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Old 07-06-07, 08:17 AM   #1
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Do You Ever Get Sick Of Riding?

I swear, this week I just can't get myself on the bike! Haven't ridden since last Saturday. Probably will do the shop ride tomorrow. Maybe it's the heat....same ole routes....I got up this morning to ride early and blew it off in favor of a couple of waffles!

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That is blasphemy! So it ain't so ... this from a guy who smokes me up the hill
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No, never.

Actually, only after a long hard ride i'll sometimes feel like i'm sick of it. I'll look at my bicycle and feel absolutely disgusted.

Then after i'm rested up (give it a day or two) i'll be itching to get out for a ride again.
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I swear, this week I just can't get myself on the bike! Haven't ridden since last Saturday. Probably will do the shop ride tomorrow. Maybe it's the heat....same ole routes....I got up this morning to ride early and blew it off in favor of a couple of waffles!

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I never get sick of riding (yet!), but I do find myself tiring of the rides I do--mostly club rides, some of them always on the same route, some different, but combining bits and pieces of rides done before. On the 4th I did a ride down by the shore with another club, and the route was actually pretty dull, but I enjoyed it just because the route was so unfamiliar.

Nothing prevents me from designing my own rides and doing them myself--I do that sometimes. But I miss the cameraderie of group rides, and the encouragement.
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I got up this morning to ride early and blew it off in favor of a couple of waffles!

Maybe you just really like waffles.
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Old 07-06-07, 08:37 AM   #6
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Maybe you just really like waffles.
Yummmm......

Of course, it didn't help anything that at 6 am, my wife walked into our workout room and started up on the treadmill. Geez......Ok....I'm really gonna try to get a ride in after jury duty today....maybe......

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This is where friends will help your motivation. If you have good friends to ride with, you're always ready to go. Sometimes a change to a mountain bike ride will help, too.
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Sheldon - you get out on that bike right this minute!

Seriously, I realized yesterday that I ****ed up and I'm not flying back today but tomorrow! Now, my riding and all my chores and work have to be completed on Sunday. I doubt I'll get more than a 25 mile ride in on Sunday morning. I haven't ridden since the Grand Tour! Yes, I rode my dad's bike all of like 10 miles, but I'm not even adding those miles to Bike Journal.

If I don't ride soon, I'm going to go crazy. So, to answer your question - NO, I never get sick of riding, and, in fact, the opposite - I get sick if I don't ride!
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Sheldon - you get out on that bike right this minute!

Seriously, I realized yesterday that I ****ed up and I'm not flying back today but tomorrow! Now, my riding and all my chores and work have to be completed on Sunday. I doubt I'll get more than a 25 mile ride in on Sunday morning. I haven't ridden since the Grand Tour! Yes, I rode my dad's bike all of like 10 miles, but I'm not even adding those miles to Bike Journal.

If I don't ride soon, I'm going to go crazy. So, to answer your question - NO, I never get sick of riding, and, in fact, the opposite - I get sick if I don't ride!
30 mile SFVBC ride is waiting for you!!
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30 mile SFVBC ride is waiting for you!!
You are so sweet, Herb. I really DO want to join on one of those, but I suspect I'll just get up at 5 or 6am and ride straight from my front door over to Griffith Park and back (well, up into the canyons for sure!). I'm going to the gym today and plan to ride my dad's bike later, but my fitness level must be shot at present from all the driving and sitting and eating and sitting and talking and sitting and eating and...
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You are so sweet, Herb. I really DO want to join on one of those, but I suspect I'll just get up at 5 or 6am and ride straight from my front door over to Griffith Park and back (well, up into the canyons for sure!). I'm going to the gym today and plan to ride my dad's bike later, but my fitness level must be shot at present from all the driving and sitting and eating and sitting and talking and sitting and eating and...
ok...you keep threatening...sleep in till 6:45 then you can ride to CSUN...
Scootcore might be riding there as well??
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ok...you keep threatening...sleep in till 6:45 then you can ride to CSUN...
Scootcore might be riding there as well??
How long do the rides last?
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no, never.
my 63cm trek is in the shop. so i had to ride my girlfriends 52cm peugot to work. worst 4 mile commute ever.
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Sure, I sometimes feel like not riding at all. If I don't ride, I feel guilty.....like as if I missed out on a good workout. Instead, I usually go running so that kind of makes up for the guilt trip.
I can also put myself into 100% tinker mode.....just fiddling with bikes in the garage for hours on end....
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may or may not go sunday...i have a kids party in simi to go to...may do the csun ride then just keep going out over santa sussanah though.....and ME, the rides are only a couple of hours, youll be done early.
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If I don't ride soon, I'm going to go crazy. So, to answer your question - NO, I never get sick of riding, and, in fact, the opposite - I get sick if I don't ride!
I seem to remember a curtain young lady who was a little burned out after a double she did and it took quit a few days before she got back on the bike.
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I may join on CSUN, but I'm kind of anti social right now. I'm all out of sorts and have a head cold (I had a full blown asthma attack this morning - I was in cigarette smoke for a full day at a relative's house and it made me ill for sure). So, I'll see how I feel on Sunday.

And, Dante, silly - there is a difference between feeling too tired to get on the bike and being sick of riding. I'm never sick of it!
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I had a full blown asthma attack this morning - I was in cigarette smoke for a full day at a relative's house and it made me ill for sure). So, I'll see how I feel on Sunday.

And, Dante, silly - there is a difference between feeling too tired to get on the bike and being sick of riding. I'm never sick of it!
All kidding aside, is everything OK with your asthma? Did you have the proper meds? Did you have the proper delivery system? If you need any help you can call me, my wife is with me and she can help you through any problems.
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All kidding aside, is everything OK with your asthma? Did you have the proper meds? Did you have the proper delivery system? If you need any help you can call me, my wife is with me and she can help you through any problems.
Thanks, Dante. Actually, the airconditioning and cholrine was what set it off and then being around cigarettes (which I'm deathly allergic to) pushed me over the edge. I started wheezing and coughing like crazy this morning. My mom was worried, but I had my inhaler and Foradil. Now, I'm all stuffed up and my chest hurts, but I'm sure once I get back where it is dry, I should be okay.
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I get the same sometimes but to me it's like any other time...I just "ride through it".

Most of the time it's because I'm tired, I mostly work 6 Days a week, quite often I spend the first 8-9 miles simply spinning, trying to get going, but eventually everything warms up, the Legs stop creaking, the blood starts flowing and I have a blast...

I have no real excuses, I don't have to sit there thinking "ugh, I have to put the Bike in the Car, drive somewhere..ride, drive home..." because I live 3 mins ride from the Backbay trail...plus I have an awesome light so I can go for a ride 24 hours a Day...

But yeah, if I don't feel like going I know I have to ride through the doldrums....

I find also that if you arrange to meet someone at a certain time whether it's a group or just one person, then you HAVE to BE there...this also helps...

On the other Paw, I start to feel mentaly and physicaly down if I don't ride for 2-3 days....
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On the other Paw, I start to feel mentaly and physicaly down if I don't ride for 2-3 days....
+1,000,000. I'm a depressed lump of lard right now because not only haven't I ridden, but I haven't exercised. I'm going to go to the gym this afternoon, but nothing like a long ride to work all things bad out of your system!
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Even junk miles would help at this point....
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Thanks, Dante. Actually, the airconditioning and cholrine was what set it off and then being around cigarettes (which I'm deathly allergic to) pushed me over the edge. I started wheezing and coughing like crazy this morning. My mom was worried, but I had my inhaler and Foradil. Now, I'm all stuffed up and my chest hurts, but I'm sure once I get back where it is dry, I should be okay.
Ok, but if you need any help just call. Hope you get to feeling better soon! Dial-up is so slow , anyway Iím logging off now, Iíve got some things to do.
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Yeah...NO kidding. I'd be happy to ride around the Rose Bowl for 100 laps if I had my hands on Patsy!
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