive, hopefully not as time consuming hobby since I gave up on golf a few years ago. Recently moved into an area where the roads have little traffic and there are many short hills making for great biking. Can also get on a greenway trail within two miles where I can go 7-8 miles in either direction.
Used to mountain bike when I was younger and lived in the mountains in MT, but never really got into it, didn't like the constant hill climbing for the first 1/2 of the ride, followed by nothing by downhill.
Now at 53, really getting into it. Have been going out most workday mornings around dawn for a quick 1/2 hour ride, with longer 10-20 mile rides on the weekends.
Bought a Trek 7.3 FX, added clipless pedals and shoes last week. Got some lights today so I can continue to ride in the mornings as dawn makes it's creep later and later each day.
Already dreaming about my next bike, likely to be full on carbon.

That's pretty similar to what I've been up to. I've expanded from a mtb, to a flat bar road bike and now a drop road bike. Except for the 'expensive' bit - I'm enjoying the pleasure of a classic sreel framed roadie! I am riding every day and loving it.

Rowan 07-12-14 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by saeyedoc (Post 16931959)
Yes, but no exercise.

I'd imagine the heart rate would get quite high anyway!


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