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    You know you're riding to much if.....

    Well, over the past few weeks, I've noticed that my riding habits have dramatically increased. I now ride almost daily for at least 2 hours. Maybe I'm getting to obsessed??

    I've also noticed that since I'm riding so much that my hands are slowly becoming huge callus's even with gloves on.

    -You know your riding to much if you have giant callus's for hands....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RdHrd138
    Well, over the past few weeks, I've noticed that my riding habits have dramatically increased. I now ride almost daily for at least 2 hours. Maybe I'm getting to obsessed??

    I've also noticed that since I'm riding so much that my hands are slowly becoming huge callus's even with gloves on.

    -You know your riding to much if you have giant callus's for hands....
    I knew I was riding too much when one day in my car I was coming up to a pothole and tried to pull up on the steering wheel to hop over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckleps
    I knew I was riding too much when one day in my car I was coming up to a pothole and tried to pull up on the steering wheel to hop over it.
    YES! when your driving back from somwhere you usualy get to on the bike and you try to drive the car back down the cycle path just like you do on the bike every other day

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    or when you see commuters and laugh because their seat is too low and pedaling is innefficient... HAHAHHAAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckleps
    I knew I was riding too much when one day in my car I was coming up to a pothole and tried to pull up on the steering wheel to hop over it.
    I can't say this has ever happened to me, but it has provided one the most incredibly funny images in my brain. This is one of those "just start randomly laughing" thoughts if there ever was one.
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    When I am driving my car on the road and there are a few bumps I start to think about the air pressure(sp?) in the shocks and how much travel I have left.
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    i have to say i also started laughing when i read that. just see someone looking over the wheel at the pothole, then pulling up.

    i have caluses from bmx, it happends when you bike alot. i dont mind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckleps
    I knew I was riding too much when one day in my car I was coming up to a pothole and tried to pull up on the steering wheel to hop over it.
    That's so funny, man. Coz if you spent more time in car, you'd just drive over the potholes, right? That really brings a funny picture in my brain!

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    I ride daily about 2-3 houra a day and I get huge calluses, then i pick them off (shouldn't but bad habbit) then a wekk later they come back.

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    I ride 3-4 hours a day now because school is over! Cheers to anyone who has two months of riding. I get calluses on my hands, but they have turned hard and built up a few extra layers of skin to protect my hands.

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    My hands are covered in callouses as well. Its a biking thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    I ride 3-4 hours a day now because school is over! Cheers to anyone who has two months of riding. I get calluses on my hands, but they have turned hard and built up a few extra layers of skin to protect my hands.
    Cheers to us then...And you know when you are riding to much when you dead tired, and you say just one more lap...
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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    I ride 3-4 hours a day now because school is over! Cheers to anyone who has two months of riding. I get calluses on my hands, but they have turned hard and built up a few extra layers of skin to protect my hands.
    No gloves I presume.

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    But now he has "natural" gloves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    But now he has "natural" gloves...
    Here's a hint- Not all women dig calloused hands. That's one to grow on.

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    Baseball players pee on their hands, it makes them harder. Just random information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
    Baseball players pee on their hands, it makes them harder. Just random information.
    Who the heck told you that load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    No gloves I presume.
    I wear gloves and still get calluses haha .. I have for years, even when weightlifting constantly. Maybe its a personal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
    Baseball players pee on their hands, it makes them harder. Just random information.
    Beyond, WHO THE HECK TOLD YOU THAT...all I can't think of is....GROSS!!!

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    A buddy of mine plays college ball up at Tech and he says that A LOT of the guys piss on their hands, it makes them hard and tough. A couple of major leaguers, supposedly, do it as well. Anyone who plays without gloves, supposedly, pisses on their hands.
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    New to me...and still GROSS...haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
    A buddy of mine plays college ball up at Tech and he says that A LOT of the guys piss on their hands, it makes them hard and tough. A couple of major leaguers, supposedly, do it as well. Anyone who plays without gloves, supposedly, pisses on their hands.
    Still sounds like a load of bull. The kind of macho story guys tell to those who don't truly know

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    Haha, either way, something interesting to discuss. So who all would piss on their hands to make them hard?
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    Not me, I worked construction, factory and weight lifted for years. I got calluses the old fashioned way. My granfather would likely beat me to a pulp if I got my calluses in that method...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Here's a hint- Not all women dig calloused hands. That's one to grow on.
    Oh man - you're approaching it from the wrong angle. You've got to use them calloused hands to filter out those that wouldn't take it in the long run anyhow. Don't ever hide the fact that you're extremely into some sport. Most women immediately see through us brutes when we try to hide stuff from them. I swear they can smell it somehow

    Plus - deep down, they do like it when we're not couch potatoes. If they don't, they're wierd and wouldn't ever understand why it is more important that you go out on your bike rather than mow the lawn (right now, mister!).
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